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Upgrading the CPU on T440p to Core i7-4910MQ

Q: Upgrading the CPU on T440p to Core i7-4910MQ

Hello, I want to upgrade the CPU on my T440p (Core i5-4200M). According to a PDF from Lenovo, the best CPU I can install is Core i7-4910MQ. I have a few questions, tho: 1) Are all T440p's compatible with that CPU?2) Do I have to replace the fan as well?3) Are all other components compatible with the i7 CPU? I'd appreciate your help. Thank you.

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Hello I have installed the 4910mq cpu for my t440p and it works and boots up but the temperature of the cpu itself is rather high and is idling on 55-60c and watching hd youtube videos raises it to about 70c, with gaming and intensive tasks raising it to 91-92c. This has caused the laptop to power off a couple of times from overheating. Is there a was to get the temperature down to normal/cooler levels? I am running Ubuntu 18.04.3 x64. Thanks.

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Hello Everybody,I would like to know which docking station is usable for me, I have T440p with i7-4700MQ and NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M.I don't get if I can use Basic dock or Pro Dock 65/90w or I have to use 135w/170w Pro  dock?Like let's say would I be able to use Pro dock with only one Display port (65/90w version) with 135w power adapter and my QuadCore laptop?  Thank you!B.

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Simply put- RED Blue Screens. I don't know what I need to call them. THEY ARE RED! And they just reference "An error reading the instruction set" There is no STOP Error. I upgraded the Processor from AMD Athlon x2 5000+ to an AMD Phenom x4 9650. I have not overclocked it. In fact, first thing I did after installing it was reset CMOS.

I've checked for minidumps relating to this issue but there are none. I am running Windows 7 x64 Home Premium.

I've tried doing research but my results are non-conclusive.

A:Strange Behaviour after Upgrading to AMD Quad-Core from Dual-Core

Hello Timmah,
Everything is running OK, you drop in the new CPU, then you start getting problems.
Have you double checked all the connections and power leads, plus all the data cables ?.
Is there a Bios update that will address the issue ?, it may be worth checking the MB manufacturers site.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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I am just wondering about the CPU I just ordered from E-Bay new and how it will perform with Windows 7 64 Bit compaired to the one I have now this is the one I ordered:
AMD Phenom X4 Quad CPU 9500 AM2+ 2.2 GHz 3600MHz 4MB
This is the one I have now:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core 3800+ 2GHz
I just want to know is there going to be any faster gain with the newer quad core over the dual core thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Wondering about upgrading from dual core to quad core CPU with Win 7

Yes, the machine will be faster all around and you will notice the speed difference.

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I am having an issue upgrading the proc and RAM in my Lenovo t440p (20ANS04504) notebook. I have done the following: 1. Removed power cord2. Removed battery3. Discharged static and wore an anti-static wristband4. Held the power button down for 30 seconds5. Removed the fan/unlocked the processor unit6. Removed the original processor unit7. Installed the new processor unit8. Locked the processor unit9. Screwed the fan back in10. Powered the notebook up When I power up, the power button remains lit (green) for 5 seconds then powers off. There is no error code nor a prompt for ThinkPad setup. When a swap the old processor back, I am able to boot. I've also done this same process when adding RAM. I get the same issue. I did research and received confirmation from forums, vendor and Lenovo FRU guides that I ordered the correct parts. The fact that this issue occurs when I swap either the RAM or processor leads me to believe that there may be a internal setting that I need to modify.Here are details of each part New RAM:MT16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E18GB 2RX8 PC3L-12800S-11-11-FPDPAE6RW011 Old RAM: MT16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E18GB 2RX8 PC3L-12800S-11-11-FPDPAE2CE013 New Processor: Intel Core i7 Processori7-4900MQ, 2.8GHz, 8MB CacheProduct Code: BX80647I74900MQS-spec: SR15KS/N: 2W305002A1436Batch: J307A421Old Processor:Code on actual part: 11S0C62669ZVJ8CC46H0MWFRU: 04X4051 Notebook:Lenovo t440p (20ANS04504) I've tried modifying the ThinkPas Setup config to to the follow... Read more

A:Issue Upgrading T440p Processor & RAM

The product code is correct for an I7 but the FRU appears to be for an I5. Are you sure of these numbers?

