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G72-B66US CPU Upgrade

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I am considering upgrading the CPU of this laptop, but can't find it anywhere to see if it is possible.  I am getting into video editing and per the spec reqs  of Sony to run Sony Vegas I meet them but when I do actual editing the timeline has occassional hiccups.  

 

I am looking into upgrading to an i7 so I won't have any processing issues.  

 

Thanks in advance to any help that can be provided.  

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Below is the service manual for your notebook:

 

Supported processors can be found in Chapter 1, page 1.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02623152.pdf

 

Paul

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Wow Paul that is such awesome help!!! 

 

Thank you very very much.  

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You're very welcome.

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Paul, just a question.  I saw the processors listed on Chapter 1 page 1.  However there is also another listing of processors on page 83.  On page 83 the processor list goes up to an i7-620m.  However, on page 1, it only goes up to an i5-540m.  Now i'm confused as to which one I am able to go up to.

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Hi:

 

That is an interesting observation...

 

I looked at the BIOS release notes and none add support for newer processors.

 

The general specs on the i7 and i5 processors are relatively the same, so I can only take a guess and say the i7 should work too.

 

It might be worth a call to HP technical support...  800-474-6836

 

Paul

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make sure the cpu heat profile isn't more than the original chip or the heat sink and fan will be unable to keep the chip stable

 

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Hey Brownboy3491,

 

Thank you for the additional information on CPU upgrade. I will mark the post to HP.

Have a good week.

 

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Hi I will be testing this later today, might not be any use to you guys now but I would suspect that the initial part of the guide is the supported CPU's for this motherboard which looks to be various ranging from budget pentiums up to the i7-620m the initial part where it lists specs sounds like the manual for this is general purpose across the G72 range as I have a G72 - 110sa currently with an i3-330m CPU installed and max memory at 8gb.

 

I am looking to maximise the performance and will eventually shell out for an SSD to improve perfomance further.

 

I will try to come back to you folks on this in case anyone else in future is looking to make the same upgrades as I am.

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