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Topic Title: Can I upgrade a Phenom II 910 processor with a 965?
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Created On: 11/25/2009 01:29 PM
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 11/25/2009 01:29 PM
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poco242
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I have had compuers for many years, but have never changed a processor. I recently purchased an HP Elite series computer with a 2.6ghz Phenom II 910 processor. I was thinking of upgrading the processor to the 965. I just am not sure if it would be a direct fit, and what else I would need to do besides just swapping it out. Like bios changes or cooling fan or anything else.
 11/25/2009 01:37 PM
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Direct fit = YES 965 BE is backward compatible with AM2+

Is it compatible with your board = Unknown at this time

You would need to contact the manufacture or do some work on google to see if its been done ETC.

Is what your looking for is bios updates and CPU support list information.

The 965 BE 140 watt is from the same generation as your 910. But the 965 BE 125 watt is from a new generation of CPU's with c3 stepping.

The likely hood of a pre built PC supporting 140 watt TDP CPU,s is 1 in a million.

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