T520 4239-CTOT61/p 6459-CTO (Gone but not forgotten)A31/p XP Pro 1 gig memoryA30/p XP Pro 1 gig memoryTP600 Win 2K 288 mb memory701C Win 98 Don't ask

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I wanted to know if I can use this Card to replace my standard card? Intel Wireless-Ac 9260, 2230, 2X2 Ac+Bt, Gigabit, No Vpro or does someone know a better one ? My card I am using atm is  Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. Any help would be great. Thanks

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Hi all! I am not computer illiterate. I have a question for you. I am switcing from an AMD dual core 2.4GHz to a Phenom 9750 Quad core. Changing out the heatsink and fan also. Can I just swap out the CPU's and restart Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Or do I have to do a complete reinstall of the same OS? I know that I changed MOBO's or something like that, I would have to reinstall. But I'm not sure about the processors. Any answers would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch in advance!

A:Upgrading from a dual core to a quad core!

I swapped out my friends Intel E6400 Conroe for a Q9550 last week and everything was fine and runs great.
I don't see why AMD wouldn't be the same.

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I just installed a q9550 (E0 stepping version) to my custom built pc and it wont post, it wont load anything, nothing gets displayed on the screen at all and no beeps occur. It turns on for about 4-5 secs than simply turns off and repeats endlessly.

I put the previous cpu back in (Core2Duo e4500) and everything load perfectly fine. I had to fit the old cpu back in because this is the only comp i have atm and i am posting this thread from the computer in question.

System Specs;

Gigabyte EP45 UD3P (1.6 revision with FB bios)*
Old Cpu - e4500 Core2Duo
New Cpu - q9550 (E0 stepping)
4gb (2x2gb) OCZ Reaper HPC ram 1066 Mhz
Sapphire HD 5770
Thermaltake Evo Blue 750W psu

and the other usual stuff, cd burner, harddrive etc

*according to gigabytes website this bios version supports the q9550

Everything is installed properly, the cpu heatsink/fan is fitted correctly (thermal paste etc applied). Fan is plugged in properly and spins while trying to boot. Everything works as per normal but the computer wont Post or load anything at all with the q9550 installed.

Like i said earlier i simply put the e4500 back in and the computer loaded perfectly fine.

the motherboard booklet isn't very helpful, it shows you how to physically "install" the cpu but doesnt tell you what you should do when upgrading from a dual core to a quad. It shows you how to clear the CMOS but doesnt tell you "when" of "if" you need to. Do i need to... Read more

A:Upgrading from Core 2 Duo to Quad Core won't Post

You have tried clearing CMOS ? Install the CPU then clear.
If that doesn't work then you're probably right in assuming you have a DOA CPU.

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I purchased a W541 4910MQ a while ago but graduly over time and use the CPU temps became an issue reaching 99c and above, which of course caused slower performance. After finding this guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtJnBYRX2Zc I decided to re apply new thermal paste and selected thermal grizzly Krionaut, following the above video was easy, even though not in english. after cleaning the fan and heatsink of any debris and fluff i cleaned the heatsinks with alcohol and removed all traces of the old thermal paste which compared to thermal grizzly was much thicker and looked poor. After cleaning the CPU and K2100 GPU i applied the new thermal paste and re asembled the W541. What a fantastic diffrence thermal grizzly made to temps, before it could reach 99c under full load and now absolute peak is 79c underfull load, it sits at idle now at 32c. it fully boosts and i have to say better than it was new temp wise. When i first got this W541 i always thought it run hot compared to my W530 and was sort of regreting the upgrade. but now i wish i had done this from new. I am not sure what thermal paste lenovo use but what ever it is they should strike a deal with thermal grizzly as i was amazed at the diffrence.

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I am planning to upgrade the cpu to quad core, 65W; what are the issues? I have a 150W power supply. Will cooling be sufficient?

A:Upgrading the cpu to quad core

Hi: No quad core processors are supported in the dc7900 USDT.  http://manualzz.com/doc/1575687/hp-compaq-dc7900-quickspecs Probably due to the reasons you are concerned about (inadequate power supply, inadequate cooling solution).

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I currently have a
- AMD Anthlon 64 Processor 3500+
991 Mhz, 512 MB of RAM

Motherboard ID 06/30/2006-C51/MCP51-A8M2N-LA-00

is it possible for me to upgrade to this?


If so, would i need anything else? or what would you recommend.

I really want a dual core!
thanks for the hepl

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Ok, hello Techspot members, that's my first post out there and it's kinda the reason why I even joined this community. I'm a newbie in what concerns PC upgrading, but other then that I have a lot of experience around PC world.
So, just to describe a bit, I'm using my current machine for around 5 years, with Win7 ultimate (2 years) and usually I'm doing quite a lot of stuff, like web surfing, office working, 3d modeling and photoshop and gaming for sure. So, if you take a look at my specs, they are kinda...lower then average I guess. The thing is, until today, my PC was pretty good performing all tasks. Never had major crashes or blue screens, not too much laggy, can still play decent games on medium graphics (metro 2033 or starcraft 2 are fine on medium o_O). The only crashes I had were because of trojans/worms, that I managed to kill anyway.

