I know that going to a desktop would be better in the long run but I do not want to do that.
The CPU I want to upgrade to be a 3.0 or better. My goal is to play two games at full frame rate on the emulator PCSX2 "Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament" and " Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir"
When used the laptop will always remain plugged in, and never taken off the power cable. So draining the battery is not an issue. In another post I was told that this CPU was not compatible.
Please do not respond with anything other than input on the emulation, questions, or what CPU to use. I am so sick of attempting to receive help, on this matter and not getting any. I called tech support for HP and the uneducated person who answered said that the CPU couldn't even come of its Motherboard, I hung up after that.
Thank you for your time guys.
I believe those are simply two names for the same socket. Now, the only limitation on CPU choice (besides the socket obviously) is whether or not your motherboard can support a higher TDP processor. (Thermal Design Power) Your current processors TDP is 25 Watts. This 3.1 GHz dual core of the same socket and architecture has a TDP of 45 Watts. Search your motherboards model number and there should be some documentation from the manufacturer about the power it can support.
I was able to look it up in the manual ( http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02641795.pdf ) and it looks like this CPU is my best option http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20II%20Dua... . What I am worried about is what model it is . I know it is a cq62-209wm, but in the manual it lists compatibility for CPUs and says for model 1.0 only or the same for 1.1 or 1.2. The processor in question is only for the 1.2 . I have no idea how to find that information. Also it looks like the max TDP is 35 watts because that's all the processors they list up to.
Where does it say it's for model 1.2 only? On page one of the manual, with the list of processors, the Phenom II N660 3.0GHz (The one you posted a cpu-world link to) doesn't have a parenthetical statement that says 1.2 only.
Right. Have you looked in the BIOS? You might have to dig a little bit, but that information should be somewhere. Another method would be to find out the period that specific model was produced, then check to see when yours was made, which should be somewhere in the fine print on the laptop itself or its documentation. If it's during the later period, it may well be a later model. (1.2) Maybe all you have to do is update your BIOS. I've found a BIOS update for your model here. By any means, I would recommend updating BIOS before installing a new, more powerful processor.
I am going to do a bios upgrade and just go for it. What the hell is life without a little risk? I will just buy it from a place where I can get a refund or money back. I thank you for your time, and help.