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upgrade T4500 to i5-540M CPU on G72-227wm

HP G72-227WM laptop with Pentium T4500 CPU, I know i5-540M is compatible according to HP, the question i need answered is.... " Are the T4500 and i5-540M sockets the same?" will it be as simple as popping one out and another in? or will there be soldering involved? My confusion comes from cpu-world.com comparison of the two CPU's, they list the T4500 as a replaceable P socket type and the i5-540M as a non replaceable BGA1288. I have attached the link to this website for a reference

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/919/Intel_Core_i5_Mobile_i5-540M_(BGA)_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_M...

 

HP's part number for the i5-540M is 594188-001, is this the same processor listed in the article or is HP's a different socket that will simply pop into place.

 

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Re: upgrade T4500 to i5-540M CPU on G72-227wm

Hi,

 

You only need to check the BIOS, if BIOS supported it then you are ok. What is your machine ?

 

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My machine is a HP- G72-227WM laptop with 8GB Ram  windows 7 O/S....... so your saying the sockets are exactly the same? no soldering required

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Re: upgrade T4500 to i5-540M CPU on G72-227wm

Hi,

 

You can find a list of processors supported on the first manual of the following link:

 

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4290949&

 

Pleae check BIOS under Drivers section of the following link:

 

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&product=4290949

 

(2011-05-03 , VersionF.37, 6.58M).

 

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I have already checked that list.... the T4500 is a P socket processor and the i5-540M isnt a p socket.... so how do you get it to work? that is what i need to know

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Hi,

 

You have not read my previous reply.

 

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Ok how do I check the bios to see which processor is supported
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Ok i have the latest bios you listed in the post, but how do i know the physical fit of the new processor will work?

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Ok, this is the processor I have purchased can you tell me if it will work

 

 Intel Core i5 Mobile i5-540M 2.533 GHz Laptop CPU CP80617004116AD SLBTV

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