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HP DV7 CPU Replacement

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June 18, 2013 6:11:41 PM

Hello all,

I'm finding myself in a bit of a dilemma: two years ago, I purchased an HP DV7-4060us from Best Buy. Needless to say, the CPU burned out shortly after my warranty period ended. No surprise there.

I am more than capable of replacing the CPU myself, but I was at a loss as to what to do. It originally came with an AMD Phenom triple-core processor, but I want to upgrade while keeping within a tight budget. My question is: the AMD A8-3500m is listed as being a supported processor for the computer, but can I install a more powerful A8-4500m trinity processor instead? I ask because I can't find any information that related to installing that processor in this specific computer model. I've pretty much scoured the internet for information on the motherboard's compatibility with newer processors, but to no avail.

Any help/ advice would be greatly appreciated.

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June 18, 2013 6:22:29 PM

I can't find out any specific details about the motherboard inside your computer, but the processor that you had uses an AM2+ socket and the A8 uses an FM2 socket making it incompatible with your motherboard. Your best choice would be an AMD Phenom II which I don't think they make anymore considering it's very old.
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