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can i upgrade my laptops prossesor


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#1 escesc579

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

hi i have a hp pavilion dv4 1430us model and it has the stock prossecor a intel core 2 due t6500 on it and i wanna know if i can upgrade it to like a i3 or something better than what it is now i have a 320gb hdd on it and 4gb of ram so is it upgrade able

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

In theory you can upgrade the processor but not to sure if the Bios can support the i3. The laptop can be upgraded to a maximum of 8GB and you can upgrade to a larger hard drive or a SSD.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

First you should determine what kind of socket your actual CPU uses. For this, google is your friend ;) You should see if the i3 is compatible with yours. If not, search for another cpu that uses the same socket and about the same voltage (VERY IMPORTANT). For this, I would visit notebookcheck.net as a reference website.

Next, see if someone already changed your kind of CPU and if your BIOs handle it, as Killerx525 said. Mine is an Athlon II Neo k125 and I can't do anything with it because I cannot reach it inside my motherboard.

Those are the basic information you must collect before upgrading your CPU. Then, the rest should follow by itself ;) Good luck my friend :D

Edited by alpha4345, 09 April 2012 - 05:46 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

T6500= Socket P, i3= Socket 988 No upgrade path there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_2_microprocessors#.22Penryn.22_.28standard-voltage.2C_45_nm.29 Look around the middle of the page for mobile processors, Socket P.

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