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Can I upgrade my laptop? HP Pavillion dv6700

By Phillip07
May 8, 2009
  1. Hope this is the right section :p

    Hi, I'm quite new here and I wanted to know if I could upgrade the CPU and maybe the video card of my laptop.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

    My specs:
    Time of this report: 5/6/2009, 20:44:18
    Machine name: OWNER-PC
    Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    System Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
    BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 3070MB RAM
    Page File: 1672MB used, 4679MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode

    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 8400M GS
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_30CC103C&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 1518 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 239 MB
    Shared Memory: 1279 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    Driver Version: 7.15.0011.7432 (English)
    DDI Version: 10
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 2/27/2008 04:48:00, 5529600 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4767-11CF-846E-C71001C2CA35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0427
    SubSys ID: 0x30CC103C
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    I have found from personal experience that HP is decent on responding to upgrade questions. They should be able to tell you what can and cannot be upgraded and then buy the parts from a cheaper source. :D
     
  3. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,511

    The video card can not be upgraded in that laptop once it is built by HP.
     
  4. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie Posts: 570

    you can upgrade followinf components in this laptop: CPU,RAM,HDD,wireless,BT module.
     
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