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Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX CPU upgrade

Q: Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX CPU upgrade

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 8GB 1333mhz DDR3SSD Kingston 240GB SV300S37ANET Broadcom Mini PCIe card BCM4313 802.11n with Bluetooth (Not sure what HP drivers I need for this)

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Preferred Solution: Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX CPU upgrade

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX CPU upgrade

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!!

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How do I wipe & reboot my notebook. Just got back from ex friend & want to upgrade & use for myself ??

A:Compaq presario CQ56 115DX NOTEBOOK

If you are lucky the original recovery partition is still intact see the tutorial here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418 If the HP recovery does not work you would have to get your hands on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM disk or a copy of the HP restore disk set for your computer. HP no longer offers it but you can perhaps get it from 3rd party vendors. www.computersurgeons.com www.restoredisks.com What upgrades had you thought about doing? 

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Hi I already did a cooling overhaul with this laptop I vacuum, dusted, cleaned heatsink and fan assembly, replaced thermal paste with artic mx4 paste and as of right now typing from laptop with a laptop cooler underneath laptop to drop temps.  I figured out the issue with my laptop and its cooling related the problem i have is instead of replacing the fan and heatsink assembly what are alternatives to getting this laptop to under safe operating  tempertaure requirements to 40*C to 50*??? Are there any heatsink and stronger fan assembly's that will fit with this model laptop????? What would u recommend to help aiding in cooling to drop temps to safer working operation?

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook PC and lately I have been having problems with the computer. When I turn it on the screen is blank, and it seems like it doesn't log into Windows (because when it goes into Windows it usually makes the welcome noise) the Capslock light flashes, the CD drive works, the wireless light is red, on the left side in one of the USB ports it has a small light that flickers a bit and then stops after I turn on the computer. The laptop battery works, the AC adapter works (the light where the adapter connects to turns on when I connect it), I tried doing the thing where you take out the battery and disconnect the adapter and turn on the So everything works except the screen is blank, I connected another monitor to see if it's the GPU that's bad or my laptop's monitor, but my other computer's monitor doesn't detect anything which leads me to believe it's not my laptop's screen but something else. Here's the other thing though sometimes when I turn on the laptop the screen does show up and everything goes in like normal (the orange screen with the COMPAQ logo comes up, the Windows logo, etc...) but when I turn it off and then try to turn it back again the screen is blank, and I turn it off and on again several times until the computer decides to work normally. Right now I'm in my CQ56-115DX Notebook PC and I haven't really done anything to it and I am afraid to turn it off again because I feel like it's not going to work anymore (especially sin... Read more

A:Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook PC turns on but it won't...

Hello Vault, You said something about the Caps lock light blinking. I would request you to tell me the patern of those blinks.  RegardsMathewT




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I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX  that says it needs a Power On Password.  I've tried bios reset it, but can't find a battery.  It comes up with Key: 51689373?  Anyone have any idea's?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!  Thanks so much!!

A:Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Power On Password

 Hi, Enter: 44781975

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I am attempting to replace, not upgrade, the wireless card from my Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX notebook. It seems that the only place to put the white antenna is in the same hole where the screw goes, which doesn't work. What am I doing incorrectly? Please inform step by step. Thanks so much.
 

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HI to everyone.

I am getting a Compaq cq56-115dx laptop as a replacement for an Hp Dv6308nr, this is through the Nvidia Settlement.

It comes with the following:

Amd v140 Single Core 64 Bit Cpu 2.3 Ghz
2 Gig Ram
250 Gig Hdd
Ati Radeon Hd 4250 Graphics
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Anyone have this? If so how is it with Winodws 7. Any issues I should know about.

And finally, would it be beneficial to upgrade to 4 gig.

Henry

A:Compaq cq56-115dx

Compaq CQ56-115DX Presario laptop meets your daily computing needs with powerful-enough processor’s performance and impressive graphics. This is a great laptop with very reasonable price tag. The system combines 2.3 GHz AMD V Series processor V140 for enhanced graphics performance and excellent multitasking, ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics deliver crystal-clear images for best entertainment on a 15.6-inch HD CineCrystal LED-backlit display (1366 x 768) features a prism design on the palm rest for a sophisticated look.
Running on Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX is optimized with 2 GB DDR3 RAM along with 250 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM). Other specs include SuperMulti DVD?R/RW drive, 1.3-megapixel HD webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3 USB ports and HDMI. This 5.6 pounds laptop packed with 6-cell lithium-ion battery which ofers up to 4 hours of life. Price, Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX 15.6-Inch Laptop is currently selling for $380

Hi Hewjr1000 and welcome to the Forum. It would appear that your new rig is light years ahead of your old HP. 2.3Ghz CPU vs 1.66Ghz cpu, 250GB Hard drive vs 120GB HD, and 2GB ram vs 1GB on old one. The only upgrade I would even consider is bumping the ram to 4GB. See how performance is first. Windows 7 is the best OS from MS to date.

