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Bigger cpu in older HP laptop?

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April 10, 2012 2:43:24 AM


Refurbing my HP dv6835nr laptop( 4+/- years old). Just wondering if its possible to upgrade the CPU while I have it open. Currently its a Duo Core 1.83. What about a quad? Or just a stronger Duo? Is it worth it?

Thoughts?

April 10, 2012 2:52:50 AM

Laptops are not designed to be upgradeable. I highly doubt you will have any options with an HP Laptop.
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April 10, 2012 12:13:45 PM


Well thats not cool. Be nice to give her a bump in power.
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April 10, 2012 1:47:51 PM

You may be able to do it, just make sure the new CPU is the same socket and similar TDP. I have upgraded CPUs in Acers, Dells, and HP laptops. But it may be a pain in the @ss, I had to take apart the whole laptop.
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April 10, 2012 3:04:31 PM

Be sure that your BIOS level will support the new CPU. As asnorton44 said, make sure that the MB & heat sink will dissipate the heat generated by the new CPU. All-in-all, not a cost-effective upgrade.
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April 10, 2012 5:58:38 PM


Yea, the heat thing could be an issue. Dont need to add extra heat to a four year old laptop.

Taking it apart isnt a problem, but heat is.

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April 10, 2012 7:24:01 PM

What CPU do you have? Is it the Core Duo T2400 or L2500?
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April 10, 2012 8:21:11 PM


T5550
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April 10, 2012 8:59:48 PM

Oh okay, you already have a Core 2 Duo. Nothing worthwhile to upgrade to.
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