My dad has a Compaq CQ5700F which has an Athlon II 170u. He wants to upgrade the processor, but him and I are not sure what can be installed here. What's the list of compatible CPUs for this model? I believe the CPU is 95 wats and AMD 3 board, but I'm not sure.
Maybe Phenom II X2 570 Black for 3.5ghz x 2 seeing as you won't be OCing at all and better performance per core. Around $30 used too.
You will need a new cooler too.
AM3 is still slow as balls so don't expect miracles.