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Probook 6570b - Are the CPU & GPU upgradeable?

Hi, I bought a refurbished Probook 6570b running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. It seems it doesn't come with the core cpu but rather a celeron B840 1.9GHz. Nor has it a discrete Graphics unit.

 

My question is this. Are the CPU & GPU upgradeable? 

 

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Re: Probook 6570b - Are the CPU & GPU upgradeable?

The CPU's are upgradeable. According to HP's product bulletin the following should be supported:

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3540M (3.0 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.70 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3380M (2.90 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3360M (2.80 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.50 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3340M (2.70 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.40 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)
   Up to 3.20 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3320M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.30 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*†
   Up to 3.10 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3130M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3120M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*†
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3110M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*†
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-2370M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*†
Intel® Celeron® B840 (1.90 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*

 

 

with a better CPU you also get some slightly better integrated graphics. If you want discrete graphics, HP supports the following graphics card: AMD Radeon™ HD 7570M, with 1 GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory

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Re: Probook 6570b - Are the CPU & GPU upgradeable?

The CPU's are upgradeable. According to HP's product bulletin the following should be supported:

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3540M (3.0 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.70 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3380M (2.90 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3360M (2.80 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.50 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3340M (2.70 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.40 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)
   Up to 3.20 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3320M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*
   Up to 3.30 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*†
   Up to 3.10 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3130M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3120M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*†
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3110M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*†
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-2370M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*†
Intel® Celeron® B840 (1.90 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*

 

 

with a better CPU you also get some slightly better integrated graphics. If you want discrete graphics, HP supports the following graphics card: AMD Radeon™ HD 7570M, with 1 GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory

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Re: Probook 6570b - Are the CPU & GPU upgradeable?

Wow! Now that's a detailed reply! I don't know how to thank you for this great information!
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Re: Probook 6570b - Are the CPU & GPU upgradeable?

very useful.thanks for sharing
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Re: Probook 6570b - Are the CPU & GPU upgradeable?

On my machine a CPU upgrade also required a cooling unit upgrade for the CPU, from a 35 watt unit to a 55 watt unit.

It might be worth checking to see if yours needs  a similar coordinated upgrade if you choose to go fer a high end processor.

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Thanks for the sound advice, sbonomi!
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Re: Probook 6570b - Are the CPU & GPU upgradeable?

I had been wondering about configurations myself. I recently acquired a mint 6470b from the HP Business refurb sales site. Very happy with this so far. What little I could decipher about the configs of this series of ProBook is that to have a discrete video adapter it needs to have the AMD processor; all models with Intel (and mine has a nice i5) work with integrated graphics (in my case the Intel 4000). If anyone has any different observations, by all means post away...

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