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Can you upgrade your processor and power supply?

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October 28, 2015 11:52AM

Of course, however you have to know the type of processor you can handle. You may have a HP, DELL, COMPAQ, or other brand written on your computer. Go to their site and put in the product key on the computer, it should direct you to your model. Now you can look at the specs on your motherboard and it should tell you what your motherboard is aloud to upgrade to for you processor. As for the power supply =, you may want a specialist to look and see what kind of power supply you should buy depending on what your trying to do.

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That would require purchasing a new motherboard, processor, and power supply.

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