Upgrading Cpu Help Tags: CPUs Computer Hewlett Packard Product Last response: October 4, 2010 6:38 PM in CPUs Share unbidden92 October 4, 2010 4:23:51 AM I want to upgrade my CPU on my terrible computer. It is a cq5210y from Compaq. Heres the Link to the Mobo - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01... I have talked to the tards at hp and they didnt seem to help any. I want the best CPU possible and preferably http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Will this CPU work? and if not whats the best CPU i can get? I have literally researched this for hours on end and so I decided to ask some people that know a bit more than I do. So please help SO i can improve my terrible fps afterall More about : upgrading cpu jaguarskx a c 478 à CPUs a b α HP October 4, 2010 4:57:02 AM It seems the Compaq's mobo has an AM2+ socket which is compatible with both AM2 and AM3 CPUs. It also states the the mobo is limited to 95w CPU. The CPU you picked is socket AM3 so it will not fit. Here's a list of AM2+ CPUs, but the quad cores are rated at 125w.: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... m 0 l unbidden92 October 4, 2010 6:01:08 AM I thought am2+ was compatible with Am3. and the 125w's wouldnt work without fear of messing up the crappy mobo. right? m 0 l Related resources Help on upgrading! Cpu Mobo or Gpu - Forum Upgrading CPU and various questions!! Please Help! - Forum Need Help for Upgrading GPU,CPU,MB - Forum [UPGRADING HELP] My motherboard and cpu - Forum Help with upgrading new motherboard/CPU/OS - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer unbidden92 October 4, 2010 7:01:31 AM after more research the cpu in it is actually AM3 so I think im going to try the one I mentioned and pray it works:\ m 0 l Hard Line a b à CPUs October 4, 2010 6:22:45 PM your biggest concernis cpu TDP do not use a 125 watt or higher cpu.. it overheats the voltage regulators on the board which is why they say 95 watt max other than that any AM2+-AM3 chip should work as long as the bios supports it m 0 l C00lIT a b à CPUs October 4, 2010 6:38:44 PM This is unfortunately a little tricky because the HP Site is not detailed on what it does or does not support... they just say Phenom II X4 or Phenom II X3 They don't say Athlon II X4 Also the support.asus.com page does not list that motherboard so I would not know where to get the bios updates if required. The following should be compatible and perform really well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Edit I just noticed the pc came with a 2.7 Ghz Athlon II @ 2.7Ghz) Best cpu for gaming ATM would probably be the Phenom II X3 @ 3.0Ghz Best cpu for multitasking and light gaming would be an Athlon II X4 between 2.8Ghz and 3.0. Considering you were looking at the Phenom II 945, (not possible due to 125W TDP) I would recommend getting the Phenom X3 @ 3Ghz and find a videocard such as a Radeon 4650, 4670, 5650, 5670 This will make the pc run most games like Starcraft 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2 run pretty well on 1650x1050 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHelp with upgrading new Mobo, CPU, OS Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU help. Forum SolvedUpgrading my laptop's CPU, need some help Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading CPU + Motherboard for under £250 Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and MB, need help clarification Forum Solvedneed help upgrading cpu to 4th gen I5 Forum SolvedUpgrading my CPU need help Forum SolvedUpgrading my motherboard and CPU please help! Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading CPU Forum SolvedHelp Upgrading Gateway DX4860's CPU for Star Craft 2 Forum Solvedupgrading cpu and mobo going to intel help Forum SolvedPlease help! Upgrading cpu & mob Forum SolvedHelp upgrading cpu and a good heatsink Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading Mobo, CPU & Ram ~$400 Forum SolvedUpgrading Cpu Help. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !