I have an old Veriton X270-ED5300C with nForce630i and I was wondering if I can upgrade the CPU to an Q9650 soket 775.
As I knwo the mainboard supports all soket 775 cpus, but did Acer included suport for new CPUs in the BIOS?
For information, here are the original processors of Veriton X270:
Thank you so much!
So, basicaly the Q9550 (with a better heatsink) is the fastes I can go on this machine.
Aspire X1700 has the same motherboard than yours and one of original processors is:
Do you have this heatsink?
hmm ... so I should be able to go with the Q9650 too.
Well that's amazing news.
Do I have to get a new heatsink too, or the one that's on the E5300 should be ok?
I'm not sure if I have that specific heatsink but it looks the same.
I don't play games, this is for my linving room PC - so what it does is internet surfing, and blu-ray movies, but I need more speed.
Thanks again for your help.
You'll find a white sticker on the CPU fan where is stated the part number.
If it isn't an HI.10800.028 (95W), you'll have to replace it otherwise the CPU will overheat.
E5300: 65 Watts
Q9650: 95 Watts
Don't forget also to replace the thermal paste.
I think that's the one I have installed. Yey!
Here's a photo of the sticker.
Is this motherboard limited at only 4Gb of RAM and only 2 SATA plugs?
About the heatsink, that's good news!
Hmm, I understand. In this case I'm done with it, I already have 4Gb of memory and both SATA plugs are in used (HDD and a Blu-ray Player).
Should I upgrade to Windows 10 - is this pc compatible?
Thanks again for all your help!
Sorry I don't know. I'm not yet an expert of Windows 10.
I suggest you to create a new topic for this question.
I will see if I'll get the win10, I'm not crazy about it anyway.
From the provided list with the compatible CPU is the Q9650 the most powerfull I can get?
That's the official list of the original processors so yes.
Thank you again for your help.
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