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Can the Lenova B590 core i3 processor be upgrade to a i5 or i7?

Q: Can the Lenova B590 core i3 processor be upgrade to a i5 or i7?


If it can be please recommend which upgrade would be best.

Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4 GHz


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I have Lenovo B590 37613MG Celeron 1.90GHZ.I want to know if there is a way to upgrade it to I5.Thank u very much in advance.

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Good day, What is the "highest" possible processor upgrade Lenovo B590 20206? Thanks for your time Regards

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Hello, i have just purchased an HP Pavilion G7 Notebook Laptop PC that is fitted with an i3-Core 2330M 2.2Ghz Processor. I would like to replace this with an Intel Core i5-2540M Laptop CPU Processor 2.6GHz 3M Cache SR044 that i have spare. Can someone tell me if this is a possible Upgrade please. I am running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. I have already upgrade the memory by 4Gb to give me 8Gb in total of DDR3 So-dimm Memory. I am also using a 240Gb SSD Hard drive. Many thanks, Kenny Shaw 

A:Upgrade from an i3-core to an i5-core Processor

@kenny57singer To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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Helo Please Help me My Hp Pavillion dm4 2000eo Core-i5 can upgrade from 2.3 to 3.0 because in 2.3ghz games are not running properly too much lagging please reply fastsorry for bad Englishthanks in advance


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A:Can i upgrade My Core i5 Processor

Hi,here is the list of supported processors on this model as per manual. spare part numbers are mentioned for each one of them.http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03106877.pdf 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor?i7-2620M processor (2.7-Hz SC turbo up to 3.4 GHz), 4 MB L3 cache 35 W 631252-001Intel Core i5 processors?i5-2540M processor (2.6 GHz, SC turbo up to 3.3 GHz), 3 MB L3 cache, 35 W 631255-001?i5-2520M processor (2.5 GHz, SC turbo up to 3.2 GHz), 3 MB L3 cache, 35 W 631253-001?i5-2430M processor (2.4 GHz, SC turbo up to 3.3 GHz), 3 MB L3 cache, 35 W 653341-001?i5-2410M processor (2.3 GHz, SC turbo up to 2.9 GHz), 3 MB L3 cache, 35 W 638039-001 

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Alright, so I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 which uses an Intep 945PM Chipset with a Core Duo processor (slightly different from its successor). Further specs of my laptop are available here:

First of all, will the core 2 duo processor be compatible with the present motherboard (i.e., will it fit into the socket and run properly w/o damaging the pMOBO)?
Secondly, is it worth the upgrade if the L2 cache is to increase from 2MB to 4MB?
Lastly, would I be required to use a different cooling assembly and if so what are all the hardware I would need to purchase for this specific proccessor's cooling. I have virtually no knowledge of cooling systems so please be as specific as possible (fan, cooling paste, know that they exist dont know how to use them).

A:Looking to upgrade to Core 2 Duo processor?

What you want to do can't be done with laptops.
If you want the specs for your system the owner's manual would be a better choice than a Cnet review. Have a look:


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I have a HP Pavilion DM4-1265DX SN CNUO461NKDI'm looking to upgrade my processor.How do I know if I have a G1 or G2 Socket?Don't I need a G2 socket to upgrade to this processor?i7-2620M processor (2.7-Hz SC turbo up to 3.4 GHz), 4 MB L3 cache 35 W 631252-001Thank youGFinn

