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hp envy dv7 7230us cpu upgradable?

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April 28, 2013 10:05:10 PM

so is it possible to upgrade the 4500m processor to A10-4600M?

i dont know if the processor is built into the mobo or no. only reason why i want to upgrade is because its the latest for the fm1m socket. i seen some other a10 processors that will be available for the ft1 socket but who knows if the laptop will support it. yes i know, i need to know if the mobo firmware supports a10 well i cant tell you that answer because i dont know it. i think hp wont release information like that. but still will try. the a10 is not that much better but it is a bit faster.

update i have asked hp tech support and this is what they said.


[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:24 PM] -- Automatically generated message:
Welcome to HP's Live Chat! A technical support representative has received your support request and will be with you in approximately 2 minutes
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:24 PM] -- Automatically generated message:
A Support specialist, AMIT M has been assigned to your case.


[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:24 PM] -- AMIT M says:
Welcome to HP Total Care for Notebook & Desktop support. My name is Amit.
How may I assist you today?
NOTE: For security reasons, PLEASE DO NOT sends credit card information via chat.
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:24 PM] -- AMIT M says:
Hello Francisco
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:24 PM] -- Francisco Preciado says:
hi
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:25 PM] -- AMIT M says:
If I got you correctly you want to know whether the processor can be upgarded or not, right >?
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:26 PM] -- Francisco Preciado says:
yes, i would like to know what processor is the latest this laptop can support.
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:26 PM] -- AMIT M says:
I will definitely try my level best to answer your entire query to the best of my abilities
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:26 PM] -- AMIT M says:
Please confirm me the details of the System on which you are facing issue
S/N: xxxxxxxxx
PROD NUM : xxxxxxxx
Email : fpresiado@live.com
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:28 PM] -- Francisco Preciado says:
yes
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:28 PM] -- AMIT M says:
Thank you !
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:29 PM] -- AMIT M says:
1.9GHz up to 2.8GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor is the one shippep with the notebook
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:29 PM] -- AMIT M says:
I am afraid to say in notebook we cannot upgrade the processor as its soldered on motherboard
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:30 PM] -- Francisco Preciado says:
where can i find that information
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:32 PM] -- AMIT M says:
Open up the below link :
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03591253.pdf
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:32 PM] -- AMIT M says:
Open up page number 1
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:33 PM] -- AMIT M says:
you will get all the hardware upgrade information regarding your notebook
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:34 PM] -- AMIT M says:
Are you with me ?
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:35 PM] -- Francisco Preciado says:
yeah, i dont see where it says the processor is soldered onto the motherboard.
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:35 PM] -- AMIT M says:
Its for all the notebook
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:36 PM] -- AMIT M says:
The manual which I provided you will not say that its soldered onto the motherboard , however this is how it is shipped
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:37 PM] -- Francisco Preciado says:
ok i understand what you are saying but, that doesnt mean the processor is soldered onto the motherboard. their are allot of company's that will release a new laptop then about a year or couple of months they will release another laptop which will have a different processor that doesn't mean they are soldered onto the board. i would like to know where are you getting your information that the processor is soldered?
[Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:39 PM] -- AMIT M says:
You will not any document where its written about the processor however when you open up the system you will be able to see that its there onto the motherboard itself.

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April 29, 2013 1:06:05 AM

The chip will be soldered, end of story, no upgrade !
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April 29, 2013 5:59:29 AM

laptops are far less capable to upgrade in the traditional sense.. ultrabooks.. even more so. Spend the extra dough, and get something you're happy with.
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September 3, 2013 8:39:42 PM

das_stig said:
The chip will be soldered, end of story, no upgrade !


yillbs said:
laptops are far less capable to upgrade in the traditional sense.. ultrabooks.. even more so. Spend the extra dough, and get something you're happy with.


das_stig said:
The chip will be soldered, end of story, no upgrade !

You really shouldn't comment on questions you know nothing at all about. For your info the DV7-7230 doesn't have a soldered onboard CPU. I have had my sons apart 2 times to replace thermal paste and clean the cooling fan and the CPU is a standard AMD A8-4500. Which by BTW can be upgraded to an A10 with an updated bios. Beware to only flash the correct firmware!!
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September 26, 2013 4:27:47 AM

It's good to have people that have actually tried this like above. The APU is not soldered in and can be upgraded. Just make sure that socket type matches. I just ordered the a10 6800k and it looks to be a huge upgrade!
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September 26, 2013 2:35:54 PM

I stand corrected, willing to accept I may be wrong, but surprised that HP are not soldering APU's as it is common practice for OEMs.
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January 10, 2014 5:42:51 PM

We've learned that the dv7-7230us's AMD is replaceable..

But I'm wondering if my dv7-7250us's Intel Core-i7 3630QM CPU (with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000) is replaceable. Because Intel just unveiled their newest 4th-gen Core i7s with Intel Iris Pro 5100 and Iris Pro 5200 graphics, and Intel has guaranteed that Iris Pro achieves 60fps with Grid 2, Battlefield 4*, and CoD Ghosts* (*when set to medium settings according to Intel). My HD 4000 can run Grid 2 at 60fps on low settings, but I'm lucky if I can get 45fps at best in Battlefield 4 and Ghosts at low settings.
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January 31, 2014 2:54:03 PM

so where can i find this proof you say that it has been done cause i searched around and i dont see any one doing it. and as well i want to see if i can upgrade this laptop keyboard to the light up version.
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