Compaq Presario CQ56-102SA
AMD v140 2.3GHz Single Core CPU (s1g4 socket)
6GB DDR3 RAM (Upgraded from stock 2GB)
Windows 7 64bit
I hope thats enough info. Please ask if more is needed and I'll try get it
A few months ago I decided that I wanted to upgrade my laptop as it isnt really fast enough for what I do. (video editing and rendering)
I first bought 6GB of RAM and installed that with no problems, the laptop improved but not by a great deal. Someone suggested I upgrade the CPU so I stupidly thought that any CPU with an S1G4 socket would be compatible with my motherboard. I bought a Tri Core AMD Processor (cant remember which one) and iinstalled it myself using internet tutorial videos as my only guide. I tried to boot up the laptop after I had replaced the CPU and re assembled it but I just got a black screen so I did some searching on my other computer and found that the CPU I bought was not supported by my motherboard (or BIOS?!?). Anyway I put the old original CPU back in and the computer booted fine, but there was a problem. The computer would no longer charge so I bought a new DC port and fitted it but it still wouldnt charge. I was later told that I had fried the motherboard either by trying the new processor or doing something wrong when I fitted it.
I have not bought a new motherboard but I still have the same slow processor so I am still looking to upgrade. The new processor I want is listed in my laptop manual as compatible so does that mean I will be able to buy it and fit it myself and the computer will work with no problems? Or should I buy it and get a professional to fit it?
Thanks for any help received, Adi.