what is the fastest processor for pavilion a6112n

July 12, 2020 at 11:15:50
Specs: Windows 10
I want to know what the fastest cpu that will work in this machine is. Currently it is a AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+

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#1
July 12, 2020 at 11:32:12
According to this:

https://support.hp.com/us-en/docume...

the machine has (or at least came with) a M2N68-LA motherboard.

Then according to this:

https://support.hp.com/us-en/docume...

the list of supported CPU's is under "Processor Upgrade Information"

More information also available here (ASUS is the OEM MoBo manufacturer):

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M...

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#2
July 12, 2020 at 12:08:16
So would this work?
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz Quad-Core
Also which is a better processor Phenom or Athlon?
Just want to put the fastest available in here to max out the performance.
Thanks.

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#3
July 12, 2020 at 15:08:20
So would this work? I am a little confused as HP site says 5600+ is the highest but ASUS site says otherwise.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz Quad-Core
Also which is a better processor Phenom or Athlon?
Just want to put the fastest available in here to max out the performance.
Thanks.

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#4
July 12, 2020 at 15:49:21
Pay attention to the motherboard specs. For one thing, you'll generally get more of a boost by adding RAM rather than a CPU upgrade. So if you're running a 64-bit OS, you should have 8GB RAM.

Then look at which CPUs are officially supported by the board along with the max wattage supported. The 2nd link in T-R-A's post lists the CPU & states "TDP: 95 watt", so do NOT install a CPU that's rated higher than 95W. The Phenom II X4 955 is a 125W CPU.

Sort thru the Phenom II CPU list here: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/T...

One other thing....if you're still using the integrated graphics, get a video card, even a cheap one. Anything will be better than the old Geforce 6150SE (circa 2006).

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#5
July 13, 2020 at 10:13:38
OK so the board that ya'll are looking at is a Narra6 and the board in this model is the Narra2. So I assume that I have to go off of this information from what I found.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/docume...

If so then the Max processor would then be the Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt) then.
Is that correct? Also could I get a newer bios version that might possibly allow for a faster processor?

Thanks for the info guys. You have been a big help.


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#6
July 13, 2020 at 19:47:40
"the board in this model is the Narra2"

Since your CPU choices are limited by the older socket AM2 board, I doubt you'll see a huge performance difference between an x2 4000+ & X2 5600+ except under certain circumstances.
https://support.hp.com/us-en/docume...

Do you have 8GB DDR2-800 RAM & a PCIe graphics card? If not, there's where your money should be spent. Don't spend too much though, it's not worth it for a system that old.

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#7
July 14, 2020 at 12:29:39
True, yes I did have to put in a PCIe video card as Win10 would not work with onboard. I also ordered 5600+ and 8GB for $29 for both so hope that helps some. Thanks for all your input.

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