Hp G72 CPU upgrade

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  1. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    I just purchased a hp G72 with a intel pentium 6100. I have a core i3 laying around and I know there are core i5 models of the g72 and I was wondering since the 6100 is a socket 988 that is part of the arrendale line if I could upgrade the pentium to a core i3?

    Obviously I know it fits I am just wondering if any one else knows why it shouldn't work like BIOS or Heatsink.
     
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    I have the same thing but I kicked up the ram to 6 (big improvment) stripped down the startups, changed the dvd to lightscribe.
    So I have looked at the service manual an see no hardware issuse.

    Can you dump in a high end i3?
    ymyplace2@hotmail.com
     
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    or send the original G72 back and get one with an i3 factory installed. A new G72 in that config costs approx $500- these days.

    Buying a new machine and then immediately voiding the warranty with a cpu swap isn't a very good idea.
     
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    I didnt ask what the best idea was. I asked a simple question.

    Thank you
     
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    and you've been given the simplest answer.

    everything else gets pretty complicated.
     
  6. The_Moo™

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    I think I can handle complicated ...

    If I ask about a cpu upgrade I don't need to know I can go buy one with a i3.

    If all we did on this forum was buy a new one since no body knows then well it would suck. Now if you don't know if the correct CPU micro code is in the BIOS then please don't post
     
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    look in the service manual to see what cpus are/were available as spare parts, match that up to the available motherboards in the BOM.
     
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    ^ The_Moo if you know for sure its the same sock as the cpu currently in your computer it should work. You just need to take apart the computer and can replace the cpu. Its easy to do if you feel comfortable, you just need to be careful, take your time and be patient.
     
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    it is *never* that easy

    a) socket
    b) chipset
    c) bios support
    d) heat budget/heat sink
    e) power capabilities of the mobo dc/dc components
     
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