• ×
    Information
    Need Windows 11 help?
    Check documents on compatibility, FAQs, upgrade information and available fixes.Windows 11 Support Center.
  • post a message
  • ×
    Information
    Need Windows 11 help?
    Check documents on compatibility, FAQs, upgrade information and available fixes.Windows 11 Support Center.
  • post a message
HP Recommended
Pavilion i3 Core 8100
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Looking to upgrade to an i7 without having to buy a new computer and was just wondering if this option was a possibility? Thank you in advance!

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
HP Recommended

Hi:

 

If you are referring to having an HP 8100 Elite CMT or SFF, you can upgrade to a first gen Intel core i7 processor, but you would also have to install a graphics card because none of the Intel 1st generation i5 or i7 quad core processors work with the onboard Intel graphics like the dual core i3 and i5 processors do.

 

Below is the link to the HP quickspecs for the 8100 Elite model series. 

 

HP Compaq 8100 Elite Series (noteboox.de)

 

The supported processors can be found on pages 6 & 7.

 

Note the reference to the required graphics card for the quad cores listed on page 7.

 

 

 

 

View solution in original post

1 REPLY 1
HP Recommended

Hi:

 

If you are referring to having an HP 8100 Elite CMT or SFF, you can upgrade to a first gen Intel core i7 processor, but you would also have to install a graphics card because none of the Intel 1st generation i5 or i7 quad core processors work with the onboard Intel graphics like the dual core i3 and i5 processors do.

 

Below is the link to the HP quickspecs for the 8100 Elite model series. 

 

HP Compaq 8100 Elite Series (noteboox.de)

 

The supported processors can be found on pages 6 & 7.

 

Note the reference to the required graphics card for the quad cores listed on page 7.

 

 

 

 

† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the <a href="https://www8.hp.com/us/en/terms-of-use.html" class="udrlinesmall">Terms of Use</a> and <a href="/t5/custom/page/page-id/hp.rulespage" class="udrlinesmall"> Rules of Participation</a>.