12-16-2016 07:23 AM - edited 12-17-2016 12:07 PM
Ok guys. I own a HP Pavilion dv5230us that I love really much & performs really despite it's age. I mainly use it for surfing the internet & music production, but once I get my music computer back from my brothers I'm going to use this laptop for internet & marketing mainly because I'm gonna keep my main studio computer off of the internet to keep it safe. Over the next few months to a year I'm looking to slowly upgrade my laptop to make it perform better on the internet & with the basic task I'm gonna be using it for.
Right now the current specs are:
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300 @ 1.6Ghz/667Mhz FSB,
Chipset: Intel i945GM,
Southbridge: 82801GHM (ICH7-M/U),
Graphics Processor: Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family,
Ram: 2GB of DDR2 @ 600Mhz,
OS: Windows 7 Unlimited 32-Bit.
I'm planning to upgrade the ram to 4GB, replace the 120GB HDD with a 240GB SSD, & I've also been thinking about upgrading the CPU as well.
Is it possible to upgrade to a Intel Core 2 Dou T7200 on my computer or am I limited to a Intel Core Dou T2600 or Intel Core Dou T2700 as my maximum upgrade opition? What are the possible Socket M CPU's I can upgrade too? Can I upgrade to a Socket M Intel Core 2 Dou or am I stuck with a Intel Core Dou as my upgrade opition?
Please no rude or unrelated answers.
12-16-2016 08:16 AM
Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!
Sorry for the bad news, but you are operating under a misunderstanding.
There is really no way to significantly "speed up" real-time performance of a laptop, as the most effective way to do this in desktops is to upgrade the processors, and like with the video chips, in laptops, these are not customer-replaceable parts.
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12-16-2016 08:21 AM
But this laptop CPU is not soderd onto the board. It goes in a 479 pin socket called "Socket M" which was a mobile socket used for certian laptops between 2005 to 2007. It supports Pentium M, Celeron M, Intel Core Duo's, & various Intel Core 2 Dou chips. The main thing I'm wondering is is it safe to replace my Intel Core Dou T2300 with a Intel Core Duo T2600 or Intel Core 2 Dou T7200? Are there BIOS updates for this laptop to use a Intel Core 2 Dou?
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