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#1 tarkovsky

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:26 PM

Hey people, I was wondering if my current motherboard could support a new processor chip.

Motherboard model : http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01357119

That page doesn't say that it supports Core 2 Quads but I bought this PC and it was fitted with a Q8200. Looking to upgrade the Q8200 to a Q9650 since it is the same socket type.

Will this work?

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:38 PM

Processor upgrade information Socket type: 775 Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale) E8xxx
  • Core 2 Duo E6xxx (Conroe) up to E6850
  • Pentium E2xxx series (Conroe) with Dual Core technology up to E2160
  • Core 2 Duo E4xxx (Conroe)
  • Celeron 4xx series (Conroe) up to Celeron 450
HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, MCP73M01H1 (Napa) - c01357119 - HP Business Support Center

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:50 PM

Yeah. Apparently it doesn't support quads but mine already has a q8200 sitting in there somewhere. Still looking for an upgrade that could last me for a while. Use this computer for gaming sometimes.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:55 PM

After looking around I found several Compaq computers with your motherboard fitted with the same Q8200. I also found some references to the fact HP shipped a few PC's with that motherboard with faster quad cores up to the Q9400. Also a reference that they may have added fan speed curve adjustments for the Q9550 and Q9650 in the last BIOS revision. Since they never offically announced support for the Quad cores(even though they sold PC's with them installed) it will be a crap shoot if the Q9650 will work. The only real difference between the two CPU's is the L2 cache levels.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:59 PM

Ah well. What processor would you guys recommend?

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:56 AM

I would recommend this processor.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:49 AM

All right. But what should i look out for to see if the processor is compatible with my motherboard?

Edited by tarkovsky, 03 April 2011 - 01:51 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:39 AM

To check the HP compatible list which is here.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:46 AM

Since you are already runing a core2quad I wouldn't go backwards to a core2duo. If it were me it would depend on my cash flow. If I had the money since I am already running a quad core of the same wattage and I know the board was sold with the Q9400 installed I would try to find a Q9650 on ebay cheap if possible. If it doesn't work you can always resell it to recoup some of the cash.
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:25 AM

The cheapest one i found in ebay is this one but it is a bid, so the price might sky rocket up. Or you can buy one that is not a auction which i found this one, the cheapest but can only ship to the US.

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