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04-11-2012 12:11 AM
I was wondering if this laptop can go threw a upgrade process?
If so what can i upgrade looking at possible CPU and GPU?
So if i can what can i stuff in it and where can i get the parts do they have to be bought from HP personally or can i find them elsewhere?
I know as of know the stats are
phenomII x 3 2.3ghz
6g ram 1333mhz
ati readon HD 4250m switchable grapics amd HD 6370m 512mb discrete
04-11-2012 07:49 AM
Processor, yes theoretically although you already have a good triple core processor. I suspect you really want to upgrade the graphics which cannot be done for love nor money.
04-11-2012 01:12 PM
ok So what processor can i goto? where to find?
And why the no go on the gcard? The 4250 intergrated card has a PCIex slot that the 6370 is plugged into. is it due to the Vbios or HP's bios? Or mobo?
Was kinda thinking since the 6370 was in a pciex slot i could just get a differnet mobile card and replace the 6370m.
04-11-2012 02:22 PM - edited 04-11-2012 02:23 PM
It is not in a pciex slot. It is soldered to the motherboard but the circuitry on the motherboard makes a pciex interface. Not one laptop in a thousand has a removeable graphics card and even for the few that do (usually high end engineering workstations or custom gaming laptops) there is no ready easy market for upgrades. Go into Frys or Best Buy or even on ebay and try to find a laptop video card. There are a few but they are stupid expensive. The laptop video card interface is called mxm. Obviously a desktop card will not fit. Bleeding edge laptop processors are also stupid expensive and the labor to replace one is so high you are almost always better off selling your laptop and buying a new one that meets your needs.