And now, I want to change a bit my pc. The last time my dad upgraded for me, he changed the burnt motherboard and GPU, so that now I have Ati radeon 4350 (was decent 4 years ago) and Asus A8N5X with one 939 socket for AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz 3500+. My budget is infinite (theoretically, used for calculations for now) but the upgrade I need to do should be as effective as possible in terms of price/quality.

So, for now, straight questions I got:
1) First I need is to add some ram (ideally 2 more GBs) . Considering my mobo (OLD!!) I've got few examples which I'm not sure about and I can't frikkin po... Read more

A:Upgrading a PC for the first time... on my own ;) RAM>motherboard>core

ok, I got links in my signature, first is my system at a glance and three others are my RAM examples.

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Here's a strange problem. I've previously run various win 7 x64 builds on my system, which had an intel e6600 core 2 duo, with no problems. I recently swapped out the e6600 for a q9400 and i suddenly cannot install any build of win7 x64. I get the following bluescreen error immediately upon booting from the dvd - MULTIPROCESSOR_CONFIGURATION_NOT_SUPPORTED (stop 0x0000003e) Apparently this error generally relates to trying to run or install windows on a multiprocessor system where the processors are not matched, but all i have here is a single quad core

Just for the hell of it i then tried a 32bit install dvd and it installed and ran just fine.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:Can't install x64 after upgrading to quad core?

Hi & Welcome to our Forums!

That is odd...I think it sounds like something in the BIOS needs to be changed. Since it went from 2 to 4 cores there may be something needing a change in the BIOS to make the system see the extra cores as a single processor unit.

Can you post your MB version, BIOS version please?


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Hey, I'm wanting to upgrade my CPU to a dual core, mine's a single core and it's quite dated. I want to get the Wolfdale Core 2 Duo e8600. I've read it's compatible with my motherboard, which is posted below. I'd like another confirmation just to be sure. I also have a question about upgrading the CPU. I've read it's a 64-bit CPU, so will my 32 bit windows installation work with it? Will some programs not work on it? Can I have a rundown of possible problems this would incur? Thanks in advance, please ask for any more info you need to help me out.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 450 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223377 MB, Free - 33852 MB; D: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 7620 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY007
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Upgrading my CPU to dual core

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Im rather frustrated so I will keep this short. Cleared the CMOS, reseated the battery and all RAM chips too. Running a dual core 2.0 GHz 800 FSB. I have a core 2 Quad 2.6 GHz 1333FSB that I tried to put in. Hits verifying DMI pool data then resets OR displays "Bootmgr is missing" blah blah blah ... Windows 7 dvd, or vista, will not load for all kinds of errors but the most common seems to be 0xc0000001 or ntkrnlpa.exe missing or corrupt yeah yeah yeah ... even with the HDD unhooked. How is that even possibly for it to know? Ive reset it, discharged it ... Im so lost ... Im running windows 7 on an EVGA 650i Ultra MOBO with the latest BIOS updated before I started all this stuff ... tried with 5 GB of RAM and with 3 GB too ... !!!!UGH!!!!! It runs perfectly fine with the dual core ... What am I doing wrong?

... Could be the 3 hours of sleep ...

Please help :-)

A:Upgrading to a quad core ISSUES!

Does your system if you boot to some other non-descript system, like a linux live CD?

Changing the processor may cause all types of problems. From what you seem to be saying, I would use the Win 7 DVD and go to the second screen and select repair and startup repair. Maybe running that 2 or 3 times would help.

When you installed the new CPU, did you set bios defaults and then check to make sure they were what you needed?

I have not changed to a new processor after an install, so I do not know what it might do.

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I am looking to upgrade my Laptop's CPU. I have a Gateway CX210x (tablet).

The current CPU's specs are as follows:

Intel Core Duo T2050 (Yonah 1.60ghz)
Socket 479 mPGA
i945PM chipset

Can anyone tell me whether or not I have an options as far as upgrading this to a newer processor? I've read on it quite a bit but haven't gotten any conclusive answers. I am sort of a laptop upgrade noob so bear with me. I apologize if this question has been asked to death.

A:Upgrading Laptop Core Duo CPU Question

Here is a list of socket 478 mobile CPU's:


It is probably not worth the price to upgrade your laptop's CPU.

