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Can i upgrade my processor on my compaq presario Sr1960Ap?

post #1 of 21
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Hello,
I need some help with my compaq on whether i could change my processor to a better one.
i have done some upgrades myself by changing the ram to 2gb and the graphics card to a ati 5670 and the power supply to a 560w.

Heres the link to the computer info:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3330128

I would also like some suggestion on a cpu that is a mid-high range processor thks!
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by Gordon0101 View Post
Hello,
I need some help with my compaq on whether i could change my processor to a better one.
i have done some upgrades myself by changing the ram to 2gb and the graphics card to a ati 5670 and the power supply to a 560w.

Heres the link to the computer info:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3330128

I would also like some suggestion on a cpu that is a mid-high range processor thks!
Go ahead and get a new mobo and processor, then move everything to a new case.
Congrats, you have a custom rig.
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Any of these CPU's:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ctID=c00638516
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Supports the following processors:
Pentium D 900 series Dual Core (Presler)
Pentium D 820 series Dual Core (Smithfield, 90nm)
Pentium 4 631, 641, 651, 661 (Cedar Mill, 65nm)
Pentium 4 630, 640, 650 (Prescott, 90nm)
Pentium 4 520J/521, 530J/531, 540J/541, 550J/551 (Prescott, 90nm)
Celeron D 352, 356 (Cedar Mill, 65nm)
Celeron D 325J/326, 330J/331, 335J/336, 340J/341, 345J/346, 351, 355 (Prescott, 90nm)
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Go ahead and get a new mobo and processor, then move everything to a new case.
Congrats, you have a custom rig.
this spend a couple hundred on a cpu mobo case combo and you will be good to go
    
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post #5 of 21
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But reading in other forum it seems that when you buy a new mobo you would need to buy a new operating system isit right or...?
post #6 of 21
Time to jump on the DIY computer train!

EDIT:No, the OS is on your HDD, but you might need a reinstall.
post #7 of 21
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Oh wait could i just upgrade my processor and change the motherboard or my mobo is too crappy already?Thus changing both would be better?
post #8 of 21
Typically if you change chipsets it's a good idea to reinstall/reformat.

Modern Windows is much better about portability, you could likely simply switch over your drive but you would likely have to reactivate Windows. You will be staying within the EULA as long as you aren't using it on multiple systems. "Replacing motherboard" is a valid excuse if you need to do phone activation.

If you were to upgrade CPU instead, pretty much you just drop it in and it works, no tinkering involved.
Don't forget the thermal paste, though..
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post #9 of 21
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Also if i were to change a mobo which would you guys recommend me to get as i am a newbie in computer stuffs and the processor too

Price:100-250(just a rough estimate can be increased!)
post #10 of 21
Your computer was released 4 yrs. U maybe able to but its alot of guess work trying to find if it will work on that mobo. Not 100% about intel but any low Athlon II Phenom II will run circles around ur current CPU. $300 US should carry u along ways with Mobo/ram/cpu/OS
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