|I have a compaq Presario 700 laptop which the screen was damaged. It consist's of a AMD duron cpu, 256mb ram, 20 gig hard drive. |
I purchased another presario 700 laptop for PARTS on ebay and did a complete LCD swap. Now the laptop is working fine again.
Now on to the cpu question.
Both Laptops are identical looking from outside and both are SERIES CM2130. Both are Compaq Presario 700's. Everything seems to be the exact same besides someone robbed the ram and hard drive with exception of the cpu.
The parts laptop came with a 1.3ghz Athlon cpu. Now to let everyone know I first removed the 1.3 ghz cpu and tested it in a known working desktop computer and it booted up fine detecting it as a Mobile cpu. I ran the OS for about a half hour or so playing around checkin email etc. Ah a bonus cpu upgrade I think :).
Knowing that the cpu is good I procede to disassemble the 900mhz presario and do a CPU swap. Upon completion of cpu swapping I go to boot up the working laptop and it the laptop acts like it's going to boot up normal only to freeze at the windows splash screen. After rebooting a couple times I made it to the logon screen but never into windows. I swap back to the 900mhz and all is back to normal.
I know how to properly install a cpu in most desktops but i'm kinda stumped here on this laptop. Anyone know why I can't swap cpu's on identical laptops? Is there some kind of setting i'm missing?
Athlon XP 2700+ @ 2.17ghz
1GB DDR 2700
nVidia 128mb FX 5200
WD 80gb SE
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW