HP Pavilion a1130n Question About Processor

Can someone tell me if it is possible to put a Duo Processor in a HP Pavilion a1130n? I need to know if it is worth it to upgrade this old computer or just buy a new one. I would rather upgrade the processor though.
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  1. It's possible that a dual core 939 would work, but they're getting scarce, so the chance of you finding one cheap is slim. Check your local craigslist; I wouldn't spend more than $75 for one. If you decide to upgrade to a newer board, get another hp if you still use your original operating system that came with your computer. It won't work on a non hp board.
  2. Does any 1 know for sure if the s939 athlon 64x2 4400+ would work w/ this hp? I'm nervous the mobo wouldn't support the cpu. Mobo specs http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00361528&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=483902

    THe bios update on the hp site doesn't mention anything about dual core support. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-39431-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=483902&os=228&lang=en

    It's an MSI mobo and don't know if u could flash the bios from the MSI site and have everything work? This is the search result I get on the MSI site but still unsure if it will work w/ the hp a1130n.

    Help please, don't want to but a cpu that's not gonna work w/ this hp.....thanks
  3. Come on guys. Can any 1 help???
  4. You can't flash the bios from a different brand board. Your board will be dead if it accepts the flash program. Most flash programs give you a warning if the program won't work. Your hp board is worth some money if you want to sell it and find another 939 board. I saw 2 recently; one was only $15 new on my local craigslist. I don't see any dual core support on your hp board, so I would forget about it. You can upgrade to a single core 4000; I saw one for only $30 recently.
  5. Thanks very much. Will likely keep the peripherals and start from scratch. Will never buy retail again.
  6. I just nstalled a 939 3800X2 runs great
  7. Excellent. You were lucky.
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