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Dear CPU Scorekeeper

I'd like to know if the CPU (AMD K6-2) is welded to the motherboard? I bought a computer, which is an AMD K6-2.

I want to know if I can take off my AMD CPU and replace it by a Pentium 400MHz?

- - Philippe, May 1999

See the questionCPU Scorekeeper Responds

Though I do not know the specific motherboard you mention, it is highly unlikely that your AMD CPU will be permanently attached. You will still be unable to replace it with a Pentium, however.

As shown on our K6-2 stats page, these CPU's are typically mounted in a Socket-7 configuration on the motherboard. A Pentium II 400MHz is only available on a Slot-1 interface card.

For upgrade options, it looks like you will be limited to AMD's line at the moment. Depending on your motherboard, you may be able to jump right to a K6-III, which is almost 25% faster than a Pentium II 400. If your motherboard only likes K6-2's, even the latest 475MHz model will boost your system more than 10% faster than the Pentium.

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