Make sure you burn a full set of Recovery DVD's now so if you ever have a hard drive failure, you can get back to Factory Condition fairly easy. Also, now, burn a Windows System Recovery... Read more

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I have Compaq presario cq56-115dx and got lockout password 53346355 can u help me











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@wickedkidd? Enter  42024991 Regards, DP-K

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i need my bios administrator password for a compaq presario cQ56 after three attempts i get system disabled (69261666) error....please help with correct code

A:compaq presario CQ56 needs BIos administrator password CQ56

HI Try : 76149268

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Trying to do a factory reset, says I need an administrator password, im the only one, with no password... NEED to do factory reset.

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When I turned on my laptop this evening, it would not boot up.  I got a message to press the esc button, but when I did that nothing happened.  This happened once before last year, and I was told that the f12 light was red so it was locked up.  How do I unlock the computer so I can use it.  It has Windows 10 Pro installed on it, and works fine normally.  Could someone tell me what the procedure is to get the laptop to boot up now?  Thankyou!!!

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Hopefully I posted in the right section. But anyways I will be as detailed as possible. Currently I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 115dx running Wins7 out of factory. One day I was using my computer perfectly fine, everything normal and running great. I decide to close the lid to put it to sleep.

I come back later to find that it didn't actually sleep and was just stuck there. This has happened before and I would just turn off the computer and it would be fine. But recently I did and it is now stuck at bootup. The caps locks blinks 1 time, which corresponds to CPU not functioning I believe. I reseated harddrive and ram, didn't do much.

Then randomly as I am trying to get it to boot by turning it on and off, waited a few and it booted up normally. Perfect. Then I decided to shut it down instead of putting it to sleep just to find later when trying to get on, its back to the problem.

Any help would be appreciated on how to prevent this without any major repair work.
 

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As the title states, I have a cq56-219wm. The LED code leads me to believe that the cpu has died. However, I have already replaced it with a new one and still am getting the same code with no boot up. I have tried the power reset by holding the power button for one minute and still nothing. The fans are functional as well. My question is, what would the next step be for this laptop repair and will it be worth it on a 2 year old machine? Thanks in advance.

A:Compaq Presario CQ56-219WM No Boot

Unless you can find something not connected back correctly (few will repair a laptop's hardware due to fragility) then I'd RMA the CPU to try another one. If the LED blinking code is consistent they should take it as proof it is not working and replace it.

Most new hardware has a year's tech support so you might even get them to help you go over it in advance of an RMA, which is the best way to set one up anyway.

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good day all,
 
for christmas yesterday i recieved a replacement laptop as a gift it is a compaq presario cq56 and it works great my only problem is that my media player key on my left side of my keyboard runs cyberdvd player, i removed this and installed vlc as i prefer that for my media viewing and now i am unable to run my media player through the keyboard shortcuts.
 
i have set file associations inside vlc
i have tried to set vlc as my default program using the default programs and features menu but couldnt find vlc player only options were current, windows media centre and windows media player, selecting either of the windows options and clicking on ok resulted in the option being reset to my current one
i cant seem to find a program installed on the machine that allows me to customize my keyboard shortcuts but the laptop was preowned but reconditioned, i have searched for a program but i can not find one for my opearating system (windows 7 home preimum)
there isnt a option to configure the shortcuts in the keyboard section of control panel
and as a last resort i tried to change the fill association that is in the registry location relating to the appkey (the value is 16 and the default file association was .CDA i changed this to .mp3 hoping that that would allow me to load vlc player as default but it didnt work)
i attempted to set the vlc media player shortcut on the desktop to the media key but it wouldnt allow it, windows refused to change the box from non... Read more

A:compaq presario cq56 keyboard shortcut help please

See this HP thread. You want to change the registry key shown to the path for VLC.
 
Cyberlink PowerDVD/Mediasmart Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\MobilePc\HotStartButtons\2  "Application" = "C:\Program File(x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9.exe"; Change the string value "C:\Program File(x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9.exe"
 

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Forgt the bios password to my presario CQ56 LAPTOP the errcode is 59091082 please help

A:forgot bios password's compaq presario CQ56

@n8kdg Please enter     46999004 Regards

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My friends laptop started bringing up a password that she never set on boot up.  if you imput the wrong password 3 times it gives the code62050514.  She never set up this password.  What do I do to remove this password.  