A:Can i upgrade My Core i5 Processor

Hi,Manual: page 20http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03106715Specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dm4-1200-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/4346357/mo...Upgradeable to: Get the HP part number listed along with the part described.Intel Core i7 processor, Dual Core? 640M, 2.80Hz (SC turbo up to 3.33-GHz), 4-MB L3 cache - 625826-001? 620M, 2.26-GHz (SC turbo up to 3.33-GHz), 4-MB L3 cache) - 587259-001Intel Core i5 processors, Dual Core? 580M, 2.66-GHz (SC turbo up to 3.33-GHz), 3-MB L3 cache) - 625825-001? 560M, 2.66-GHz (SC turbo up to 3.2-GHz) 3-MB L3 cache) - 625824-001? 540M, 2.53-GHz, (SC turbo up to 3.06-GHz) 3-MB L3 cache) - 594188-001? 520M, 2.40-GHz (SC turbo up to 2.93-GHz), 3-MB L3 cache) - 594187-001? 480M, 2.66-GHz, 3-MB L3 cache - 634693-001�There is not much appreciable boost in performance you're going to get with any of these upgrades. I suggest you to upgrade HDD to SSD.RegardsVisruth

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I need 2700 Mhz processor for a job I'm trying to get. Can I upgrade my system from the Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 2401 Mhz that my system has now?

A:Can I upgrade the Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @...

Hi, Looks like you ALSO have to replace the motherboard and this is a very, very, very expensive option. HP only supplies the following parts / motherboards (with CPU soldered) which may not suit your need: Intel Core i7-4510U processor and the Windows 8.1 Standard operating system, part # 780958-501Intel Core i7-4510U processor and a non-Windows 8 operating system, part # 780958-001Intel Core i5-4210U processor and the Windows 8.1 Standard operating system, part # 774606-501Intel Core i5-4210U processor and a non-Windows 8 operating system, part # 774606-001Intel Core i3-4030U processor and the Windows 8.1 Standard operating system, part # 774607-501Intel Core i3-4030U processor and a non-Windows 8 operating system, part # 774607-001 Regards.

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Hi I have a L420 and wish to upgrade the cpu to Intel Core i7 processor i7-2630QM with quad-core. right now I just have an i5 core cpu. before i go out and purchase an upgrade, I wanted to ask people on this forum if its ok. on the L420 page here:https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd015766 it has:ProcessorPremiere performance and ultraportability; two spindlesAvailable processors are: Intel Core i7 processor i7-2630QM with quad-coreDDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), Intel Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading technology; 6MB cacheso can i upgrade my cpu please anyone? thank you so much. 

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i have an emachine et1831-05 and i only have a single core celeron at 2.2 ghz. can i upgrade to a dual core. the mother board supports lg775.

A:Et1831-05 can I upgrade my processor to dual core

It depends on the chipset used in the motherboard, power requirements of the new cpu and the old motherboard's ability to provide that power, and if the BIOS has any limitations added by the manufacture that may supersede the chipset design.

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I recently received a HP Probook 650 G2.I 'wanted' the Probook for it one of the last laptops built with a 'real' onboard RS-232 serial port.I also desired a quad core processor and would have never dreamed a modern high-end processor would only be dual core. BUT..I was surprised that the Core i7 6600U processor in my new laptop is only has TWO CORES and 4megs of cache.Ughhh!!It was at that moment I remembered was ASSUME stands for... So, when I went out to HP's site to check and sure enough, all the i3, i5 and i7 processors are all dual core.The only exception was the i7 6820HQ that is a quad core processor, 8megs of cache and has the intergrated Intel HD Graphics 530.I have no idea how much better the  Intel HD Graphics 530 over the  Intel HD Graphics 520 that came with my unit. Can a person upgrade power sipping dual core i7 to a stronger, muscle flexing, power gulping, quad core, 8+megs of cache processor?Is the CPU socketed?Can my current motherboard accept a 68xxHQ processor?My guess with the stronger CPU that using more power that a different heatsink/fan would be required?Would my power adapter work? The simplest way would be buy a NEW laptop with the specs I want, but it rather late for that.This Probook 650 G2 was not cheap and if I were to go to the boss for more $,$$$ for another laptop...well, it would not be pleasant. Your comments, suggestions, opinions and flames are all welcome! B... Read more

A:Core i7 6600U processor is only TWO CORES - Upgrade options?

