A basic set of questions:
1. was this fully working before you swapped the cpu?
2. Is it working Now, if you put the old cpu back it?
3. when you did the bios update was everything working afterwards?
YES, it was fully working, and the SSD providing a nice improvement! I 'found' a Phenom II 1065T-95watt 'inexpensively' from a Canadian Canuck so I tried this upgrade? But, I've learned in hindsight that its NOT a good idea to flash from within WIn10, especially on this 10 yr old HP 6710f!
I've retried the original Athlon II 640, but I just get the fans starting, the motherboard LED light comes on, the DVD starts, but NO bios after pressing ESC, F1-12, Windows + B, nothing? I've even tried both an Win10 16gig and an x64 USB 8gig drive, but neither worked...
Win10 froze during the upgrade, so I think I 'bricked' my machine?
I ordered an alvorix board, w/Phenom 1045, 4x2gb, ATI5570 card from a PElite 410y, but....
So, I 'may' have a 1065 for sale, or a 1045?
And, maybe an 'unbricked' Alvorix board, IF?
Its been >20 yrs ago, but I got a former IBM software engineer to help me get my Apple Performa 640 to run both MacOS 8.6 on its 68040 (no LC) and on its Daystar daughtercard 601PPC/100mhz AND it usably ran Win98 (even XP) on its AMD 586dx4/125mhz card?
So, I'm very familiar with the 'tediousnus' involved in the editing of the bios, but its been 20 yrs ago, so I'm rather naive on programming, since my BS is in Business?
But, surely there is some 'step by step' guide to edit the 6.07 or 6.11 that I have, to replace the 1045 with the 1065?