Hello, I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 with these specs:
Windows 7 64Bit OS
6GB DDR3 RAM (upgraded from 2GB)
250GB 2.5" SATA HDD
AMD v140 2.30GHz Processor Single Core
BIOS Version Hewlett-Packard F.16 15/02/2011 (copied from System Information)
I hope that's enough details, I can find out more if needed.
Not so long ago I decided that I wanted to upgrade from the single core 2.3GHz processor to a dual, triple or even quad core processor. I read the manual for my laptop which said the most this model could handle was a AMD Athlon N370 dual core 2.5GHz. After reading some mroe in online forums I found that someone fitted a P970 processor in this model and it worked fine so I decided to go for a Tri Core AMD N370 processor. I ordered it and fitted it this morning but when I tried to boot up the computer the screen was just black, so I put the old processor back in and that booted fine.
Is there a BIOS upgrade I can get for my laptop that will allow the Tri Core processor to work or will I need to return it and get the dual core?
Either the guy who said he fitted a quad core 2.2GHz was lying or there is something I can do to be able to use the processor.