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Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T

Q: Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T

I have a Compaq Presario T P Socket here that I am having trouble putting a processor into It came originally with a -MHz that died I put a into it and I got an error on boot that I needed a BIOS update Processor Compaq 8000T Presario Changing in to support the new clocking and I had to press F to continue the boot After that everything worked fine The quot Press F to Continue quot message was annoying so I removed that processor and returned it I later installed a BIOS update and inserted a -MHz The F message is Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T now gone but the is running at MHz Compaq is no help as I didn t get the processor from them The processors aren t available at a reasonable price they are rare and seem to all cost more than a and I just can t seem to bring myself to pay that premium for the chip I considered a -MHz processor but with the problems Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T I ve had with the I m not sure I want to spend over a hundred dollars and find more problems A processor would solve the problem but I can t find them priced reasonably Does anyone here have any suggestions nbsp

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A: Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T

Never mind. I found a 2200 at a reasonable price at Spartan Technologies for about $130.
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Looking to upgrade the processor on


Currently has AMD ATHLON 64, 2.4 GH, SOCKET AM2
Trying to increase the speed,..I have the memory maxed out. Would one of these be compatable?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2 2x1MB Level 2 cache size ADA6000IAA6CZ

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 3.0GHz 2MB socket AM2 89W ADA6000IAA6CZ

AMD CPU Athlon 64 X2 6000+/3.0GHz/2M/AM2 940pin ADX6000IAA6CZ Dual core
COMPAQ says it can accept 64 X 2 Dual core up to 65 watts? DO these look workable, any other more realistic/cheaper approach on this upgrade...point the way.....what's a good way to go...

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There are two letters after 2175. Could you post those?
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according to HP I can upgrade it to
Socket type: AM2
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Sempron - All

I have copied this info from HP's website, and it really doesn't mean much to me, but was hoping that you guys could help!

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I would think that the difference is negligible depending on what you use the computer for.
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A:Compaq Presario CQ57-426SA processor AMD E-300 upgrade

Hi, It is an AMD processor: Model number    E-300CPU part number    EME300GBB22GV is an OEM/tray microprocessorSocket    BGA413BGA processors, like this one, are soldered on a motherboard, as a result, upgrading or replacing them means buying a new motherboard which means buying a new computer. Regards.
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Have you tried using another program like nero or media player?
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Hello lilevee22,

Before the problem started was anything added to or installed on the system?

Try booting to Last Known Good or Safe Mode.

Restart the computer during the boot process repeatedly tap "F8" you should get

the Advanced Options.

Let us know if able to get the system to boot with either option.
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A:Compaq Presario SR1810NX Not Getting Past Compaq Logo Screen

Try a power drain.
1. Unplug power cord
2. Hold power button in for 60 seconds or more then let go
3. Plug in power cord
4. turn on the power and try to boot to setup (BIOS)

If it enters the BIOS then you should be able to just press F5 to reset to defaults and then F10 to save and exit. The PC should work now.

However, if after the power drain you still can not get in the BIOS than there is a MAJOR problem which would require some type of repair.
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Link to tell you all about your computer.
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Were you at this Hp/Compaq download page ?

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A:Compaq Presario

I decided to see what happened when I ctrl alt delete and then decided to do another recovery. Here's some more info (could not recover errors):
1. C:\WINDOWS\Help\SB\Training\WXPPer\Content\Wave\[email protected]
2. C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntdll.dll
3. C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntkrnlpa.exe
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9. (Black screen instead of error message)
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then all of after about 20% a big blue screen with following:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. IF this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup options, and then select safe Mode.

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A:compaq presario

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A:Solved: Compaq Presario

The manual doesn't say .. But I'd try the F10 key at Bootup.

You can also Email HP support and see if they know ...
... and If you can still get the recovery CDs ..
[email protected]

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A:Compaq presario recovery

ok why can you use your restore cd to boot the the laptop with pressing F11 when booting the laptop,then follow the instruction.

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Compaq Recovery CD options
The Compaq Recovery CD enables you to restore your system files from a separate partition on your hard drive. The four options on the Recovery CD are listed below.

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A:Compaq Presario 1247 - Need Help

have you tried the ultimate boot CD:

It containes many utilities that might help.

it is bootable so it should load

Steve L
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hi Fwilli2 welcome to TSF,

take the keyboard off and re-seat the ribbon cable. you might want to try uninstalling the keyboard from device manager and then restart computer see if it work before you take keyboard out.
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Here's a link to their site with instructions.
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Whoa! You're using this dinosaur? o_o
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A:Compaq Presario 7470

The front panel wireing is one problem with trying to put a non Compaq board in a Compaq case . . the power supply may be another . . a lot of the OEM's use a proprietary Power supply with non standard connectors.

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Welcome to TSF....

To get it to boot from the cd you have to change the boot order in BIOS. This can be done during boot up when you can open the BIOS and set it.

The cd you used is it the recovery cd for the computer?
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Try cleaning your Recovery disc.
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Right-Click on My Computer, select Manage. In the left pane there should be a listing for Disk Management - click that.

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I almost hate to ask if the volume control is set to mute so we'll pass on that one.

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A:Compaq Presario cq61

Quote: Originally Posted by jav

I have recently upgrade my OS from Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate by clean install method.
I think so far everything works except microphone which I solved by installing updates from windows update.
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A:Need Help With Restore Of Compaq Presario

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A:Ok new laptop compaq presario

You may need to disable the original webcam

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I did this on a machine at work 2 weeks ago. Check, do the auto detect thing, and update the bios. should solve the problem.

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if left it keeps rebooting to this page
if i press enter it goes to compaq sign and looks like it gonna work but then goes back to same screen

i can get into the bios and can do a system recovery but it just puts me to a plain light blue screen and nothing happens

please help

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Any ideas what is going on?

A:Compaq Presario 2700T

Does this happen when the power connector is attached?

Are there any lights on when the power connector is attached? For example, does the battery charge?

Do not be rough with the cable, but the power plug that connects to the laptop, does it make any difference if you gently bend the cable around or move the connector in the socket? (Occasionally over time either the cable becomes damaged or the socket becomes loose)
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Any ideas what is going on?

A:Compaq Presario 2700T

I took the keypad off and found the heatsink and fan loose from the motherboard. The four soldered nuts that the heatsink and fan mounting plate screw onto are broken off from the motherboard. I am not sure if this is what is causing the problem but it's not good. I tried to start the computer while holding pressure on the loose mounting plate but it did not make any difference.
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I can not find the org. disc that came with the computer, but i have my xp disc from my lap top will that be ok and or do i need that
I ran the malware and found 16 viruses. A lot to do with tool bar locations or something.
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I did find that it runs like new in safe mode if that helps.
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Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

I've removed your email address, as we reply to the forum, and putting it up may give you spam.

Can you explain a bit more on what you're trying to do? You say open it, do you mean log on?


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Hello grafenwohr
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Any Good ?
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A:Compaq Presario HDD replacement ?s

Welcome to the TSG forum.
Which Compaq Laptop ???

Have you backed up all your personal Data ??

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A:Compaq presario 1200XL111

It is possible for the cmos battery to cause similiar problems, but from what you are saying it looks like a processor problem. For the system to just shut off in the middle of being used and unable to start up again, shows the possibility that the processor has overheated and the machine has powered off, however because the machine is still too hot it wouldnt fully start up again.
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