See p. 24 of the Service Manual here.  Manual See the long list of motherboards each of which includes a processor? You asked whether the processor is socketed? No it is not and that is the end of the upgrade quest, unless you swapped out the motherboard. I am guessing just the motherboard with the i7-6820HQ is going to be well over $1000. How about nearly $1500? https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=ACF58104B267443785EDA1D549D7EFC2&SearchIn=P... Before you throw rocks at the "mere" dual core i7 in your laptop, consider that it performs nearly on par with a 4th gen high end quad core. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6600U-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4850HQ Modern high end processors, particularly in laptops, need to also consider power usage. Of course a Quad Core Skylake will be even more of a beast. The Intel 530 video is a minor improvement over the 520 for execution units, clock speed and gflops as shown below: HD Graphics 520GT224?1050403.2HD Graphics 530GT224?1150441.6  The Iris graphics is where it starts to be noticeably better.  If you figure a way to talk the boss into something new consider the Zbook G3 series. It can be equipped with up to a Xeon Quad-Core but even those are soldered on. It seems to be the trend. I think power management has gotten so tricky that it is hard to prevent power loss through any kind of a socketed processor and everything has to be as slim as possible for... Read more

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i have a Dell optiplex 380 and i wanted to upgrade my pc into a  Pc gamer to play like second life but i was told i need to upgrade my   Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor ,so i need is there a up grade on my   Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor

A:can i upgrade Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor

You can upgrade to a core 2 Duo such as the Intel E7500 CPU.

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Hi,  I woud like to upgrade the processor on my HP Pavilion 17-e020us notebook.  It currently has an Intel Core i3-3110m dual-core processor running at 2.40 GHz.  I realize that upgrading the processor in my model also means I need a new motherboard and heatsink, and I am willing to replace those parts too. I am looking for a quad-core processor that can run over 3 GHz (it's OK if the base frequency is under, as long is it can Turbo / be overclocked above 3 GHz).   If this helps, I know the TDP of the notebook's current processor is 35 W; when I am upgrading, I am looking to get more performance (I don't care if it lowers battery life and uses more power).  The notebook currently doesn't have a battery (the one it came with died), and this is the one it used:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-47WH-HP-Pavilion-PI06-14-E000-15-E000-710416-001-HSTNN-UB4N-Battery... .  The reason I mention this is that some newer mobile processors, such as this one: http://ark.intel.com/products/88972/Intel-Core-i7-6920HQ-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz, use more power but have better performance.  Can I get a processor like that one, that uses more power but is more powerful (Would that one work?)?  If so, what other parts would I have to replace? If you need to know anything else about the notebook's specs, you can find it here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03782483.   So, which is the best ... Read more

A:Processor Upgrade on HP Pavilion 17-e020us with Core i3-3110...

Hi, There is a list of CPU's supported for the series on page #2 of the Maintenance and Service Guide on the following link:       http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC-series/5375409/model/5395210/manuals Please don't ask mw why but you have to go to page 85 to get the right part number for selected CPU and order from HP. The document also shows you how to replace the CPU. And if you ask my why, my answer: In many cases, we need right HP part number, buyning elsewhere the chance to get it to work is 50/50. Regards.

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I want to upgrade my old dell 15r, it came with a core i3 380m, i want to change it to a core i7 640m or if it not possible to a core i5 580m. My chipset is an intel ibex peak-m hm57, intel ironlake-m. 
I want to know if my bios may be a problem or can i swap the processor and will work. They are all pga988a, tdp 35w.

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What intel Core I7 Sandy Hook processors are compatible?  Any?

A:Dell Optiplex 790 SFF Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Upgrade Processor

It looks like from what I can see the i7-2600 should work and is what it may have come with.  Its a 65w TDP limit so any 2nd gen 65W chip should work.

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I am buying a new rig tomorrow, just wanted to see what you thought about it.

I have a choice between a $269 used pentium dual core vs a brand new 299 AMD Athlon? Single-Core Processor LE-1620?

Whats better and how faster is the AMD Athlon? Single-Core Processor LE-1620 vs my pentium III/600MHZ?

A:Pentium Dual core vs AMD Athlon Single-Core Processor LE-1620?