A:Power up password on Compaq presario CQ56, how do i remove i...

Hi: Please read the first post at the link below for what to do with the system disabled (halt) code you received from the PC. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Sy??????????????????????????????????????????????????...

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I was doing a factory reset  about 3 seconds into it a hacker  did something at that moment  the screen went black with a message no operating system is on it  I  started it again pushing the f11 key   memory test passed hard disk passed  I tested it again pushing esc until it gave me a new test one that did the whole disk test  half way through it it stopped and said  hard disk 1full (305). What can I do how to fix this   and  am wireless   the hacker has stayed with me for 10 years  now 

A:Compaq Presario CQ56 -1150 from windows 7 to 10 XG809UA

Hello Hard Disk 1 Full (305) Hi, The 305 error would indicate that your Hard Drive is failing and will need to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced and get a set of recovery disk from HP , this would resolve the issue, its not the hacker, its the hdd that is failing because of which you got black screen #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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I need to change the boot order of my computer and boot it to the usb drive It ask me for an administrator password I don't have and now it says system disabled Key: 58008731   Please help













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When prompted for password try 47960317

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Hey, this is me using my usual Compaq Presario 110US notebook here. I have been searching everywhere for how to turn on the internal webcam. I see lots of posts & specs that say the computer has a built-in webcam, I just can't figure out how to turn it on . A little help?
 

A:Webcam activation for Compaq Presario CQ56 110US?

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Hi, everyone I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 and it Gets really Hot on the lift side would that miss up my laptop if it gets to hot, Iv been using a fan that's I just point to it and that cools it down but some times it still gets really hot and this is the only computer I have right now, What should I do, thanks four your time.
 

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Helping out a friend with a cpu he havent used i a long time, but I dont know what to do here. When i boot it up it tells me to: enter administrator password or power on password If i dont get it right within 3 times i get this: 61875549 system disabled











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A:Compaq Presario CQ56 Laptop. Admin/power up PW. 61875549 sys...

Hi, Enter  74753589 Regards, DP-K

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My compaq presario cq56 laptop has been connected, via wireless, to our home broadband network for ages, but suddenly it's not working. A yellow triangle with an exclamation mark has appeared over the bars of the internet symbol in the system tray, and it tells me it's connected, but that there's no internet access.
All the other computers on the network are fine (one laptop, connected wirelessly,. and a desktop connected via cable). I have called TalkTalk and they have checked the connection, concluding that its fine. I have also been in contact with the manufacturer of our router (Belkin). After changing lots of settings around, they told me it must be an issue with the network adapter (?) on my laptop. I can't actually find any support from Compaq/HP themselves. Please help!!

A:Compaq Presario CQ56 is connected to network, but has 'no internet access'

Look under device manager to see if there's any yellow exclamation marks.
From the command prompt run ipconfig /all then post results.

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I need to replace the fan on my HP/Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook. I have tried to open the case. I removed all the screws from the back. I removed the battery, the memory cards, the disk drive and all screws in these compartments. The edges of the keyboard will unsnap with fingernail pressure and I can lift it a half inch or so all the way around. But there appears to be some kind of screw or other fastener close to the middle of the computer. I looked diligently but can not see where this fastener is. I used a moderate amount of force, but do not want to crack anything. How do I loosen this final fastener so I can get into this laptop?  I could not find an appropriate forum for this question. You need a mechanical forum for the laptops.

A:fan replacement CQ56-115DX

Here is the Service Manual: Manual Look particularly at page 47 which shows the screws holding down the keyboard.

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-101SG which does not start anymore.I updated the BIOS from Version F.00 to F.18 which forces the device to reboot which went well. But after a shutdown the notebook does not start, it hangs with a blank screen, power LED and WiFi LED lit up and Caps Lock LED is blinking about 1x/sec. What I tried to recover:* Remove battery and AC adapter, press power button for about a minute and try to power up again with AC connect. --> Same bad state as before.* Press power button for 5 sec while no power connected (battery removed), reconnect AC, press [Win]+[B] while power button starts the system. --> Same bad state as before.* The same as before but this time with a 2GB USB thumb drive (FAT16 formatted, "HP_TOOLS" named, put "01604F06.BIN" - an older BIOS version binary - into root directory) connected to USB port. --> Same bad state as before. - Did I anything wrong when trying to recover the BIOS?- May the name of the BIOS file needs to be something else?- Is there anything else I can try to get the device up and running again? Kind regardsChristian 

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Hi Guys. I'm new to this so, sorry if i post it wrong?

