Merom cpu Socket P, Steppings matter? Tags: CPUs Hewlett Packard Socket Last response: June 18, 2012 11:16 PM in CPUs Share maxpower054 June 18, 2012 8:43:33 PM I'm planning to upgrade my current HP pavillion DV6700 laptop's CPU. It currently has a t5450 @ 1.66ghz 2MB 667 FSB (merom) socket P I know i can upgrade to any of the following Socket P (MO) CPUS 667fsb or 800fsb ( santa rosa chipset) Wikipedia says... Die size: 143 mm2 (Merom), 111 mm2 (Merom-2M) Steppings: B2, E1, G0, G2 (Merom), L2, M0 (Merom-2M If i have a (MO) CPU can i upgrade to a CPU that's not a (MO), preferably the T7300 ( b2 stepping) My question is pretty much, can i put in a cpu with a different stepping. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_2_micro... any input would be fine More about : merom cpu socket steppings matter popatim a c 130 à CPUs June 18, 2012 10:34:04 PM You will need to check hp support cpu list. HP typically locks the bios to operate with only a select few cpu's and others will not work. I do know that a bios update added support for T8100, T8300, T9300, and T9500. (stepping won't matter) If that helps. maxpower054 June 18, 2012 10:37:29 PM Well thanks anyway, i'm going to take my chances with the cpu below. Hope it works. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Intel-Core-2-Duo-Mobile-T7300-La... Related resources Next Gen Merom not compatible - Forum Merom , a desktop OCer's dream? - Forum 3.66 ghz Conroe EE, plus MEROM mobile parts reviewed... - Forum Core 2 Duo ( Merom ) Temps - Forum Does CPU Stepping matter ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer popatim a c 130 à CPUs June 18, 2012 11:12:59 PM I cant see ebay at work. Make sure its 35w and 667 or 800mhz fsb and you should be fairly good to go. DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs June 18, 2012 11:16:36 PM popatim said:I cant see ebay at work. Make sure its 35w and 667 or 800mhz fsb and you should be fairly good to go. It is, we went over this in another thread and I went and looked at the service manual to be sure, but that CPU is compatible, according to the service manual. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCore 2 Duo & Socket AM2/K8L Discussion ForumAMD's SOCKET AM2 TO SUPPORT DDR2 800 MHZ ForumSOCKET AM2 BIRTH SCHEDULED FOR 6th OF JUNE ForumShould I wait for Socket 940? ForumAMD's Socket M, AM2 to launch before June 30th ForumWill Merom be bulldozed? ForumMerom in a core duo laptop? ForumAMD in Dell - does it matter ? ForumOpteron 165 Steppings ForumConroe and Merom naming and new info ForumHelp CPU upgrade question P 4 socket 478 400 FSB 1.6 to 2.6 ? ForumUpgrading my Alienware M11x CPU ( Socket P ) ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumCpu socket on asus p8z77v-lx ForumCpu Installation and Socket 1155 Problem? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !