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Change HP pavilion dv6 processor

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February 25, 2012 5:28:13 AM

I have an HP dv6-3181nr with a i7-720qm that just eats the battery. I dont need the quad, so I'd like to switch to an i5. I acquired an i5-540m (q3g9) and it wont boot (i did the bios update). Do I need an SLBTV? SLBPG? Should the q3g9 work?

What versions of a 520, 540, 560 or 580 should I look for?
They need to be compatable with my pc3-10600 ram.

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March 1, 2012 12:57:22 AM

anybody? share some love? my 720 was an SLBLY, what do i need in a 540?
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March 1, 2012 11:20:15 AM

Your Q3G9 is an engineering sample. I don't know of any way to confirm it's a good match for your motherboard. Beyond testing it - I don't know what else you can do.
Spec wise, it should work. But it's not the same CPU as one of the production SLBPG / SLBTV CPUs.

Intel Core i5-540M @ CPU-World
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March 1, 2012 3:46:01 PM

I installed it and it doesnt work. I need to know if i should select a SLBPG or an SLBTV to replace my SLBLY. I'm having trouble understanding the differences, other than they sometimes arent compatible.
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March 1, 2012 6:01:29 PM

Usually the way we look for compatible CPU upgrades is to look at the motherboard's CPU compatibility list.
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