I am here to announce to the world wide web that this was the most uneventful CPU swap out in the history of internally hyped up CPU swap outs. Let me break it down for you.
Step 1: Turn off computer and remove old processor and heatsink/fan.
Step 2: Put in new processor and new heatsink/fan.
Step 3: Turn on computer.
Step 4: BEEEEEP BEEEEEEP BEEEEEEP BEEEEEEEP, read message on screen. "You are stupid and didn't plug in the fan"
Step 5: Plug in fan.
Step 6: Turn on computer.
Step 7: Computer freezes.
Step 8: Reboot, because you know computers are stupid and sometimes off and back on ACTUALLY works.
Step 9: Computer freezes.
Step 10: Replace old processor, boot up comp, navigate web browser to Motherboard support page on HP.com, download BIOS update, install, shut off computer.
Step 11: Swap out to new processor, turn on computer, log into Windows 7, run some tests, everything is A-OK.
Basically, this long winded post is to document for all of the internet that as long as you have BIOS update 5.43 and not 5.01 a swap out to a Wolfdale E6600 works just fine even though it is not listed as a supported processor. It runs at it's proper clock speed, recognizes both cores, etc.
addams wrote:This forum has some very well educated people typing away in loops with Sourmilk. He is a lucky Sourmilk.