Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton
Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen
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