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#1 mat67

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:32 PM

ok so I currently own an HP a1640n and I seriously need to upgrade my processor, its wayyyy to slow. I was wondering would thic CPU work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6-091-_-Product

Now on the HP website it listed processors that are supported by my motherboard however... could it be outdated?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...product=3245028

If you think there are better than deals than this please let me know

Thanks!

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:44 PM

The HP specs do not include the Wolfdale core that you have picked out on Newegg.

Socket: 775
Supports the following processors:
Intel Core Duo E6x00 with Dual Core technology (Conroe core)
Pentium D 9x0 series Dual Core (Presler)
Pentium D 8xx series (Smithfield)
Pentium 4 6x1 series (Cedar Mill core)
Pentium 4 6xx series (Prescott core)
Pentium 4 5xx series (Prescott core)
Pentium 4 LGA-775 HT (Prescott core)

The fastest Prescott I could find is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6-099-_-Product

You may also want to check your amount of memory and your free space on your hard drive.

I will caution you that it is not guaranteed that your board will support every 5xx series Prescott core Pentium 4 processor. You may need to upgrade your bios on your motherboard before trying the installation of any other processor than what came with your HP computer.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:42 PM

Well, I found a BIOS update for it, but it still doesn't list additional CPU support. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...4173&os=228

EDIT: I found this: http://ark.intel.com/chipset.aspx?familyID=22212

Edited by dpunisher, 16 November 2009 - 08:51 PM.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:02 PM

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:06 PM

Well, I found a BIOS update for it, but it still doesn't list additional CPU support. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...4173&os=228

EDIT: I found this: http://ark.intel.com/chipset.aspx?familyID=22212



So the processors listed on your list should work?

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:51 PM

The processors listed on the HP site stating what processors are supported should work in your computer. Yes.
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