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Would like to know the location of the processor in a hp pavilion notebook ze4200 and how if possible up grade the processor.

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Wherever your fan and vent is located the processor will be next to it, but beware as laptops are not as easy to upgrade processor wise as a desktop is.

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I want to upgrade the processor and add second hard drive to pavilion a6152n


Hi.

This is possible and is more cost effective than buying a new PC. The processor is a Socket 775 so just look out for a better one than you already have.



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Can I upgrade a HP Pavilion a620n processor?


1) You need to know what processor socket is on the motherboard.
2) You need to know what the Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, is.
3) There may be a BIOS upgrade needed, in order to support the processor upgrade.

OR, alternatively there may be a CPU (Processor) Support list.
Let's go to HP Support, and find out,

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/support-drivers.html

Left-click on the purple middle 'box', with Product Support and Troubleshooting in it.
In the box that is under the heading - Enter a product name/number, left-click in the box.

Type Pavilion a620n. (Pavilion is an HP line. HP Support doesn't need HP put in the box)
Now go to the right of the box, and left-click on Search.
Give it a second, and the main support page will come up, for the Pavilion a620n Desktop PC.

Left-click on Product Information. Left-click on Product specifications in blue.
In the list left-click on -
Motherboard Specifications - A7V8X-LA (Kelut)

If you scroll down there is an illustration, and photo of the Pavilion a620n's motherboard.
Note in the Illustration that the processor socket is a Socket 462.
Also is known as Socket A,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_A

The Socket A, or also known as Socket 462, is for AMD processors - Only.
Scrolling back up the page we see what CPU's (Processors), are supported.

Look to the right of the heading - CPU
Look at what maximum approved processors, are supported, under the heading - Maximum approved processors:

The maximum, or best, CPU your motherboard will support, is an AMD Athlon XP 3200+.
The one model that is based on the Barton Core, and has a Front Side Bus of 400MegaHertz. (FSB = 400MHz)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors#Athlon_XP_.22Barton.22_.28Model_10.2C_130_nm.29

Look down on the left side until you arrive at - Athlon XP 3200+,
and go across to the Part Number - AXDA3200DKV4E

This is the best Athlon XP 3200+
Why?

You'll notice that the frequency rate ('Speed'), is higher for the Part Number AXDA3200DKV4D model.
2333MegaHertz.
(Can also be stated as 2.3GigaHertz. It is rounded off. 2.3GHz)

However look at the Front Side Bus 'speed'. (Frequency Rate)
It's 333MHz for the AXDA3200KV4D.

Although the frequency rate for the KV4E is lower, the FSB is higher.
400MHz.

Think of the Front Side Bus (FSB) as being an 'Information Highway'.
It transfers information from the Processor (CPU), to the Northbridge chip. (And vice-versa)

The faster a frequency rate the FSB can operate at, means the more information it will be able to transfer back, and forth.

Crude example a 4 lane highway to a 2 lane highway. Which will transfer traffic back, and forth at a larger rate?

The increase in FSB frequency rate, from 333MHz to 400MHz,
makes a BIG difference.

Increase in the Processor's frequency rate of 133MHz, (2200MHz to 2333MHz), means Nada.
Not enough to write home to Mom about.

Now,............finding one of these babies on the market.


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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

Motherboard Chipset = Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip

(For the technology used for your motherboard. Does not apply to motherboards that support Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9 processors)

{The Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip, are so aptly named because of their locations, on the motherboard.
Computer case open, your motherboard can be looked at as, a map on a wall.

North to the top, South to the bottom. Front and back, no east/west.
The Northbridge chip sits under the processor. (That is, to the South)
The Southbridge chip is usually located towards the bottom of the motherboard, or to the South }

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
The Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

{Note*
Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, (Or connected to a PCI bus), is Not High-speed graphics.
AGP technology, and the PCI-Express (X16) technology, is }
(PCI-Express x16 for graphics card, not PCI-Express x1)

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.

1) Anything connected to the PCI bus, (As a graphics card in a white PCI slot, for one example),

2) Integrated Graphics. (Integrated graphics is also known as OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBOARD. The GPU is soldered to the motherboard)

3) The IDE (PATA) bus, SATA bus, USB bus, Ethernet, and Audio. (Sound)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/k7-series/km400a/

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 06, 2011 | HP Pavilion a620n (PC028A) PC Desktop

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I have the hp pavilion 524w desktop computer and I was wanting to know if it is possible to insert a newer version of the processor. 1.73 ghz is not fast enough. Is there anything faster that will go with...


The compatibility isn't with the memory, it's with the motherboard and its chipset. In your case the motherboard is a FIC AM-37 which has an VIA KM266A chipset - an extremely old chipset . The only processors accepted are AMD Athlon XP of the first generation of which you already have the fastest version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Athlon(tm)_XP_3200%2B#Athlon_XP_.22Palomino.22_.28Model_6.2C_180_nm.29
So no, it's not possible to upgrade it. You will have to buy another motherboard-processor combo.

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Can i up grade my single core cpu pen4 550 3,4GHz to a Quad core or dual core either one would help


Depends on the socket type.. Socket 423 and 478 do not support core duo or quad core processor types. However, if you have LGA 775 (aka socket T) your motherboard will support the following:
Intel Pentium 4 (2.60 - 3.80 GHz)
Intel Celeron D (2.53 - 3.60 GHz )
Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (3.20 - 3.73 GHz)
Intel Pentium D (2.66 - 3.60 GHz)
Pentium Extreme Edition (3.20 - 3.73 GHz)
Pentium Dual-Core (1.40 - 3.33 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo (1.60 - 3.33 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Extreme (2.66 - 3.20 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Quad (2.33 - 3.00 GHz)
Intel Xeon (1.86-3.40 GHz)
Intel Celeron (1.60 - 2.40 GHz)

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My sister in Charlotte, NC had a couple of seconds power outage, her processor, modem, monitor, tv and phone were connected to outlet thru a surge protector. All work except processor. Is there a reset for...


No reset for that processsor.. ALL Surge protectors are not guaranted for lightning strikes. Does she know if lightning hit the line that services her home?

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I have a hp pavilion slim line s3100n pc and I what to know what type of video card is needs to up grade it


Hi:
According to the HP site, you have an open PCI slot, and a PCI express slot. However, you will have to possibly shop for a low profile card, due to the slim line case:

here is a link for your product:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01053975&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_sg/c01053975/loc:2&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=sg&lang=en&product=3440586

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Mother Board upgrades


Well hello there i have read your problem and i really think you shouldn't have to waste time and money all you have to do is enter your motherboards model into a search engine on the net and to that add drivers update. e.g. "HP Pavilion a1720n driver update" and the search engine will bring up a list of links that will help you download the latest drivers without any problems if that does not work then try going to the shop you bought it and ask them to upgrade what ever driver that is giving you problems.

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