HP HDX18 CPU upgrade (3281 Views)
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Chris-Gonzales
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HP HDX18 CPU upgrade

Is it possible to upgrade the processer on the HDX18-1200 CTO? I opened the bottoum and saw what I think is the processer and it looked like it was now sawderd to the motherboard.

 

I'm only asking since I would like to upgrade to an i7 mobile processer.

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HaggisCat
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Re: HP HDX18 CPU upgrade

You simply can not do this. The mother board is designed around the processor and the whole thing works with the processor that the mother board was designed for. Other things like the Video card on your present configuration will not be compatible with the new i7 processor. You'll have to buy yourself a new laptop. 

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BSOD
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Re: HP HDX18 CPU upgrade

I have a HDX18t-1200 CTO with the following specs

 

P8700 2.53GHz

4GB DDR2

500GB 5400RPM

BluRay/DVD

nVIDIA 9600M GT 512MB

 

Can I upgrade to a T9900 3.06GHz CPU?  I've seen HDX18 notebooks with that CPU, and I've read in a thread somewhere that someone upgraded to the T9900.  What's confusing to me is that some HDX18 models come with DDR3 memory.

 

I also want to upgrade to a 1GB GPU. Is this possible as well?

 

 

Ant

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aphotix
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Re: HP HDX18 CPU upgrade

 


BSOD wrote:

I have a HDX18t-1200 CTO with the following specs

 

P8700 2.53GHz

4GB DDR2

500GB 5400RPM

BluRay/DVD

nVIDIA 9600M GT 512MB

 

Can I upgrade to a T9900 3.06GHz CPU?  I've seen HDX18 notebooks with that CPU, and I've read in a thread somewhere that someone upgraded to the T9900.  What's confusing to me is that some HDX18 models come with DDR3 memory.

 

I also want to upgrade to a 1GB GPU. Is this possible as well?

 

 

Ant


 

An excellent question. I'd like to know if a T9900 would work as well, based on available information (ie the service manual) in theory the processor could be swapped, but it may not work if the bios doesn't support it. You could try contacting the bios manufacturer to see if your bios version supports the faster processor.

 

In terms of the GPU, the 1GB GPU requires DDR 3 ram, which is why some have DDR3, the GPU is soldered into the board and cannot be replaced (without obviously replacing the board.)

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