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Can anyone tell me what intel chip set is used in the Presario 3250EA Notebook?

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  • kevin_france May 01, 2010

    Thanks but I have already been down this route and it was HP that suggested this forum may be able to help.



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The best way to find out what is inside your laptop is to first go to the following website:

The site describes in detail what you have to do to get the specifications of your laptop. It boils down to getting a number off of the manufacturers sticker, entering that number into the webpage, and then reading the spec sheet.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

  • bvanjoff May 01, 2010

    Since HP and Compaq merged HP would definitely be the best place to identify the parts inside your computer. Unfortunately it sounds like you were talking to one of the less motivated individuals in their support center. I was the Operations Manager for the largest HP/Compaq telephone support center for 5 years. If you were out of warranty it may be that they wanted to charge you for looking up the part for you. We instructed our agents at the time that if someone wanted simple information such as this then if the customer didn't feel that paying the fee was worth, to just go ahead and look up the CPU.

    Failing HP giving you the information the next best thing is to go to the following website:

    At the top of the page you will see a program listed called CPU-Z 1.54. Download and install this program onto your laptop. When you run it it will identify all of the major parts of your laptop. If you are ever in the market for another computer, this program is an excellent "helper" to take along with you. It will positively ID any and all CPU chips. Hopefully this will give you the info you are looking for.



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Compact Presario CQ62 screen pink

OMG you think fixya is HP, sorry we are not, not by a million miles.
why should I?
this is old pc 6 years or less. and is fully out of warranty.
why would you expect free fixes, on any thing out of warranty
your car, your home, your TV or puter.

we can point you to a real HP page, we are NOT HP
this is chat room full of wild kids that love to guess.
there are 5 CQ62-100 to 400 and a00. we cant guess that either.

try here. one post on pink.

my guess its running windows 7, right? cant guess that either.
or did you upgrade to 10, oops, that kills many things dead. ask.

reload your graphic driver, here.
see it>>??

this PC had 2 choices new, one is Intel HD chip and other is AMD.
so one driver will load
and if not the other will
HP driver ,ran,tell you this in REAL TIME at load.
the drivers are exe files and they all check first if you have the matching chips or aborts and tells you , wrong driver.

we dont know the history of any PC.
posted here.
if you installed a Microsoft windows disk , many things will fail.,
use only HP media to install. and win.

Jun 19, 2017 | HP Compaq Presario F730US Notebook

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Ic for keyboard controller

It's the Super I/O chipset, or Integrated Circuit.

Uses an Intel 915 motherboard chipset, that is the mobile version. (For laptops)

Probably the Intel 915GMS, or Intel 915GM; since it uses Intel GMA 900 integrated graphics.
No matter because they both are paired with the Intel ICH6-M.
Intel part number 82801FBM

Don't know which manufacturer, nor model. Here is a list that may help you find it,

HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook PC and Compaq Presario V4000 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide

[Service Manual ]

WEAR an ESD wrist strap, and HAVE it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source.


Dec 11, 2012 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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I need to replace hard drive what kind

A) Harddrives are measured by their Width.
Laptop harddrives are 2-1/2 inches across in Width.

Desktop harddrives are 3.5

B) Harddrive technology has evolved from IDE (PATA) to SATA.
Doesn't matter if it is a solid state harddrive (SSD), it still uses SATA technology.

The Compaq Presario CQ70-120us Notebook PC, uses a
250GigaByte SATA 2.5 harddrive.

I know it's a SATA harddrive, by the manufacturer year period, and by the motherboard Chipset used. Specifically the Southbridge chip,

Click on the + sign next to Chipset (1)
Intel Chipset Installation Utility for ICH9m for Microsoft Windows 7

The Intel ICH9m is a Southbridge chip.
(Part number Intel 82801IBM0,

SATA 3.0

One example of a harddrive replacement,

[ CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short,

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The motherboard chipset used in your laptop, consists of a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

The Southbridge chip as we know, is an Intel ICH9m
A southbridge chip for a Mobile computer, or otherwise known as a 'laptop'. That is what the -> m, at the end stands for. Mobile.

