Just wondering what is the WORST that can happen if I buy an Athlon II 630 and put it in my HP a1747C with an AM2 socket.
I currently have an Athlon X2 6000 in the system. I mean worst thing that can happen is it would not boot up right?
The processor I have now is more power hungry than the one I am putting in so I do not think it would present any power/heating issues...
It might boot but I doubt the bios will recognize the 630, so it will show as an unsupported CPU and run at low speeds. Your best bet is a bios update from a time after the CPU was released and it should work.