Well, Last night, my laptop totally froze. No mouse movement. Screen froze. Everything. The only way to get round this was to disconnect any power to the laptop and remove the battery. That solved my 1st Problem. However, once i tried to reboot the system, All i got was a black screen with flashing Caps lock light OR in some cases it begins to start up however, at the ''Starting Windows screen'' It goes black and stays black.

Erm, i really love my laptop so if anyone has any suggestions to fix this.. or if i've posted it in the wrong section i apologize i just need a fix :(

-samiexx

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new user would like to but cpu for cq56













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A:presario CQ56 CPU Upgrade

Check your inbox, I've sent you a PM.  It'll be nice to see one of my cpu chips being used.

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Got a problem with a compaq presario CQ56, in that whenever I log on to my main profile, it will start normally, and the desktop and icons will appear for a second, after which all the icons disappear and a few seconds later, so does the background, leaving me with a blank white screen. All the programs seem to work fine though, just "underneath" the white screen, as when I ctrl+alt+del, it returns to how it should be untilI perform an action

So far I've tried restarts, full shutdowns, emergency shutdowns(battery removal), switching users back and forth just about everything from taking it apart, which I don't think needs to be done

Any and all help would be appreciated
 

A:White "cover" on screen (compaq presario cq56)

If you can, try hooking the laptop to a computer monitor (should have a video input jack on the side somewhere) and booting the computer, then hitting FN until you get a picture on the monitor.

EDIT: I missed a few elements of the original post, sorry
 

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Hi all,
I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 64-Bit (Windows 7 Home Premium) laptop that I bought before the summer, today a Windows Update has given me an Acer display update published on the 28/12/2011. I thought because I had my vga cable plugged into the TV Windows Update may have become confused but despite checking for updates again it still appears there as optional.

AMD/ATI is recognized by Windows and Windows Update and there had already been a display driver update not so long ago, so I cannnot understand why I'm receiving an update for the wrong machine?

A:Acer - Display - ACER S271HL update on Compaq Presario CQ56 64-Bit

Not actually for AMD/ATI almost monthly you can see a newer update become available and that's why you will see one listed as an optional hardware update for the integrated graphic chips on the laptop.

Since Windows detects the tv you are using as an external monitor that also becomes a detected hardware. If that happens to be an Acer brand tv that would explain why that particular update came about.

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I have a COMPAQ CQ56 Notebook computer.  I have upgraded the CPU with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 chip (Socket P).  I would like to upgrade the CPU to a higher capacity chip.  For example, I am looking at the Core 2 Duo T9500 and the Core 2 Duo T9600.  Please reply with options for upgrade - especially your own successful personal experience.   Thank you in advance.

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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

A:Compaq Presario SSD Upgrade

Greetings, I use Paragon Professional Disk Imaging software. Try Macrium Reflect free. Disk cloning is also included in the free version. Cheers!

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Hello;

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?
 

A:Compaq Presario RAM upgrade

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145482
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134037
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820172102
 

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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?
 

A:Upgrade Compaq Presario

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hii have bought my notebook in year 2012.and now my pc is running very slow.it doesnot support any game  over 2 gb and also it gets over heated while using for 2 hours.my pc has 2 gb of ram having intel pentium cpu B906 which clocked @2.20GHz.i wanted to upgrade my pc with minimum 4 gb of ram and 3 gb of graphics card ..will this pc support this type of hardware.?can its processor be upgradable to intel i3 or or i5.? 

A:CAN I UPGRADE MY COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ57

Hi, What is your COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ57 ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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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:
Memory
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?

Many thanks
 

A:Compaq Presario f500memory upgrade

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Hi:

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.

Griff
 

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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?
 

A:upgrade compaq presario 800 harddisk

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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!

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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'













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A:Ram upgrade, compaq presario c700

2 gigs is the max: http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/hp+-+compaq-memory/Presario+C700+Series/Presario+C700T+Series-upgrades.html  

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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













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A:Can I upgrade my Compaq Presario SR5030NX to win 8, and can ...

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/c00910113

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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! 

A:Compaq Presario CQ5320F cpu upgrade

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/c01949110 

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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

A:Upgrade of a Compaq Presario Notebook

@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 more

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Hi Guys,
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)

Specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?dlc=en&lc=en&product=93365&cc=us&docname=c00191338

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

CD-RW Drive3
- 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.

Modem: 56K ITU V.90 modem 4

Cache: 512K L2 Pipeline Burst Cache

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A:Compaq Presario 5461: How Would You Upgrade It?

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 ....
 

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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

A:Compaq Presario CQ60 300 SI CPU Upgrade

 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 cache   

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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.

 

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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???

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A:Compaq presario f500 memory upgrade

Hi -

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.

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