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I learned that running

yum -y --enablerepo=development update firefox

is the easiest way to upgrade to Firefox in Fedora Core 6; it worked perfectly for me in 2 machines running FC6.

Now, I have another machine running Fedora Core 5, and I can't run the risk of messing it up -

Would the same command line work fine in FC5 ?


A:upgrading to Firefox 2.0 in Fedora Core 5

The development repo represents the future FC7. Yes, trying FC7 packages on FC5 may be risky.

You can tell yum to only show you what would be done and not actually change anything on the system.

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I'm in the process of doing several upgrades, including going from a Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz to a Core 2 Quad 3.0 GHz.  I've already confirmed that the CPU is compatible with the MB / chipset.  The CPU should arrive today (July 3rd). 
I've upgraded to the latest BIOS on the Dell site for the Inspiron 560.  However, will a different BIOS be needed for the Quad Core? If so, where do I find it?  
Also, the BIOS I have gives precious little information about the hardware. For example, no details about CAS latency.  Is there a completely different BIOS available? Thank you  

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I am new to the upgrading buzz after recently replacing my DVD writer. Prior to this I had never opened a case before despite using a PC on a near daily basis for the past 5 years. I would now like to upgrade my existing computer, and would like to hear your thoughts, advice and suggestions. The reason for upgrading is that I like to do some video editing (Premiere Elements), not every day, but often enough to know my computer needs some upgrades. I like to multitask and have more than one application running at once, i.e firefox, premiere elements, itunes...

My specs: MSI P4m800 + 8237R Chipset Motherboard with a Celeron D 2.66GHz CPU. 512MB DDR RAM, 80gig Hard Drive

My main question relates to upgrading the CPU. What would give me more "bang for my buck"? An Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, 1.86GHz LGA775 or an Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0GHz Socket 775??? They are roughly the same price in my country (New Zealand).

I would also like to get a graphics card. My gaming experience has being limited to a trial version of Rise of Nations but I would like to get a little more adventurous. What graphics card (AGP) do you suggest is in the "sweet sport" right now? Any reason to choose one brand over another (GeFroce vs nVidia etc)??? Go graphics card improve video editing or is the improvement more in gaming? I will still do more video editing than gaming.

Finally, any thought of hard drive brands? I have heard some users have had some poor experiences w... Read more

A:Help with upgrading-Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or Pentium 4 3.0

Is there a way that I can check to see if my motherboard can support an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300???

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g'day ~ I am planning to upgrade my e6300 dual core to a q6600 quad core cpu these are both 1066mhz front side bus , and same lga772 socket does anyone know if I can go for a faster cpu that runs on a 1333mhz FSB ? any info much appreciated !

A:upgrading dc7700 tower to quad core cpu ????????

What's deficient about the E6300? 

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Im replacing some of the core hardware in my machine - Im keeping my PSU, DVD drive and hard drives and im replacing my motherboard, RAM, CPU and video card. I have never done this before, the most ive done is my video card, RAM, PSU and hard drive.

Is there anything important which I need to know before I proceed with this? CPU and motherboard are untouched territory for me so any pointers would be a great help.

Here is my current system info:

Manufacturer: INTELR
Motherboard Details: Foxconn Compete series 945G7MA-8EKRS2
BIOS: Pheonix AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Hard Drive: 250 GB + 2TB
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950 Pro 512mb
Monitor: 22" HD Widescreen HP
Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio output
Speakers/Headphones: Philips 5.1 surround
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless
Mouse: Logitech Wireless
Mouse Surface: Laser
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (3.1 Build 7600)
PSU: Seasonic OEM SS-600HT 600W PSU - 4x SATA, 12cm Fan

And here is the new hardware which I want:

Processor: http://www.ebuyer.com/186428-amd-ph...ion-3-4ghz-socket-am3-8mb-cache-hdz965fbgmbox

Mobo: http://www.ebuyer.com/206152-asus-m...-8-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-m4a87td-usb3

Still haven't decided on RAM but if you have any suggestions they're more than welcome

Thank you very much

A:First time upgrading machine core, anything important I must know?

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Can I upgrade my inspiron 531 Dell dual core machine to a quad core? I have been looking on
tigerdirect.com and I saw a Quad Core processor. If I can, how do I choose the proper processor
for my machine upgrade. Can I upgrade by changing processors only or will I have to consider buying other hardware for this upgrade?

Thank you,

A:Upgrading Dell Inspiron 531 to Quad Core?

Find out what motherboard you have and what processors it supports. In general, Dell boards are not good candidates for this kind of upgrade.

