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Factors to consider Before Upgrading Your Computer (PC) Processor

Updated on February 16, 2011

Processor Upgrading

Computers processors sometimes may be upgraded to improve the performance of your computer, which includes the increase in the computer speed and faster accessibility of files and programs. When upgrading your computer processors are some factors to consider before proceeding with the upgrade

Socket Compatibility

When buying a processor ensure that it is compatible with the motherboard sockets, otherwise your processor amy not function if they are not inline with each other. Check the computer motherboard insertion slot before buying your processor

Processor Speed and Bus Speed

When upgrading your computer processor ensure that you buy the right processor with the right speed supported by the bus speed otherwise your processor may not function

Processor external data bus has to be compatible with your current motherboard and without compatible you will have difficult time upgrading the processor

When upgrading the processor one has to consider the Bios Support, if your processor is not supported by the Bios then you will not upgrade the processor which means it has to be supported by the computer Bios. Other factors to consider include computer voltage and the cache type which is supported by the processor you want to upgrade

Cost of the processor

You will have to shop around to look for the best deal when buying your computer processor for upgrade. The costly the processor the higher it will cost you to upgrade your computer hence shop around to find a suitable price for a quality processor


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      Linda 5 years ago

      hi, tech team, there is something missing on your intro part "When upgrading your computer processors are some factors to consider before proceeding with the upgrade". Otherwise this was a very good stuff

    • profile image 7 years ago from bear, de, 19701

      Once more thing. I take into consideration of upgrading processor. Compatibility? please tell me detail

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      Cherri Brown-Jett 8 years ago from Richmond

      Good information in this hub. I didn't know much about computer processors, but I now have a better understanding. Thanks.