Hey I'm obtained an oldish computer which has like a 1.8ghz processor and 500 mb ram (soon to be a gig) but i was wondering whether i can put a better processor in without messing with the motherboard... confused a bit :D
asked Sep 11 '10 at 19:37
It shouldn't be a problem:
1)Remove the CPU fan Usually 4 screws and wire to the Mother board (Just pull it straight out)
2)Remove the heat sink these vary it best to check online how to remove yours.
3) Remove the CPU these also vary but usually there is a metal bar along the side of the socket, pull it up to release the CPU
Installing new CPU
1) Apply some thermal paste to the new CPU
2) Place CPU in socket
3) Put heat sink on top of the CPU and replace any clips you removed
4) Put the fan in place (screw all screws and put the fan cord back in place they usually only go in one way)
And your done.
You need to make sure the socket type matches with the motherboard and that it's compatible too..
answered Sep 12 '10 at 10:29
as timn96 said, check the motherboard socket tpe matches the cpu socket type, and you may also want to look out for front side bus and other things like that, also make sure that the new cpu is compatible with the ram the board has
answered Sep 12 '10 at 12:19