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    Hey, I just baught a compaq cQ62, with a single core amd v-120 at 2.2ghz. Is it possible to upgrade to a dual core or possibly a quad?? thx

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    In order to do so, you would need to match the socket (S1g4) and also be reasonably close to the TDP of the V120 (25watts). After finding one, you would then need to take apart your entire laptop, put it in, reapply thermal paste and put it all back together.
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    From lowest performance to higher (but all better performers than the V120)

    Turion II Neo K665 dual core at 15W...
    P320 dual core at 25 W
    Turion II P520 dual core 25W
    N330 and Phenom II N620 dual core at 35W might be too much
    The Phenom II P820 is triple core at 25 W
    The Phenom II 920 is quad core at 25 W

    All processors are supported by the S1g4 socket. This may not be a complete list. Now, I've never replaced a laptop's CPU, so that part of upgrading is all on you.

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    Ok, thx i may be taking the p320 or phenom II 920. Thaught that changing cpu was a lot simpler. What thermal paste is compatible with the amd v-120?

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    Thermal paste is not made for any specific processor. I use Arctic Silver 5 for processors; IC Diamond is another popular choice.

    If you haven't applied thermal paste before, there is an application guide on Arctic Silver's website:
    http://www.arcticsilver.com/
    It is important to apply it the right way.
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    Ok thx, this really helped me out.

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    I think the toughest challenge will be physically getting to the CPU. I don't know much about laptop upgrades and getting into the guts of one. I would suggest googling opening up your particular laptop model. U-Tube might have some useful videos of someone else doing it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClanHeck View Post
    From lowest performance to higher (but all better performers than the V120)

    Turion II Neo K665 dual core at 15W...
    P320 dual core at 25 W
    Turion II P520 dual core 25W
    N330 and Phenom II N620 dual core at 35W might be too much
    The Phenom II P820 is triple core at 25 W
    The Phenom II 920 is quad core at 25 W

    All processors are supported by the S1g4 socket. This may not be a complete list. Now, I've never replaced a laptop's CPU, so that part of upgrading is all on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClanHeck View Post
    From lowest performance to higher (but all better performers than the V120)

    Turion II Neo K665 dual core at 15W...
    P320 dual core at 25 W
    Turion II P520 dual core 25W
    N330 and Phenom II N620 dual core at 35W might be too much
    The Phenom II P820 is triple core at 25 W
    The Phenom II 920 is quad core at 25 W

    All processors are supported by the S1g4 socket. This may not be a complete list. Now, I've never replaced a laptop's CPU, so that part of upgrading is all on you.

    I have been eying this cpu on EBAY but has been posted yet... any where else those cpu being sold?

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    the cost of the cpu is more than a whole laptop with a better cpu already in it.

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