if i was to try putting in a new cpu with the same socket (AM2) and my motherboard wont have it what will happen? I have a compaq presario sr2020nx the motherboard is a asustek ,model naos,version 1.05,chip vendor nvidia corp,chipset model c51 pci express bridge,south bridge mcpd1 lpc bridge, cpu amd athlon 64 3500+, cpu socket am2, max cpu speed 3700mhz, i want to put a athlon 64X2 in but i cant find out what i can or cant put in. PLEASE HELP!!!
If you are very lucky - Nothing If you are unlucky one or the other will kill! 64 CPUs and MoBo's that accept the same are designed together. Putting one or the other together is probably not possible For a start 64CPU are designed to operate from a separate 12v supply, and draw more current than 32 bit CPU's So does the existing MoBO have a 2 part power input and does the existing PSU have the appropriate power and cabling ?
As far as I can tell from the Compaq support website, your mobo supports Athlon 64 and Sempron only.
The Asus website is ponderously slow, and useless for checking cpu support for these HP / Compaq boards.
I'm pretty confident it won't support a dual core cpu like an Athlon X2. If you drop one in and try to start it up I imagine you'll get some beeps, or nothing at all. As to whether you'll have damaged cpu, mobo or both, I have no idea.
sorry thought my spec was on that thread, cant find it, anyway, this is current spec: amd 64 5200x2 2 gb 4200 ddr2 8800 gtx hyper 520 watt psu akasa evo 120 (just fits) but lowers temps from the stock hsf by 20 degrees, keep your eye on temps as the mobo was built with dual core in mind but the case cooling wasnt, if you use this cooler it sits about an inch from the exhaust so keep the whole system about 5 degrees cooler hope this helps and sorry about previous link adam
One way of comparing is checking on click here - it gives the information on what motherboard is installed on each Compaq PC (although they may be given names by HP/Compaq) - if yours is the same as one with a better CPU, the chances are it should be OK.