Upgrading CPU on an old Laptop

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  1. ThomasMann

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    I have an old HP530 laptop with now 2GB RAM and an SSD instead of the HDD, but I would also like to replace the CPU. Seems the fastest 479 pin CPU for this laptop is the Intel T7200.
    But the seller's description says it is a 64bit, while I am running a 32bit Win7

    Now, I remember reading somewhere that it is possible to run a 32bit Win7 on a 64 bit CPU, but not the other way around, which would mean that I can use it.

    Is that information correct?
    Thanks. TM
     
  2. mehdibleu

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    that's funny, i have the same laptop as yours, i bought it 10 years ago, i don't use it anymore except for doing tests.
    yes you can run a 32bit os as well as 64bit os on a 64bit CPU, 64 bit archtecture can handle 32bit applications as well but you can't do it on the other way.
    Afaik, we don't find many machines with 32 bit processors on the market currently.
     
  3. tonto11

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    I changed the cpu in a pavilion dv6000 once, it was dead, not a terrible job in the interest of understanding
    Now you've probably got a T2300 in it cpu benchmark 680
    the t7200 has a cpu benchmark of 1164
    not really much of an improvement

    ...T
     
  4. ThomasMann

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    #5 ThomasMann, Mar 17, 2018
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    Thank you for this amazing help, all of you.
    Especially the video, I think I will send it to HP, so they can also enjoy it… ;)

    And, no, this is a really old machine, and does not have a T2300, it has a simple single Pentium M inside, which probably has a benchmark in the two digits…
    It used to have 512MB Ram and an 80GB HDD, and even now wit 2GB and SSD it works amazingly fast, for a 12 year old machine. But the chip can be had for 20 Euro, so why not… The only games I play are basically the original arcade MsPacman and Qbert :eek:

    One more question, so I really simply have to put the new chip into socket, or does it have to somehow get "glued" or whatever?
     
  5. tonto11

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    #6 tonto11, Mar 17, 2018
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    Pentium M is in the same league, cpu benchmark 600 or so speed goes between 1.6 and 2.4
    I've had several of these, Dell D610s my wife still uses one daily, no visible difference between 1.8 and 2.2ghz
    google cpu benchmark and the number of the cpu

    You will need a small tube of thermal paste to renew the contact between the cpu and the heatsink
    that's good to do anyway cause it dries out and loses effectiveness, and the computer runs hotter

    ...T
     
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  8. ThomasMann

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    Thank you...

    Good that I asked...:eek:

    I would have probably put it on the pins... How is someone to know, who has never changed a CPU?
     
  9. TigTex

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    Pentium M cannot be upgraded to any dual-core cpu. Please use CPU-z and post the specs of your chipset. Is it an intel 945gm?
     
  10. nosirrahx

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    I took a quick look and it does seem that the T7200 is compatible with the HP530, the vid I posted even demonstrates that exact upgrade.
     
  11. ThomasMann

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    I have an Intel Celeron M 520 @ 1.60GHz inside, with a 479 Socket on an HP Motherboard 30D5 (U10) with the Chipset Satz i945GME, and a Southbridge Modell 82801GHM (ICH7-M/U) with the HP BIOS 68MVU Version F 06,Dez 2007

    I have got several people who told me it will work... when I posted my question, I was not aware that the chipset matters.
     
  12. ThomasMann

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    The chip is not available at my present home country and Amazon cannot deliver it here, but a visitor from Europe will bring it from Europe at the end of April, and once I start trying to put it in, I am sure I will cry for help here once more... Until then, than you all, once again