Topic Title: Upgrade Athlon 64 3200+ to Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Topic Summary: Help with Install + BIOS
Created On: 06/24/2013 12:52 PM
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 06/24/2013 12:52 PM
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zimbabue
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Hello,

I am running windows XP Home 32 bit

Gigabyte Motherborad: GA-K8NF-9

Ram: 3 gb

Video Card: Evga Gforce 8400GS - 1 gb

I know the system will support the new processor, but I am not sure as how proceed with the instal.

Do I have to change any setting in the Bios? or windows?

Also the hardware install itself: does the CPU require to have thermal paste? some sites say yes other say no, not sure how to tell.

 

Thanks

 06/24/2013 04:05 PM
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If the BIOS version you have now lists that CPU as supported, then just swap the processors out. I wouldn't bother though and would save up for a new machine, everything is very dated including Windows XP.

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 06/24/2013 09:47 PM
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Its a quick fix while Im saving for a newer parts.

Its only costing $30.00

Should I use thermal paste when installing the new cpu?

 06/25/2013 08:57 AM
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Unless you want to fry it.

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