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I have an HP notebook model Pavilion 1050el.

Now the CPU is an Intel P8400.

I have seen in the Maintenance and service guide that it's possible to replace the CPU up to the Intel T9600 probably because when the guide has been written no better CPU were available.

 

Now I can see the T9800, T9900 and P9700 are available.

 

Can you confirm me that these 3 CPU are suitable for the Pavilion 1050el  ?

The serial number is : [personal information removed] 

 

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That is not a complete model number. dv4-1050el?  If the Manual says it will take up to a T9600 (and for that model, it does) then you install anything else at your own risk that it will work. 

 

The T9800 and T9900 are only a tiny little bit more powerful and very hard to find in any event. A lot more T9600s were made:

 

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core2-Duo-T9800-vs-Intel-Core2-Duo-T9600

 

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core2-Duo-T9900-vs-Intel-Core2-Duo-T9600

 

I had a couple different laptops with a T9600 and it is a very capable processor. As good as a lot of i5s on the market now. 

 

So no I cannot confirm that anything not listed in the manual will work. I would say, however, the odds are high if you are a gambler but the upside over a T9600 is not worth the gamble in any event. 

 

If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

 

 

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There is a problem with HP documentation.

The model is according to the label in the bottom of the notebook, a Pavilion dv4 - 1050el, Part Number FM206EA.

 

In the Mainetance & service Guide, for the DV4 notebooks , the notebook is completely different.

The Mantenance & Service Guide for DV5 notebook refers perfectly to my notebook and here there is the right list of CPU including the one that is now in my notebook.

This document is the original one written before Intel introduced new BGA479 CPUs.

The latest BIOS seems to be recent and in the BIOS it's possible to find the supported CPUs.

Can you access the BIOS content and verify the list of the CPUs ?

 

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This Manual:

 

Manual

 

lists your P8400 CPU.

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I agree that the difference between T9600 ( passmark = 1942 ) and T9900 ( passmark = 2192 ) is about 10 % but the price is very similar.

What I can't understand is the now I have e P series CPU, P8400, but in the Maintenance and service guide, T series is accepted.

 

In the past I tried to update the CPU of another Pavilion, the DV6 series.

In this casee it was not possible to install T series CPU, only P series CPU were accepted.

 

I don't want to repeat the bad experience .

 

thanks for your time 

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this manual is OK. Thanks for the link.

I found the manual with google here :

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02987282.pdf

 

and this another notebook

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That manual is for a later version of the dv4. The T9600 will absolutely work. The T9800 will very likely work. Good luck. 

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