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Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Alex Ethridge, May 1, 2004.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    I have a Compaq Presario 8000T (P4 Socket 478) here that I am having trouble putting a processor into. It came originally with a 2200-MHz that died. I put a 2000 into it and I got an error on boot that I needed a BIOS update to support the new clocking and I had to press F1 to continue the boot. After that, everything worked fine. The "Press F1 to Continue" message was annoying so I removed that processor and returned it.

    I later installed a BIOS update and inserted a 2400-MHz. The F1 message is now gone; but, the 2400 is running at 1800 MHz. Compaq is no help as I didn't get the processor from them.

    The 2200 processors aren't available at a reasonable price; they are rare and seem to all cost more than a 2600 and I just can't seem to bring myself to pay that premium for the chip. I considered a 2.26-MHz processor; but, with the problems I've had with the 2400, I'm not sure I want to spend over a hundred dollars and find more problems.

    A 2200 processor would solve the problem; but, I can't find them priced reasonably.

    Does anyone here have any suggestions?
     
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    Never mind. I found a 2200 at a reasonable price at Spartan Technologies for about $130.
     
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