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sac8d4
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Posted:11/7/2007 10:55:00 AM # 1
Hello,
I have a question regarding to upgrade my current CPU with my asus M2N68-LA mobo. I want to know if i would be able to upgrade my CPU to say an amd athlon 6000 +3.0. The product specifications say that this mobo will support any amd athlon x2's link is here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00906129&lc=en&cc=de&dlc=en&product=3424294%E2%8C%A9=en   If it would support it, should my BIOS auto detect the new CPU or will i have to go in and make changes? Any info is appreciated

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Ulrich
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Posted:11/7/2007 12:29:00 PM # 2
For proprietary systems such as yours, it is best to contact HP regarding processor support and necessary BIOS revisions.  Your system doesn't have an Asus mainboard, it has a HP mainboard made by Asus. 

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Posted:8/27/2008 10:15:00 PM # 3
This may help those who have computer systems with the Asus M2N68-LA motherboard and wish to "upgrade" or downgrade from Windows Vista Home to Windows XP Pro.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01237548&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=2093&product=3692715


http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=156991

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Posted:4/24/2009 10:45:00 AM # 4

Hi Yall:

When changing to XP you are not downgrading from Vista, you are UPGRADING. Anybody running Vista I highly recommend getting Windows 7 as soon as it becomes available. It is a far better OS. I actually took my brand new system, created the recovery disk as it first booted, then wiped it out and installed Windows XP Pro X64. Now I want to change the CPU. I looked for the model HP says is in the machine and got several different specs. What is the fastest CPU I can add to this board and the MAX Ram I can have in a 64 Bit Environement. I hope I can use the AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition (125W) Quad Core Socket AM2+. How can I tell what the exact specifications are for the board in my system.

ps. does anybody know where I can find a 64 bit driver for the Conexant PCIe Modem.

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Author: asus Posted: 8/27/2008 10:15:00 PM

This may help those who have computer systems with the Asus M2N68-LA motherboard and wish to "upgrade" or downgrade from Windows Vista Home to Windows XP Pro.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01237548&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=2093&product=3692715


http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=156991


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Posted:8/31/2009 3:16:00 AM # 5
Starting from the bottom...Yes, BIOS will auto-detect any supported processor.  In this case that would be x2 processors 5600+  or lesser. (as of time posting of Specs by HP)
but the board will support up to an 89 watt proccesor...that being said...you could run a ADV6000IAA5DO (AMD Athlon™ X2 6000+ @ 3100 MHz) as that is the current top of the socket AM2 89 W line.







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Posted:8/31/2009 4:32:00 AM # 6
That depends on your HP Model, and Prod#s...with those, I could help you more. Without... I cannot...If you are using the M2N64LAMotherboard,  there many different configurations of the M2N68-LA (Ivy(ASUS), Narra(ASUS), Narra2(ASUS), Narra3(ASUS), Narra5(Pegatron), Narra5L(Pegatron), Ivy8(ASUS))  used by HP; all with slightly different specs.

Pegatron is the 2008 OEM spin of of ASUStek, in order to different ASUS brand from OEMs.

Processors:

Ivy/Ivy8 supports X2 up to 4800+ (per HP at time of spec release) up to 65 watt Socket AM2 Processor (currently AMD Athlon™ X2 5400+)

Narra/Narra2 supports X2 up to 5600+ up to 89 watt Socket AM2 Processor (currently AMD Athlon™ X2 6000+)

Narra3 supports X2 up to 5600+ up to 89 watt Socket AM2 Processor (currently AMD Athlon™ X2 6000+) AND X4 up to 9600+ up to 95 watt Socket AM2+ Processor (currently AMD Phenom™ X4 9600+)

Narra5/Narra5L are primarily used in the SlimLine systems, and since you are looking for power, I'm not going to discuss at theitime since these systems tend to have minimal expansion possibilities, and low watt power supplies(220-300W)...If your system is one of these, I will help with specs.

RAM
Ivy/Ivy8 supports PC2-4200/PC2-5300/PC2-6400 4GB

Narra/Narra2/Narra3 supports PC2-4200/PC2-5300/PC2-6400 4GB(32) 8GB(64)

Narra5/Narra5L support  PC2-5300/PC2-6400 4GB


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Author: Briscoe Posted: 4/24/2009 10:45:00 AM

Hi Yall:

When changing to XP you are not downgrading from Vista, you are UPGRADING. Anybody running Vista I highly recommend getting Windows 7 as soon as it becomes available. It is a far better OS. I actually took my brand new system, created the recovery disk as it first booted, then wiped it out and installed Windows XP Pro X64. Now I want to change the CPU. I looked for the model HP says is in the machine and got several different specs. What is the fastest CPU I can add to this board and the MAX Ram I can have in a 64 Bit Environement. I hope I can use the AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition (125W) Quad Core Socket AM2+. How can I tell what the exact specifications are for the board in my system.

ps. does anybody know where I can find a 64 bit driver for the Conexant PCIe Modem.

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Author: asus Posted: 8/27/2008 10:15:00 PM

This may help those who have computer systems with the Asus M2N68-LA motherboard and wish to "upgrade" or downgrade from Windows Vista Home to Windows XP Pro.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01237548&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=2093&product=3692715


http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=156991




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Posted:2/6/2010 5:10:00 AM # 7
but does the narra5/narra5L have an actual limitation on the TDP or clock speeds?

i want to know if i can put a 125watt tdp cpu into that board, or a 95 watt phenom 2 x4  at the least

im not worried about power, cooling or the case size.. these are not issues at all.

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Posted:8/12/2010 6:44:00 PM # 8
Sorry to bump in here. I have a Compaq Presario CQ5106 SC, The motherboard shall be the M2N68-LA narra 5.

According to Their own web site a AMD Phenom II Quad core processor shall be suported, so I ordered one (Phenom II X4 965, 3,4 GHz).

To my deep dissapointment it does only run at 800 MHz - feels like only one core or so.

How does this come and is it any possible way to work arround?

Regards
Robert

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