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Windows 7: Laptop processor upgrade

26 Jan 2010   #1
gtasmy

Windows 7
 
 
Laptop processor upgrade

I have a HP DV7 - 1273 CL and I want to upgrade my processor and I need to know what my options are. It comes with a T6400 CPU Pre-installed.


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26 Jan 2010   #2
V3xar

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Hi gtasmy,

Some laptop and portable computer manufacturers allow their customers to upgrade their processor speeds.

However, if available seriously consider the upgrade in speed and the cost, often for the amount of money spent and the little increase in performance it may not be worth the upgrade.

This type of upgrade often requires the laptop computer or portable computer manufacturer or authorized repair shop to perform the upgrade and is not something an end-user will be able to do.

The time and money it takes to replace a CPU may not be worth the trouble, but that is up to you to determine. If you are inexperienced in changing the parts of the computer or the general construction of the laptop, you can cause damage to the laptop, making some or all of it not work properly.

I personally have never done this but I am sure some of the more experienced members will have better advice and suggestions.


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26 Jan 2010   #3
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by V3xar View Post
Hi gtasmy,

Some laptop and portable computer manufacturers allow their customers to upgrade their processor speeds.

However, if available seriously consider the upgrade in speed and the cost, often for the amount of money spent and the little increase in performance it may not be worth the upgrade.

This type of upgrade often requires the laptop computer or portable computer manufacturer or authorized repair shop to perform the upgrade and is not something an end-user will be able to do.

The time and money it takes to replace a CPU may not be worth the trouble, but that is up to you to determine. If you are inexperienced in changing the parts of the computer or the general construction of the laptop, you can cause damage to the laptop, making some or all of it not work properly.

I personally have never done this but I am sure some of the more experienced members will have better advice and suggestions.


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i've attempted it before and i have to recommend not doing this. unlike in a desktop just because the cpu is compatible with the mb doesn't mean everything will work, the voltages, cooling and other things come into play and if your not experienced you will destroy your laptop just like i did.
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27 Jan 2010   #4
gtasmy

Windows 7
 
 

so there is no way for me to install a 2.4 ghz cpu to replace my 2 ghz cpu?
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27 Jan 2010   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gtasmy View Post
so there is no way for me to install a 2.4 ghz cpu to replace my 2 ghz cpu?
It depends on the model of the machine...find the manual of the machine and if it even shows how to remove the processor
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27 Jan 2010   #6
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

Nah, no manual will show you how to disassemble a laptop. And of course you can upgrade the processor, just make absolutely sure that it is the same socket, and increase cooling/power requirements. The disassembly is easy, just follow your nose, go slow, and keep track of what you're doing. After you replace the CPU, make sure TIM is applied well, cooling is optimized if the increase in speed is significant, else you might get crashes. But really, the best way to upgrade a laptop isn't by shelling out $300 for a faster CPU but rather an increase in RAM and most significantly, an SSD. This will yield a better performance kick than a faster CPU.
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27 Jan 2010   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Etihtsarom View Post
Nah, no manual will show you how to disassemble a laptop. And of course you can upgrade the processor, just make absolutely sure that it is the same socket, and increase cooling/power requirements. The disassembly is easy, just follow your nose, go slow, and keep track of what you're doing. After you replace the CPU, make sure TIM is applied well, cooling is optimized if the increase in speed is significant, else you might get crashes. But really, the best way to upgrade a laptop isn't by shelling out $300 for a faster CPU but rather an increase in RAM and most significantly, an SSD. This will yield a better performance kick than a faster CPU.
Think again...
http://www.compal.com/Download/NB/JF...CH5-SM_030.pdf

The disassemble guide to my laptop...got to hand it to Compal

Part of the original Service Manual
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27 Jan 2010   #8
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

Yeah, no, yeah, that's the exception, not the rule.
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27 Jan 2010   #9
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gtasmy View Post
so there is no way for me to install a 2.4 ghz cpu to replace my 2 ghz cpu?
I doubt that going from a 2GHz CPU to a 2.4GHz one is a worthwhile upgrade, even if it's easy.

It may not be easy. I've only had a couple of laptops apart, but they were held together with large numbers of tiny screws, and disassembly order was important. Sometimes things fit together in ways that weren't obvious. The miniature internal connectors were much more fragile than in a desktop PC.

I'd only recommend it as a learning process, and that only if you're prepared to discard the machine if it is damaged beyond the point where repair makes exonomic sense.
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27 Jan 2010   #10
gtasmy

Windows 7
 
 

ok how about a 2.6 ghz?
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