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02-26-2021 02:37 AM
Is it possible to upgrade the cpu to an Intel Core i7-2720QM i7 2720QM SR014 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Eight-Thread CPU Processor 6M 45W Socket G2 / rPGA988B?
Current the system have an
Name: Intel Core i5 2410M
Code Name: Sandy Bridge
Package Socket 988B rPGA
Specification Intel Core i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
To what Bios I have to upgrade?
I already have install an SSD 1 Tb and 16 GB Ram.
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02-26-2021 09:41 AM
Here is the Service Manual:
If you look at p. 1 there are no Quad Core processors listed. You can certainly do an i7-2620M dual core which would boost the clock speed from 2.3 to 2.7 ghz and the L3 from 3 to 4 mb which is significant. A Quad Core might work but I think not.
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02-27-2021 01:47 AM
first, many thanks for the quick reply. In general I agree 100% with your answer.
What do you think? When I look at the attached link for cpu upgrade, they tell me a chance of 91% for an upgrade to the i7-2720QM.
Also I read that the change at an Probook 6560 to an i7-2720QM was successfull.
Is there an realistic change for success?
Did you have an proposal for the best Bios update?
Many thanks for your help.
02-27-2021 06:14 AM - edited 02-27-2021 06:14 AM
In my experience the motherboard must specifically be designed to work with Quad Core processors. Not an engineer but I understand the circuitry is different and the processor pins are different. HP does not release schematics. I have never seen a situation where a laptop for which HP did not offer Quad Core CPU as an option will work with a Quad Core. Does not mean it can't happen just that I have never heard of it.