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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
I am upgrading a Compaq Presario 5000 model #5WB220 with a very low 15 GB hard drive for a friend. It currently has Windows ME and there is no Compaq Restore CD.
I have increased the memory to 320 by adding an additional 256 MB RAM.
I am wanting to totally replace the 15GB hard drive with an 80 GB hard drive and load Windows XP Home.
The problem I am finding out is that Compaq has propriertory info on a partition within the existing drive. From what I understand without the Restore CD, I can't put the new drive in.
I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives to doing this.
Can I install XP on the existing drive and then transfer all the data (to include the compaq proprietory info) to the new drive in a slave position?
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Original 500GB HDD was showing signs of eminent failure.I successfully cloned the drive to a new 400GB HDD, using NORTON GHOST.(I know this drive is smaller than the original, but less than 30GB was being used on the original)Anyway, The new drive would not boot.Assuming that the problem may be OS license-related, I ordered the Compaq Recovery Discs Set.While waiting for the Recovery Disc Set to arrive, I purchased a Sandisk 120GB SSD.(Again, I know that the 120GB SSD is smaller than the original 500GB HDD that came with the computer, but I do not plan to even fill it 50%.)Anyway, The Recovery Disc Set arrived and I attemted to use it on the new Sandisk 120GB SSD.The process seemed to go fine, all 3 discs of the set seemed to copy, and then the computer restarts and a screen displaying files flying across the screen from one folder to another stays there forever.I waited 15 hours and came back and I still just see:Files flying across the screen, from one folder to another folder.The drive activity light is blinking, but obviously there is a problem. Some possible related facts/information:The SSD is detected in the BIOS.The SSD Checks good, by the BIOS Diagnostics "Smart" Tests.I cannot find anywhere in the BIOS to disable AHCI, it only shows SATA or IDE.Current Bios version is 5.5.5, and I have been unable to find a BIOS Update anywhere.Current Memory (RAM) is 4GB (2x2GB), which was an upgrade since the machine was originally purchased. Can someone p... Read more
Greetings, I use Paragon Professional Disk Imaging software. Try Macrium Reflect free. Disk cloning is also included in the free version. Cheers!Read other 1 answers
I have had a Compaq Presario 1500 laptop for about 2 years now, and I am quite un-satisfied when it comes to multi-tasking several applications at the same time. Sometimes it is so slow that I cannot minimize a full-screen application to read up on something on the net. I currently only have 256 megs of ram, but I read on the internet that tihs model could have up to 1 gigabyte. This is great, but therein lies my question. The laptop has two ram slots, one of which has been empty since i got the computer. Could I get a gig of ram and still keep the 256y meg stick as an added boost? or is the 1 gig the maximum for both slots?
Well if your laptop supports a maximum of 1gb then that means 512mb per RAM slot.
Here are a few links on Newegg which is the Maximum Memory you could get for your Laptop. This is if you are in USA
I have a compaq presario 800. It have run out of warrenty. My friend have given me a 20GB harddisk, i am thinking of installing it in myself, but i am scared when i open the laptop up, some small components will drop out and i will not be able to use my system anymore.
Anyone with the experience in upgrading harddisk or know of any website that have pics that show how to upgrade a compaq presario 800 harddisk?
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I have an old Presario 5461 and I wanted to see if it was worth uprgrading (for some reason I am emotionally attached to it LOL).
How would you upgrade this machine if you had it?
(I already upgraded the memory once but there's room for more)
Processor: 500 MHz AMD-K6-2 processor with 3DNow technology
System bus: 100 MHz system bus
System memory: 64 MB, 100 MHz SyncDRAM, shared memory architecture, three total DIMM slots upgradable to 384 MB - 8 MB dedicated for video memory (SyncDRAM DIMM required)
Hard drive: 10.0 GB 2 UltraDMA hard drive
- Use CD-R and CD-RW media for recording or rewriting capability.
- Store up to 650 MB of data or up to 74 minutes of music.
- 24x Max reading and 4x MAX recording for creating CDs with maximum performance and flexibility.
- Create CD-ROM discs quickly and easily with just!burn software.
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Cache: 512K L2 Pipeline Burst Cache
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so not sure what your final specs are - i would upgrade the memory - thats the quick upgrade - but you have upgraded 3 times ... to what ....
