Can I Use an AM2+ Processor?

August 16, 2016 at 16:16:42
Specs: Windows 10, AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 3.0Ghz / 7GB RAM
Hey there,got another question for you guys

I am wondering If I can upgrade my AM2 Processor to an AM2+ Processor
Here is the info:

System Manufacturer: Packard Bell BV
System Model: ISTART 2311
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 6000+ / Socket AM2
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series 512mb

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August 16, 2016 at 19:31:11
You recently asked about overclocking, now you're asking about swapping out the CPU. How about explaining what you're trying to accomplish? Also, it would help to know which video card you have. 4800 is the series...there's a 4830, 4850, 4870, plus X2 versions. Regardless, the entire HD 4xxx series is not fully supported in Windows 10....that is to say, there are no AMD Catalyst or Crimson drivers available. Windows generic drivers are as good as it gets, so graphics performance will be less than optimal.

Is this your board?

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August 17, 2016 at 06:08:46
Hey Riider. I basically just want to get more out of my computer. It is currently running at 99% CPU almost constantly. I am not trying to get improved graphics or anything like that. Just more processing power be it by overclocking or upgrading the CPU.
Graphics are just a secondary thought at this point

Yes that looks identical to the board in my PC, the info CPU-Z gives for my MoBo is as follows:
Manufacturer: Packard Bell BV
Model: MCP61
Chipset: Nvidia MCP61 Rev:A3
Southbridge Nvidia MCP61 Rev: A2

After a quick download of CPU-Z and GPU-Z it looks like my card is an ATI Radeon HD 4830

I hope this information helps, I am still new to all things PC as having only really gotten one in the last couple of months so if you need more information let me know

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August 17, 2016 at 09:07:04
"It is currently running at 99% CPU almost constantly"

Constantly? That's generally a sign of infection. It's also possible it's a Win10 issue involving Svchost.exe.

If you haven't done a thorough cleaning, try running ALL the programs recommended in response #1 in the following thread:

Have a look at this as well:

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August 17, 2016 at 10:26:42
I don't think it is an infection, sorry when I have nothing running it is about 1-3% It is when I use Firefox and almost all other programs that it rockets up. Hence why I am thinking it is just my processor is not good enough (Despite have just upgraded from the original) I have run Malware software and checked for infection and everything seems fine but thank you for the info

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August 17, 2016 at 10:52:43
It's not likely the problem is due to the processor. Try the programs mentioned in the thread in my last response.

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August 18, 2016 at 11:56:30
It seems I had Bluestacks running without realising it (Yes I know what an idiot) Running at about 80%-90% CPU now which still seems rather high but not nearly as worrying as a constant 99%

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