[REQUEST} BIOS mod for Phoenix F24A / CPU upgrade

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    I was trying to upgrade the CPU on my sister's laptop, a Compaq V5207 (V5000 series INTEL). My initial research for V5000 showed that it had a 945 chipset and would support the Intel T7200 (core duo) that I bought. Once I got the laptop, I learned that the V5207 actually has a 940/943gml chipset. I went to the official Intel website and found a conversation with an INTEL rep who stated that, even though the official limit of that chipset was 533mhz FSB, it would actually support 667mhz (up to Intel T7600), and even though that chipset supposedly only supports Celeron. I got the last BIOS update from Compaq (Phoenix F24A) and, in the details, it stated support for Intel core duo, but numbers something like T2130. I'm assuming that's due to the official 533fsb limit. I'm looking for how to modify this BIOS to support the T7200 I bought. When I installed the T7200, I just got a blank screen, though it sounded like it was booting. On a side note, when I put the old Celeron back in it, I had the 667mhz RAM still in it and it ran fine. And, I was able to install Windows 7 (32).

    Every search I've done leads me to old answers and dead links.

    Any ideas?....and here's the link to the last Compaq BIOS:
    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp37001-37500/sp37159.exe
     
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