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Windows 7: HP, transitioning processor to new motherboard

19 Jul 2011   #1
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 
HP, transitioning processor to new motherboard

Hello, i have an hp (unfortunatly) that i have mostly replaced parts to make up for what they have screwed up. However! i am thinking of getting a new mother board and want to know if my processor, like everything else, has been tampered with by hp and if it would be in-compatible in a new motherboard. the processor is an AMD Phenom II 3.4 GHZ quad core black ed. and the computer is a HPE300Z. please and thank you...


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20 Jul 2011   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It would be pretty close to impossible to hack a processor and change any of it's characteristics - like making it display a corporate logo or any other shenanigans.
And I can't imagine the chip manufacturers doing so for them.

I'd say you are safe to assume it is just a processor, not a special HP customized one.
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20 Jul 2011   #3
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

+1 to what he said ^
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20 Jul 2011   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Yeah I find it hard to mess with a cpu like that HP doesn't have Licensing rights so they would breach the contract they have with AMD

That wouldn't be good
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20 Jul 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup any AM3 socket board should be fine as long as it fits your case. The current mobo is Micro-ATX. HP has custom boards built with locked BIOS settings and have used de-tuned graphics cards.
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20 Jul 2011   #6
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
It would be pretty close to impossible to hack a processor and change any of it's characteristics - like making it display a corporate logo or any other shenanigans.
And I can't imagine the chip manufacturers doing so for them.

I'd say you are safe to assume it is just a processor, not a special HP customized one.
thanks for the info, the next question is, is it bad juju to re locate processor from 1 am3 mother board to another, or should i be fine?
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20 Jul 2011   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
It would be pretty close to impossible to hack a processor and change any of it's characteristics - like making it display a corporate logo or any other shenanigans.
And I can't imagine the chip manufacturers doing so for them.

I'd say you are safe to assume it is just a processor, not a special HP customized one.
thanks for the info, the next question is, is it bad juju to re locate processor from 1 am3 mother board to another, or should i be fine?
Shouldn't be a problem as long as its supported on the new motherboard. I moved my Athlon II quad core from an ASUS M2N68 to a M4N68. I cleaned the old thermal past off and applied new past when I did my swap.
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20 Jul 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Take care removing the cooler, sometimes they get stuck very well. Don't touch the pins and be careful not to bend them. I had to replace a CPU once because I dropped it.
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20 Jul 2011   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
It would be pretty close to impossible to hack a processor and change any of it's characteristics - like making it display a corporate logo or any other shenanigans.
And I can't imagine the chip manufacturers doing so for them.

I'd say you are safe to assume it is just a processor, not a special HP customized one.
thanks for the info, the next question is, is it bad juju to re locate processor from 1 am3 mother board to another, or should i be fine?
It's not a problem to move from one board to another just remember AM3 boards are not like intel they have a two hole bracket with a snap lever

also you want to buy some thermal paste/For the Cpu is marked with a gold aero indicating the area of how it goes you will see this when you extract the chip and look under it at the pins it will be a lil gold aero give you the direction the chip goes

after this you should be gold just make sure when you drop the new chip into the new board you use a good amount of thermal paste for over heating not to much cause it will be messy a good glob in the middle and the cooler should be able to spread it out once on properly

I hope this helps you
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20 Jul 2011   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Can ,I recommend getting AM3+ board because your cpu will work great in it with little difference just something to look into

Plus it is the newer technology i run a AM3+ board and im satisfied
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