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March 25, 2011 5:14:05 PM

Hi,

I'm just wondering if this CPU will work on my HP motherboard, as I've had conflicting responses to my question.

My Motherboard:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

The CPU:
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-Socket-Quad-Core-Proce...

Now I'm not sure when the blue text stating that "only AM2+ sockets are supported" appeared (must be recent, I guess). But the thing that makes me believe it will work is the fact that the current processor is an AM3 CPU (AMD Athlon II x2 220). Will this CPU work on my motherboard?

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March 25, 2011 5:26:30 PM

Yes it should work.. The processor upgrade info suggests so and even the TDP rating is the same (95W)..
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March 25, 2011 5:41:12 PM

That motherboard is Socket AM2.You might be able to use the AM3 with a BIOS update but i think the voltage pins are way different with AM3 than AM2.
I think you'd be better off going with a new mobo.
Also, if your going for a Phenom quad core go with the 925 not the 840.The 840 isn't acutally a Deneb so it doesn't have the L3 catch.Your better off going with a Athlon because it's practically the same thing and save some money.
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March 25, 2011 9:02:05 PM

Thanks for the info, guys; I just picked up the CPU. I would've gone with the 925, but it's almost $30 more. And this one was actually cheaper than the 3.1 Ghz Athlon II x4.

Hopefully the product will work. If it doesn't, I'll just hang on to it until I can get a new motherboard. I'll post the results when I'm done.
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March 25, 2011 9:20:49 PM

I went looking around i didn't find any BIOS updates at all.
HP has a habit of not providing BIOS updates let alone updated drivers for old hardware.
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March 25, 2011 11:44:54 PM

Success! The CPU is working great! Thanks a lot, guys.
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March 25, 2011 11:45:05 PM

Best answer selected by brown357.
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