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JT1007
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Can you change the processor on the HP Omen?

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I'm trying to upgrade my HP Omen, which came with a 7th gen Intel i5 processor, to a 9th gen Intel i5 processor but nothing happens when I turn it on. I've tried looking around for troubleshooting advice and it looks like it is possible that the motherboard isn't compatible? Can anyone advise?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

What is the full model number or product number of your PC?

 

Use this guide to find that information...please do not post the serial number.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07555

 

It is highly unlikely that if your PC came with an Intel 7th gen processor, that it would support a 9th gen processor.

 

The product specs page for your PC should have the processor upgrade info.

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OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-224 .....when I look at the specs it seems like the only upgrade option would be to Intel Core i7-7700 (Kabylake) 3.6 GHz Quad Core....is that right?

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Hi:

 

That is correct...

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05389962

 

I just looked at all the BIOS release notes on the support page, and none of them add support for newer processors.

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Correct and I will also add... it is physically impossible to install an 8/9th gen Intel CPU onto a motherboard built for 6/7th gen CPU's. This goes for any brand motherboard. The pins are wired completely different.

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