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Upgrade Laptop Motherboard?

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December 22, 2012 5:57:01 PM

Hi All,

I've been trying to do some research online, but keep hitting brick walls. I was wondering if there is a site or something that I could purchase an upgraded motherboard from for my HP Pavilion dv5000 (Model#: dv5220ca and P/N: EZ538UA#ABL) .

I'm not sure if it's possible or not, but I'd like to get a new board for the laptop, something that can support a Core i3, i5, or i7 mobile processor.

Can anyone help me out, or is this just a pipe dream?

I know it would probably make more sense just to get a new laptop, but I love the feel of this laptop, and it's served me awesomely for the last 8 or 9 years.

Thanks.
December 22, 2012 6:01:58 PM

I'm not sure about your specific laptop, but with nearly all laptops you can't upgrade the motherboard, cpu and gpu.
You can however, usually upgrade the ram and hard drive.
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December 22, 2012 6:06:09 PM

I really dont think its possible I dont know if the boards of a higher model number will fit(aka dv5220ca dv5300 etc) its almost like the boards are made then the laptop around it.
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December 22, 2012 6:22:34 PM

Yeah, I upgraded RAM a while back, and the HDD, however, after doing some research, my processor is the AMD Turion 64 ML-37... single core processor, Socket number 754.. I found there are dual core processors that match the socket number (AMD Turion 64 MT-37 for example) T apparently means dual core. I'm wondering if my laptop is capable of running an AMD Turion 64 MT-40.... do you think switching to a dual - core processor will add some significant speed to it???
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December 22, 2012 6:26:12 PM

Nevermind... apparently I'm wrong about this... I read somewhere that the T stood for dual-core, but that appears to be a bunch of bunk...
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December 22, 2012 7:20:07 PM

I'm trying to find out if there are any other MOBOs from the dv52XX series laptops that will fit into my laptop that possibly supports a dual core processor of some type... but I'm having a retarded time trying to figure that out... anyone got any ideas?
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December 22, 2012 7:30:33 PM

Instead of trying to do that, save yourself the time, frustration, money and buy a new laptop with the specs you desire.
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