mystery mobo

By lehsstudent ยท 6 replies
Oct 27, 2006
  1. i have an hp pavilion computer and i want to upgrade the cpu but, the name of the mobo is not on front and the only other place it could be is on the back but, i cant get the screws out. and NO! i will not pry it off with a crow bar! im not allowed to use my dads tools...
    does anyone know what the mobo is or how to find out what kind of cpu i can get?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Get the pavilion model number and go to Search for help and support. Enter in your model number and search for upgrades
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The motherboard model is not on the rear side. Look over the component side again, carefully. You could try BIOS strings too if you see any during bootup.

    Pavilion support sucks, so I doubt that you are able to come up with any useful/official info on the HP website. The support forums may have some useful info (try Google).
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Supply the model number and I'll have the info you need in about 10 minutes. I am an expert on most lesser systems, including HP and Dell
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    Belarc Advisor or a demo of some other hardware id'r
    may get you in right direct
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

  7. lehsstudent

    lehsstudent TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wow! you guys are extremely helpful thanks for the help!
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