Good morning, I have Windows 7 on it now, and it runs just fine, but the specs say it can only take 2GB of memory. I didn't know if the Compaq Presario SR5030NX is capable of running Windows 8, and if that would allow it to use more memory, or if the memory is a hardware limitation. Thank you,Tania
The following weblink will suggest whether HP has tested your system for Windows 8:http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ad/windows-8/instructions.html If your system is not tested, HP will not release the drivers directly for your model through HP.com website. The following weblink will suggest if your system is compatible with Windows 8:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8 If your system is compatible with Windows 8, most of the drivers would be available through Windows 8. If you need any specific drivers, please follow these steps:1. In the Run box type devmgmt.msc.2. Unknown devices would be listed as such and marked out with a yellow question mark.3. Select the unknown device or other device for which you need drivers and right click to access Properties.4. In the Properties window click on Details tab and select Device Instance Id or Hardware ID from the drop down.5. An alphanumeric string like this PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7130&SUBSYS_012F1025&REV_01\4&6B16D5B&0&33F0 is the identification marker for the device.6. Please provide this number so that we can suggest the appropriate driver. According to the specifications of your system, the motherboard can only support 2GB maximum memory:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00910113Read other 4 answers
Had to make some upgrades to accomodate windows 10: gpu NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, power supply Rosewill RG430-S12 Green ATX12V & EPS12V 430 watt, and Ram is now 8 GB. Windows 10 installed and running fine. Figured "why leave the cpu hanging?" My research tells me that the motherboard is:Motherboard, M2N68-LA (Narra6)The serial number is: 4CE0100R9LI am not 100% sure (98% sure the motherboard is correct)My question is: Can I upgrade the cpu (which is AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor 2.8 GHz) to a AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz Quad-Core ( HDX955WFK4DGM) 95 watt? I believe I can. Also is there a chance the motherboard in my pc is not whomI think it is? Thank you in advance for any help!
Hi I found this, hope this helps Processor upgrade informationMotherboard supports the following processor upgrades:Socket type: AM3TDP: 95 wattAMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb)AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka)AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto)AMD II Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)AMD II Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)AMD II Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)AMD Sempron 1xx (Sargas)Refer link : http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01949110Read other 5 answers
My Presario CQ60 is quite old, but still works great, but the operating system and Office needs to be upgraded. Currently running under Windows VISTA (Basic), and Windows Live Essentials 2011. I would like to upgrade the operating system (VISTA) to one of the later versions of Windows, and would like to upgrade to a more modern version of Microsoft Office which includes MS Outlook as the email manager. Any help in how to determine which programs can run on this model laptop is appreciated. Tomja2 in Kinsale, VA
@Tomja2 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! There are two kinds of "upgrades" to newer versions of Windows -- one with an Upgrade Path, and others without. The Upgrade Path means that when you upgrade the OS, you can retain your settings, personal data, and applications. This is only offered (historically) from one OS version to the next. So, in your case, that means it only works upgrading Vista to Win7. Without an Upgrade Path, you would only upgrade the OS components. You would have to redo all your settings, restore all your personal data, and reinstall all your applications. Anything newer than Win7 is going to be this kind of Upgrade, basically a whole new installation of Windows. As to Win8, your best bet there would be Win8.1 -- if you can find it, as that introduced a lot of improvements over Win8. But, MS also removed the Start Menu, starting with Win8. So, if you decide on Win8.1, I strongly recommend you then consider installing a third-party Start Menu. And finally, I would advise very strongly against trying to upgrade to Win10. HP does not provide any Win10 drivers for your PC, and without those, you are stuck with the generic drivers Microsoft will install, and most likely, that will mean that one of more of your hardware devices are not going to functional properly. As to the specific programs, your best bet is to visit any support forums for the programs you are ru... Read moreRead other 1 answers
Hi thereIm looking to upgrade my desktop pc.What i plan:-Amd phenom iix4 965 black edition-Msi r7 i thnik it needs 500watts-Maby a new psu, my one only has 230wattsPlease can you tell me if i can fit these items and any recommendations if not.Thanks Note: Im paartly new to building computers only had experience of changing hard drvies, gpu and ram.Thanks!Read other answers
Hi, i have a compaq presario c700 runing on vista home premium. It has only 1 gb ram installed so i tried to upgrade to 3 gb ram, all i get is a blue screen saying there is aproblem, i have tried to instal a fresh operating system but it won't let me??When i put the original ram back in it works fine. I have another compaq and swapped the ram and the hd over i then had nothing? The system will only work with the pre-installed ram, 'HELP'
2 gigs is the max: http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/hp+-+compaq-memory/Presario+C700+Series/Presario+C700T+Series-upgrades.htmlRead other 10 answers
Here's the problem:
Someone asked me to see if I could upgrade an early (old) Compaq Presario 5WV254 computer. The first thing I did was max out the RAM (768MB) using Crucial's 'certified' Compaq modules.