Northbridge chipset will be a;
GL40, or GS40, or GS45, or GM45, or PM45

The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

The AGP and PCI Express technologies are HIGH-speed graphics.

A graphics card in a PCI slot, or using Integrated Graphics; is NOT HIGH-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.
1) Anything using the PCI bus. (Like a PCI graphics card for one example)

2) IDE bus
3) SATA bus
4) USB bus
5) Ethernet
6) Audio (Sound)

Everything you didn't want to know, huh? ]


Nov 12, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario CQ70120US Notebook PC

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Hello sir i got my laptop formatted but now m not getting the original display which i had before formatting..the display is quite hazy and streched

goto for finding the chip set
once u find out the chipset then go to
for download ur display driver select correct infomation and install that driver.

other option is goole for the driver max 5 s/w.

Jul 18, 2010 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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I have compaq presario cq60 209TU notebook pc, do this model have pci slot for graphic card installation?, it presently has intel(R) Graphic Media Accelarator Driver for mobile, BIOS- Intel video bios,...

Hi youblazer,

That notebook does not have the capablity of swapping out the graphics chip set. I would recommend going HERE and make sure that you have the correct driver for your machine. There is an option that will allow HP to determine the correct driver for that card.

Aside from all that, there is a new option just coming out called "an external graphics adapter" Asus and Fujitsu are the only one I know of so far that have one, and it's quite pricey but, hey all new equipment is, and then it comes down in price.

Lastly you know you have an hdmi connector that if you wanted you can move the graphics from the laptop to your HD TV set for High Definition Gaming.

That's about all the options I can think of.

Good Luck!

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Hello Please can someone help? I've a Compaq Presario m2010us. The power meter states that I've "0% remaining" on my battery although the battery is a good one and I've just recharged it. I'm using the...

Is your battery original?

If it's not, then thing is that every battery have chip inside. This chip communicates with your laptop by providing some OEM info. If battery is made by HP, then it will communicate fine.
If battery is THIRD PARTY/OFF BRAND, missing info from the NON-HP chip will result for those

Mar 28, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario M2010US Notebook

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Conexant Audio driver not wroking

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Mar 13, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V3000T Notebook

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Hi HP Compaq Presario 2200 PC Notebook Usb problem usb not work any idea about solve this problem usb & sound problem & touch pad cannot be move

Dear Mr. Amr, (if this solution doesnt solve your problem, without rating the solution, please leave a comment and i will try to resolve your issue.)

Dear Mr. Captainjerry,

For your issue, please find attached the service manual for your laptop at this link. (*read complete email before clicking this link)


If your laptop uses security chip protection, please continue reading as removing the battery won't help ... nor is there a reset jumper. If this model uses a Security Chip for access protection => once a password is set for BIOS access there is no way to reset it if you don't know the password. It will require a new security chip (which requires extensive soldering/desoldering skills and equipment, as the security chip is wave soldered to the board) or a new motherboard. You'll need to have the laptop serviced at an HP repair facility.
If you're comfortable with your soldering/desoldering skills, you may be able to buy the security chip here
Although they may not list your specific model, they can often get the appropriate chip if you give them a call.
Security-chip enabled laptops have EXCELLENT security => they're designed so that if you set a password your data is thoroughly protected against anyone who doesn't know the password -- including YOU.
The good news is that's great protection -- you can be sure that if the laptop was lost or stolen nobody can access your data. The bad news is that if you forget the password you're out of luck -- you also can't access the data. There's simply no recourse except to have the laptop serviced at an authorized repair facility ... they'll likely require proof of ownership; and it's not an inexpensive repair.

Hope that was useful. If yes, please rate the offered support.


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CPU compatability

No that would not be possible because they are different socket architecture

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