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Windows 7: CPU upgrade on old computer

16 Dec 2019   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Who cares?

Plug it and find out if it works.

Or buy several 4400, 8400, 8500 whatever, for the price of a beer and take back/ throw what doesn't work.

Could have been done hours ago.


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16 Dec 2019   #12
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You could try E8400 or even e8500 - very cheap now. Can't guarantee it will work, but they can be had for pennies so not much of a risk.

No risk at all if you use cex - take it back if not suitable.

CeX (UK): e8500
I'm in the states.
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16 Dec 2019   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, I know. There must be something similar there................................
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16 Dec 2019   #14
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

HP doesn't have any downloads anymore and I'm having trouble identifying the BIOS information. It isn't shown on the boot screen or in CMOS except for 5.16. MSInfo32 shows american megatrendes inc. 5.16 with a date of 10/1/07. I tried looking up that and couldn't find anything definitive. As far as I can tell I need more information that HP has hidden.
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16 Dec 2019   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Ther is some info in the posts here
Compaq SR5350F | AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals

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YES your mobo has 2 memory slots and WILL support 2GB per slot.

YES you can put 2GB in 1 slot and 1GB in the other.

YES there is a limitation on the amount of physical memory that can be used, even with windows vista ultimate 64bit. The chipset has a 32bit DMA so you're stuck at 3,328MB, which is why i offered the info on doing a 2GB + 1GB memory combo. Of that 3,328MB, your OS will have access to 3,318MB due to Intel's gfx chip using the rest.

YES you can use PC2-6400 memory if you want. Still only runs at 667MHz though. It is still accepted by the mobo and works fine.

YES you can actually upgrade your CPU to the E4700. This is recommended over the E2xxx series because the E4xxx series has 2x the cache. I do no know if any of the chips higher than the E4700 would be supported, although i *think* they would be. Maybe not by BIOS, but still usable. Also, Asus acts as if they never made this mobo, so you cannot get any support through them. I've also tried AMI, who made the BIOS for this mobo, and have had no luck there either. I'm certain a more current BIOS version exists that would work for this mobo, just haven't had any luck finding it :/
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16 Dec 2019   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It seems this is the mobo:

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, IPILP-LC (Lancaster8) | HP(R) Customer Support

Uh oh looks like you might need to stick to e4400
ASUS IPILP-LC Motherboard with Intel E8500 Processor | Tom's Hardware Forum


YouTube

drivers and bios 5.19
IPILPLC Drivers, BIOS Update

http://tinyurl.com/IPILP-LC-BIOS-UPDATE-V5-19

Code:
Fixes CMOS defaults reloading feature.
Updates CPU microcode.
Fixes SMART error message during POST.
Fixes BIOS setup screen overlap issues.
Fixes PATA/SATA device detection display issue with 'NONE' string displayed in BIOS main setup.
Improves HP PMD 500GB or 750GB boot time.
Improves audio add-in card detection.
Improves S3 resume time.
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16 Dec 2019   #17
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

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17 Dec 2019   #18
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Any thoughts?
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2 Weeks Ago   #19
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I purchased a pentium d 960 however my computer wouldn't boot with it in it. I could feel that it wasn't sitting all the way down on one side. I put the link to the item I bought. Any ideas on that? Issue 2: I put the old back in and attempted to boot the computer before putting the heatsink back on. I ran it long enough to get windows to start booting before shutting it down. After putting on the heat sink it won't boot at all. I took the heatsink off and made sure that everything was in place including the power cords and ram. It still wouldn't turn on except once but I shut it down before it booted since I still didn't have the heatsink on. Now it's not booting at all. I'm getting a weird clicking from the PSU when I plug it in. Any ideas? I'm not sure where to go from here. Do you think that I damaged the computer while putting the heatsink on?
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2 Weeks Ago   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Do you think that I damaged the computer
sounds like it. You could check for bent pins - videos on yochob about how to do that.

Maybe it is time to get a replacement - plenty of second hand business machines/components around.
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