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tshev
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Upgrading CPU

I have a HP Pavilion p6523w Desktop PC. I am trying to upgrade my CPU from a AMD Athlon X2 220 to a AMD Phenom II X4 9xx.  and i keep getting an unsupported CPU message when i turn it on. Anyone know how i can fix this?

 

Motherboard Specifications H-Alpinia-RS780L-uATX (Alpinia)  Manufacturer's motherboard name: Foxconn H-Alpinia-RS780L-uATX  HP/Compaq name: Alpinia GL8

 

Chipset: AMD 760G

 

Processor upgrade information:

Only Socket AM3 processors are supported with this motherboard.

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

AMD PHENOM-II X6 10xxT SIX-CORE (T

AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (D)

AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (H)

AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (C)

AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (P)

AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (R)

AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (R)

AMD Sempron Single Core Processor 1xx (S

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Big_Dave
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Re: Upgrading CPU

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Try clearing the CMOS.  It's a long shot.

 

 

Your PC was spec'd for a 65 watt processor. What is the wattage rating of your new processor? You might need a bigger power supply if you still have the original 250 watt PSU installed. Or, fall back to a 65 watt processor chip.

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Make sure you have the latest bios and clear cmos. But I know what most likely has happened. Either it is a bios issue. Which I doubt. Since HP lists the supported processors. Or you got the high wattage version. Which is 125w. They also have a 95w version depending on the processor you picked. So the mobo probably cannot support 125w and only up to 95w. You should also upgrade to a quality psu. Which could be a issue as well. Stock psu's have enough juice to power things up and maybe add like a sound care or something. If you want to add a quality graphics card. You need a new psu anyways.

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tshev
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Re: Upgrading CPU

I forgot to mention in my post that i also upgraded my power supply to a 600 watt. So i can rule that one out. Thanks for the thoughts though.

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Since you have a bigger PSU then that would leave the issue of only using a 65 watt processor chip.

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