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Upgrade HP Pavillion m7100e

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May 16, 2010 11:39:00 PM

I have an HP Pavillion m7100e that's about 5 yrs old. I would like to upgrade the CPU. It is an AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 2.0 ghz.

First, how do I tell what mobo I have? I've looked inside but see no markings. I don't see anything under System Properties either. Or is it irrelevant, and assuming the current CPU is an AM2, just find the faster Am2 chip?

Thanks!
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May 17, 2010 12:08:28 AM

It looks as if you have a HP AMD 939 socket motherboard. In which case you're really going to have trouble upgrading your CPU. You may be able to find a deal at eBay. They used 3 different motherboards for the m7100e, you'll be able to compare from this link to see which one you have.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...

*EDIT* when i ran into this problem on a friends 939 system that he wanted to upgrade i just built a new PC.
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May 17, 2010 12:14:25 AM

Get a new computer :)  It's not really worth it to get a new CPU.
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May 17, 2010 2:20:30 AM

thanks for the replies. i have just built myself a x2 555, m4a79xtd evo. since I've done that, I'd like to upgrade this old HP for the kids. was hoping to drop in a cheap dual core or something, but not sure what works in this mobo.

according to belarc, the mobo is: Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. Amberine 1.02
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.04 07/06/2005

Too old to upgrade even for kids computer?
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May 17, 2010 4:13:27 AM

No, you may be able to find a reasonably priced socket 939 duo core on Ebay or elsewhere, but they are pretty scarce. Here's a link, but make sure that mobo will accept it, HP and their forums may be more help.

http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=7857037
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May 18, 2010 12:03:58 AM

dirtmountain said:
No, you may be able to find a reasonably priced socket 939 duo core on Ebay or elsewhere, but they are pretty scarce. Here's a link, but make sure that mobo will accept it, HP and their forums may be more help.

http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=7857037

This one is good :) 
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May 18, 2010 4:41:13 PM

Thanks, guys, for the advice!
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September 22, 2011 7:49:38 PM

You have an ASUS A8E8-LE, you can upgrade your CPU with an Athlon 64 4000 or Athlon64 X2, but they are way overpriced and not worth it.
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