If You want to upgrade your processor for more speed, you first need to check whether it is worth doing because if Your motherboard does not support higher-speed processor than You have installed, then to upgrade the processor there is no need. In order to view the compatibility of Your motherboard with other processors, you need to go to the manufacturer website of Your motherboard and see what processors it supports, or to look at the manual for Your motherboard came with your computer.
1. Determine the model and type of your processor. This can be done in several ways:
a) go to the settings of the BIOS and see SYSTEM INFORMATION
b) to load Windows and clicking with the right mouse button on the icon My computer, select properties:
V) use any program to view the performance of a computer (e.g. Everest).
d) if no processor, then select the desired CPU, open the system cover and see the model of your motherboard. Then log on to the website of the manufacturer of the motherboard and see what CPU will suit You:
2. The processor is removed.
2.1. Turn off the computer and unplug all cables devices (mouse, keyboard, monitor, printer, etc.) from the back of the system unit.
2.2. Unscrew the screws of the side cover of the system unit and remove the cover.
2.3. Remove static electricity from clothes and body. To do this, touch the battery or any grounded object.
2.4. Put the system unit on its side, so you can freely remove the processor.
2.5. Find the location of the CPU on the motherboard:
2.6. UN-mount the radiator fan. Mount on different computers differ, first read the instructions for removing the radiator. This manual is supplied with the computer at purchase. If the attachment is difficult, it is best to get a motherboard of the system unit. If You feel that the heatsink stuck to the CPU, it is not necessary to tear out the radiator power, but just twist it a little to the left, then slightly to the right until the mount does not weaken and then pull out:
2.7. Turn right bracket (or left, depends on the location of processor), and then up the lever holding the CPU:
2.8. Remove the CPU, then take a rag with alcohol and clean the heatsink and CPU from old thermal paste:
2.9. After I cleaned my CPU from old thermal paste, you can see the manufacturer and the characteristics of the processor (the figure shows the Intel Celeron 420 with a frequency of 1.8 GHz, cache 512KB, bus speed — 800 MHz):
3. Buying a CPU. Make sure You buy a processor compatible with Your computer and it is advisable to ask the seller if you can return the CPU if You don’t like it. When buying a CPU you should also make sure about buying a new thermal paste.
4. Insert the new processor.
4.1. Remove the processor from the box.
4.2. Spread on the metal part of the CPU that will fit the heatsink, new thermal grease thickness of about 0.3 mm:
4.3. Insert the processor into the socket and close the fastener with the lever:
4.4. Secure the back of the radiator fan and connect the power to the fan. Do everything carefully. If You encounter any problems, it is best to completely remove all cables of the cable, the device and extract the motherboard from the system unit. Not to forget where that connected record the location of cables, wires, etc.