I'm looking to upgrade my CPU and want to know if there are any that I should be sure to avoid. Also, do I have to replace my motherboard too?
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There are many brands of computer processers that may not be compatiable with your computer, but I could tell you the best selling CPU on the market, which are Intel PD 8xx Dual Core (775), AMD Athlon 64 (939), Intel P4 (478) If you would like to replace your motherboard I would suggest the following motherboards:
Intel D955XBKLKR Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe NVIDIA
Socket 939 Motherboard / PCI Express / Audio / Dual Gigabit LAN / SLI / Serial ATA / Dual RAID / USB 2.0 & Firewire
You need to check the documentation to see if you need to replace the motherboard.
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Posted by Johanna of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 29, 2005