Want to upgrade CPU on a Pavilion 533W

By cableman
Dec 25, 2011
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  1. I am sorry to bother you with something simple but I can't seem to find the right info. I have an HP Pavilion 533W that is running a 1.79GHZ processor, I have not removed it, only looked for the specs..

    I have an Intel Celeron D 2.53 GHZ /256/533 that I bought new for a similar model but the motherboard ended up bad. I would like to upgrade with this extra processor I have but I can't find enough info on these to find out if it will work. I am almost down to just having to uninstall it and compare the cpu's.

    I was hoping that someone would know the answer since this is not my strong point in the computer business. Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,458   +135

    If the Celeron fits in the CPU socket, try it...
  3. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    I agree. You likely will not hurt anything to give it a go. They usually work, and nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  4. tweakboy

    tweakboy TechSpot Maniac Posts: 518

    Grab a 460 1GB fpr 120 bucks...


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