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Avrion41
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Compaq 6715b CPU upgrade

As stated above,

 

Can I upgrade my CPU or is it soldered onto the motherboard? If can upgrade, may I know what are the components that are compatible to this old laptop?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

My laptop stats:

 

Compaq 6715b

 

Windows  Vista SP 1 (Unable to install SP2 unless I reformat the whole laptop which I have no intention to)

 

Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00GHz (now you can see why I want to upgrade my CPU)

 

System type: 32-bit OS

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Yes, you can upgrade your processor.

 

Here is the link to your service manual which will give you the list of supported processors and how to change one out. See chapter 4.

 

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01570696/c01570696.pdf

 

Paul

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Avrion41
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I've seen the pdf and searched for the processors required. But most shops that I've checked do not carry these processors anymore.

 

Is the newer ones compatible with my laptop?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

My recommendation is to get a used but working one on a place like eBay.  That is where I get mine from.

 

You cannot install any other processor other than the ones listed in the service manual.

 

Paul

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cjemms
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Hi,

 

I've got the same 6715b laptop that you talk about and also want to upgrade the processor, the link in the above post no longer works, could you tell me which processors I need to look at for an upgrade?

 

Thanks.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

It appears that HP updated the service manual, which is why the link to the one I posted didn't work.

 

Here is the link to the latest service manual for your notebook:  Supported processors are listed in Chapter 1 on page 1.

 

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02834030/c02834030.pdf

 

Paul

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Java_Freak
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http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02834030/c02834030.pdf

Would i be able to use the Intel Core Duo T7700 2.4-GHz processor (4-MB L2 cache) on 6715b or is that only supported by 6710b?

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Hi:

 

The 6715b uses the AMD chipset and processor. No Intel processor will work in a 6715b.

 

Below is the list of AMD processors supported in the 6715b.

 

AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-66 (2.3-GHz, 2 x 512-KB L2 cache)
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-64 (2.2-GHz, 2 x 512-KB L2 cache)
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-62 (2.1-GHz, 2 x 512-KB L2 cache)
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-60 (2.0-GHz, 2 x 512-KB L2 cache)
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-58 (1.9-GHz, 2 x 512-KB L2 cache)
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-56 (1.8-GHz, 2 x 512-KB L2 cache)
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-52 (1.6-GHz, 2 x 512-KB L2 cache)
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-50 (1.6-GHz, 2 x 256-KB L2 cache)
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Processor MK-38 (2.2-GHz, 512-KB L2 cache)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs TK-53 (1.7-GHz, 2 x 256-KB L2 cache)
Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 4000+ (2.2-GHz, 512-MB L2 cache)
Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3800+ (2.2-GHz, 256-KB L2 cache)
Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3600+ (2.0-GHz, 256-KB L2 cache)
Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3500+ (1.8-GHz, 512-KB L2 cache)
Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3400+ (1.8-GHz, 256-KB L2 cache)

 

Paul

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makepeace
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Re: Compaq 6715b CPU upgrade

Hi,

 

I also have an HP Compaq 6715b.

 

My question is: Would the TL-68 (2.4GHz) work in the 6715b? All of the specs are comparable with compatible processors, so I would think so?

 

And then another question, would there be any sense in putting in 4gigs of PC2-6400 RAM (ie the 800MHz RAM)?

 

Thanks for any help!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

You can't always use that line of thinking because of the possibility that the BIOS will not allow the processor to work--even though it is the same in all respects, except for speed.

 

Below is a link to the BIOS update release notes. There was a processor microcode update in F.07.

 

Unfortunately it does not state what that microcode update does (normally they add support for newer processors).

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=32...

 

I would max out the memory in any notebook given the opportunity, and with your specific model, the PC2-6400 speed.  I wouldn't be suprised if HP installed PC2-5300 memory in there.

 

You will want 4 GB installed should you decide to go with a 64 bit OS.

 

Paul

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