M2N68-LA Compatibility

I have this motherboard:


I also have this processor:


I was on the phone with HP's Tech Support for a while. The "specialist" said that the processor would work in this motherboard. As soon as I installed the processor and put the heat sink back on (yes I upgraded my heat sink too), the computer powered on...however nothing happened. I may have to update my bios? Or, am I out of luck with trying to get this AM2+ CPU to work in my dated HP setup. I have been to several other forums where the repliers just spam "Just upgrade your motherboard, that's what i'd do." I'm hoping I don't get a response like that at all. Anyone have any ideas? I have read some other articles where people were trying to upgrade to this Kuma, so will someone clear this up? I also realize that the clock speeds are the same on the processors i'm switching. Thank you very much for any insight.

My specs:

HP Pavilion a6230n (Narra2)
AMD AthlonXP 5600+ Dual Core 2.8 GHz (the one i'm trying to upgrade)
8 GB Patriot PC6400 800mhz DDR2
BFG Nvidia GTX 260
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  1. Your secind link doesnt work, for your cpu
  2. Alright...It's an AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma Processor. The link worked for me...
  3. OK, newegg says
    Voltage 1.20-1.25V
    Thermal Design Power 95W

    HP says
    •Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
  4. It doesnt speak to newer cpus at all
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