Upgrade the processor on your A8M2N-LA motherboard


Just to let you all know it’s possible, I have upgraded my Compaq Presario SR2020NX from the stock AMD Athlon 3500+ to an AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200+. I followed all the links I found on the internet saying that I should upgrade the bios first (see link below) but I am not sure I needed it since I did the upgrade before I even ordered the new processor. The motherboard in this box is the Compaq proprietary ASUS model A8M2N-LA. If you attempt an upgrade, let me know if you try anything faster so I at least know I can go higher if I ever wanted to. I use VMWare and needed more power to handle multiple VMs. This upgrade has helped quite a bit.

Bios for A8M2N-LA motherboard – sp35111 – released 12/04/2007

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2 comments for “Upgrade the processor on your A8M2N-LA motherboard

  1. kriscolbert
    October 13, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I just upgraded my sr2020nx to an AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core processor 5600+ series from the athlon Single Core 3500 series, using the bois i found on this page, I just wanted to post to people that it works, and don’t believe Hp when they say you can only go up to the athlon 3800. I installed it a couple of days ago and have been running fine. Just update the Bois first then install the chip.

  2. Adrian
    October 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Wow – I would have never thought this old board could go that high. Thanks for the feedback. Maybe I’ll go out and pick one up and upgrade again. I imagine as long as you stay in the 65W series it’ll work. The 5600 is rated at 2.9Ghz and I thought there was a limit to how high the board could clock.

    I’d be interested in how it runs some performance tests. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/. My PC with the 4200+ has a CPU Mark of 859.2

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