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Updating Pavilion DV7 1174ca laptop from HDD to SSD. Question - will motherboard accept SSD ?

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Example: Pavilion DV7 1174ca 17inch laptop
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Baseboard (motherboard) Manufacturer = Compal

Baseboard Product = 3OF4

Baseboard Version  = 99.90

Processor = Intel CORE 2 DUO CPU (T5800)

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@WCM43 

 

Yes, Standard 2.5" SSD will do.

 

Note: SSD's are normally around 7mm thickness, you may need to have a spacer to keep it in place. I know Crucial MX500 products always have spacers to raise 7mm to 9.5mm. For example

 

            https://www.crucial.com/ssd/mx500/ct1000mx500ssd1/ct13424236

 

Regards.

 

 

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Yes a SSD will "fit" into the laptop but I was concerned (before I buy the SSD) if a modern SSD was compatible with the motherboard of the old laptop.  I was under the impression that the motherboard  of an OLD computer might prohibit the use of a SSD.  If the m. board is compatible, it is easy enough to install the SSD I believe.

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Your machine could be 7 years old. I upgraded an HP DV7 which is 9 years old now.

 

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