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Upgrading processor I'll confess to not knowing much about computers but was wondering about the possibility of upgrading my processor. Some programmes that I run on the computer uses up so much of the processors capabilities that I can't even open a word document without encountering difficulties. Ideally I would love to be able to upgrade to a dual core so would like to know if this is possible, and if not what would be the best suitable upgrade for me to look at. The specification for my processor given by the CPU-Z programme is AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+

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  • Chris Hall May 11, 2010

    what motherboard are you using? or whats the manufacture and model number of the computer you are trying to upgrade

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CrazyerChris is correct. 3200+ is the max you can get, although your motherboard says it only supports up to 3000+.

Although you will notice a small increase in performance, I would also recommend upgrading your motherboard to accomodate a dual core processor and DDR2 ram. That will give you the best increase for your money since socket A are pretty much phased out.

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Take a look at this link

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=KM4AM-L

if that looks like your motherboard than the best upgrade your motherboard can support is Athlon XP 3200+ processor.

if you want to upgrade to the dual core your gonna need to upgrade the motherboard as well

Posted on May 29, 2008

Hi,

Sorry, the Motherboard is made by Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
Model: MS-6734
Chipset: VIA KM400
Southbridge: VIA VT8235
LPCIO: Winbond VV83697HF

Hope this is what you need

Posted on May 29, 2008

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