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14-Jul-2011, 03:16 PM #1
Question upgrading the processor in my compaq desktop
I was wanting to know if it's possible to upgrade the processor in my HP Compaq Presario SR5310F with a processor from another computer. The processor in my Compaq is an Intel® Pentium® Processor E2140. The processor I want to replace it with is an Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600. I checked which sockets each processor supported and they both support the LGA775 type socket. Both processors also run at a voltage of 0.8500V-1.5V. So would it be possible to just replace them? Here's the web pages for each processor's specs.

Intel® Pentium® Processor E2140 -
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=29738

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 -
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=29765

Additional information: I have a windows 7 operating system, 1024 MB of RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, and an Intel graphics media accelerator 950.

If there's anything else you need to know, please ask. I would love to get this figured out as soon as possible. Thank you for your time.
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14-Jul-2011, 03:40 PM #2
Processor upgrade options are listed here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...t=3644734#N210
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14-Jul-2011, 03:44 PM #3
Thank you for your reply, that definitely put things in perspective...
hmm...so there's no way to work around that? It will only support those processors listed?
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14-Jul-2011, 03:46 PM #4
That's what the manufacturer supports. Will others work? Probably not. The only way to know for certain is to ask someone who's tried with exactly the same board. OEM motherboards are not the same as retail boards. OEM's customize them. If you want to guarantee compatibility, go with what the OEM lists.
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