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UncleCreepy

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Hello,

I have an ASUS CM 1740 [ http://www.asus.com/...#specifications ]

I'm wanting to upgrade my processor which is only 2.40GHz.
I have already upgraded my PSU + my gfx card, I had to upgrade the PSU to deal with the gfx cards power.

Basically, I don't have a clue what i'm doing in terms of upgrading my processor because i've never had to do it, i'm wanting to know if I can fit this [ http://shop.amd.com/...r#ComparePrices ] will it work? and if I can is it relatively easy to fit?

Sorry for my thickness! :D - If you need any more info, please comment and thanks in advance for helping me!
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That will not work. Your computer spec shows the Motherboard as being a socket FM1. The processor you have selected is an FM2. FM1 & FM2 are not interchangeable. http://blog.outletpc...ket-transition/

You picked an A10. The best your machine might run is an A8-3870K. What processor is in there now, and why do you think you need an upgrade? Is the machine not doing something or ? Also, where are you, so we can try to find a place that will sell this processor in your part of the world.

Edited by fyrfyter33, 08 February 2013 - 07:42 PM.

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That will not work. Your computer spec shows the Motherboard as being a socket FM1. The processor you have selected is an FM2. FM1 & FM2 are not interchangeable. http://blog.outletpc...ket-transition/

You picked an A10. The best your machine might run is an A8-3870K. What processor is in there now, and why do you think you need an upgrade? Is the machine not doing something or ? Also, where are you, so we can try to find a place that will sell this processor in your part of the world.


Thanks for your reply, I currently have AMD A8-3800 (2.4GHz). I basically just noticed the more modern games require 3.0GHz to run games at high spec, I also noticed with WoW (World of Warcraft) I can run on Ultra, as long as the view distance is low, which im told is due to my crappy CPU. The PC was advertised as a Gaming PC, with me not been knowledgable, it clearly isnt, I've already had to upgrade two seperate things..

PS. im from England - Bradford

Edited by UncleCreepy, 09 February 2013 - 05:09 AM.

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:welcome: UncleCreepy

Can you run Speccy and provide a screenshot of the expanded MB tab so that we can do some research http://www.piriform.com/speccy

To capture and post a screenshot;

Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.

Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.
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Ive attached screenshots in this post. Thanks.

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http://www.asus.com/...ard/F1A75V_PRO/ Is this your MB.

As an asides I notice that your PSU output readings are off so would suggest that you run HWMonitor and provide a screenshot for us so we can take a look http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html
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I have not used the latest ver of Speccy. If publishing is still possible, please run Speccy again and post the URL to us.
> http://www.piriform....file-to-the-web

Sorry Phill, did not refresh.
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UncleCreepy

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http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/F1A75V_PRO/ Is this your MB.

As an asides I notice that your PSU output readings are off so would suggest that you run HWMonitor and provide a screenshot for us so we can take a look http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html


Hi, is there a way I can find out 100% if its my motherboard? By looking, yes looks just like it.

Here are the screen shots you wanted too.

Thank you!

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I have not used the latest ver of Speccy. If publishing is still possible, please run Speccy again and post the URL to us.
> http://www.piriform....file-to-the-web

Sorry Phill, did not refresh.


http://speccy.pirifo...HiEHwHFpPIFToKm
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Upgrade and MB asides for the moment UncleCreepy can I ask what the brand and model name or number are of the new PSU as HWMonitor and the Speccy readings that iammykyl requested are both showing the PSU output to be way off, if the readings are confirmed the PSU should be returned before it ruins your hardware, another test and screenshot for us if you will and please feel free to uninstall any testing software when we are done.

Download Speedfan and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows. The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator.

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(this is a screenshot from a vista machine)
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I currently have this PSU - My linkhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00649Z880/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I got it to run this - http://www.amazon.co...ils_o06_s00_i00

here is the screenshot you wanted

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Edited by UncleCreepy, 10 February 2013 - 10:19 AM.

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I am sorry that you have come looking for help with a CPU upgrade but have become tied up with this, please understand that we are only concerned with making sure that any possible upgrade does not fry down to a bad PSU.

The advert for that PSU is grossly misleading as it is nowhere near capable of providing a Gold rated output efficiency rating, even a quality brand bronze rated 620W PSU must be capable of providing the claimed maximum output a minimum of 80% of the time that it is in use, to get that sort of performance would cost around £50 more http://www.scan.co.u...i-crossfire-atx

Also please note that there is one thing that is possibly worse than using a known poor quality brand of PSU and that is using one that is unheard of, for brands of PSU to trust and brands to avoid please refer to the two attached links http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php and http://www.pcmech.co...ad.php?t=208143

PSU database http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm

The Speedfan readings do not show us what we need but they do show a rather scary 127C reading however this may be anomalous.

Please check your temperatures and voltages in the BIOS and let us know what they are, these are only helpful if they confirm the other low readings though as the computer is not under load when you are in the BIOS, the screen may look something like the attachment below;
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Hi, do you reccommend I get a new PSU? And can you reccommend me one that will work with my gfx card (in the link i provided) and with the new CPU?

PS - I took these screens of my BIOS, no idea if this is what u want or if it helps...

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Thanks for the additional screenshots :thumbsup:

The updated screenshots are reading what they should be but as I have said when in the BIOS your computer is not under load so the PSU is not stressed, the ASUS screenshot can be depended on more so keep checking this when you are gaming or watching a video and you will get a more accurate idea of how the PSU is performing.

At present I would not purchase a new PSU but do monitor it as mentioned above while you are waiting for the new CPU to arrive, any problems become apparent meanwhile hold off fitting the new CPU and upgrade the PSU first http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B006J420UE

I would however recommend swapping the PSU to a better brand in due course.

NB: It was possibly the ASUS monitoring software causing the bad PSU readings.
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Thank you for your help :). Is there a particular PSU that you would reccommend? Thanks :)
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