its not much of an upgrade and I highly doubt the compaq BIOS will unlock hidden cores (you need ACC options). i know it won't let you OC the cpu.
Thanks, ct1615. I think you have have confirmed what I suspected. I am fairly new at this, as my last upgrade was on a TRS 80, making the leap from 4KB ram to 8KB ram and to a 7" floppy from a cassette player for storage. you may have to do some research on that one. Thanks to people like you, us old farts can learn as we go and share knowledge that we have collected.