ecs mcp61pm-hm upgrading cpu

November 15, 2010 at 21:29:19
Specs: Windows XP
just wondering guys. i have ecs mcp61pm-hm mother board and i want to upgrade my processor from sempron 3600+ to an athlonx2 processor. just wondering i read it supports athlon 64 x2 up to 5600+ 89 watt but the ones i find on ebay are not athlon 64 they are just athlon x 2 and they have under the 89watt power consumtion as guide lined. will these work on my motherboard or does it have to be an athlon 64 model.

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November 15, 2010 at 21:37:48 that is the processor i was thinking of placing in please tell me if it will fit.

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November 15, 2010 at 23:39:33
That is a HP / Compaq Motherboard, which you faiiled to mention:

Socket type: AM2
TDP: 89 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)

Athlon 64 less than 4000+

Sempron less than 4000+

So what you choose is not the correct CPU, you need an Athlon X2 Windsor AM2 89watt, see:

The above lists the AMD Part Numbers, and be aware you will unlikely find new, they are AM2 and NOT AM2+ or AM3

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November 16, 2010 at 05:48:17
The CPU you're looking at on ebay is an "Athlon II X2", it will NOT work in your system. You need an Athlon 64 X2 aka Athlon X2.

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December 3, 2010 at 15:42:54
I have this board and I am running the AMD 64 x2 6000 processor and it runs great I am using ddr2 6400 memory

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December 5, 2010 at 17:38:35
Depending what you want to get out of it, you may gain more from adding more memory and/or a distinct video card, especially if you plan to play games. Don't spend too much on an older computer, put away what you can towards a new one to get the most bang for your bucks. I had an older Pentium 4 computer, I spent $50.00 on ebay for the fastest P4 that would fit (from 1.6GHz to 2.6GHz) and a faster video card (probably $65.00 new) and more memory. Within a few months I was looking for more speed anyway and began learning to overclock it (you probably do not have the option on your HP though) and managed 3.2GHz. It wasn't long before I realized that I should have gone even a little better on the video card. It can become a sink hole for money via upgrades and you are not really satisfied - - - it still is an older computer and it still will not keep up with your expectations like a new system. Within 6 months I had a problem with the power supply, etc. I eventually put my money into building a new system...Much better.

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March 28, 2011 at 07:02:10
I have a Compaq sr5508f with the mcp61pm-hm motherboard. I dropped in a AMD Athlon 64 X2 ada4600iaa5cu processor and bios said this processor is not supported....I read that it is suppose to work unless I mis read something....??

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