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Hi, I have found two options to upgrade my hp 8760w ( full hd, 17" so almost perfect, and also very cheap )

 

1) upgrade cpu to i72860qm  very fast as an i7 3rd generation ( price expensive like 130$)

2) replace motherboard with 8770w , not password, an official replcament by Hp, price 70$

 

I compared both motherboards ( pictures ) and seems identical with any sign different !

 

Can you tell me somethingo more ? 

 

8/12/2019

[ solution has been founded,  as suggested by Mr Huffer, trasplanted   the monitor to new motherboard with case incorporated , altough it would be not so complicated to trasplant every parts, but requires analyse and plan for more daies , to do the righ things]

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It's at your risk...certainly possible it can be done but it is not something HP will comment on one way or the other. 

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So no one shared this option, as the both motherbord looks like twins, and and 8770 accept also cpu i7 3rd generation. 

 

Anyway, the machine are too similar to suppose are differents , motherboard also too, ergo it's the same board but different in some way inside , I should double check the installation screw. Regards.

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If it were mine it's a risk I would take but I would understand that nobody can guarantee it. Check mounting hole location to be sure nothing shorts out and also check the placement of ports to be sure your case has a hole to access all the ports on the motherboard. 

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The motherboard is exactly the same like the precedent model, it's a twin, 8770w is newer model but same model.

 

I bought this motherboard tested, and any suggestion to install it?

It comes with the case  included  so I have two options.

 

Desinstall the monitor from older case or installing just the new motherboard on old case with already monitor installed? 

 

It should be delivered by monday 9 

 

And if I will be succed i get my i7 3rd generation much better than 2nd generation . thank you for your attention

 

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I would use the case and keyboard that looks better/newer and do the build accordingly. But it is more work to transplant the motherboard than the screen. 

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Yesterday I received my package and today I put myself to work on.

 

Few daies ago I disassembly my hp8760 for routine maintenence and got the chance to analize the operation.

 

I put in count both operation trasplant the monitor and the motherboard , and it looked same operation of steps.

 

I decided to follow your advice and removed the monitor and put on my new case.

 

Then I had to trasplant my gpu etc, installed my old i7 3rd...

 

As usually I had to repeat the procedure 2 or 3 times, for some complications, but at the end I have got  new hardware and so new computer , I hope much better.

 

 

 

Regards.

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