08-25-2016 07:16 AM - edited 08-25-2016 07:46 AM
my system is HP Pavilion 15-e020sx Notebook PC. my current processor is Intel Dual Core i3-3110M 2.40-GHz processor (3.0-MB L3 cache, 1600-MHz FSB, 35 W).
according to the manual, I can upgrade to Intel Quad Core i7-3632QM 2.20-GHz processor (SC turbo up to 3.2-GHz; 1600-MHz FSB, 6.0- MB L3 cache, 35 W)
but I have an Intel Quad Core i7-3630QM 2.40-GHz processor (SC turbo up to 3.40-GHz; 1600-MHz FSB, 6.0-MB L3 cache, 45 W)
my concern is about the power difference between the two processors. what will happen if I installed this 45w processor in my system?
I can see that the HM76 chipset support that CPU.
I’ve upgraded the memory to 16GB, which according to the manual I’m only allowed up to 8GB. so maybe some fetchers are not documented.
I can try But processor upgrade is not as easy as memory upgrade.
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08-25-2016 07:45 AM
I would be concerned with the higher wattage too, but the bigger concern would be that we have no idea if the BIOS in your PC has the microcode to support the 3630QM.
Without the microcode to support the processor, it won't work at all.
And since that processor is not listed as supported in the manual, I doubt it will work.
08-25-2016 08:02 AM
There is a more fundamental problem. Look at the list of system boards on page 24 of the Manual. See how there are motherboards which are described to include a processor? The i3-3110M models have the processor soldered to the motherboard so any kind of upgrade to just the processor is not an option for you. Sorry.