I have an HP6500f with a Foxconn board MCP73M01H1 (Napa-GL8E) and want to upgrade the processor. Specs say it will only support Core 2 Duo, but I've found that some Compaq systems such as Presario CQ3080AN use the same board but are using the Core 2 Quad Q8200. Does anyone know if all versions of this board can take the Quad core processors, or do they use a special bios etc. to do it and keep the same hardware number? Can't even find this board listed on the Foxconn website. Thanks!
Yes it's the Foxconn. I've upgraded the cpu to an E8400 (E8600 is supposedly tops), power supply to a 600w, new hard drives. I can't afford to go to a totally new computer so just looking for a little more cpu if possible. I've been running it this way for about a year now without a problem.