Depends on what the specs are with the Intel dual core and what specs you're getting with the AMD.

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I am looking to build my own PC as I can't afford £1,000+ to get someone to make one for me, I will be using it for gaming and communication and a little college work, I will probably be using Bullguard to protect it and OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office with a Win 7 64bit OS.

Bearing this in mind what would be the best Processor for the Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor and what would be the maximum Memory and Storage I could attach to it? ( I preferably want 8GB of Memory and 1tb of storage ) but I can be flexible.

A:What would be the best motherboard for a Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor?

The CPU you want is the i5 3570K. That runs on the socket LGA 1155. When you are on a budget, any mid range mobo will suit your needs. Use the savings from the mobo towards a better HDD or even an SSD. You will also need a GPU.

I would recommend the ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard. As for RAM, 8GB is enough. As for the HDD, 1TB is great. I recommend the WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD.

Make sure you can get in a GPU.

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I have running TDA-ThinkorSwim Investing software which experiences periodic performance issues, which reeves the fan or Hard disk then locks up all performance until the TOS performance issue is acknowledged.  TOS uses an internal 7.0 Java.  typical
CPU usage is 30-45% but I have seen CPU surging usage as high as 119% with frequency at 132%.  Processing seems to halt, graphics halt or are severely retarded at best.  Using Speedfan software Seeing CPU temps. peak at 85C or 185F. 

On this higher end and equipped 64 Bit HP Envy Laptop, with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) Machine containing an Intel HD Graphics 4600 card.   

any suggestions on how to choke off these problems? 

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about 2 years ago I have upgraded my computer with a new motherboard, rams and a processor and since we moved in between I cannot find the boxes or bills from that time.

The problem:
I am 90 percent sure, that at the time I wanted a quad core processor and my computer properties say that I have Intel Core i5-3450.
I googled around and all retailers as well as Intel list this processor as quad, but I whenever I use aplications where cores are displayed (i.e. playclaw or some kind of benchmarking), it only ever shows core 0 and core 1.
When I go to task manager > processes > and go to select affinity on a random process, once again only 2 cores are aviable to choose from.

Any ideas what might be causing this? Because if I am not mistaken I have had my computer on a leash for 2 years...

A:Quad core processor acting as dual-core?

in windows 7 press the start key > type msconfig > click the boot tab > advanced options
in the top left there is a box that says number of processors. if it is checked you can uncheck it, or change the drop down box below it to 4.

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Okay, here is the scenario.
There are 2 laptops.
One has a 3.0GHz single core.
The other has a 1.5GHz dual core.
The thing I'm asking is: When you buy a laptop that says it's 2.66 GHz triple core, does that mean there are 3 processors each clocked at 2.66 GHz? Or does it mean that there are 3 processors and in total they add up to 2.66 GHz?
Also, is it better to have a 3.0 GHz single core or a 1.5 GHz dual core if you want to run games?

A:Solved: Which is better-Dual core or single core processor?

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I have a Pentium D dual Core 820 2,8 GHz on my Dell E510. 1 GB RAM and Radeon XT 1600 Video card. It constantly freezes during game play(Planetside) Four sessions with Tech support have me nowhere. Can I replace processor with a fast single core on the same motherboard?

A:Can I replace dual core processor with single core

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Firstly, in task manager, there is only one core recognised (one cpu graph). I have no option to select "one graph, multiple cpus".

Secondly, in device manager, there is only 1 core with no option to select 2 or box for detect HAL.

Lastly BIOS doesn't detect more then 1.

I have processor box unchecked and have uninstalled my CPU from device manager in hopes a restard would re-detect it. I have also updated my mobo & vid card drivers from the site and updated my bios to the latest.

I just bought COD: Black Ops for $60 and it requires a dual core processor to play it, anything else I can try short of re-installing windows?

A:Dual Core Processor detected as 1 core

just checking that you realise dual core will only show as single cpu?

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First and foremost thanks go out to anyone and everyone who can help me with this.

