can i put a new processor in an emachine'

July 14, 2010 at 18:18:25
Specs: Windows XP, 300 gb
I was told at bestbuy i can't put a new processor
in my comp, said id have to get a new
motherboard. Kinda think he's full of it but would
like to know the truth

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July 14, 2010 at 19:02:36
It has a Socket 939 board, so the processor can be upgraded. Nearly all Socket 939 boards support dual-core (X2) processors, but you have an OEM board with a custom BIOS. Before dropping in an X2, make sure that the board supports it.

The fastest Socket 939 processors:
Single-core "vanilla" Athlon 64: 4000+ (will work, but is it worth the upgrade?)
Single-core Athlon FX: FX-57 (might not work)
Dual-Core Athlon: Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (probably would work; make sure the BIOS supports it)
Dual-Core Opteron: Opteron 185 (this is the fastest 939 processor, but the BIOS might not support Opterons)

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