Replacing CPU In HP Pravilion?

By SageOfTheWabash · 5 replies
Nov 17, 2007
  1. How difficult is it to replace/upgrade the CPU In this rig?

    Pavilion Intel® Core 2 Duo Wireless N Notebook w/ Webcam & TV Tuner - Vista Premium (dv9535)
    1.5GHz Intel® Core 2 Duo T5250 Centrino, 2GB RAM, 240GB HD, Dual DVD±RW w/ LightScribe, Wireless 802.11a/g/n, 17" WXGA HD Display, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS - 256MB Dedicated, Webcam, TV Tuner, Windows® Vista Premium (HP
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Have a look at the HP website to see if you can find instructions on how to replace the CPU. I know the Lenovo/IBM has such an area that's easy to find.

    But remember that replacing the CPU is one thing but is the cooling system designed to cool a hotter running part ?
  3. SageOfTheWabash

    SageOfTheWabash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    OK then, what about over clocking? Could this CPU be over clocked to say... 2Ghz?
  4. SageOfTheWabash

    SageOfTheWabash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I can buy this rig for around $900. It has everything that I want, except a more powerful CPU.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    While I do not know the specifics, most laptops have CPUs that are hard-soldered. Some however, are a simple replacement. Generally it is a lot more difficult to replace laptop CPUs.
  6. SageOfTheWabash

    SageOfTheWabash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Hello Tedster old friend. I was hoping that you would respond to my post. You never fail to be spot on with your no nonsence advice.

    I suspected that replacing a CPU in a laptop would be a different kettle of fish.
    How about over clocking it instead? Does the bios of laptops generally allow OC'ing?

    Also would the above described rig run, Morrowind, Oblivion, HalfLife 2 episode 2, and Bioshock?

    Thanx Ted, You are golden.
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