This dinosaur has a 40GB hard drive and an nVidia 8MB graphics card. I placed Windows XP Pro into the drive and proceeded to format the drive with NTFS. Everything went smoothly, and the machine rebooted after installing the drivers, etc.
Unfortunately, instead of continuing to proceed with the usual installation process, it starts the initial setup process over and over (I let this happen about 7 times) and will not complete the installation.
I've performed upgrades on lots of these older Compaq Presarios, but have never encountered this before.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how this issue can resolved?
Thanks in advance.
I have the above laptop, but the harddisk space is running out. The quotation from compaq for the harddisk upgrade is very ex. I have bought a new harddisk. But i can't find any webby that teaches how to DIY upgrade the harddisk for my presario 800. How any1 done it b4 or maybe thats a web site that teaches how to do it?
Any help is appreciated.
Hallo, I'm trying to upgrade my CQ60 300 SI which stock CPU is a Sempron SI-42 mounted on a Wistron 303C Socket s1 MOBO with a AMD Turion 64 X2 TMDTL60HAX5DM but as I have installed it my PC didn't start. I had a black screen with no tentative bootstrap. I had already upgraded my BIOS to the F.54 from the old F.35 version, but this didn't help at all. Is there anybody who experienced the same problem and have found a wayout to solve the issue? Thanks in advance
Hi, Turion 64 X2 MDTL60HAX5DM it is not compatible because it belongs to the previous generation AMD Socket S1g1 Processors compatible with your laptop, belong to AMD Puma platform (2008) core Lyon Socket S1g2 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02985882 AMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-88 2.50-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-87 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-86 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-85 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-84 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-82 2.20-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core ZM-80 2.10-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-70 2.00-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-72 2.10-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-74 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-75 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-76 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core RM-77 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheRead other 1 answers
I would like to upgrade the memory on my Compaq Presario f500 laptop but I can't find the specs anywhere to know how much I can upgrade to. entering the product number gives me Compaq Presario f500 CTO, and states info is not on the web.
It had vista on when I bought it, but I wiped that and installed Linux. Linux tells me it currently has the following:
L1 cache 64kB
L1 Cache 1024kB.
I assume from that I can put a 1gB stick into the 64 slot?
Do I need to take the current sticks out to determine what type it is, and how to I decipher that information?
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I have doubled the memory in my laptop and the basic system seems to note the increase.
However, I notice from the memory usage monitor that the usage never exceeds 50% ..... which would suggest the system does not appear to use the extra memory ...
....is there a software / confirhuration thing I need to do in addition to simply adding the memory ......???
I confirm that the basic system seems to note the full memory is present ... its just that the op sys does not seem to use it???
Let's see what system info files say.
Please run this app - http://jcgriff2.com/0x2/Windows_NT6_..._jcgriff2_.exe
When it is complete, Windows Explorer will open to your Documents folder and a newly created folder named Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 will be hilighted.
Zip up the entire folder and attach to your next post.
Regards. . .
I intend to upgrade my laptop. Need to verify the cpu i found online will work with existing motherboard and if it does what bios upgrade will I need. I also would like to upgrade my wifi adapter. Need to know if the one I found online will work and what drivers to download from your site.
