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10-26-2011 03:02 PM
Hello, I am using the following model:
HP DV7-3160US WA793UA.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
I was wondering if there are any recommended upgrades for this model. I cannot find any posts that gives a suitable cross reference of possible processor upgrades, or a video card upgrades as the 512 seems a little low. I was also considering buying 2 4GB ram cards but was unsure if I would notice much difference with the current os. If any are available please list them (the processor and video card that is). One final question, I have a bad main cooling fan and need a replacement. Is it best to put the original model back in, or is there a higher output model available?
10-27-2011 03:43 PM
Video cannot be upgraded, it is part of the motherboard.
W7 will run ok on 2gb memory, 4gb would be better.
Turion M640 is the only processor upgrade option I can find for that model, I doubt it is worth the effort for the minimal increase in processing power from the M620 you have.
Fan is part of a heatsink assembly, HP part number 533735-001, I doubt there is any other one that will work in that laptop.