I've recently installed 7, clean install, not an upgrade. I have an Amd Athlon X2 3800+ installed and I installed 7 as a 64bit OS as well. I had this problem before 7 and could never solve it. The core doesn't show up in task manager and I've tried installing drivers from AMD, which say they are the incorrect version for the windows 7 Operating system so i installed them in compatibility mode which didn't seem to solve anything. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the processor and frankly I just don't know what to do! In Pc Wizard 2009, It tells me the number of cores is 2, but then only one core is enabled.

If anyone has any help for me that would be fantastic. Thank you! If you need any additional information please let me know.

A:Dual Core Processor, only 1 core active

SHow us your processor from device manager.

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Hi all,

Is it possible at all to set a program to run on one core of a dual core processor?

If so...how?

Reason for info request: My DVB-T dongle is very jittery afetr upgrading processor from Athlon 64 3500+ to Athlon 64 x2 6000+ - worked flawlessly on 3500.

Surely there must be a way to resolve this?

A:Single core on dual core processor?

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I'm having an issue with my CPU. It seems that it is only using one of its cores. This issue first became apparent to me when I was trying to run Blacklight Retribution. It popped up a warning message saying that my computer does not meet the minimum requirements of have at least a dual core. And indeed the game was unplayable, with single digit fps constantly.

However when i go to the performance tab of my task manager it shows 4 graphs, meaning that 4 cores must be running. Then I go the boot tab of my systems configuration, click on advanced options and underneath the "Number of Processors:" check box (which is unchecked), it shows 1 as the number of processors.

My processor is an Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz.

These seem to be conflicting and I'm not sure what to do. Please help me.

A:Quad core processor only running on one core.

This will answer it for you........
Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

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Hello, I have a Lenovo B590 with the Intel Celeron 1005M (1,9 GHz) CPU. I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the CPU on this laptop? And what options I have. I understand some Pentiums can be used? So I assume the CPU is not soldered on? The laptop also has Intel HD graphics, is this a sepperate chip soldered onto the motherboard. Or is this built into the CPU? In short, will upgrading the CPU leave me with a "better" version of Intel HD graphics?

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Can any body tell me the main diff between the core 2 duo processor and core 2 duo processor with centrino.


A:Diff between centrino processor and core 2 duo processor

In a word nothing, the centrino branding does not refer to any specific additions to the processor, it is simply a label that is attached to laptops which use intel branded processor, integrated graphics and wireless chips.

Centrino is more of a marketing tool that Intel use to boost sales of their graphics and wireless chips, so you can pretty much ignore it

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B590 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2 Kerne(r), 4 Logisk(e) processor(er)BIOS LENOVO H1ET84WW(1.22), 26-11-2013Motherboard 62743PGRealtek High Definition Audio    Bluetooth-audio    BroadcomRealtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Ethernet 802.3ST500LT012-1DG142 Can I upgrade to windows 10? As fare as I can tell in the driver section this model is supported for windows 10? regards

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Hi there,I am thinking of upgrading my 2.4 ghz wireless card in my B590 laptop.Machine Type 6274, Modell 59389657I just want to be sure this is compatible and I can replace and use this AC card on 5ghz  : wireless-AC 7260 7260HMW Lenovo 04W3814 , FRU: 04W3814Can anyone please confirm?Then I will proceed and purchase it.Thanks : Blaze

A:Wireless upgrade B590

Hi bl4ze2004 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
With Machine Type 6274, Modell 59389657  limited to bgn and cannot support AC due to BIOS whitelist. 
Similar discussion here and here for further reference. 
Hope this help answer your query. 

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can i use that fan? they are the same socket.. LGA775.. tnx..

A:Can I use fan of my Dual Core for my Core 2 Duo processor?

It will probably be OK but if the replacement CPU is a higher wattage keep a carefull watch on the temperatures. Make sure you apply new thermal paste when fitting it. Use this free software to watch the temperatures, set it up so it displays the temps in the task bar.


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Hi, everybody.

