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Can I upgrade my CPU to an Intel Core 2 duo 1.7

Can I upgrade my HP Pavillion dv1000 CPU to an Intel Core 2 duo 1.7 GHz processor? Can I take it up to 3 Gb of RAM?

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You are basically limited to what was optional on the model. So you can only upgrade to one of the following cpus:

Intel Pentium M 745 (1.8-GHz) with 400-MHz front
side bus (FSB)
Intel Pentium M 735 (1.7-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB
Intel Pentium M 725 (1.6-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB
Intel Pentium M 710 TJ85 (1.4-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB;
operates at a lower temperature than other processors
Intel Celeron M 340 (1.5-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB
Intel Celeron M 330 (1.4-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB

And you are limted to 2gb of ram max on this model.

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  • Dave King
    Dave King Apr 13, 2010

    Probably the best thing you can do on the cheap is max out the ram. Windows is a dog with 256mb and under and only about 512mb does it begin to work properlly. Get above 1gb and it will seem twice as fast. Your laptop probably shares the video ram out of the main ram as well so it steals some of this. So once you get above the 512 mark and close to the 1gb it really wakes up older laptops. Aside from the other cpus I listed you can also look at putting a bigger hard drive in (usually faster) but that is about it for easy laptop upgrades.

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