I have purchased an [Intel Pentium D 925 3.0GHz 800MHz 2x2MB Socket 775 Dual-Core] processor for my HP desktop computer [a6403w model]. The former processor, the factory-installed [Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz 800MHz Socket 775], still works, but when I switch over to the new one, there's nothing displayed. It will start up when pushing the button, but nothing further happens. Installing the old one back into it, everything goes back to normal. I have not done any previous modifications to the desktop, so aside from software, there was no further reason for any change. I am hoping someone will be able to help me solve this problem.
*I am slightly challenged to tech lingo, but I have no problems looking around to try and further understand. ^^;*
Quoted from the HP website on the specifications on the a6403w model:
Processor upgrade information
Socket type: 775
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades
Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale) E8xxx
Core 2 Duo E6xxx (Conroe) up to E6850
Pentium E2xxx series (Conroe) with Dual Core technology up to E2160
Core 2 Duo E4xxx (Conroe)
Celeron 4xx series (Conroe) up to Celeron 450
I was told that the chip I bought (would be buying at the time) was covered under those groups somewhere...