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Can I Upgrade my processor ?

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Heres my PC at the moment

HP Pavilion A1312n

RC410-M (Asterope)

Current Processor:
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.06 GHz, 3065Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processors

Im running Windows 7 / and i love the OS! but my processor isnt that great with running it. I dont want to downgrade to Windows XP, so Im thinking about buying a new processor.
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Right on the second link you provided, it lists what processors are supported by your motherboard.

Supports the following processors:
* Pentium D 900 series Dual Core (Presler)
* Pentium D 820 (Smithfield, 90nm)
* Pentium 4 631, 641, 651, 661 (Cedar Mill, 65nm)
* Pentium 4 630, 640, 650 (Prescott, 90nm)
* Pentium 4 520J/521, 530J/531, 540J/541, 550J/551 (Prescott, 90nm)
* Celeron D 352, 356 (Cedar Mill, 65nm)
* Celeron D 325J/326, 330J/331, 335J/336, 340J/341, 345J/346, 351, 355 (Prescott, 90nm)

However, your processor probably isn't the problem here. According to the spec sheet, your computer only has 512MB of RAM. That is what is causing Windows 7 to be slow. Throw in 2GB of RAM, and your computer will be much more responsive.
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Thank you for your reply, Sorry I forgot to mention Ive upgraded my Ram already.. I have 2 Gigs maxed out and also a new Graphics card Nvidia GeForce 9500.. The only thing lacking on my PC is my CPU

Heres a quick screen shot

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Pentium D 900 series Dual Core (Presler) looks like its the best one but I cant find a place to buy it it seams its discontinued

Edited by Charliee03, 02 September 2009 - 07:51 PM.

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The Windows 7 experience scores realistically mean very little at the moment, so I wouldn't pay much attention to your score.
There's no real benefit to upgrading your processor since the only way up is a Core 2 Duo which your board doesn't support anyway. So you'd have to replace the board and the processor, then reinstall after that in any case. Pentium D's were discontinued a long while ago in favour of Core 2 Duo.
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