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Changing the core i3 to core i5???

I have a question. I have the HP envy 14 with the Core I3 and I was wondering if it would be possible to replace the core i3 with the core i5


Northbridge Intel Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge rev. 02
Southbridge Intel HM55 rev. 05
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 4096 MBytes
Channels Dual, (Symmetric)
Memory Frequency 532.2 MHz (4:16)
CAS# latency (CL) 7.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 7
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 7
Cycle Time (tRAS) 20
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 86
Command Rate (CR) 1T
MCHBAR I/O Base address 0x0FED10000
MCHBAR I/O Size 4096
MCHBAR registers
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  1. It most likely supports 1st generation i5s
  2. What type of speed gain would I gain by doing so?
  3. Speed gains totally depend on your usage. While general day to day work won't show any significant benefits, games and other heavy duty applications such as 3D modelling/rendering, video encoding etc. will show significant improvement. I say all this keeping in assumption that you are talking about a quad core i5.
  4. Yes. ofcourse... would I need to replace my whole motherboard on my hp envy 14 in order to do so?
  5. You don't say which i3 you have of what i5 you would get.
  6. Best answer
    The Chipset that you have is the HM55, you most likely will be able to use the processors listed at http://ark.intel.com/products/chipsets/43181#compatibilityprocessors but understand because this is an OEM product they may not have enabled the board to support all of these processors. Best answer is to check with HP to see what the board will support.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  7. I have the Core i3 370m and looking at maybe a core i5 540m
  8. IntelEnthusiast said:
    The Chipset that you have is the HM55, you most likely will be able to use the processors listed at http://ark.intel.com/products/chipsets/43181#compatibilityprocessors but understand because this is an OEM product they may not have enabled the board to support all of these processors. Best answer is to check with HP to see what the board will support.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team


    Pretty much this. Most OEMs limit the motherboard in that way to keep people from upgrading and having to buy a whole new system. thats why custom builds are the best if you ever want to upgrade at a later point.
  9. Thanks. I'll call HP up and see what the deal is.
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