I'm trying to figure out a number of things about 'switching' everything important from my current (old model) computer over to the Lenova ThinkCentre A50 8148-22U (which I received as a gift).

My main concerns are:

(1) How can I get all (emphasis on 'all' because I understand MS and others embed data into very low (unaccessible regions of hard disks!)? I'm concerned about making sure the System Registry gets copied completely.

Is there a software utility or a 'cable option' that performs a true "bit" (mirror) copy from one HD to another HD? My current HD has all my extremely-difficult-to-install/update info on it already. That's why I would prefer using its data. I want to be able to boot my current drive's OS instead of the OS already installed on the 8148.

I'm not certain at this point of writing what type/model my current HD drive is. (I didn't look before writing this post. Heh heh. Sorry!).

I read on Lenova's website forum where someone said to another user: "Since your computer has ultra-ATA connectors, make sure that internal drives (including hard drives) you purchase are ultra-ATA compatible. Most drives on the market are serial-ATA drives".

(2) If my drive is not "ultra-ATA compatible," what do you recommend?

(3) I need to use my current AGP video card by installing it in the AGP slot on the 8148-22U. The reason is, that my HDMI monitor plugs in... Read more

A:Solved: How can I UPGRADE my Lenova ThinkCentre A50 8148-22U?

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A number of laptops are having issues upgrading from 8.1 to 10. The laptops are ALL the same Lenovo B590 laptops model 6274.A few of them have upgraded to 10 without issues, however 3 of the laptops are not upgrading due to the following..."display not being compatible". The display drivers are Intel ( R ) HD Graphics 4000.I am doing further research, but any ideas as to why this is happening?Thanks.

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Hello all. I have a problem with 7 laptops in my firm. All are Lenovo B590, and all fail to upgrade to Windows 10. They run the setup till 40% overall, 23% instaling drivers and features. All fail at exactly the same progress. Tryed doing from Media creation tool, tryed flashing bios to newest version. Tryed removing all external devices and even disabling some of them in Device Manager. I think that my B590's are not on the supported list for Win 10 but still hoped something could be done to get the free upgrade. Tnx in advance for your help and good advice. Cheers

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Hello, i have a Lenovo B590 with Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 610M, can some1 help me with an information? I want to upgrade my laptop, so can someone tell me the best CPU and latest that fits my model? I want to change with an i5 or i7 if is possible, but i don't know what motherboard i have on this model, if i upgrade the laptop with a new, better motherboard, please tell me. And another thing, can someone tell me where i can find the upgrade for BIOS from 1.12 to a newer one for my Lenovo B590 but with WINDOWS 10 ?? I hope is there any1 who can answer my request with an valid one. Ty and have a nice Christmas !

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Already saw differents answer but never by the one guy that say.. "Yes, i already upgrade my dual core cpu to quad core in my elitebook 8470p"I saw documents with info from hp with "3610qm 3630qm 3720qm and 3740qm" support for 8470p and 8570p models in this forum.There in JUNE 2012, The product overview:http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c03373336Said only 3610qm and 3720qm are compatible with the 8470p.But recently document i saw from hp (and i think is the reference guide more actual, january 2013 ) to 8470p and 8470w models like this:http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03659338-3.pdfthere is not clear, even this document show that only 8470w support quadcore and for 8470p show only dual core models..so i need confirmation before buy quad core model, anybody can confirm if its possible??Thanks a lot

A:HP Elitebook 8470P Dual Core to Quad Core upgrade, it suppor...

Hi, HP Elitebook 8470P is a series of many models/products of laptops and can spread over few years. Very hard to answer because we don't know which year is for your machine. Lately HP gives G1, G2, G3 ..... for some series that give us more information. The document in front of me now dated June 2013 gives another side of the picture PROCESSOR3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3740QM (2.70 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 45W, 4 cores)*Up to 3.70 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3720QM (2.60 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 45W, 4 cores)*Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3630QM (2.40 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 45W, 4 cores)*?Up to 3.40 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3610QM (2.30 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 45W, 4 cores)*?Up to 3.30 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3540M (3.0 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.70 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i5-3380M (2.90 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i5-3360M (2.80 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.50 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology3rd Generation Intel® Core? i5-3340M (2.70 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 35W, 2 cores)*Up to 3.40 GHz with I... Read more

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Someone I know is looking to upgrade the hard drive in their Lenovo B590-20208 Notebook because their currently installed hard drive is almost full. The only thing I've been able to find out so far is that it will need to be a SATA III drive. What are the exact specs and maximum size needed for the new hard drive?

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Hello! I have an Lenovo b590 (the one with intel i5) with nvidia 610m. I would like to upgrade my graphics card to a better one. I've done some research and i've seen that on most laptops, the graphics card is soldered on the motherboard. The graphics card on b590 is upgradable? 

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which model pentium 4 has socket LGA775 was implemented.
I mean which model brand hp or compaq or HCL or ibm ? year & model required.
I prefer to buy that model so that i can upgrade to latest processors.

Another question:
Will Pentium 4 with Socket LGA 775 supports any chipset model for upgradation to
1.Core 2 Duo
2.Dual core processors ?
If not pls give me the Chipset models support for the upgradation.

My plan is buy used pentium 4 LGA 775 & upgrade to new processor(only processor using same motherboard of the old one) which eliminates/reduces cost for upgradation.

Is this right plan or is there any complication in upgradation.

A:Pentium 4 lga775 upgrade to Dual core or Core 2 Duo

pathardware first please read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_775

The list of processors using LGA 775 are listed on that page. As for your question, YES some P4 motherboards might support Dual Core and Core 2 Duo.

My Current motherboard is an ASUS P5B-MX/WiFi AP and I'm running a P4 Prescott on it. The CPU support list on the ASUS website lists Dual Core, Core 2 Duo and Quad Core support (With BIOS upgrade). My P4 actually was part of a Compaq system purchased way back in 2005. After that the rest of the system (barring monitor and processor) has had major overhauls.

But, as for your plan, I would suggest you go about building an entry level new system by yourself.

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Hello guys,

I have a dual core i5 CPU M4800. 
I want to upgrade it to an i7-4900MQ quad core CPU. Is this a possible upgrade? 
Will i7 CPU work fine with my current motherboard? 
M4800's CPUs are not soldered. I found out I can also buy an i7 CPU for this model. 

I'd like to know what happens when I put an i7 quad core CPU on my M4800...

Thanks in advance,

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Is it possible to change the dual core processor I have for an i5 processor, is this type of motherboard capable of taking it? I have some screen captures from CPUID of my system specs, hopefully that will be enough info. If it can't take the i5 could it take any other quad-core processor?

I have a Compaq Pressario desktop PC, Windows 7 64 bit, 4GB DDR3 RAM.



A:Is it possible to upgrade my dual-core to i5, or other quad-core processors?

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So my processor is broken, and im thinking about wich one to buy, is this i5 really better then i7 for gaming and such? the one i had in my computer wich is broken are Intel Core i7-4790K and ive been told the upgrade package Intel Core i5-6600K is better then Intel Core i7-4790K. So is this true?

A:Processor Intel Core i7-4790 or Intel Core i5-6600K

U have a socket 1150 motherboard???
I5-6600k is a socket 1151 processor

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First, some keywords to help searchers:

QX9650, quad core, task manager, cpu-z, cpu-id, shows showing only 2 two cores.

I recently upgraded an Intel E8500 to a QX9650 and had the problem of Windows 7 only showing 2 of the 4 cores.

It took a few frustrating hours to find the solution, but I got there in the end without the need for a Windows re-install. I hope that this little post may help others to resolve the problem quicker than I.

1st: You must have Windows 7 Professional. Home Premium does not support more than 2 cores. Upgrade to Pro.

2nd: If Task manager and CPU-Z are only showing 2 cores, you'll be feeling pretty confused, right?

Go to Start-->Run, type MSCONFIG.
Under the BOOT tab, click 'Advanced Options'.
In the top left corner it says "Number of Processors" (you'll have been here already and it says '2').

Uncheck this and do a reboot.

This solved my hours of confusion. Now I have 4 cores in Task Manager, CPU-Z and all is well.

If all this fails, then get yourself set up for an OS reinstall; that should get you where you want to be.

I hope this helps folks a little as I had a hard time resolving this quickly.

I'm no expert but my sketchy understanding is that if you tell Windows you have no processors, it re-evaluates this at boot and discovers that you've changed from a 2 core to a 4 core.

Well, it worked for me and I hope it helps others out there.


A:Upgrade from dual core to quad core

Any Ver of windows 7 will run any Quad core CPU .

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I would like to upgrade my T7600 (Dual Quad-core Xeon E5-2603) to a dual eight-core. I'm eyeing a pair of Xeon E5-2648. Looking at the Intel comparison tool both seem to be similar in all features (except cores-threads of course). Is there anything else in the computer that could prevent the switch from working properly? Thanks a lot

A:Upgrade 4-core to 8-core CPU in Precision T7600

The E5-2648 was not tested by us. These are the tested/validated CPUs for this model with Dell part numbers =V51RY E5-2603, 1.80GHz, 10MB, 80w, M18VRMN E5-2609, 2.40GHz, 10MB, 80w, M1D92WC E5-2620, 2.00GHz, 15MB, 95w, C04JH7C E5-2630, 2.30GHz, 15MB, 95w, C2J3H1H E5-2643, 3.30GHz, 10MB, 130w, M1VM6KK E5-2650, 2.00GHz, 20MB, 95w, C29G5GM E5-2665, 2.40GHz, 20MB, 115w, C0T98DF E5-2667, 2.90GHz, 15MB, 130w, C2100P2 E5-2680, 2.70GHz, 20MB, 130w, C29W8MF E5-2687W, 3.10GHz, 20MB, 150w, C2

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I'm wondering if it is possible or pratical to upgrade the Core i5 processor processor in my Inspiron 17R 7720 to a Core i7? The processor in my computer is a Core i5 [email protected] 2.5GHz; I am seeing multiple Core i7 3630QM SR0UX processors on Ebay for $100 or so. I am not worried about the mechanics of changing the processor, I am confident in my ability to swap one out. I just want to make sure the new processor will fit and work with my existing motherboard. If I do this will the BIOS automatically detect the new processor or are there some software hoops to jump through as well?

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hey all
I did a clean Install on a new HDD yesterday, all went well I thought
it was running ok last night responsive and quick I turned her on this morning and it hung up on the boot screen then hung up on the black screen with the pointer (between log on and desktop)
finally gets up to the desk top and its black with icons, I ran msconfig
looked in boot / advanced options/ looked at my start up processors clicked number of processors where it usually offers 2 it is only giving me 1, The alert went off in my head, went to task manager, cpu usage is at 100% i am idle this makes it impossible to do anything I am at a loss what is causing this, I did nothing but install some apps like win rar and my Tune up utilities, start up is limited to what i need at start up windows ,kaspersky,and my synaptics touchpad, I am confused, any suggestions are welcome, will try uninstalling Kaspersky as a start since i have had a problem in the past......Please help!!!

A:CPU at 100% and down to 1 processor on a duo core

Did you check the bios to see if the cpu was detected correctly? Check what the cpu temperature is showing as well. If it's too high check that the cpu cooler is on properly.

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Computer Info below:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-7400K Radeon R5, 6 Compute Cores 2C+4G, AMD64 Family 21 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 15313 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (319 GB Free); D: 3725 GB (3492 GB Free); F: 2794 GB (1928 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock, FM2A68M-HD+
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

In the information above, what does "6 Compute Cores 2C+4G" mean? I bought a 6 core processer but then on the next line it says "Processor Count: 2."

A:6 Core Processor

It means the cpu is a dual core with four graphics cores. That cpu is ok for basic use ie web access, email, etc. The apu line from amd is NOT for any type of performance system.

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