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Upgrade for NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL MS-7168 1.0 mobo

Want to upgrade CPU and wondering what my limitations are ??? :)

Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. V3.07 04/18/2006

2.25 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

what can i upgrade CPU to ??? thanks for any advice :)

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  • doddy26 Apr 15, 2009

    Thanks Yannick much appreciated was just thinking of uppping it to
    a dual core not sure which as yet, i use for all you stated above (video-editing/games/casual) what kind of specs do you require for an answer ?? thanks in advance :)

  • doddy26 Apr 15, 2009

    It bottlenecks when burning dvd, encoding dvd and sometimes gaming,, the gfx cards a
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT OS vista ultimate, 2 gig of ram
    thanks again :)

  • doddy26 Apr 15, 2009

    Thanks for your help :) much appreciated...

  • doddy26 May 10, 2009

    are cpu`s plug and play so to speak or will i need to change the bios ??? thanks in advance :)

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    nec computer whit ms_7168



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There is no limit to what you can upgrade your CPU too, although your mainboard has socket 939, so your CPU should be the same.

I cannot advise you wether or not it would make your PC faster, for that I need to have more specs and the kind of thing you use th PC for. (video-editing/games/casual)

I hope this helps,

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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  • Yannick Verhoog Apr 15, 2009

    The question if you want to make your PC faster is: where is the bottleneck?

    What is the slowest part in your PC?

    If you have a videocard thats 5 years old a new CPU won't do much good.

    If you could just post the model of your graphics card, and find out some of the specifications of your motherboard (I've been looking myself but couldn't find any) and of course what you mainly use the PC for.

    Video-editing uses HUGE amounts of CPU, and games are quite intensive too.

    I own a 2.6 Ghz quadcore, and there are games that use 70% of it (on vista).

    However if you only use the PC to go on the internet I dont think you need a new CPU...

  • Yannick Verhoog Apr 15, 2009

    In that case I don't really see why you want a new CPU...

    If you want to burn DVD's faster get a better burner, and if you want to play games faster, I'd suggest getting another video card for SLI, rather then a new CPU.

    But if you want you can of course get a new one, there are quadcore 3 GHz on the market nowadays really cheap.

    I always use this site for components. Its German, but its the cheapest I've ever seen.

    Here's a link to a really fast CPU:

    It's up to you though to decide wether you want to buy anything.

  • Yannick Verhoog May 13, 2009

    Depends. Usually you dont have to update the bios, but when you for example try to put an AM3 platform CPU on an AM2+ mobo, you need to update the bios in order for the board to recognize the cpu. However, if the socket is the same, bios updates should not be necessary.

  • Rod Lindner
    Rod Lindner Aug 27, 2014

    Thanks for your help, appreciated. The Board has two sockets, I would upgrade hardware where it is needed. The machine is a workstation with Server 2003. Can it be loaded with Windows 7 instead. I have tried to install Windows 7 but the machine wont allow it. Would this be the BIOS that stops me from installing Windows 7.



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