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Processor upgrade in HP Pavilion D4000

Q: Processor upgrade in HP Pavilion D4000

I have a hp pavillion d4000 and I want to upgrade the processor. It has a 3.2 ghz amd but when I go to hp's website to see what the max processor I can put in it it hasl only a 2.4 ghz processor listed in the replacement parts list.

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A: Processor upgrade in HP Pavilion D4000

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A:Upgrade processor in my HP Pavilion g6, motherboard: Hewlett...

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Hi, This is and old laptop. From its Maintenance and Service Guide you only have 2 options (for CPU) and 8GB of RAM max. Please consider buying a new machine could be much eding up a lot better machine with a little bit more money. You can find its Maintenance and Service Guide on the following link (first item): Regards.
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A:Upgrade Processor HP Pavilion a6522f Desktop PC

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A:HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab254sa Processor Upgrade?

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A:Processor Upgrade on HP Pavilion 17-e020us with Core i3-3110...

Hi, There is a list of CPU's supported for the series on page #2 of the Maintenance and Service Guide on the following link: Please don't ask mw why but you have to go to page 85 to get the right part number for selected CPU and order from HP. The document also shows you how to replace the CPU. And if you ask my why, my answer: In many cases, we need right HP part number, buyning elsewhere the chance to get it to work is 50/50. Regards.
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A:Is the processor in my hp pavilion C2N50UA#ABA Soldered to t...

Hi, From its Maintenance and Service Guide which says you can change processor that means it must be removable or is not soldered to the motherboard. Regards.
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A:Upgrading processor on an HP Pavilion 7160

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A:processor upgrade

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A:HP 635 Processor upgrade?

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A:Processor Upgrade ???

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A:processor upgrade

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A:Processor Upgrade

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A:Processor upgrade?

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i have been recommended to go for a 2.8 gig mhz one, and also told that dual core runs slower than non dual core on SL.

i intend to go and get one from PC world or something and have them install it for me on site, but having had a look through ebay the prices seem to vary wildly (and thats even before a possible technician charge)

what sort of price will i be looking at? (UK)

666 MHZ
microsoft windows xp
service pack 2
radeon 9550 agp x4 / x8


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Ok well i would like to know what we are working with here. What socket is your motherboard? or better yet the model number so i can find it online. And also what video card do you have? i need more system specs here
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A:Is it possible to upgrade my processor?

Open the case of your PC and find out the make and model of your motherboard (or check you manual if you have one). This can usually be found printed somewhere on the board itself. Stick that into google to find the documention and hence the processors that are supported by your mobo.

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You didn't list your motherboard model so I can't advise on a better CPU.

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also done bios upgrade

I also upgraded bios version to the last one known 03/17/2003-KT400-8235-6A6LYP89C-00.
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A:Want to upgrade the processor in my HP

Not worth the effort.

Only an HP BIOS would be suggested. And even though HP is using MB's manufactured by another vendor, that vendor (ECS in this case) won't support the motherboard and their standard BIOS's likely won't install or it will install and brick the motherboard. In most cases, (BIOS, firmware, etc.) the installer will check for valid hardware. As the motherboard is a "HP" MB, the installer will likely just spit out an error like "hardware not supported".

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A:Can I upgrade my Processor ?

Quote: Originally Posted by michaelsp9

I currently have a Samsung R580 with an Intel Core i3 process which comes out for me as 2.13 GHz . I want to upgrade to an i5 which will give me anywhere from 2.66 GHz to 3.6 GHz with the i5. The total cost for the 3.66 GHz processor is just about $220.00 .

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