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06-12-2009 11:17 PM
It's do able since both processors are using the same socket and FSB.
However, you need to re-consider it again and again. Why?
1. Processor upgrade will void your warranty.
2. The upgrade of processor for your model is not easy, see dv5 manual guide here
so need to disassemble most of your notebooks part.
3. BIOS may not detect Q9100 properly, confirm it with HP
4. Even if you can do it, Q9100 use 44 watt of TDP while P8600 use only 25 watt of TDP, in simple way, it will generate more heat.
5. You have NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT that has already generated a lot of heat,
6. The heat flow of your model is not designed for Q9100.
Unless money is not part of your consideration, I recommend NOT to do it.
You may end up with a faulty motherboard due to overheat issue.
Pavilion DV2922TX, XP-SP3 32bit, Intel T5750 2.0Ghz, Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS with 128MB, 4GB 667 DDR2, 250GB HDD
06-13-2009 12:27 PM
My laptop is laptop as a birthday present and I really really like it so I can't risk damaging anything.
So i guess I won't be upgrading anything.
Maybe the next one will be with a quad processor.