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By newellx3 ·
I have a IBM Aptiva (model 2137-E84), which came w/ a AMD K6 300MHz processor. I want to upgrade to a 600-700MHz. Can somebody suggest something for me? Thank you in advance.

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by Poettone In reply to Processor Upgrade

The answer to your question is that a new motherboard might be the answer. As most new processors hit the market there is a ever changing configuration problem, A typical m/b will have a limited range of its processor capabilities. Also they are dependent alot of times on the type of processor. Some boards will work only with a pentium 90 thru a pentium 233 for example. while also providing support for a limited range on Amd and Cyrix. I would check the motherboard spec to see if the processor you desire is supported. Also keep in mind that the brand of processor will have alot to do with the the motherboard and its related socket configuration, ie socket7, slot1, slotA, and socket 370. Some are specific to the brand, alas, Amd's Duron, and Thunderbird are socket specific. I hope this has shed some light on the processors. A good place to go to find info on processors is www.tomshardware.com , they are packed with info on boards, processors and any type of hardware. I know you will find the answer. Well, I hope this has help, GOOD LUCK

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