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11-26-2011 07:31 PM
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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11-26-2011 09:18 PM
Below is the service manual for your notebook:
Supported processors can be found in Chapter 1, page 1.
11-27-2011 10:39 AM
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.
11-27-2011 11:49 AM
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
11-11-2013 03:30 PM
Thank you for the additional information on CPU upgrade. I will mark the post to HP.
Have a good week.
12-06-2017 08:34 AM
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.