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I would like to upgrade Intel P6100 processor on HP G72-B27CL

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I would like to upgrade the processor in my computer. I would like to upgrade to the newest/best possible processor. 

 

Someone suggested to me to see a list of processors on on page 83 of the manual called Maintenance and Service Guide of the following link

https://support.hp.com/ca-en/product/hp-g72-b00-notebook-pc-series/4247537/model/4308436/manuals

 

The problem I encountered was that that page lists all the processors that came with all the different configurations of the HP G72 model and it is not specific to my G72 sub-model. My system is specifically the HP G72-B27CL and it has its original Pentium P6100 processor

I would like to improve my system as much as possible within its capabilities. Will someone please let me know if I can and if it is advisable to upgrade to a newer/better Intel processor? Please also give me any advice you may have about upgrading.

 

Thank you all very much in advance

 

 

 

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Hi:

 

Your notebook has an Arrandale processor, so you can upgrade to the Intel® Arrandale™ i5–540M Processor listed in chapter 1 of your notebook's service manual.

 

Intel® Pentium® Processor P6100 (3M Cache, 2.00 GHz) Product Specifications

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Thank you so very much for all your help!!!

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If I may bother you with one last thing: My system can currently accept up to 8GB of RAM.  Would it be able to accept more with an Intel I5? or should I just leave that as is? 

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You're very welcome.

 

Even with an i5 processor, the max memory is 2 x 4 GB.

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c02623152.pdf (hp.com)

 

I saw the maintenance and service guide shows the Arrandale I5 processor on page one but it shows the Arrandale I7 on page 83. Will you please confirm what is the most powerful processor to which I could upgrade my computer?

Also, a friend told me that if I updated the processor, my machine would run hotter. Will you please tell me if I that is true? If so, is there a way that I could avoid that?

 

Thank you,

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I'm glad you saw that because I would say that the i7-620M would work as well.

 

I have provided a comparison of the 3 processors below.  The P6100, the i5 and the i7.

 

Intel® Product Specification Comparison

 

The i5 and i7 processors have higher TJunctions than the P6100, which means that yes, they will probably run hotter.

The TJunction is the temperature at which the processor can run before any thermal protection kicks in.

 

There is nothing you can do prevent the processor from running hotter. 

 

There is only one model fan and heat sink, so you should make sure you thoroughly clean all of the contact surfaces the heat sink makes contact with, as well as the heat sink, and do your best to carefully apply a good quality thermal paste. 

 

I would not use a conductive thermal paste.  One mistake and you can short out the motherboard.

 

 

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