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02-13-2011 11:56 AM
I have a M7674N with a Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (C) DC 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz front side bus, Socket 775 processor. I have upgraded the power supply to 700W. It has 8GB of memory.
I was hoping to purchase an affordable upgrade to a faster processor.
I updated the BIOS to the most recent version on the HP website for this MOBO. I purchased a Core 2 Duo Processor E6850 LGA775 3 GHz 4MB L2 Cach 1333 MHz FSB Conroe processor based on the HP Motherboard Specifications. I installed the new processor and all that I got were beeps (no monitor). The fans all started up and ran. The old and new processors look identical with regard to the pins.
I replaced the new processor with the old and everything worked great. I tried again and got the same. I'm still using the old processor without any problems. Any idea what's going on?
02-13-2011 12:09 PM - edited 02-13-2011 12:18 PM
02-13-2011 12:14 PM
DE, here are the Motherboard Specifications for the computer. It shows that you can replace the CPU with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6x00 with Dual Core technology (Conroe). However, it doesn't show a E6850. There simply may be too much difference in the two models to work properly.
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