3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2010 8:03 AM by Emi89

    laptop CPU upgrade-compatibility questions

    Emi89

      im currently using an intel centrino duo (t2250) 1.73ghz  i believe its socket 479

      i'd like to upgrade but i'm not sure what processors are compatible

       

      my laptop is an HP dv6238ea

        • 1. Re: laptop CPU upgrade-compatibility questions
          andreik77

          You should use advanced diagnostic software like Everest to make sure what bus speed is supported by the chipset.

          You current CPU has 533MHz bus. Most likely it is the maximum, and you can upgrade only to Core2Duo T5300 1.73GHz

          It makes sense only if you need Intel EM64T technology very much, as computing speed will be nearly the same.

          If occasionally your motherboard (and chipset) supports 667 bus (less likely), you will be able to install more powerful T7200 or T7400 CPUs.

          You should use advanced diagnostic software like Everest to make sure what bus speed is supported by the chipset.

          You current CPU has 533MHz bus. Most likely it is the maximum, and you can upgrade only to Core2Duo T5300 1.73GHz

          It makes sense only if you need Intel EM64T technology very much, as computing speed will be nearly the same.

          If occasionally your motherboard (and chipset) supports 667 bus (less likely), you will be able to install more powerful T7200 or T7400 CPUs.

          • 2. Re: laptop CPU upgrade-compatibility questions
            Manjit

            This does not answer your query directly but I guess it will help.

            Intel hosts live chat event with their experts where people can discuss Intel products technologies. The next event will be held around their core processors. I think that it will be a good platform to ask this or any other question. The next event is on 26th March at 9:30 am GMT. More info at

            http://intellivechat.com/

            • 3. Re: laptop CPU upgrade-compatibility questions
              Emi89

              i did find a maintenance/servicing guide for the dv6000 group, as they all use the same motherboard as far as i've found it should be fine to follow

               

              in that t7200 was the best one mentioned (whether this means thats the max i can upgrade to or that it was the best at the time it was written i dont know) which leads me to believe that that one should be compatible

               

              i will have a look into everest

               

              t5300: is there anything similar (core 2 duo) of a 1.8ghz? as mentioned in my original post this is what i'm ideally looking for

               

              Message was edited by: Emi89 Processor Properties:     Manufacturer   Intel     Version   Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T2250     External Clock   533 MHz     Maximum Clock   1730 MHz     Current Clock   1730 MHz     Type   Central Processor     Voltage   1.8 V     Status   Enabled     Socket Designation   U2E1