Can processors be replaced, updated, or upgraded? I mean, what are they? Is it some kinda chip on my motherboard? I can tell you, if I right click My Computer, I can say my specs are:
AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
512 MB RAM
But some of my games require 1.7 GHz. I'd like to upgrade my processor, but I'm so clueless, I need to know what I'm doing. Is it possible to upgrade, replace the processor? Does anyone know any good price ranges? Am I supposed to get a new motherboard? That's enough questions, I'll stop. :tongue: :grin:
I had an online discussion with the dude at gateway. He suggested to take the computer tower to a store to look at size and such. He suggested that the store should assist me in doing so, but he said I could do it myself. I'd rather take a change and learn some hardware stuff and try this myself.
I asked him what I should look for in what could be compatible, but for some reason he didn't reply, and about 20 minutes passed. How do I know what to look for in a mother board? The link you gave me is really neat, but I'm clueless on the technical stuff.
If you look at the top of Terrister's link, it says your motherboard can take an Athlon CPU between 1000 and 1400mhz. If your games require a minimum of 1700mhz then unfortunately you will need to buy a new motherboard and CPU to play them.
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