Processor upgrade

Asus / P5lp-le (leucite3-gl8e)
December 4, 2009 at 18:42:22
Specs: windows 7
i would like to upgrade the processor of my HP Pavilion Media Center a1620n Desktop PC ( - product specification) and I do not know what is the best processor I can get for my moherboard Asus P5LP-LE. When I get on the HP specification page for the motherboard it does tell me what series of processor I can get for it (link here - ) but do not understand anything of that.
Can anybody tell me what is the best processor for this motherboard and where would my Intel Pentium D 925 3.0GHz 800MHz 4MB Socket 775 CPU be rated for this motherboard?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

P.S.: I did upgrade from Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 to Windows 7 if that helps.

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December 4, 2009 at 21:54:54
It's not worth upgrading the CPU in that old system. How much RAM do you have? Less than 2GB?

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December 5, 2009 at 15:42:35
Hey, thanks for the answer.
I did upgrade my RAM from 1 GB to 3GB about a year ago.
I know is not worth upgrading it but I guess I have to because right now I cannot afford a new PC.
Do you know what would be the best processor for this motherboard?

Thanks a lot

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December 5, 2009 at 16:01:43
Just to make sure...
The reason I'm upgrading my CPU is because every time I would press the power button on my PC it would turn on but cannot see anything on my screen. Also the fans are runing at full speed without ever stopping. I have to hold the power button to turn off the computer.
I did replace my motherboard with a new one (same type of motherboard) but the same thing happens.. so I would think I have to change my CPU. Does the CPU have anything to do with this?


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December 5, 2009 at 17:03:20
Possibly. But it could just as soon be a faulty powersupply or some other component such as a faulty drive preventing bootup.
The starting point should be powersupply. Fans etc can still run even if the unit is partly failed.

Disconnect all drives (both power & data cables) as well as all USB devices. Leave only Motherboard with CPU and Heatsink/fan, 1 stick of ram, keyboard & graphics.
Can you boot up into BIOS and get any display? From some reading I've done it seems that motherboard may not have an onboard peizo for bios beep tones so that makes diagnosing problems that little bit harder.

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December 5, 2009 at 19:51:22
Thanks for your reply! From what I remember I did have some problems with my drive in the past giving me errors and going to the blue screen when I was rebooting my computer, but after rebooting about two times everything was okay.
I think you may be right about the drive, I did give my PC to a friend of mine who knows more about PCs than I do but if he won't be able to repair it I will go ahead try your steps because i got a feeling you are right. I'll let you know.
Thanks again!

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