HP Compaq Presario CQ56 (Purchased in 2011)Model: CQ56-115DXSerial:[Personal Information Removed]Product: XG809UA#ABA
CURRENT SETUP (same as factory except for HDD)OS Widows 7 sp1 Home PremiumMB Hewlett-Packard 1604 88.17Chip ATI? RS880M / Southbridge - SB820BIOS HP F.18 04/18/2011CPU AMD V Series V140 Single Core, Socket S1, 2.3GHz, 1.6GHz Bus, .512MB L2Mem 2GB 1333mhz DDR3HDD Seagate MomentusXT 750GB 7200RPM SATANET Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n 1x1 WiFi adapter 605560-005
INTENDED UPGRADEBIOS (Not sure, HP F.18, 4.07M 05/03/2011 upgrade is recommended on your site for this laptop but probably not if I am going to a dual core cpu)CPU AMD Phenom II N660 Dual Core, Socket S1, 3GHz, 1.8GHz Bus, .2MB L2Mem &n... Read more
Nevermind! After reading a bit futher information on product manufactures sites and HP site I found all the answers. The motherboard does support the AMD Phenom II N660 Dual-Core Mobile (HMN660DCR23GM) and has been tested and benchmarked. The HP F.18, 4.07M 05/03/2011 BIOS update will be fine as far as I can tell from reading. The Broadcom Mini PCIe card BCM4313 802.11n with Bluetooth is supported on the motherboard and the drivers are listed on my product page. Sooo, wish me luck!!Read other 2 answers
I just installed a simm in the external memory slot for the compaq presior 1200, for my neice.
She didn't have the manual. Her notebook is running with windows 98.
Do we need to anything else besides put the memory in the slot on the bottom of the presario 1200 for it to function. And if so what?
Do we need to change any settings or anything, or will everything happen automatically once I have installed the Simm.
Make sure the memory is FOR that Compaq, as generic memory is sometimes not compatible with Compaq computers.
But otherwise, pop it in, put the cover back on, power up... the system may BEEP "MEMORY CHANGE" - then reboot or something... but nothing to it.
I have an old Compaq and want to increase the RAM to the maximum. Presently have two sticks of 128 SDRAM. I want to know if I can increase the RAM beyond 256 MB. What is the highest possible amount on this machine? I have searched the HP/Compaq sites endlessly but can't find out what the maximum RAM I can install. The only success on the HP/Compaq site was a out of stock stick at 128.
System Serial Number: 1X07DTZ9R1T7
750 megahertz Intel Pentium III
Board: Compaq 06C0h
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 686C3 04/18/2001
256 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM1' has 128 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 128 MB
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Ive got 6-7 year old Presario M2000 lappy that's running 1GB of RAM on it atm. I used a piece of software to test the max RAM that can be used on the laptop and it said 2GB.
Now when i read this (And i checked out a few other sites too):
512MB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR PC2700 upgrades for HP - Compaq Presario M2000 Series Laptop/Notebook, CT526869 from Crucial.com
It says that the max RAM that this laptop can handle is 512MB per slot (which is what i have right now).
Does this mean i can't upgrade to 1GB per slot in order to have 2GB on this laptop?? If so was the software wrong?
Thanks for any help..
Run the Crucial System Scanner on the computer. This should tell you the RAM type and how much RAM the motherboard will support. This should confirm that this motherboard will only support 1X 512 MB chip per slot for a total of 1GBRead other 3 answers
I would like to upgrade the RAM in this dinosaur. What exactly do I need, and where is the cheapest place online I can find it? Thanks.
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hey guys, i just did a scan with 'HD Tune 3.50 Pro' and it found one 'damaged block' and from what i can tell it isn't possible to repair it?
does anyone know how i can replace the hard drive?
i was thinking about replacing the RAM. how difficult is this?
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After purchasing (1) 128 MB SDRAM, PC133 RAM stick for my old Compaq Presario, Model 5822, with a Pentium II processor, 550 MHZ, I realized that the "Computer Wiz" sales kid at the Best Buy didn't know what the heck he was talking about.
After a search here, (what I should have done before buying) I checked the following sites that were recomended by the TG members:
Apparently, I should have bought 1(or 2) PC100, SDRAM RAM stick(s). However, I still have a few questions that I hope someone will answer:
1) Memory.com & Crucial.com say that the maximum memory for this computer is 256 MB, while Kingston.com says that the maximum possible is 512 MB. The computer has two RAM Slots (64 MB & a 32 MB). Who is right?
2) On the package of the new, ill purchased, 128 MB PC 133, it shows also 16x64. What does this mean? Should I watch out for these numbers during my next trip to BEST BUY?
3) Whats the deal with DDRAM, SDRAM, RAM, .....Which one is right for my computer?
