Okay guys, got this thing running Windows 7 Home Premium and it runs fine albeit a little slow. So now want to see if I can FIND LOL some parts to get it up and going a little speedier! I'm doing a little pc repair so am always coming across parts and just found a CPU that May work on this MB?
CPU Upgrade Intel E5200
I would like to upgrade this Intel E5200 but finding it a little difficult, here is the official link.
I understand the Socket needs to be the same, but not sure about the Chipset and the TDP. I may have to buy or wait till I find something that fits better, but, I have acquired one of these below from a used pc. The TDP is higher, but again not sure about the Chipset, will someone tell me how to find the Chipset info on the Intels Page?
The official HP Link tells me it may be compatible: (Intel Core 2 Quad (Y) Q9xxxx), but again the TDP is higher, and not sure about the Chipset, can't seem to find how to compare them.
I did some research and learned, but still a little confused about a few of these things. I believe, that if the TDP is higher, then I will have to modify the cooling system, but can't really find info on how to do that sufficiently. Here is a site that gives me what I believe is a pretty accurate list of what CPU's will be good for me, and wonder why they don't have the Q9xxx Series?
I may also keep this processor and beef up the RAM and whatever else that can be done to make it a little faster. The RAM is now only 6GB at 400MHz.
I also wonder where to find some cooling options for this thing if I am able to speed it up a little. Seems like if it were a big rig there would be lot's of info, but with this little guy there don't seem to be to many resources.
Edited by pcpunk, 04 April 2017 - 04:28 PM.