Topic Title: I anticipate problems
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Created On: 02/15/2013 11:27 AM
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 02/15/2013 11:27 AM
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HoustonBlazerdad
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Never done this before. I have an HP with an AMD Athlon II X4 630 quad core processor.   I am wanting to change to an AMD Phenom II X6.  Both are Socket AM3.  What problems can I anticipate.? What will I lose or gain? Is this pretty much a plug and play operation?  Any great advice regarding this move appreciated.



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 02/15/2013 12:16 PM
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Before you start swapping out cpus theres a few thing you must know so you don't run into any problems.1. find out what make and model of motherboard you using2. dose your motherboard support phenomII x6 cpu's if so which ones and do you have to update the BIOS?

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 02/15/2013 07:06 PM
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Download CPU-Z from cpuid.com

http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.63-setup-en.exe

Post back what it says in the motherboard tab.

 

Manufacturer, Model, Bios Revision. those are all helpful things.



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 02/17/2013 09:28 AM
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The motherboard is an N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX(Alvorix)

form factor: uATX form factor: 24.4cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4cm (9.6 inches)

supports the following processor upgrades:  AMD Phenom ll X6 10xx six-core (Thuben core)  This is the one I'm wanting to install.  AMD Phenom ll X6 1045T x6

As far as having to update the BIOS, I haven't a clue.  I've read through the installation instructions thoroughly and this is not mentioned.



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 02/17/2013 12:50 PM
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This is from HPs site.

  • Max TDP: 95W
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    NOTE:Only Socket AM3 processors are supported with this motherboard.
    • AMD Phenom II X6 10xxT Six-Core (Thuban core)
    • AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb core)
    • AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka core)
    • AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto core)
    • AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
    • AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
    • AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
    • AMD Sempron Single Core 1xx (Sargas core
  • Stick to those, and you should be fine, be warry of the CPU TDP, even though the CPU might fall into the right series, make sure the TDP is under 95W.



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