Ok. This search
CQ10-500 N455 +chipset site:hp.com
gives you the specs. Intel Graphics are not well respected. Don't expect much there. Everything else may be in the Southbridge - lan, usb, hard disk, etc. They may identify as other chips. Take my own box: SiS 741/963 chipset. The 741 is the Northbridge. The 963 also identifies under lspci as SiS 961/2 (smb bus controller) 5513 (ide), 900 (network card) ?? (usb stuff), etc, etc.
If that stuff can all be driven, fine. If not, don't part with your money.