And then of course sell your extra athlon 64 on ebay after you got the dual core running About your dual core chip. It will definetly work if you have a F7 bios or later.
If its an older bios, F6 or earlier, than it wont even boot.
And then of course sell your extra athlon 64 on ebay after you got the dual core running Jo099, Don't panic, my original bios was older than F7 and I installed the dual core chip without any problems. I was sitting in my studio, and a cloud floated down from above -- right through the ceiling.
That's "totally different" as in "does not use the same attachment method at all, and the motherboard requires an adapter to make it work." I was lucky: I posted a question on the AMD website, and somebody knew what part to use from Newegg.I'm upgrading the CPU in my Gateway GT 5028 from an AMD Athlon x2 3800 to an athlon x2 4800 -- the top of the line, I think, about 0 since AMD's price change.it was the price change that did it for me; the 939 socket is going away int eh next 12-24 months, and I figured I'd score the top of the line dual core CPU for this socket while it was (relatively) cheap and available.It's a real bear trying to get them back in proper order again.You might try Youtube, just type your keyboard type in the search and see what pops up.