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I have a Dell Studio 1745 that came with a Core 2 Duo T6600 @ 2.2Ghz
I've researched, I can find nothing to indicate if this is possible however...
I want to upgrade it to the SLBTV - Intel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz/3M PGA988/BGA1288
Now they are both technically Socket P
I know with the 1747 they changed the socket so that it could have an i7, however would the Socket P i5 work with the 1745?
It is running the most updated Bios A04 if that helps.

A:Upgrading Processor in Dell Studio 1745 (Core 2 to i5)

Hi pcphantom,
The Studio 1745 has Intel Core 2 Duo (Penryn) and Intel Celeron (Merom) processor which is compatabile with Intel Cantiga (GM45 / PM45) chipset. The Intel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz/3M PGA988/BGA1288 will be compatabile with these chipset ( PM 55, HM 57, HM 55, QM 57, QS 57) hence The processor which you want to install it in the system is not compatabile with the chipset.

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Is this upgrade from
 i7-920 8mb L2 Cache, 2.66GHz
 to a
Dual or Quad core possible? If so how would I know which processor to buy?
thanks so much!

A:Upgrading my DELL XS 9100 CPU to Dual or Quad core

Hi Gallystops,Please find the list of processors compatible with Studio XPS 9100.

Intel® Core i7 920 (Bloomfield)Intel® Core i7 930 (Bloomfield)Intel® Core i7 960 (Bloomfield)Intel® Core i7 980X (Gulftown)

45 nm
45 nm
45 nm
32 nm

No. of cores
4 (8 SMT)
4 (8 SMT)
4 (8 SMT)
6 (12 SMT)

731 Million
731 Million
731 Million
1.17 Billion


L1 Cache size

L2 Cache size
4 X 256KB
4 X 256KB
4 X 256KB
6 X 256KB

L3 Cache size
8MB Shared
8MB Shared
8MB Shared
12MB Shared

Clock speed

Reference Clock

Default Core Clock Multi

QPI Link Bandwidth (FSB replacement)

QPI Link Clock

QPI Link Multi

Memory Controller
DDR3 800/1066 Triple Channel
DDR3 800/1066 Triple Channel
DDR3 800/1066 Triple Channel
DDR3 1066 Triple Channel


EM64T support


Execute Disable Bit

Enhanced SpeedStep® Technology

Intel Virtualization Technology

Thanks & Regards Manshu S #iworkfordell

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Hi people,

I want to upgrade my cpu from e5300 dual to a quad core, but i am short of money and these things are very expensive where i stay. a q8400 is atleast $310 so its hard to find anything worthiwhile. i need some tips and answers.

i was looking at a q8200 and it looks quite decent as you can overclock it to atleast 3.0 ghz, but is it worthwhile to get it for half the price of a q8400?

Also is it going to be outdated pretty soon? i dont want to upgrade too soon. i have a GTX 460 GC 768mb which is getting extremely bottlenecked by this CPU and i want to get the most out of it as i have bought it for $320.

I live in new zealand.


Intel Core 2 Duo 3.45 ghz
4gb DDR2 ram @ 667mhz
Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
GTX 460 GC 768 MB @ 800/1700/2000
Thermaltake 700w power supply
a few HDD's totaling 1.5 TB
And thats it.

Thanks for any help provided



A:Upgrading to a quad core from dual!!!! need help deciding the cheapest and best.!!!

what motherboard do you have

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Is it possible to upgrade a HP Mini 210-2100 CTO PC netbook processor to the dual core processor (Intel Atom N550 dual-core, 1.5-GHz) that was an option when I first bought the netbook. The single core Atom N450 that I bought the netbook with is marginal at best. I am running WIndow 7 Home Premium, and have the max 2GByte memoy. If it can be upgraded, does anyone know where it can be done? The HP Web Site has no information on upgrading the processor.

A:Upgrading HP Mini 210-2100 CTO PC processor to dual core Ato...

Hi: Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook. Supported processors can be found in chapter 1, page 1. Removal and replacement procedures can be found in chapter 4. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02619136.pdf You would have to contact HP and ask how much they would charge to upgrade the processor. If they even agreed to do it, I bet it would cost more than if you bought a new Mini 210-2100 with the dual core processor in it already. Get a used but tested and working processor on eBay and either do it yourself (if you feel up to the challenge), or take it to a reputable PC repair place and have them do it. You can give them the link to the service manual, if they don't already have the info on the notebook. Paul

