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HP dv9210us CPU upgrade

By eyemfedup2
Jan 23, 2011
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  1. hello all
    i have a hp dv9210us
    amd turion 1.6ghz cpu
    i would like to upgrade the cpu to a 2.0 or better
    talked to hp and all i get is we dont recommend upgrading os or cpu because of possible conflicts
    ok let me tell you first hand
    upgraded to windows 7 ultimate and got rid of vista conflicts
    works like a charm lovin it

    two; can somebody please explain to me please how upgrading from a turion x64 1.6 cpu to a turion x 64 2.0 is going to cause conficts

    maybe im not the sharpest tool in the shed but i dont get it

    the mobo specs seem to be up to par
    easily accepts 800mhz ram

    they tell me i would have to change the motherboard to do so and it would cost as much to do that as it would to buy another machine


    as far as i can see the only difference is speed and really not that much

    as always thanks for your time
  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Considering you're going to need to disassemble the laptop to change the CPU, you can't exactly fault HP from trying to dissuade you from the idea. Their stock advice makes sense for an "average" computer user.

    If you feel up to the task, find the service manual for the laptop, and make sure you pick out a CPU with the same socket and similar power requirements. Don't forget to buy some thermal paste too. Are you comfortable taking your laptop apart?
  3. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    dv9210us upgrade

    i understand
    but that's the fun of it right?
    wow i must be above average lol
    i have a socket s1 turion 2ghz cpu just dying to be used
    do you know the fastest turion it will take tl-64 maybe??

    also they act like i cant change the mobo this one has no hdmi port
    surely they swap out

    they also said i cant raid the two drives
    once again surely there has to be a way
    third party software maybe??

    laptop was free great condition
    new motherboards on ebay still in original sealed packaging around 78.00
    not to bad
    i like to get broken laptops and repair them

    i got this one from someone who had taken it to a shop and they told them it had a short in the mobo 200.00 fix
    simply was a bad bios battery and had one sitting on my shelf
    too cool
    anyway i was prepared for a major overhaul in the first place so a major upgrade is fine with me

    i must admit looking at the way its put together is intimidating
    looks like it will be hard to disassemble the case to get to the cpu and or replace the mobo but for me its all about the challenge and of course the learning process

    i love trouble shooting
    weird i know

    thanks for your reply
    i always appreciate you guys jumping in to help
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    sounds like you're already ahead of the game then.

    looks like the 64 is 35W, while the 52 is 31W

    found this thread, sounds like someone was planning same thing as you.

    i guess it depends whether the motherboard inside the laptop can handle a 35W chip or is 31W max. And for that I direct you to Google. =)

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