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Upgrading the P6510f with a Phenom II 965 Black Edition CPU

I own a HP P6510f computer.  It originally had an AMD Athlon X4 630 processor in it.  However, I purchased a Phenom X4 965 Black Edition. I upgraded the power supply to a Thermal Take 500 watt and installed a GT 240 DDR 5 low profile card and I have 16 gigs of ram.

 

However, when I used CPU-Z, it says that the core speed is only 798.01 mhz.  But, all of my other friends have core speeds that are like 4 times that speed, albiet they have different computer systems.  They stated that I needed to change the speed and frequency in the bios.  However, when I press F10 to pull up cmos, I notice that the option to change the CPU or speed is greyed out.  Is the HP motherboard not equipped for overclocking?  Do I have to purchased a different motherboard?  I do not want to increase it by much!  Only a couple of megahertz. 

 

I cleared the CMOS three times.  Each time I did it, I would reboot the system and for about 10/20 seconds CPU-Z would say that my core speed was 3600.00 mhz.  But, then it would go back to the 798.01 mhz 30 seconds later.

 

 

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Re: Upgrading the P6510f with a Phenom II 965 Black Edition CPU

Here are the specs for your HP Pavilion p6510f Desktop Computer and here is a list of the BIOS settings for the H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) motherboard in your computer. The "CPU Type" and "CPU Speed" are greyed out as these are informational fields only. The motherboard doesn't support overcloking at all and "Black Edition" CPUs may not be supported by this motherboard. According to AMD the base/core speed for the Phenom™ II X4 965 Black Edition CPU is 3400MHz. Also note that there are two different Phenom II X4 965 CPUs... one with a 125 watt TDP and one with a 140 watt TDP. Your motherboard only supports valid CPUs up to 125 watts TDP.


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Thank you very much! I am using the 125w version by the way. Perhaps HP's website should be more specific. Under CPU for the specifications screen, it appears that facilitate the 125w Phenom II 965 black edition since the website says it supports "AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (D)". But, you did help me IMMENSELY! Thank you much!!!!
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lasvegaswireman wrote:

Here are the specs for your HP Pavilion p6510f Desktop Computer and here is a list of the BIOS settings for the H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) motherboard in your computer. The "CPU Type" and "CPU Speed" are greyed out as these are informational fields only. The motherboard doesn't support overcloking at all and "Black Edition" CPUs may not be supported by this motherboard. According to AMD the base/core speed for the Phenom™ II X4 965 Black Edition CPU is 3400MHz. Also note that there are two different Phenom II X4 965 CPUs... one with a 125 watt TDP and one with a 140 watt TDP. Your motherboard only supports valid CPUs up to 125 watts TDP.


Wrong. The board will only support up to 95w AMD processors. Black edition is not going to work. If the OP can find a AMD Phenom II x4 955 OEM which is 95w. That is the absolute best you can do. And even then. Thats assuming the bios will read the 955. I don't think HP used many or if any OEM 95w 955's in their machines.

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I cant edit my post for some reason. Any ways. Adding to my post. It is a misprint by HP stating it supports 125w processors. I also hope you don't plan on using the stock power supply? Even with the upgraded 95w processor and if you want to add a decent video card. You need a better power supply.

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Still cant edit. You are also seeing the cpu downclock itself. More like the mobo doing it. The wattage is to high and you will never see full speeds.

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Thank you ! That actually makes more sense than the original response. That is very disappointing. By the way, I have been using a Termaltake 500 watt power supply, and a gt240 video card. The website should be changed.
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[ Edited ]

Please read this thread entitled "Fastest processor on a HP Aloe GL8E motherboard". DxZen has clearly done some research and indicates that there are different versions of the Aloe motherboard. Your's uses HP Part# 612498-001. The Aloe motherboards will support 125 watt CPUs and the specs are not in error as somebody else has indicated.


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