PS. In case anybody is wondering, I put in the 128 MB RAM along with the existing 64 MB RAM. The Computer displayed (counted) the RAM up in the top corner (white characters on a black sc... Read more
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I was recently given a Compaq Presario CQ57 (300 Series) by a friend running Windows 10 64 Bit. Processor - AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz It was running very slow so I upgraded the Hard Drive to an SSD and increased the RAM to 8GB. I then did a clean install of WIN 10 64 bit. While this has improved the speed a little bit it is nowhere near as fast as I would have expected. The only software I am running at the moment is McAfee Anti-Virus and Firewall. Does anyone have any suggestions that could still be making it very sluggish. I gather that it is not possible to upgrade the processor. Thank youRead other answers
Hey guys, been a while since I last posted here.
Alright so recently I got myself a Compaq Presario SR1000 which I stumbled across in my local market after buying some new gear for work, the PC is fully refurbished and was W-XP and now W-7 after a complete format of the hard drive and sticking Windows 7 on.
Also got myself a decent enough graphics card for the PC games I currently own.
Okay now so, eh...The computer itself is very old and the hardware within it before I had installed the new graphics card which is a Radeon HD 6670 is say more than five years old at least, I'm wanting to turn this computer into a new gaming PC and so I'm looking for a new motherboard.
I'm not sure at the moment of what type motherboard it is, but I'm thinking its a MATX (Mid-ATX) board.
I'm wondering though if anyone knows of any other motherboard that would fit the Presario SR1000?
If you want to upgrade, along with a new motherboard, you will need new memory, CPU, CPU cooler and power supply at a minimum. Basically you are building a brand new computer. As cases are relatively inexpensive I would also go with a better case that has more cooling as it will be needed for a "gaming" system. Factory PC cases are not usually designed with the cooling needed for a gaming PC. Also consider Compaq Presario computers (and cases) are the "low end" or "inexpensive" line from HP.Read other 1 answers
can anyone tell me what kind of ram do i need..apparently i have to have a specific part number according to my pc...
Go To 4allmemory.com And Use The Memory Finding Tool.you Need To Know What Kind Of Pc You Have And It Will Tell You What Memory Upgrade You Need.
Hi all, I have searched all over the internet and cannot find anything that tells me whether I can upgrade the processor in my laptop. I currently run an Athlon XP-M 2400+, and I would like to upgrade it to an Athlon XP-M 3000+. I am pretty sure I will need a new bios, and the chip is supported by the motherboard. Can anyone help me find a bios that will work? Or is it just not possible to upgrade my laptop. . .
There are two letters after 2175. Could you post those?
I need some help with my compaq on whether i could change my processor to a better one.
i have done some upgrades myself by changing the ram to 2gb and the graphics card to a ati 5670 and the power supply to a 560w.
Heres the link to the computer info:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...foCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3330128
I would also like some suggestion on a cpu that is a mid-high range processor thks!
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I have a Compaq Presario Model No. V2036AP Notebook. It?s Product No. is PP967PA#UUF. Other details are,Processor :- Intel CentrinoRAM :- Upgraded to 2 GB (1 GB x 2)OS :- Upgraded to Windows 7 Home Edition, SP-1, 32 Bit The original HDD which came with the Laptop crashed 2 days back (November 01, 2015) and since then I have been searching like crazy on the net regarding upgrading to a SSD, but did not find any relevant information about my particular model referred above and hence this post. My queries are:- Option-1, can I fit an Internal SSD of 256 or 128 GB?If yes, then what should be the specifications for the SSD?What modifications will I have to do for Option-1? Option-2, can I fit an External SSD and operate it through one of the 3 USB Ports?What modifications will I have to do for Option-2? Option-3, can I fit an External HDD and operate it through one of the 3 USB Ports?What modifications will I have to do for Option-3? Option-4, can I fit an Internal HDD of 256 or 128 GB?What should be the specifications for the Internal HDD for Option-4? I am really interested in operating my above Laptop through SSD only, so if somebody can give a solution to that effect it will be very very helpful. Waiting for your early responses & Thanks In Advance! Warm Regards LUCKYSTRIKE
No the issue is the type of hard drive and how it plugs in, and you have this kind And an SSD is this kind: See the difference in the interface? So it is a round plug/square hole kind of thing. I could go on technically about different types of storage controllers and how SSDs optimize speed but the different plug-ins is a deal-killer from the get-go. About all you can do if you want to speed up hard drive performance is to find a 7200 rpm PATA (top picture) hard drive which will be significantly faster than a 4200 or 5400 rpm kind, which is likely what you had/have. I actually bought a supply of 60 gig 7200 rpm IDE/PATA laptop drives I use in my hobby of refurbishing older laptops. I don't want to sell to an HP Forum member (kind of a conflict of interest) but I can probably steer you to the place I got them if you will send me a PM. My real best advice is that your laptop if it were a car would be entitled to have "Antique" plates and is actually just a little newer than some of the "old" laptops in my "vintage" collection. The market is very buyer-friendly and you can get a laptop that will run rings around yours for maybe $300 these days and will allow you to use a modern operating system with some semblance of security. I don't think yours could run anything newer than XP. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.Read other 7 answers
I just bought a compaq presario cq5320f computer and i am wanting to upgrade the video card. Im kinda new to the hardware end of things and was wondering if any body had any ideas for a power supply and video card that would be easy on the low budget side of things. Any help would be very much appreciated! Here are my specs as listed on newegg.com.
