I have the same compaq as demonsparkx and
thought as he did. I am planning on putting a
Rana core athlon II X3 in mine. (3.2GHz). My bios
is a later date than this cpu came out so I think it
should be ok. (no updates available). Wondering
if Demonsparkx upgrade went ok. or if anyone else had success with upgrades. Tnx.
I must of have something wrong, cuz it went through this time. Well here goes. Its a Compaq CQ5600Y.
MB is Pegatron, by ASUS. Model M2N68-LA. HP calls it Narra 6-6L6. Its socket AM2+ DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz
PC2-6400. There seems to be several versions of this MB, so its hard to tell exactly which I have. The bios
is Phoenix 5.59 dated 5/20/10 sm bios ver 2.5. The Rana core processor is listed as may 11,2010. My MB
TDP is 95W, same as the processor. Since the bios is a later date, it should recognize it. Processor is Athlon
II X3 445 3.1GHz 95W (ADX445WFK32GM). Its listed as AM3 socket, I think early AM3 socket processors will work with AM2+ boards. I think the difference is the memory controller, early processor will work with
both ddr2 and ddr3. The original processor is AMD Athlon II 170u (AM3) 2.0 GHz, I have upgrade to Athlon II X2 4200+ with no problems. The original was a single core. Any light anyone could shed on any upgrades they have had success with would be appreciated.