Up-grading CPU

Alejo

New Member
#1
Hello CG,

I am ready to upgrade my cpu from AMD 64 3500+ to AMD 64 3800+x2. The main reason is the 3D programs I use and also ripping CD's is slower than i would like, needless to say the price has dropped conciderably. My question is, I know when I install the new CPU I will need to update the BIOS; however, remmember the last time I did that. I do :lup: ! This is the first place I have looked for the info because I know it will be good.

oops, did'nt ask a question :grinning: ..... What do I need to do before, during and after installing the new CPU? and as far as the BIOS, do I really need to remove all peripherals and PCI cards prior to flashing?

Thanks.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
As a matter of fact, you shouldn't need to upgrade the BIOS.
So long as your mobo support the (excellent) 3800+ X2 you'll be good to go by simply turning off the PC and switching the CPUs - no flashing the mobo needed.

One question: your mobo supports the 3800?
 

Sarge

Active Member
#3
Computer Guru said:
One question: your mobo supports the 3800?
I have the same question. When I changed the processor, i had to change the motherboard too, and to install Windows XP all over again, that was only way for windows to read 64bit processor.
 
#4
Yes?!
well i know my computer was available with a 3800+ single core but not entirely sure if it was the same MOBO. and i also dont know if the my BIOS supports X2, thats what im trying to figure out. I looked in the HP site but could not find info (short of calling, which i have not done yet).
I guess thats where I need to start huh! :huh:
BTW I have:
compaq presario SR1650NX

OK never mind--- operator error, found the info and luckily for me my board does support X2. thanks again!
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#5
You're very welcome!

Best of luck to you with your X2, and you know where to go should something (hopefully not) go wrong.


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