I was over at the hp compaq forums and well let's put it nicely and say they're a few fries short of a happy meal there. so I'm asking the same question here in hopes we'll get a bit better replies.
So I ran through the servic manual and found the CPU I had to upgrade with was on the list an intel T9600, the cpu is fully working. so I took it apart cleaned a few things like the heat sink. put the new cpu in, put it back tougher step by step of the sevrice manual (Mind you I've been building computers for just shy of 4 years now, never had a reason to upgrade one though)
So it starts up for 4-5 sc nothing on the screen, shuts down. press the buttion again it starts to a blink screen and just runs blink till you shut it down.
I checked the ram cards they're seated and working. the RTC battery has been unpluged and cmos reset.
How ever I did not do a bios flash so I'm to assume that's my problem.
It's a Compaq CQ60-615DX I'm not sure where to get the bios file for a install. I'm sure they have the ones for installing inside windows, so that's where I'm at.
Any ideas folks?
The first topic at their forums for laughs. Re: Compaq CQ60 CPU Upgrade. - HP Support Forum - 2664755