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i want to upgrade my Lenovo Ideapad 320 ram to 8gbplease have a look athttps://www.onlinesaleindia.in/product/lenovo-ideapad-320-intel-core-i3-6th-gen-14-inch-laptop-4gb-1...and advice me whether it will be compatible with this modelThanks Processor: Intel Core i3-6006U processor. Charge 15 minutes for up to 2 hours use.The battery life is upto 6 hoursOperating System: Pre-loadedWindows 10 Home with lifetime validityDisplay: 14-inch display

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I am trying to figure out what processor is compatible with my motherboard in my HP Pavilion dv6628us notebook. I've read the manual and looked on HP's PartSurfer. PartSurfer listed a number of them from 1.46 GHz to 2.4 GHz. I purchased an intel duo processor 2.4GHz that did not work. Now I'm trying to figure out if that processor wasn't compatible or if it is just faulty. If it is not faulty or compatible, I need to know what is compatiable so I can purchase it tonight and have it shipped by Wednesday because I am going through serious withdrawals without my computer. Help me please.

I updated my computer from vista to windows 7. Hp didn't have updates available for Windows 7 on the support page for my laptop so I had to install the one they had for Vista. Should I have updated my BIOS from a laptop's support page that had an update for Windows 7 such as this one below:

24/7 Online support for HP's Home and Home Office Products | HP? Support [...] 8&sw_lang=

here is mine:
24/7 Online support for HP's Home and Home Office Products | HP? Support [...] ct=3552674

I have a questions. Do all the specs have to match on the processor? For example, will I have to buy a processor that only supports 1mb (L2) if that's what the processor's cache is? I know you're able to go above the bus speed. If so, this could be resolved right now. Ha ha.

A:Upgrading processor from intel pentium dual core t2310 1.46 GHz...

I would call them direct.

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I just started a new job and the laptop I was given is having some Smitfraud-C.CoreService issues. From reading previous posts, I understand posting the following HJT log is the first requirement. Please advise as to the remaining steps required to correct this nuisance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:39:48 PM, on 7/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\AVTC\PavSrv51.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\AVTC\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Administrator 3\Pav_Agent\Pagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Administrator 3\Scheduler\pavsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Administrator 3\Pav_Agent\pagentwd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe... Read more

A:core.cache.dsk, core.sys, & HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WSYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ core

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Hi guys.

I'm thinking of upgrading my Pentium 4 660 3.60GHz processor to a Pentium Dual core E6800 3.33GHz.
Would there actually be any point in changing CPU or would it actually improve performance significantly? Also would my system be able to handle the CPU itself or not?

My system specs are as follws:
Operating System - XP Home Edition SP3
Current CPU - Intel Pentium 4 3.60GHz
Motherboard - GA-8I915PM-FS
ROM - 1x230 GB
RAM - 2GB PNY DIMM DDR 400Mhz PC3200
Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

If you need any other info then please just ask me and I'll let you know.
Hope someone can help please. Thank you.

A:Pentium 4 3.60GHz upgrading to Pentium Dual Core E6800 3.33GHz

I'm absolutely certain you won't be able to do that, period. That newer Pentium Dual Core is not in any way, backwards compatible with your motherboard.

Well, it is the same socket. So, it would go in, but it surely won't run. Intel 915 chipset is 32 bit only. Thus, you couldn't even go forward to Cedar Mill core P-4s, which are 64 bit.

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Hi guys. I've been looking at 2 laptops, they are basically identical but one has an Intel Core i3-4005U mobile processor and 4GB of RAM, and the other one has an AMD A4-5000 mobile processor and 6GB RAM. The guy at the store and a couple other people I know told me that the Core i3 is better than the A4 as the AMD "Quad Core" processors aren't very good, so even though the Intel i3 is only dual core it will be better than the quad core AMD. The other question is the RAM. Is 6GB that much better than 4GB or will 4GB be fine for basic use. (That's all this laptop is for. Basic use and touch apps since it will be touchscreen)

The AMD laptop is this one: Buy the HP Pavilion Notebook - AMD A4, 6GB, 15.6 at TigerDirect.ca
And the Intel here: Buy the HP TouchSmart 15.6 Notebook PC - F5W37UA#ABL at TigerDirect.ca

Last question, what the hell is DDR3L? All the new laptops have it nowadays... Is it backward compatible with normal DDR3 laptop RAM? Meaning can I take a normal laptop DDR3 4GB stick out of my dads laptop and put it into the 4GB (i3) laptop if thats the one i'm gonna get? Or does the DDR3 "L" part cause issues?

Edit: Sorry i'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread. If it isn't mods could you please move it? Thanks

A:AMD A4-5000 "Quad Core" vs Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core

Hmm, I guess you should read some reviews. But just from the specs the AMD has 6 GB ram instead of 4. Has a DVD burner where the Intel shows no optical drive. It only has W8 8.0 where the Intel has 8.1. But some people may prefer 8.0.