Brand COMPAQ Series Presario Model CQ5320F(AY030AA#ABA) Recommended Usage Home / Home Office Processor AMD Athlon II X2 240(2.8GHz) Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor Cache Per Processor 2MB L2 Cache Memory 3GB DDR3 1333 Hard Drive 500GB SATA Optical Drive 1 SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 256MB integrated shared graphics memory. Up to 1407MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows 7 Audio Sound card - Integrated Ethernet 10/100Base-T network interface Keyboard Compaq USB keyboard Mouse Compaq USB optical mouse Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Motherboard Chipset NVIDIA nForce MCP61P Chipset CPU CPU Type Athlon II X... Read more
Try the Windows Compatibility Center for finding compatible hardware: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx.
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Hello, I want to upgrade from the E-300 dual core 1.30ghz processor currently installed in my Compaq Presario CQ57-426SA. Can you please provide a list of compatible AMD Processors I can install into this notebook PC? Thank you.
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.Read other 2 answers
Hey to all! Since my girlfriends cq61 died, and led blinking gives me CPU failure, i would like to replace its CPU.I have already taken CQ61 apart and CPU inside was AMD Sempron M120. Since i am replacing it anyway i tought i would put something more powerful in. What CPU-s are supported by my model? I read in this thread http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/Compaq-Presario-CQ61-415sa-Processor-Upg... That M620 - Turion II Ultra @ 2.5GHz is supported on some CQ61 models, will it work for me? Is that best i can do? Best RegardsMix
Before you focus in on the CPU I will let you know that it is much more likely the problem is the motherboard than the CPU.Read other 6 answers
I was wondering if the following are able to be put into a compaq sr5110nx. Mind you I will be either getting a new HDD or formating the one in it and putting Windows XP Home Edition as the OS,and getting rid of Vista.
Thanks so much for responses!!
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on my compaq presario sr1630nx i have a power supply running a ATX-300-12Z Rev:.BD 300W and i wanna upgrade to one of these three but im not sure how to tell if they would be a direct fit to my system or are they all one size fits all. can i get someones advise?
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I'm not sure if this belongs in Drivers or here, but I'm having an issue with the video drivers on my laptop. It's an HP Compaq Presario V6000 series,v6205 according to the limited tech support I received.
The laptop was purchased in '06 and originally ran Windows Vista, however I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit a couple of days ago, and have had an issue finding compatible drivers, namely a driver for my nVidia graphics card. HP's website has the drivers for XP and Vista, but want to charge me to get 7 compatible drivers (59.99 for a one-time use). I've read on other forums that it is possible to take the non-manufacturer drivers and modify the .INF files to work, but I'm inexperienced with that sort of stuff. Can anyone offer some advice or walk me through this? The card is an nVidia GeForce 6150. If there are any other details I've left out, I'd be happy to add them. Thanks in advance.
EDIT: In the event that I can't secure the proper drivers, does anyone know if Linux is an option for such a machine? Or would the same driver issues be present?
