Can I Upgrade Presario CQ50 to Turion ZM-82

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  1. bking19600

    bking19600 Newbie

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    I own a Compaq Presario CQ50 108CA with AMD Athlon X2 QL-60 CPU, The service manual lists the Turion Ultra X2 ZM-82 as a compatable CPU. I have spoken with an HP tech who said I could upgrade to the Turion Ultra ZM82 but I am curious.

    Can I put the ZM-82 in my notebook ?
     
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    talin Notebook Prophet

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    If the tech said you could, then most likely you can. :) As long as it's not soldered to the motherboard you're fine. :)
     
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    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    Both are using the same socket and based on the same 65nm Lion architecture, besides if HP said you can, then most likely you can.

    But going from 1900MHz/1MB to 2200MHz/2MB will not give you a significant performance improvement, especially for normal computing tasks. Considering the price, hassle of disassembling the notebook and potential warranty issues, I really don’t see it as a worthy upgrade.

    Care to tell us more about why you are looking for a CPU upgrade ?

    Do you already have enough RAM (~4GB) and a fast HDD (7200RPM) ?? because those would give a better performance boost at a less cost and hassle.
     
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