Read reviews. See how each performs. If you don't wish to use it to burn DVD then the optical drive, or lack thereof may not matter to you.

Edit: Oh, and the AMD is about $80 cheaper.

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I am trying to choose between different Dell Latitude D420/D430 laptops. They come from a very good company who get stacks of laptops from Dell and sell them as refurbished (as good as new) at good prices (http://ndc.co.uk/browse_sub-Latitude_D420_D430-37.html). I will use it for MS Office, Outlook, internet, and nothing much else.

The choice is between Core Solo 1.06GHz or 1.2GHz; Core Duo 1.2GHz; or Core 2 Duo 1.2GHz or 1.33GHz. (The D430 has a brighter screen and allows Core 2 Duo - apart from that (I think...) D420 and D430 are identical.)

I'm hesitant about going for the cheapest, but from what I can tell Core Solo will handle all these functions well. I have seen that Core 2 Duo can be 30% faster than Core Duo, but I wonder if I will notice it on what I run.

At the moment I have a Core Duo 1.2GHz/D420 which runs fine, except for some freezing sometimes when I open Outlook (it resolves after 10-20 seconds).

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I am trying to choose between different Dell Latitude D420/D430 laptops. They come from a very good company who get stacks of laptops from Dell and sell them as refurbished (as good as new) at good prices (http://ndc.co.uk/browse_sub-Latitude_D420_D430-37.html). I will use it for MS Office, Outlook, internet, and nothing much else.

The choice is between Core Solo 1.06GHz or 1.2GHz; Core Duo 1.2GHz; or Core 2 Duo 1.2GHz or 1.33GHz. (The D430 has a brighter screen and allows Core 2 Duo - apart from that (I think...) D420 and D430 are identical.)

I'm hesitant about going for the cheapest, but from what I can tell Core Solo will handle all these functions well. I have seen that Core 2 Duo can be 30% faster than Core Duo, but I wonder if I will notice it on what I run.

At the moment I have a Core Duo 1.2GHz/D420 which runs fine, except for some freezing sometimes when I open Outlook (it resolves after 10-20 seconds).

A:Choosing between Core Solo, Core Duo and Core 2 Duo

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Hi, Currently I'm using a dual core 6850 and I'm thinking about buying a quad core. I have a PSU of 500 W as spare.

Can i replace the CPU to a Quad Core without changing the cooling system?

A:replace dual core CPU by quad core what about heatsink? in Mini Tower 755 Optiplex

Your spare 500W power supply likely DOES NOT HAVE sufficient 3.3v/5v power and therefore will not work.  If you do not use the performance copper heatsink it will work but the fan will be running all the time.   The Copper heatpipe heatsink is the same as the GX620 heatsink. HEATSINK D9729  SHROUD J9761


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I'm buying a new computer with Vista home premium (32 bit), and I can't decide whether I should get a 2.4 quad core or a faster dual core (since it's cheaper).

I've searched about this but all the results I've got were from 2007, so I'm not sure if things changed much now.

So what do you think? will I benefit from the additional cores? or shall I go with faster dual cores?
appreciate your help

A:Solved: Fast Dual Core or Slower Quad Core? (quick question)

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so which would be better:

dual core celeron 1.73ghz with 1mb l2 cache or single core intel pentium 4 2.4ghz 512kb l2 cache

A:dual core celeron 1.73ghz versus single core pentium 4 2.4ghz

I don't think there are any Celeron Processors which are dual core and so the Pentium 4 will definitely be faster. If you give me model numbers I might be of more help.

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Hello Reader,
I recently bought an E6430 laptop with Windows 10 Pro and had about 3 months of trouble free use out of it until yesterday morning when it completely failed. It is definitely the motherboard, because whenever I connect the (or any other) AC Adapter to the laptop, the green light on it instantly turns off and the computer is still stone dead - no lights, no sound of spinning fans or HDD. Totally useless now.
I tried the recommended 'reset' steps where I removed the battery, AC Adapter, (and later: the HDD and RAM as well) and held the power on button for at least 30 seconds, before reconnectig the battery and trying to turn it on again.. Still dead. Nothing I tried worked, so conceded that I'm just another one of possibly 100's of thousands of similar disappointed 'victims' of this (all too common) fault with many post 2006 laptops (not only Dell). This is the third such experience I've had myself with the same total failure, since 2012!
So, quick solution (so I thought earlier yesterday): I went on ebay and bought a new laptop which I thought was identical, however I've since discovered the (newer) one I just purchased on ebay for $400.00 is not exactly the same as the model that just self-converted into a doorstop. That was an E6430 14 Core i5 3320M, 2.6GHz. The one I just bought to replace it with is an E6430 Core i7-3520M 2.9GHz. The plan is to simply remove the HDD from the doorstop (i5 3320M, 2.6 Hz) and place it into the new... Read more

