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CPU architecture

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MSDirector, Feb 6, 2014.

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  1. MSDirector

    MSDirector Thread Starter

    Jul 3, 2010
    Is an I3 2120 CPU identical across the board with all those with the same model number? I ask because the specs for my HP6200Business Pro (i3 G630) list it as a compatible processor. When I install it, the PC won't even boot. HP's prices are extremely high, but is their i3 2120 somehow different than a stock 2120 which is priced substantially below their outrageous prices.
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    The CPU's are made by Intel, they are all the same. Intel does not make custom processors for HP or other OEM's.

    OEM's mark up prices to make greater profits on upgrades.

    Did you update the BIOS to support the new CPU?
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