11-29-2013 03:31 AM
When upgraging the memory it is always better to make sure that the speed of the new memory matches the speed of the memory already in the machine. If you are unsure of the speed of the memory already in the machine you can run "wmic memorychip" from a command prompt in Windows and it will give you the part code and most of the time the speed of the memory (eg 1066, 1333).
Once you have this you can have a look on partsurfer http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx
Input your machines serial number in the search field and that will give you a list of parts you can purchase.
Another thing to remember is when you go above 4GB you will need a 64bit version of your chosen Operating System
12-01-2013 08:48 AM - edited 12-01-2013 09:28 AM
I have the HP 625 WT165EA model with:
CPU: AMD Single Core V140/2.3GHz/3200Mhz FSB;
Memory: 2Gb DDR3 ram; (upgraded to 2Gb+4Gb=6Gb)
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard/Model: 1475;
Chipset: AMD 785GX;
Graphics: AMD 4200HD;
OS: Windows 7 x64;
Can you help me about upgrading my processor, what processor I can use what I can't. Is it possible to use the AMD Phenom™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor P920 on 1.6Ghz (but better AMD Phenom ™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N970 on 2.2Ghz - 35W) or not.
In the Maintenance and Service Guide on page 68 are variants of processors. The maximum possible - AMD Phenom II Champlain P820 25W (Triple-Core Mobile Processor). But did not specify which version of the BIOS this document relates. Now the BIOS on my laptop upgraded to 68DVA F.21. Is it possible to exactly say - what processors are supported in this version of the BIOS (as I understand the motherboard chipset supports these processors by default).
AMD Phenom ™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processors P920 (25W) and AMD Phenom II Champlain P820 (25W) and AMD Phenom ™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N970 on 2.2Ghz (35W) based on the same core - Champlayn.
12-04-2013 07:33 AM
The following CPUs are the only CPUs lab tested by HP that are optional and compatible with your notebook's systemboard. Using any other CPU is taking a financial gamble. Install the latest BIOS version to ensure that the CPU support is present.
HP isn't going to provide details of the CPU and memory tables present in the BIOS as would be expected of an enthusiast motherboard manufacturer. Mainstream notebooks just aren't designed nor meant to be upgraded in the manner that enthusiast grade PCs are.
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12-07-2013 07:27 AM
Hi, i have an hp pavilion dv6-6150sl. i would like to increase the ram memory. i'd alike to add an 8GB card to 4GB pre-installed ram. i wanted to know which ram i have to buy e where i buy it. Thanks.
12-10-2013 02:36 PM
12-26-2013 06:37 AM
I would like to upgrade my laptop hardware, but don't know what exactly motherbord supports. Maybe someone can tell where to find CPU and RAM full support list or just post here? By the way, how the BIOS update can affect CPU choice?
HP Pavilion DV6617en
Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2310 1,46GHz
Motherboard Quanta 30D2
12-29-2013 08:58 PM
I have a HP ENVY 15 15-3040NR Intel Core i7 2670QM (2.20GHz) 8GB Memory 750GB HDD 15.6" Notebook and I want to replace the hard drive with a solid state hard drive. If I buy an Intel 530 Series 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) will it improve my computer performance since I'm going down from 750GB to 240 GB? Thanks, James
01-18-2014 02:03 AM
For 2 years im happy user of HP dv6-6030ew with i5 2410M processor. I'm going to change my current CPU for something better. According to the service manual i can use i7 2720 or 2630 which were released on February 2011.
In the meanwhile there was a BIOS update (but idk if it added CPU supported). I'm curious if i can use other Sandy Bridge (2nd Gen) i7 which were realesed after my laptop relase, which werent mentioned in the manual, like i7 2670, 2740 or 2820? Is there any way to use these CPUs?
Looking forward to eharing from You.