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System specs:
Athlon 64 x2 6000+ Windsor (3ghz, 125W tdp)
Gigabyte GA-Ma770DS3 rev 1 (AMD770+SB600)
His radeon 4850 512MB (had 3870 before)
2x1GB Kingston DDR2 800mhz CL5
2xSeagate ST3500 418AS in RAID 0 on SB600
Chieftec 460W power supply.
LG DVD rewriter
Bunch of fans
Windows XP pro 32bit x2, windows 7 (temporary)

I'm having a strange problem from quite a long time. PC just reboots randomly when I use internet applications like p2p or browser. It's that I can click "favorities" in firefox and puff, reboot. Leave pc for a night - reeboot at 3 o'clock. I tried to find the cause, updated drivers, bios, reinstalled windows several times - still getting the random crashes. But, if I use the numproc=1 statement and run my PC as single core, it stays perfectly stable for week+. But sadly the low power mode doesn't work then, and CPU is getting hotter than in dual core mode, also uses more energy. However, I don't think the low power mode isn't the cause - ran a prime95 for half a day on processor tuned down to 1ghz and 1,1V (low power mode) without a crash. Ran memtest in dos mode for 8 hours - no problems.
Also I have secondary XP pro without NIC drivers installed (no web) just for gaming and I can play for 12 hours straight and never got any crash of this kind. On the the primary OS, open two windows, start unpacking archive and try to browse web and I get a crash in 3 minutes. But sometimes nothing happens for a week or so. Also I notic... Read more

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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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Hello friends,
I m very eager to know that whats the actual difference between a Core 2 Duo processor and a Pentium Dual Core processor, other than their proceesing architecture?

According to most benchmarking sites including Tom's Hardware, Core 2 Duo E4300 or 6300 performs better than Pentium Dual Core 820 in almost all benchmarks.....whereas C2D E4300 or E6300(1.8 and 1.86 Ghz respectievely) are having MUCH lower clock speeds than Pentium D 820(2.8Ghz). Why like this???

I have 2 systems, one with C2D E4300 1.86 Ghz and another(from which I am writing this thread) is Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz. But I dont see any MUCH performance difference in reality, although in multi-tasking and gaming C2D system still performs better.

Can anybody please explain me in details.....
Thanks in advance.

A:Why Core 2 Duo outperforms Pentium Dual Core even when C2D has lower clock Speed??

The Core 2 Duo doesn't share the same architecture as the older NetBurst architecture of the Pentium D, which is also shared by the Pentium 4. The Pentium D is effectively a pair of Pentium 4 CPUs on one die. The Core 2 Duo architecture allows for a lot more processing to be done in one cycle, hence more information can be pushed in, say, 1 million cycles by the Core 2 Duo than the Pentium D. As for 'reality', there obviously won't be much difference when both systems are used for stuff like playing music etc. But the real differences will show up when you tax them, such as when playing an HD video without a video card supporting HD-decoding where the Core 2 Duo will be able to process information much more quicker than the Pentium D and so you will have a smoother image. Check on Wikipedia for more in-depth details.

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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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Hey all,
I have some proprietary software that works great on a single-core processor. When I try to run it on a dual-core or above, the software loads, works once, and then messes up.

The software uses modems to dial out to our payphones. We found a work-around by turning off one processor in the bios, but then, what's the point of having a dual-core processor.

Please help. The software is doing this on Windows XP.


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Hello friends, Which one of the processor is faster & better between Pentium P4 3.6 GHz 'Processor No. 660 Single core 2MB L2' and the other one is 'P4 3.4 GHz Processor No. 945 Dual Core 4MB L2 Cache'. So one is a 3.6 GHz single core and other one is 3.4 GHz dual core. Thanks in advance


A:Comparing Single core & dual core Pentium processors

Welcome to our forum...may I suggest before jumping on to a new forum and posting a question, especially on a heavily asked current topic, it would be a better idea and provide you faster response time if you first searched the topic....

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I'm looking at new laptops and would like to know what ppl think of the AMD Phenom II Quad Core Mobile Processor N930 VS the Intel Core I3 350M Processor.

Thanks for the input.

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