Hey everybody, i'm needing some help . A couple of years ago i decided to put a 1 ghz cpu into my Laptop. Back then i was new to computers and thought, 'i can just throw this 1 ghz cpu in, replacing my 500mhz'. well, Turns out, the board is only compatible with up to 650 mhz. i tried putting the old cpu back in, but now when it starts up, nothing happens. I have both cpus still and i just want this old thing to work! i had a chat with 3 of HP's online technicians and wow.. learned nothing... they recommended that i take the RTC battery out for 30 seconds.. and umm, thats it. Oh and they also told me the 1 ghz cpu isnt compatible even though thats what i told THEM. anyway im sure the people here can help me a little more than the idiots telling me what i already know. I can get it to turn on, attempt to read a disk in the cdrom, but still nothing on the monitor. i plugged it into my lcd monitor, but still, nothing, so its nothing to do with the video.
Heres what ive tried-
-Taking the RTC battery out
-holding the power button 'on' with nothing plugged in (total Discharge)
-reinstalling the 500mhz CPU 3 times
and thats about all i could come up with, any other suggestions?. Any help greatly appreciated guys!
Here are the specs-
Compaq Presario 1600 XL 145
Laugh it up, i know... its old.