Changing CPU's Advice needed

  CHRoNÏÇ DÂWG 18:11 15 Apr 2005

could someone tell me if its a big job to change the cpu? I have at the moment an AMD Duron 1.30ghz

i want to change it for a sempron 2.400ghz
i this easy or will i encounter problems

  andrew-196854 18:20 15 Apr 2005

have you checked that your motherboard will support your new cpu

  CHRoNÏÇ DÂWG 18:34 15 Apr 2005

how do i go about checking that dibblydufuss?

  teknikz 18:36 15 Apr 2005

its really easy if the CPU is right for your motherboard. You well need some heat-sink by the way. The most difficult part is getting off/putting back on the CPU fan. ive broken 2 motherboard CPU fan clips by pressing too hard

  andrew-196854 18:39 15 Apr 2005

download this program click here and it should tell you your name of your motherboard

  CHRoNÏÇ DÂWG 18:42 15 Apr 2005

its really easy if the CPU is right for your motherboard.....yes and now what ??? how is it easy???

plus my fan is a screw on version.

And surely the old CPU has a heatsink? the new chip is the same size [in measurement area of the chip i mean]

  CHRoNÏÇ DÂWG 18:43 15 Apr 2005

I already know the name of my MB its an ASUS A7.

I have sisoft sandra

  teknikz 18:45 15 Apr 2005

its easy in the way that u take ur fan off...remove the old the new 1 in, add the heat sink if not already there then replace ur fan....thats how easy it is!!!

  andrew-196854 18:45 15 Apr 2005

if you go on the asus web site and look for your motherboard it will tell you the max cpu you can install you dont want to go rushing in and it not fit

  €dstowe 18:48 15 Apr 2005

I feel that, as you are having to ask so many questions about this procedure, you may be better not doing it.

  CHRoNÏÇ DÂWG 18:49 15 Apr 2005

so if its ok and im sure it will be, the man in the shop seeemed to think it would, but even if i need to go for one of a slightly different spec, what problems, if any am i likely to incur, & are they easily sorted?

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