How hard is it to upgrade the CPU?
Gearsguy, in Alienware M14x / AW 14
I have an HP Probook 6570b, Motherboard is Hewlett-Packard 17AB (U3E1) with HM76 Chipset, rPGA988b Socket and CPU is i5-3210M. This is a list supported CPU's, but it's a support list for the HM76 Express Chipset, and not a support list for Motherboard's. http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/HM76_Express.html Can I upgrade to i7 Quad, preferably i7-3840QM?
I've read that people with QM77 Chipset were successful, but what about HM76 Chipset?
Hey guys, first post, but I thought I’d discuss my heatsink fan retrofit in my old M14x r1.
Old fan was loud and not very efficient: the air transfer rate was around 2 cfm (I’m assuming cubic feet per minute). Finally had enough and decided to swap out the crappy r1 fan/coughing pinwheel for a r2 fan (rated at 10.4cfm).
I found an old r2 heat sink on eBay (beware though that the heat sink for the r2 will NOT fit the gpu/cpu configuration for the r1. HOWEVER, the fan of the r2 heat sink it is attached to is a carbon copy fit into the r1 MoBo. A few philips head screws and a seal of good electric tape and BAM, you’ve got a significantly cooler and MUCH quieter intake fan in your old R1.
My CPU temps from before were around 87-88 max load in FSX, 65 for the GPU; bear in mind this is after a repaste. Now with the new fan, I’m not going over 77 degrees on the CPU, and the gpu stays around 58, all while being MUCH quiter. I’ll post pics of the walkthrough if anyone is interested.
Just thought I’d share with all you fellow loonies trying to squeeze every last frame and degree out of our “portable toaster ovens with a screen and keyboard”.
I am also the owner y510p like many of you!
Some time ago I decided to upgrade the CPU, and after a long search found references to authentic information that help you to upgrade to Intel® Core ™ i7-4910MQ Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz).
Previously, I had a Intel® Core ™ i7-4700MQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz). I have not conducted specific tests, but on the whole system more responsive.
If someone is interested in information about the final performance - write in the comments and I'll try your test.
Have you changed your CPU? If you have changed, on what CPU?
I wish you all a good day!
GeForce GT 755M SLI Intel® Core ™ i7-4910MQ Processor 16gb RAM (DDR3-1600 Kingston 11-11-11-28) 240gb SSD Kingston SH103S3240G 256gb SSD Transcend TS256GMTS400 (m2)
Hi everyone, I was thinking of upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB 1600MHZ either Kingston/Crucial as my current ram usage is at always at 4GB now. Will upgrading make a lot of difference in the performance of the PC and will it improve the game play for GTA V as I am currently having massive lag with this game?
Thank you in advance.
Hi, I would like to upgrade my CPU for my m17x R3. I was wondering, is it possible and what is the best cpu that would work for my machine? I'm currently using an i7-2670QM @ 2.20GHz.