Try these drivers,
NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.62 WHQL
I would be very gratefull if some could tell me how to get hold of the most recent BIOS for my rather old laptop. I have read the manual on line but there can apparently be a number of different mother boards for the V6000 series. It is a Compaq V6000 with p/n RM484EA#ABU and s/n CNF6451536 Thanks in advance, SimonRead other answers
so i want to upgrade my motherboard because i wanna upgrade my processor but the processor i want is a AM2 Socket and my motherboard is a 939 socket can someone give me a little help what motherboard is compatible with my system and can replace my ASUS A8AE-LE on my Compaq Presario SR1630NX Desktop PC?
With all the parts you are looking at changing,you would probably
be better off buying a new computer case and building from
If you change the motherboard and cpu,you won't be able
to use the oem operating system that came with your computer.
Buying a case can keep you from having to deal with the
proprietary connections in the compaq.
You should be able to use the drives from the compaq.
That way you can use whatever motherboard fits your new case.
I don't really know a lot about upgrading my computer. Any help would be great. Thanks.
I forgot to mention I am trying to make it run games like CS:GO and DayZ at a reasonable level.
Hi, My Computer a Compaq Presario SR1810NX with Windows XP Home Edition SP2 is having an issue with it wont get past the Compaq Logo Screen, like, I press the power button the PC powers on, Fan Speeds up and then slows down as normal, keyboard lights flash as normal and the Compaq Logo along with the v3.48 and ESC = Boot Menu options appear on screen, the things is that it wont get past this screen, it just sits there at the Compaq screen, the keyboard and mouse dont seem to be interacting with the PC since I press ESC or F10 for boot mode or system recovery but the PC wont answer at all, I've already Disconnected power source unplugged mouse, keyboard all but PC is doing the same thing just sitting at the Compaq Logo Screen, the computer doesnt make any sound at all no beeps or anything, it wont let me access Windows at any time, recent installations well could be that I just installed a Mobile Bandwidth Card just a couple of weeks ago, and also just a few days ago I connected my iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen to the computer and the computer wont recognize it at all, not even charging, I know this might be a virus or malicious software, but my computer has barely connected to the internet in the last weeks (I couldn't pay the Internet and I had to use my friend's Mobile Bandwidth Card I mentioned before) all I did while in Internet with the Mobile Bandwidth was some schoolwork and youtube videos, I need help urgently with this since I have to deliver a very important proyect for scho... Read more
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.
i dont know anything about computers so i will need a detailed explanation and i need to know how to fix it!! it just stays on the compaq screen
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.
Cant find the neccessary drivers for the internet have been here
None of the drivers for ethernet or my wireless card work ???
This is a friends latop they had a virus so i reformatted and now no internet via wirless or wired
any help appreciated.
The virus was a virut file infecter virus so i was afraid to save any of the drivers for fear of reinfection.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 220.127.116.11
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1525 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102547 MB, Free - 89975 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30D9, 83.21, CND80437PP
If any more info is needed let me know!!!
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I friend of mine purchased this Presario in 2004. She hasn't had internet since about 2006, so she hasn't had any of the updates since then. I brought her tower home with me since I have internet to load her updates. We're trying to get it internet ready. When I brought it home last week nothing would open. So yesterday she gave me the system recovery disc. I started with the Standard Recovery, but there were too many files that it couldn't recover. So I then decided to do a full recovery. After the full recovery it was rebooting and it told me that not all the system could reload and I couldn't hit okaybecause it wouldn't read / acknowledge my mouse. So, I unhooked her computer and rehooked mine to see what her alternatives were. I found a website, they wanted to know all the things it wouldn't oload. All I can remember is that it was things that could me downloaded later like: Norton, AOL, Adobe, MSN, and QuickTime.
So, I unhoked mine and rehooked her's up (and booted up my laptop). When her's came back up it's saying: NTLDR is missing Pres Control + Alt +Delete to Restart
My question for you is there anyway I can save her conputer? She doesn't have a lot of funds, being a singe mother of a 7 yr old and I'm just a good friend trying to help her out.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide
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):
9. (Black screen instead of error message)
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... Read more
I have a compaq presario. I have 2Gig memory. I changed services from ATT to comcast internet. now my pc needs to be wiped clean and set up again but when I got the computer I did not get the discs. how can I do this without discs> it wont open up the internet even though I am connected.
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