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HP Pavilion a6720y
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello!

 

I have an HP a6720y with M2N78-LA (Violet - 504879-001) motherboard. I understand this is a very old machine but it is doing the job of home computer (no gaming, just programming and some basic usage). I brought about a minor improvement by adding NVIDIA Quadro K600 GPU  a couple months ago ($27 refurb) and it has been working out well.

 

This machine originally came with Phenom X4 9550 CPU. Although the current processing power is enough for me, i was wondering if this machine is capable of upgrading to any of the Phenom II X4 processors? I am able to secure a used Phenom II X4 920 processor for around $25 but not quite sure if this will work with my machine. Can i please get some guidance on this? If not this processor, any of the other Phenom II X4 processors i could use?

 

Thank you!

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banhien
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@hkap 

 

Its specs

 

     https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c01643511

 

and  Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

  • AMD Athlon X2 (Bt)
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 up to 6000+ (W)
  • AMD Phenom Triple-Core up to 8xxx (AM2+) (Toliman)
  • AMD Phenom Quad-Core 9xxx series (AM2+) up to 9850 (Agena)

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BH
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Hello
here you have what is validated by HP:

https://support.hp.com/za-en/document/c01643511

Socket type: AM2
TDP:
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • AMD Athlon X2 (Bt)
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 up to 6000+ (W)
  • AMD Phenom Triple-Core up to 8xxx (AM2+) (Toliman)
  • AMD Phenom Quad-Core 9xxx series (AM2+) up to 9850 (Agena)

so I'm afraid it won't work

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