Can I upgrade the CPU in my HP Pavilion? 

by on June 21, 2013

Q: I have a HP Pavilion p6110y and I am interested in upgrading the cpu. I was curious in which cpus were compatible with my computer and which is the best for audio production software such as pro tools.

 
 

How do I know if an Intel i7 930 will fit into my motherboard I bought in 2011? 

by on June 13, 2013

Q: will a intel i7 930 1366 socket cpu fit into a 2011 socket motherboard

 
 

Can I use an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 in an Asus P5Q-E? 

by on June 10, 2013

Q: If I were to purchase an ‘Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3GHz Socket LGA 775/Socket T With 12M/1333 Cache’.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Quad-Q9650-3GHz-12MB-1333MHz-CPU-/261222544585?pt=CPUs&hash=item3cd213b4c9

Is it compatible with my motherboard. An ‘Asus P5Q-E Rev1.xx with Chipset Intel P45/P43/G45/G43 Rev.A3
Southbridge Intel 82801jr (Ich10r) Rev.00
LPCID Winbound W83667HG
(sorry for the cluster of info just putting what CPU-Z gave me.)

 
 

Does a socket AM2+ mean AM2 and up or is AM2+ a special type of socket/processor? 

by on June 7, 2013

Q: i want to upgrade the processor in my pc and it says that my socket is AM2+. does this mean AM2 and up, or a special type thats just that? i had my eyes set an an am3 processor, but would it work in my pc?

 
 

How come my HP Pavilion shuts off after a while after upgrading from an Intel 5500 to a 9300? 

by on May 4, 2013

Q: hi i have a HP Pavilion Dv2500 i want to upgrade to intel 9300 processor from an intel 5500 but when i put the processor the computer turns on but stays on for a while but turn off with the 5500 dont have this problem what i should do!

 
 

If I get a faster CPU will programs use a smaller percentage of my CPU or will they just run faster? 

by on April 30, 2013

Q: if i get a faster CPU will programs use a smaller percentage of my cpu or will they just run faster?

For instance, on OSXAbleton and VLC are using about 40% of my CPU each according to System Monitor. If I got a brand new machine would they use a lower percentage freeing up my cpu like adding more ram gives more memory overhead or does it not work that way? How does it work?

 
 

Can I upgrade the CPU in my Dell Inspiron 530? 

by on April 21, 2013

Q: I want to upgrade my dell inspiron 530. I was wondering if I can upgrade the CPU from intel pentium to dual core or something. The RAM is fairly limited at around 1.8ghz and I want at least 2.66 or higher if possible. Also any other kinds of upgrades would be helpful i.e. what kind RAM is compatible.

 
 

Why does the processor in my old computer have white powder on it? 

by on March 18, 2013

Q: I’m taking apart an old computer. First time.The processor has a white powder on it.What does this mean?

 
 

Can I switch out my Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz with my Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz? 

by on February 18, 2013

Q: I have an older computer with an Intel pentium 4 with a speed of 1.8 GHZ. But I also have a pentium 4 with a speed of 3.0 GHZ. Can I substitute the fast one for the slow one or is there a compatibility problem?

 
 

What is the best way to keep a Core I7 870 cool? 

by on February 16, 2013

Q: What would be the best way to go for cooling with a Core I7 870. Stock fan does nothing for it. Wonderingn if i should stick with a better fan setup or go with liquid cooling.