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January 28, 2010 1:46:54 PM

Hello, I tried to upgrade my 1.5GHz to a 2.8GHz with a new processor in my computer, but when it boots nothing happens. All I see is a blank screen. My computer is a HP Pavillion 7955.

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January 28, 2010 4:14:42 PM

If your CPU processor is not working, try only changing the processor, not the CPU.
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January 28, 2010 4:26:51 PM

^ Hah!!.. no :lol: 

Anyway I'm assuming its a P4. You should first have checked to see if your motherboard needed a BIOS update to support a faster CPU, or if it was capable of supporting that CPU at all. Also, there are at least two 2.8Ghz P4s, one with a 400MHz FSB, and one with an 800MHz FSB and Hyper Threading.
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January 28, 2010 4:29:37 PM

Why? Sir, do you have any knowledge about computer hardware? As far as I know, he has an outdated I9 which is hardly upgradeable, but he can change only the processor inside it (like the title suggests) to check if it will work. It is worth a try.

PS: For lost causes, it's JK :D 
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