gateway CPU in non-gateway PC

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by Mac, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Mac

    Mac Guest

    Hi all,
    Will a gateway AMD Athlon 1000Mhz processor work in a non-gateway
    motherboard? Assuming, of course, that the motherboard supports that chip.
    Or will there be a proprietary issue?
    Note: I would be moving the chip to another PC, not replacing the
    motherboard in a gateway PC.
    Thanks much,
    Mac, Mar 11, 2006
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    Ben Myers Guest

    CPUs in desktop computers and low-end are not proprietary. You can switch them
    among brands and motherboards at will, as long as the motherboard supports the
    CPU speed and voltage.

    CPUs in multi-processor servers are not proprietary either, but sometimes the
    server manufacturer will exert strict control on processor speeds and steppings
    supported via the motherboard BIOS... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Mar 11, 2006
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    Mac Guest


    Mac, Mar 11, 2006
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