The link you sent me shows the motherboard having an IDE connection next to the power and my original processor would not have worked on that motherboard, so I am still pretty sure it is still the model I gave
I really need a solution to this because Newegg does not allow returns of a CPU, only replacements. Any advice at all would be appreciated. (I type this with anger towards HP for all the problems they have caused me over the past few weeks)
Could also be possible your cpu is a 125w.Since your mobo only supports 95w rated cpus then i think you might have a cpu revision C2.
What cpu revision is your current Phenom II X4 945?
Revision C2 is a 125 rated cpu http://products.amd.com/(S(mnvada35vrugdwf4wmnd3545))/pages/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=534