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01-02-2014 09:59 PM - last edited on 01-03-2014 06:39 AM by OrnahP
I intend to upgrade my laptop. Need to verify the cpu i found online will work with existing motherboard and if it does what bios upgrade will I need. I also would like to upgrade my wifi adapter. Need to know if the one I found online will work and what drivers to download from your site.
HP Compaq Presario CQ56 (Purchased in 2011)
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CURRENT SETUP (same as factory except for HDD)
OS Widows 7 sp1 Home Premium
MB Hewlett-Packard 1604 88.17
Chip ATI™ RS880M / Southbridge - SB820
BIOS HP F.18 04/18/2011
CPU AMD V Series V140 Single Core, Socket S1, 2.3GHz, 1.6GHz Bus, .512MB L2
Mem 2GB 1333mhz DDR3
HDD Seagate MomentusXT 750GB 7200RPM SATA
NET Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n 1x1 WiFi adapter 605560-005
BIOS (Not sure, HP F.18, 4.07M 05/03/2011 upgrade is recommended on your site for this laptop but probably not if I am going to a dual core cpu)
CPU AMD Phenom II N660 Dual Core, Socket S1, 3GHz, 1.8GHz Bus, .2MB L2
Mem 8GB 1333mhz DDR3
SSD Kingston 240GB SV300S37A
NET Broadcom Mini PCIe card BCM4313 802.11n with Bluetooth (Not sure what HP drivers I need for this)
01-03-2014 02:35 AM
Nevermind! After reading a bit futher information on product manufactures sites and HP site I found all the answers.
The motherboard does support the AMD Phenom II N660 Dual-Core Mobile (HMN660DCR23GM) and has been tested and benchmarked. The HP F.18, 4.07M 05/03/2011 BIOS update will be fine as far as I can tell from reading.
The Broadcom Mini PCIe card BCM4313 802.11n with Bluetooth is supported on the motherboard and the drivers are listed on my product page.
Sooo, wish me luck!!
11-21-2016 06:48 PM
I have a similar CQ56-115dx but with a BIOS of HP F.06, 11/8/2010
I just want to update to the same N660 CPU from the origianl V140 model.
I went to the HP product site and it showed no software updates available for this computer.
However, going online, I see that the BIOS HP F.06 has had numerous updates since 2010, including yours.
I took advatnage of the MS offer and took the FREE upgrade to Windows 10 and the machine is running fine.
Will the current BIOS I have on this computer work with the N660 CPU ? Or will I have to find a way update
the BIOS to a different one that will work with the N660 CPU ? If so, do you have a possible link to the needed new BIOS ?
I've had 8Gb of RAM for a few years on this machine.
Thanks in advance !!