11-26-2019 11:38 AM - edited 12-07-2019 07:41 PM
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 ?
[ 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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11-26-2019 12:16 PM
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.
11-26-2019 12:24 PM
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.
11-29-2019 05:35 AM - edited 11-29-2019 05:37 AM
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
11-29-2019 05:53 AM
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.
12-07-2019 02:47 PM - edited 12-09-2019 05:19 PM
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.