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I understand that Intel and AMD are two very different things and when you upgrade you have to keep the same brand unless you want to reformat, but is there anything else I should worry about?

As long as the same hard drive works without reformatting I don't really care, but I don't want to try something and mess it up. Any ideas?
 

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Re: General rules for upgrading a CPU

Upgrading your CPU shouldnt have any impact on what is resident in your hard drive.
You cant switch between Intel and AMD because the sockets the chips sit in are completely different.
You might be able to upgrade to a Phenom X4, check your motherboard manufacturers website for the CPU compatibility list.
 

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Re: General rules for upgrading a CPU

Sorry, it's for my parents computer, they're running a Intel Celeron D 3.06 GHz processor on a MSI MS-7173 system board socket 775. So as long as I get the right socket it's fine?
 

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Re: General rules for upgrading a CPU

The MSI MS-7173;
Supports Intel® Pentium 4 / Celeron D processors in LGA775 package.
Supports up to Pentium 4 5xx, 6xx(EM64T) and Celeron D 3xx sequence processor.
 

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Re: General rules for upgrading a CPU

Thank you problem solved. I'll get to ordering that new processor right away.
 
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