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HP Pavilion Notebook - V2Z46AV
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I have a feeling that this 2.3 GHz i5 6300hq isn't going to get me very far.  I was wondering if my specific model was upgradable, and if so, what CPUs I could install.  I have done work on my old Pavilion 15, replacing the CPU and upgrading RAM, so I believe I'm capable of upgrading myself.  

 

Also, my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU, which is a problem as I use the notebook for gaming.  I currently have the GTX 960m 2gb, if you think that I'm wrong.

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Hi @Vaughn1,

 

Welcome to the HP Forum! Thank you for becoming a HP Forum member. It is a dynamite location to get help from the community, get suggestions and find what has worked for others. For you have the best experience, here is a link for you to review, should you have any concerns: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More

 

I understand that you are considering upgrading the CPU on your notebook. Here is a like to the HP Pavilion Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide. Please note chapter 3, page 19, item 13, system board. The CPU is not listed separately as a  customer replaceable part. 

 

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Thanks for the reply and manual, but you haven't told me if the CPU is soldered to the board.  Perhaps I could send it to your ridiculously expensive repair store, where I was given a faulty hard drive, and have them replace it?  I would like to know if it's soldered or not, simply.

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Hi @Baughn1,

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details. If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works  please review this link. 

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The Manual is cryptic at best but if you have read and worked with a few of them and done a processor swap or 2 it's obvious the processor is soldered to the motherboard. Dead giveaway: no lising of processor as replacement part. Second dead giveaway: no picture of removing processor. P. 51 of the Manual shows a representation fo a soldered on processor. 3rd dead giveaway...description of replacement motherboard includes processor included with board. See p. 52. The best motherboard with i7 and 4 gig video memory and Windows 10 is 857389-601 

 

HP does not have it in stock:

 

https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=D3E80C12FAA74A1EBCBE3DEFC4D0100E&SearchIn=P...

 

Also no luck finding it through eBay or amazon.com

 

And please don't take it out on the HP Reps working this board. They are not responsible for issues you have had with the Service Centers and are just trying to help. 

 

Good luck. 

 

 

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