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February 4, 2014 3:47:51 PM

I Have An HP Pavilion DV4-1275MX and I Hate The CPU. The CPU is AMD Turion x2 Ultra ZM-80 @ 2.1GHz. Can I Change It To AMD Turion II Dual Core X2 2.4GHz TMP540SGR23GM
I Know They Are Both Socket S1 and Both Are 35W, But The ZM Is "Ultra" and The P540 Isn't. Do I Have To Change The Entire Hardware If I Change One Thing Or What ? Thanks In Advance :) 

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February 4, 2014 3:51:52 PM

You need to check and see whether that CPU is supported by the motherboard manufacturer. If the CPU is supported, then you do not need to change anything else on the computer. The manufacturer's site will give you details. Maybe a BIOS update, but no additional hardware required.
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February 4, 2014 4:00:02 PM

Ubrales said:
Download and run "SPECCY" and that will identify the motherboard (and other hardware) inside your computer.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download

Thanks Man ! Will Do Right Now, But I Hear That You Would Need To Change Your Laptop's Entire Hardware In Order To Change The Processer.
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February 4, 2014 4:08:33 PM

KiiDPoLo98 said:
Ubrales said:
Download and run "SPECCY" and that will identify the motherboard (and other hardware) inside your computer.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download

Thanks Man ! Will Do Right Now, But I Hear That You Would Need To Change Your Laptop's Entire Hardware In Order To Change The Processer.


It is very hard to do on a laptop because all the parts are tightly crammed in. To get to the CPU is the problem and laptops contain many delicate parts. Would I attempt it? No.Can it be done? Yes.
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February 4, 2014 4:10:58 PM

Ubrales said:
KiiDPoLo98 said:
Ubrales said:
Download and run "SPECCY" and that will identify the motherboard (and other hardware) inside your computer.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download

Thanks Man ! Will Do Right Now, But I Hear That You Would Need To Change Your Laptop's Entire Hardware In Order To Change The Processer.


It is very hard to do on a laptop because all the parts are tightly crammed in. To get to the CPU is the problem and laptops contain many delicate parts. Would I attempt it? No.Can it be done? Yes.


I Agree But My Processor. . . .I HATE IT ! I'm Thinking About Upgrading To This http://www.bestbuy.com/site/essentio-desktop-8gb-memory...$pcmcat212600050008&cp=1&lp=7
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February 4, 2014 4:12:29 PM

KiiDPoLo98 said:
Ubrales said:
Download and run "SPECCY" and that will identify the motherboard (and other hardware) inside your computer.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download

Thanks Man ! Will Do Right Now, But I Hear That You Would Need To Change Your Laptop's Entire Hardware In Order To Change The Processer.


Change? No.
Disassemble? Yes.

And you need to find out the exact ones you can change to, if you can at all.
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February 4, 2014 4:23:01 PM

USAFRet said:
KiiDPoLo98 said:
Ubrales said:
Download and run "SPECCY" and that will identify the motherboard (and other hardware) inside your computer.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download

Thanks Man ! Will Do Right Now, But I Hear That You Would Need To Change Your Laptop's Entire Hardware In Order To Change The Processer.


Change? No.
Disassemble? Yes.

And you need to find out the exact ones you can change to, if you can at all.

Still Searching, This Is Actually Harder Than I Thought ! :( 
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February 4, 2014 6:03:20 PM

I have switched between AMD Athlon 64x2 and a Turion 64x2. I did it in several laptops. I Doubt you will see much improvement between a 2.1 and 2.4 ghz. I had both the 2.0 and 2.4 turion. Virtually no difference in performance. I am willing to bet the switch can be made (The only thing I ever checked was the socket before making the switch), but I wouldn't. I had lag on AOE2 with the 2.4 turion. That tells you its pretty antiquated.

My suggestion, either live with what you have and go SSD and maybe more ram, or get a new laptop. Trust me I am all for upgrading laptop cpu's, but if the one you have isn't cutting it you need to get a new laptop.
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February 4, 2014 7:06:32 PM

CptBarbossa said:
I have switched between AMD Athlon 64x2 and a Turion 64x2. I did it in several laptops. I Doubt you will see much improvement between a 2.1 and 2.4 ghz. I had both the 2.0 and 2.4 turion. Virtually no difference in performance. I am willing to bet the switch can be made (The only thing I ever checked was the socket before making the switch), but I wouldn't. I had lag on AOE2 with the 2.4 turion. That tells you its pretty antiquated.

My suggestion, either live with what you have and go SSD and maybe more ram, or get a new laptop. Trust me I am all for upgrading laptop cpu's, but if the one you have isn't cutting it you need to get a new laptop.


So I Guess I'll Just Upgrade To This Desktop: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/essentio-desktop-8gb-memory...
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February 4, 2014 8:29:24 PM

CptBarbossa said:
To be honest if you want a laptop I would go this route

http://www.microcenter.com/product/415224/G505s_156_Lap...

The only downside is the hard drive speed, but you could later upgrade to a SSD. This laptop has compirable specs to that laptop for the same price.


I Really Like This Laptop But i Wanted To Know What You Think About This One: http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products...

But Im Considering Getting The One You Picked Cuss Its Cheaper But Which GPU Is Better ?
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February 4, 2014 9:39:47 PM

The GPU in the one you posted is better.
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