Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Use A 754 Socket Mobile Processor In A Desktop Motherboard

Use a 754 Socket Mobile Processor in a Desktop Motherboard

Mobile, or laptop, processors consume less power, produce less heat and run at lower front-side bus speeds than desktop processors. Installing a mobile processor into your desktop computer will provide you -- in comparison to a desktop CPU -- greater overhead to overclock the processor. Overclocked mobile processors also require less cooling than overclocked desktop processors. AMD and Intel CPUs require different sockets. AMD Athlon 64, Turion 64 and Sempron mobile use the interface socket 754. To install a socket 754 mobile processor to your desktop motherboard, you must confirm that the processor is compatible with your system.


Check Compatibility

1. Open a Web browser and navigate to your desktop manufacturer's support site. Search for and locate your product's support page.

2. Read the user guide and service manual to find out which processors are compatible with your motherboard.

3. Download and install an application such as SiSoftware's Sandra or CPUID'S PC Wizard to your computer. Launch the software and locate the item labeled "Motherboard," "Mainboard" or "System Board."

4. Write down the name of your motherboard and its manufacturer. Return to your browser and go to CPU-Upgrade (see Resources).

5. Enter your motherboard's name into the search box. Click "Search" or present "Enter."

6. Review the list to see if any 754 socket mobile processors are compatible with your motherboard. If CPU-Upgrade fails to list any processors for your system, go to your motherboard manufacturer's website and look up your motherboard's hardware compatibility.

Install the Processor

7. Shut down the computer. Remove the power cord and disconnect any other devices attached to the device panel on the rear of the system.

8. Press the power button to drain the system board of any remaining voltage. Loosen the screws holding the cover to the case. Slide the cover away from the case and touch the chassis to ground yourself.

9. Remove the retention hooks securing the CPU fan and heat sink in place. Wiggle the heat sink back and forth while pulling up on the component to loosen the thermal grease bonding it to the processor.

10. Remove the heat sink and lift the lever securing the current processor to the socket. Lift the processor up by its edges and set it aside.

11. Remove the mobile processor from its packaging. Hold it by its edges; do not touch the gold pins on the bottom of the CPU.

12. Push the lever next to the 754 socket down to secure the processor. Carefully apply a coat of thermal grease to the top of the processor.

13. Attach one side of the retention bracket to the heat sink. Set the heat sink on top of the processor. Attach the other side of the retention bracket to the heat sink. Turn the lock clockwise to secure the retention bracket in place.

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