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February 10, 2014 7:24:17 AM

I have a HP G62-224CA with a AMD Athlon Dual-Core P320 and wanted to know if I could replace it with a AMD Phenom II Quad-Core P960.
I know they have the same socket and wattage but I've run into issues with HP machines not supporting some hardware upgrades.

Any advice would be great.

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February 10, 2014 7:31:52 AM

No true answer here, it's a gamble.
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    February 10, 2014 7:32:34 AM

    Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums!

    This is what I found at their website: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAG...

    Normally, all qualifying CPUs will be mentioned; at least the ones that HP has tested. Just because the CPUs fit the same socket does not mean that they are compatible with the motherboard. HP tech support should be able to give you a precise answer.

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      February 24, 2014 6:16:35 AM

      Thanks for the Advice. I reviewed the info from Ubrales and took a shot in the dark to see if I could do it. So I got a AMD Phenom II P960 and replaced the old P320 (clean the surfaces and used Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste). Sure enough it worked and so far no problems. Temperatures seem normal and there is a noticeable performance difference.
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        February 24, 2014 6:30:32 AM

        Macintop said:
        Thanks for the Advice. I reviewed the info from Ubrales and took a shot in the dark to see if I could do it. So I got a AMD Phenom II P960 and replaced the old P320 (clean the surfaces and used Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste). Sure enough it worked and so far no problems. Temperatures seem normal and there is a noticeable performance difference.


        You are a winner! Normally, laptop manufacturers will list only the CPUs that they have tested. Similar with RAM manufacturers.
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