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Windows 7: Can you upgrade the cpu in a laptop?

07 Sep 2011   #1
Austin8868

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Can you upgrade the cpu in a laptop?

Just bought this laptop here. I was looking for an i7 but got a great deal on it so it went ahead and bought it.

Without changing the motherboard or anything. Can i just swap it out like a desktop? I know you can upgrade ram so i wasn't sure.

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07 Sep 2011   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I think you can.... here is the manual page 90
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02615687.pdf

but you would need to make sure. I cant tell for certain....
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07 Sep 2011   #3
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Usually the CPU is soldered onto the board, and I'm not going to lie, it's a pain in the bumholio to get to it in the first place, but different systems have different CPU's so refer to the operators manual as Thorsen has suggested

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08 Sep 2011   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

According to the manual these are the socketed CPUs the laptop supports

Processor
(includes replacement thermal material)

Intel Core i7 processor, Dual Core
640M, 2.80Hz (SC turbo up to 3.33-GHz), 4-MB L3 cache 625826-001

620M, 2.26-GHz (SC turbo up to 3.33-GHz), 4-MB L3 cache) 587259-001

Intel Core i5 processors, Dual Core
580M, 2.66-GHz (SC turbo up to 3.33-GHz), 3-MB L3 cache) 625825-001

560M, 2.66-GHz (SC turbo up to 3.2-GHz) 3-MB L3 cache) 625824-001

540M, 2.53-GHz, (SC turbo up to 3.06-GHz) 3-MB L3 cache) 594188-001

520M, 2.40-GHz (SC turbo up to 2.93-GHz), 3-MB L3 cache) 594187-001

480M, 2.66-GHz, 3-MB L3 cache 634693-001

460M, 2.53-GHz, 3-MB L3 cache 626039-001

450M, 2.40-GHz, 3-MB L3 cache 613585-001

430M, 2.26-GHz, 3-MB L3 cache 597624-001

complete with part # so looks an easy replacement
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08 Sep 2011   #5
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

If it is socketed, then you can likely upgrade it. I'm surprised that it doesn't list any QMs though. My laptop had the option of a dual-core i7 when I was ordering it (went with a 740 QM instead: I multitask a lot).
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08 Sep 2011   #6
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
If it is socketed, then you can likely upgrade it. I'm surprised that it doesn't list any QMs though. My laptop had the option of a dual-core i7 when I was ordering it (went with a 740 QM instead: I multitask a lot).
thats the 600m series isn't it?
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08 Sep 2011   #7
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
If it is socketed, then you can likely upgrade it. I'm surprised that it doesn't list any QMs though. My laptop had the option of a dual-core i7 when I was ordering it (went with a 740 QM instead: I multitask a lot).
thats the 600m series isn't it?
Yeah, which is IMO not powerful enough to be even called an i7 (should be labeled a high-end i5 mobile CPU...)
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