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I am wanting to upgrade my processor from an AMD Athlon 64x2 2.0Ghz to an AM2 3.0ghz. I've upgraded the the ram to 3gb and the video card to a 8800 gts 320mb and I can upgrade the power supply to 550w if I need. can you help me

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You need to check whether *********** board can accommodate the faster CPU, you can ususally find the mother board details on the mother board itself, just look for a name and number like Asrock or intel.

You could download a programme called CPU-Z from Filehippo.com, that will give you some details.

Or check on the AMD website that the new CPU has the same pin configuration and clock speed as the old one.

Personally, I would max out the amount of ram I can use before replacing the CPU.

According to the ORCA website yours can run a maximum of :-

4GB - DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz) DIMM or DDR2 PC2-5300 (667MHz) DIMM, (you need to know what's already in there so you can get more with the correct clock setting. Check with CPU-Z)

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The 8800 GTS is a big card so make sure you have the room to install, It takes the space of two slots. Reviews say it runs hot so provide adequate ventilation. It's minimum power supply requirement is 400w. I don't know what you are planning to do with this card but, if your a gamer, you'll want to have at least 400w. Hope this helps.

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