Updating computer processor

09-Nov-2016 10:30

But how do you know if it’s time to upgrade your CPU?

Every gamer loves showing off their graphics card (why do you think clear side panels exist!?

We've broken down everything you need to know about upgrading your PC: when you need a new graphics card vs.

a new CPU, when your old hard drive or RAM are holding you back, how proper cooling can affect your performance.

But how do you know when it’s time to make those upgrades?

But reaching that point isn't always as simple as plopping in a new graphics card, and it can be tough to identify what parts are due for an upgrade.

In order to upgrade your CPU you will need to know two things about your motherboard: its CPU socket and its maximum external clock rate (a.k.a.

FSB, Front Side Bus – for AMD CPUs based on AMD64 architecture you don’t need this information).

We’ve got this second on the list, but if you’re a serious gamer then it should probably be the first thing you upgrade.

If you aren’t a serious gamer, 3D modeler, or 3D animator, then you probably won’t ever need to upgrade it at all.

But reaching that point isn't always as simple as plopping in a new graphics card, and it can be tough to identify what parts are due for an upgrade.In order to upgrade your CPU you will need to know two things about your motherboard: its CPU socket and its maximum external clock rate (a.k.a.FSB, Front Side Bus – for AMD CPUs based on AMD64 architecture you don’t need this information).We’ve got this second on the list, but if you’re a serious gamer then it should probably be the first thing you upgrade.If you aren’t a serious gamer, 3D modeler, or 3D animator, then you probably won’t ever need to upgrade it at all.There is one very important thing to note about motherboard manuals: usually they bring wrong information about what is the fastest processor you can install on your board.