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supported CPUs for upgrade

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Hello,

 

I'm looking to upgrade the CPU in my G60-235DX which originally came with an Intel Pentium dual core T4200 2Ghz.

 

I know its a "Socket P" aka "micro FCPGA 478", but I'm not sure what the highest possible CPU is that the board and BIOS will support is.

 

I'd prefer something that can handle intel's virtualization for running parallel OS instances so if anybody knows of a core 2 duo or quad that works well with this machine I would be very happy.

 

thanks in advance 🙂

 

 

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I Know what I'm doing with upgrading it myself and the heatsink and fan very well CAN handle the heat of a more powerful chip.

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How about a P7550 Core 2 Duo?

 

would that be acceptable?

 

it's socket P and according to the series spare parts listing for the G60 and CQ60 models in my product line there was a P7350 option but the manual i have is dated before the release of the 7550 so obviously the manual cant talk of CPUs not in existence when it was written.

 

anybodt have any ideas on this?

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it would also be awesome if HP's "technical support" staff in the (god knows where, probably india) call center wouldnt just put me on hold then hang up on me (three times now) when i call to ask them about it directly.

 

that's just frakking lovely HP... I'll seriously consider buying a different brand from here on out for ANY of my computing needs.

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So can try and upgrade to....P8700. There are these others like P7450, T6600, and T6400 but these are OEM only and are not sold in retail market...

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I have long used Toshiba's with great success. If it is for a business user/professional, however, Thinkpads are probably the best machines on the market. HP's Elitebooks are pretty solid as well, and their business support is much better than their end user support. When I purchased my Elitebook, it came with the 3 year total care package and it was a great deal when you realize that is usually a $350 or so dollar add-on. If you took off that $350, the laptop was totally competitive with the consumer models of similar CPU and other specs.  Price-wise, that put's it way ahead of most of the Lenovo ThinkPads while providing something nearly as good as a ThinkPad.  And again, you are dealing with HP's business line support rather than their end-users who get mediocre support at best.    YMMV

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did you ever get an answer on this or ever upgrade the CPU with success?

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