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Windows 7: Laptop processor upgrade

28 Jan 2010   #21
gtasmy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
i loved guild wars but my gf thought i played to much so she changed my password to literally random characters and i was never able to recover it. boo.
u can get customer service to help u if u have ur access key


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28 Jan 2010   #22
valtonray

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gtasmy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
i loved guild wars but my gf thought i played to much so she changed my password to literally random characters and i was never able to recover it. boo.
u can get customer service to help u if u have ur access key
yeah i really didn't keep up with that. i did buy it again minus the EOTN but the idea of starting over kills me. i'll just hold out for gw2.
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29 Jan 2010   #23
Etihtsarom

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GW2 baby. THAT will be my next time waster. Also Starcraft 2. Also Crysis 2. Also Bioshock 2. Also...
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29 Jan 2010   #24
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Etihtsarom View Post
Yeah, no, yeah, that's the exception, not the rule.
Dell does as well. I've done two processor upgrades, hard drive and memory on my daughter's Inspiron 1501. Ebay is a great source for used processors.

The service manual shows you step by step what to do, even replacing the processor. Dell has a rather large library of service manuals on line and in downloadable format.

If you have some technical skills you can do it, but I agree it's not for the faint of heart.

Just my 2 cents worth...
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29 Jan 2010   #25
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post

According to HP:

Product Specifications HP Pavilion dv7-1273cl Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

your maximum RAM is 8GB. Your notebook has two SODIMM slots, so you'd need two 4GB memory cards to get there. (If you have 4GB now, it could be two 2GB cards or one 4GB. I'd expect the pair, as it may be cheaper.)

There ya go...try some more RAM and a faster HDD and see where that gets you. I do agree with bobkn in that you're most likely to have two 2GB cards...so you'll be stuck buying two new ones if you want to go with all 8GB. You can buy WD Scorpio Black HDD's (7200rpm drives) for pretty cheap or if you have the money, an SDD would be a nice addition...
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19 Nov 2010   #26
Jbmeth007

Windows 7 x64, OSX 10.6.4 Same Machine dual boot
 
 

I have the Dv7-1273cl, and i took a processor from an iMac Aluminum.

Its a core 2 duo e8135 2.4ghz Mobile CPU 45Watt
1066FSB 6MB cache

Works just fine. As long as your using a mobile cpu compatible with the PM45 mobile chipset you should be fine.

and some others like this awkward cpu, not in the list of pm45 compatibility list.
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