processor upgrade help!
Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:05 AM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:55 AM
I strongly suggest that you contact HP to confirm you can fit anything other than what is on their approved CPU list.
If you are able to fit a CPU other than what is listed by HP see below;
You are correct a retail AM3 CPU will fit in a retail MB but a BIOS update may be necessary, stay as close to the CPU recommendations as possible, if you are going to upgrade make it worthwhile by spending a bit more http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103871 and http://h20000.www2.h...eriesId=3942804
What version of Windows do you have installed, 32 or 64bit?
Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:37 AM
Edited by tpochedly94, 21 January 2012 - 11:44 AM.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:13 PM
To install a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, you need a processor that's capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows. The benefits of using a 64-bit operating system are most apparent when you have a large amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer (typically 4 GB of RAM or more). In such cases, because a 64-bit operating system can handle large amounts of memory more efficiently than a 32-bit operating system, a 64-bit operating system can be more responsive when running several programs at the same time and switching between them frequently.
Contacting HP is a wise decision.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:20 PM
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