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Windows 7: Looking for advice on a cpu upgrade

03 Jun 2013   #31
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Like Doc said above, the CPU you are looking at is 125 Watt TDP and the CPU you are currently using is 95 Watt TDP. I know the motherboard spec page says AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb) but that doesn't mean it supports CPU's with a higher than 95 Watt TDP. That means that CPU's in that family with the same requirements should work. I would do more research, or even call or chat with HP and find out before I spent any money.
The default cpu was 2.6 95 watt. The one I have in it us 2.8 125 watt


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03 Jun 2013   #32
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Like Doc said above, the CPU you are looking at is 125 Watt TDP and the CPU you are currently using is 95 Watt TDP. I know the motherboard spec page says AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb) but that doesn't mean it supports CPU's with a higher than 95 Watt TDP. That means that CPU's in that family with the same requirements should work. I would do more research, or even call or chat with HP and find out before I spent any money.
KBrady is right HP aren't known to use high power components so that would be a great suggestion and just to let you know two types of 965BE 140W TDP and 125W TDP of course you want to shoot for the lower wattage
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03 Jun 2013   #33
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emmett82 View Post
The default cpu was 2.6 95 watt. The one I have in it us 2.8 125 watt
At a guess I would say that it is being misread, as all x4 630's are 95W,

Compare AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom
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03 Jun 2013   #34
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Like Doc said above, the CPU you are looking at is 125 Watt TDP and the CPU you are currently using is 95 Watt TDP. I know the motherboard spec page says AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb) but that doesn't mean it supports CPU's with a higher than 95 Watt TDP. That means that CPU's in that family with the same requirements should work. I would do more research, or even call or chat with HP and find out before I spent any money.
KBrady is right HP aren't known to use high power components so that would be a great suggestion and just to let you know two types of 965BE 140W TDP and 125W TDP of course you want to shoot for the lower wattage
... I have a 125 what cpu in iy right now
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03 Jun 2013   #35
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emmett82 View Post
The default cpu was 2.6 95 watt. The one I have in it us 2.8 125 watt
At a guess I would say that it is being misread, as all x4 630's are 95W,

Compare AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom
Its a 710 or 720 not 630
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03 Jun 2013   #36
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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03 Jun 2013   #37
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Well have to say Story has proven to be correct there is no chip that you stated in that range of watts

But you are in luck if you are currently running a under wattage chip it doesn't matter it says your board supports all AM3 CPU'S PhenomII 9xxx 9xxe 8xxx something series http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...c01925562#N546 so you should be fine but if you are running a 710 or 20 there not 125 watts
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03 Jun 2013   #38
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is the list of 95W AM3 CPU's,

AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom

The only Phenom x4 9xx that are 95W are the; 910, and select 925 and 945 which were at the time much more easily available in the 125W version.
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03 Jun 2013   #39
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Well have to say Story has proven to be correct there is no chip that you stated in that range of watts

But you are in luck if you are currently running a under wattage chip it doesn't matter it says your board supports all AM3 CPU'S PhenomII 9xxx 9xxe 8xxx something series http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...c01925562#N546 so you should be fine but if you are running a 710 or 20 there not 125 watts
I'm not sure the exact 7xx model I have I just know its a 125 watt cpu
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03 Jun 2013   #40
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ah my cpu must be the 910 wasn't sure if it was 710 or 910 haha
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