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Old 11-07-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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I have a HP Pavilion DV7 Notebook, the 18" version,

it has a centrino core 2 duo (2ghz) and Nvidia Graphics.

I have been wanting to do a CPU swap for a Intel Centrino 2 Duo 2.6ghz CPU, and maybe a nvidia card swap,

is it easy to do? do both cards just pop out? and will my motherboard even accept it?

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Notebooks are not like desktops, contact HP see if they will provide a CPU support list, they are pretty good doing so for desktops.

Do you have a separate nvidia mmx card or integrated video chips on the motherboard?
Which Nvidia graphics do you have?

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HP has been sketchy to deal with latley, idk about you guys, but for me its hard to get them to help, but anyways,

I run a Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT, and does integrated mean i cant change it?
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No the 9600m is a card but is the top card for mobile platforms so I'm not sure what you would upgrade to.
Ususally an email to HP support will be answered.
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The 9600m GT is middle of the road now, top dog single gpu mobile graphics is currently the GTX280m, though I don't imagine it'll be long till we're seeing the GT300 gpu showing up in laptops. Rumours abound on that.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_m_series.html
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Yea but GTX280m I believe uses a larger mounting position, heatsink and slot.
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Could be, they mention mxm on the page, but different flavours maybe?
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MMX can vary by the OEM
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I knew Dell had proprietary, hadn't heard about hp.
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Lets say a hp card won't work in a acer and vice versa.
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thats why, the 9600M GT used to be top dog, but now they ahve added others, my question is, does the GPU come off, or it it stuck paired with that board? because i want to move up a little for my photoshop and gaming needs.,,

and the CPU, i have the Centrino Duo 2ghz, i want a Centrino 2 Duo 2.6ghz, would it be a direct drop in and would it be compatible?

and i cant seem to find a link to the HP customer suppoort, all ic can get off thier site is information on my computer, but not the stuff i need,

do one of you guys have an e-mail to HP i can use? support@?.com

thanks, Nick,
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Try this see if the laptop side will give you a list of supported CPU's> http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h...&h_product=top
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What's the full model number of your laptop? dv7 is the family, there's more to the model number. Here's a link to the service manual for dv7, it'll show you how to take it apart. No mention of video, but that may either not apply, or only apply to specific models within the dv7 family.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01918142.pdf


edit - one thing if you ever take a laptop apart, keep track of your screws. Can't stress that enough, there are a lot of them.
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ohh, sorry guys, i though DV7 was the model, but i checked the link and seen that there are like 200 different DV7's, i am at work ATM, i will check when i gte home, but thanks for the links and help,.
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ok, im home, i se its a

Pavilion DV7 1153ca

is that right? ill check the site, but correct me if im wrong..
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There is not a lot of info around, this is about the best site I know for this, it's European so the pricing is in Euros 550 euros is about $823 US for the MXM-2 GTX280 they did a Alien-ware laptop and had heat problems because the cooler is not larger enough> http://www.mxm-upgrade.com/m15x.html

I would also think the power circuity on the PCB would have to be stronger to prevent damage to the motherboard and slot.
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i wouldent go that high on the GPU, maybe from the 9600M GT,

to, see this list,

http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_m_series.html

the 9600 i have is in the 9 Series performance,

i would go to a 9800M GTX at the top of the 9 series, or go to a GeForce GTS 160M if its compatible from the 100M series in the High Performance category, either would be finr, but the 100M series has sooo many more features,


that and for a CPU, i see 65nm and 45nm, are they interchangeable, no? because i would liek to get maybe this?.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819111008
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819111007

thay have almost the same specs, but the model numbers are different, one is a T and one is a P, idk?

what do you guys think?
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The newegg links are to the daily specials.
Whichever CPU the motherboard and Bios have to support it.
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yeah, i clicked and they dont work,

well they were Centrino 2 Dual Core 2.53ghz, one was 65nm and one was 45nm,

well thats the problem, i need to find out what it supportrs, i dont understand the CPU matching all that well to the MoBo,

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