Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:12 AM
Posted 29 August 2005 - 07:08 AM
I have an old Compaq AMD 1 Ghz machine and wanted to upgrade the CPU (it was no longer supported and not under warranty). Would you believe it, they had a CPU that they would be happy to sell to me. It didn't cost me anything to ask, and they did answer.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:19 AM
Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:47 AM
The only things that may cause a problem are the power supply & case. If both are standard, then you should be fine but if they are some weird proprietry thing from compaq, then you may need to replace these also.
Your biggest problem may well be the XP license. You said that XP was on the restore CD supplied by compaq. This implies that you have an OEM copy of XP which MAY be locked to that particular system (or motherboard). Replacing the board with a completely different one may result in problems when it comes to reinstalling windows.
I think you may just have to try it & see. Worse case scenario, you'll have to purchase a retail copy of XP.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:03 AM
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