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Upgrade graphics processor hp pavilion zv5034us

Would like to upgrade graphics card. Do I have to replace the motherboard? What would the cost be?

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Honestly speaking, I recommend you to go for a New Notebook rather than changing the Motherboard since it is not possible to purchase another Motherboard for this Notebook with a better graphic card.

The actul Motherboard of your Notebook will cost you pretty more and I personally recommend you to go for a New Notebook with which you can get latest Graphic Card and hardware components.

You can find the list of parts available for this Notebook from HP Part Store from the link below :

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.asp?mscssid=EJVUXR20AGCT8PMRJKPJXR6FSGX6C2W2

However, if you donot have any issues with the Notebook currently, go ahead working with it.

Hope this helps...

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Want to upgrade mother board on a6700f. any suggestions?


Here are the specs for the motherboard for the HP Pavilion a6700f -
  • Manufacturer: ECS
  • Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2
  • Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
  • Processor socket: AM2+
  • Expansion Slots:

    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card

    • 2 PCI Express x1 slots
  • 1 PCI slot

If you can find something similar you should be ok.
I can assist if you need someone to "review" any replacements you might be considering.

Aug 17, 2013 | HP Pavilion a6700f PC Desktop

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Does anyone know where to get the schematic for the dv6550us motherboard?


The closest I come to an HP Pavilion dv6550us, on HP Support, or on the internet is;

Pavilion dv6550tx
Next inline is Pavilion dv6560us,
then Pavilion dv6450us

Not available to the public.

Do have a Block Diagram,

Models that use an AMD processor,

http://www.laptops-schematics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/HP-Pavilion-DV9000-AMD-Notebook-Laptop-Quanta-AT8-Schematic.jpg

1) Socket S1 processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_S1

2) Motherboard chipset is an Nvidia MCP51M
Which is the mobile version of Nvidia GeForce Go 6100, or Go 6150;
and Nvidia nForce 430,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_Go_6_.28Go_6xxx.29_Series

Graphics chipset,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Original-nVIDIA-Geforce-NF-G6150-N-A2-BGA-ic-chip-north-bridge-Chipset-/271010886762?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1981f46a

Conexant CX20549-12 audio chipset
Realtek RTL8101C Ethernet chipset

Models that use an Intel processor,

http://www.laptops-schematics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/HP-Pavilion-DV6700-Intel-Notebook-Laptop-Quanta-AT3-Schematic.jpg

Uses the Socket P processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_P


Both use the Fairchild Semiconductor Industries - FDS6679 - Power MOSFET, and Alpha & Omega Semiconductor LTD - AO4407 - Power MOSFET, in the DC - DC circuit; as far as I know.

Both are Obsolete, but there are cross match examples out there.
(FDS6679AZ for FDS6679, for one)

Indicates HP Pavilion dv9000 series, and AMD; but also matches up to the Pavilion dv6500 series,

http://www.scribd.com/doc/89356925/HP-DV9000

Scroll down. (Zoom In icon { + } at TOP to increase view size,
Zoom Out icon { - } to decrease view size )

Asking for a Schematic, do I assume you are attempting
Board Level Component replacement?

What SMD/SMT IC component are you trying to replace?
(Surface Mount Device/Surface Mount Technology. Integrated Circuit)

Motherboard chipset info, and processor socket info, for processor upgrade.
Same thing for Ram Memory upgrade.
It does use DDR2 Sdram (SO-DIMM), and at 667MegaHertz, to my knowledge.

What usually goes bad on the HP Pavilion dv2000 series, Pavilion dv6000 series, and Pavilion dv9000 series of Notebook PC's?

The cooling for the graphics chipset is inadequate, therefore the graphics chipset overheats, and partially melts the Solder Joints in the BGA surface mount.

Resulting in no graphics.

Power MOSFET's in DC - DC circuit go bad.
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Apr 07, 2013 | HP Pavilion Computers & Internet

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Can I upgrade a HP Pavilion a620n processor?


1) You need to know what processor socket is on the motherboard.
2) You need to know what the Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, is.
3) There may be a BIOS upgrade needed, in order to support the processor upgrade.

OR, alternatively there may be a CPU (Processor) Support list.
Let's go to HP Support, and find out,

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/support-drivers.html

Left-click on the purple middle 'box', with Product Support and Troubleshooting in it.
In the box that is under the heading - Enter a product name/number, left-click in the box.

Type Pavilion a620n. (Pavilion is an HP line. HP Support doesn't need HP put in the box)
Now go to the right of the box, and left-click on Search.
Give it a second, and the main support page will come up, for the Pavilion a620n Desktop PC.

Left-click on Product Information. Left-click on Product specifications in blue.
In the list left-click on -
Motherboard Specifications - A7V8X-LA (Kelut)

If you scroll down there is an illustration, and photo of the Pavilion a620n's motherboard.
Note in the Illustration that the processor socket is a Socket 462.
Also is known as Socket A,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_A

The Socket A, or also known as Socket 462, is for AMD processors - Only.
Scrolling back up the page we see what CPU's (Processors), are supported.

Look to the right of the heading - CPU
Look at what maximum approved processors, are supported, under the heading - Maximum approved processors:

The maximum, or best, CPU your motherboard will support, is an AMD Athlon XP 3200+.
The one model that is based on the Barton Core, and has a Front Side Bus of 400MegaHertz. (FSB = 400MHz)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors#Athlon_XP_.22Barton.22_.28Model_10.2C_130_nm.29

Look down on the left side until you arrive at - Athlon XP 3200+,
and go across to the Part Number - AXDA3200DKV4E

This is the best Athlon XP 3200+
Why?

You'll notice that the frequency rate ('Speed'), is higher for the Part Number AXDA3200DKV4D model.
2333MegaHertz.
(Can also be stated as 2.3GigaHertz. It is rounded off. 2.3GHz)

However look at the Front Side Bus 'speed'. (Frequency Rate)
It's 333MHz for the AXDA3200KV4D.

Although the frequency rate for the KV4E is lower, the FSB is higher.
400MHz.

Think of the Front Side Bus (FSB) as being an 'Information Highway'.
It transfers information from the Processor (CPU), to the Northbridge chip. (And vice-versa)

The faster a frequency rate the FSB can operate at, means the more information it will be able to transfer back, and forth.

Crude example a 4 lane highway to a 2 lane highway. Which will transfer traffic back, and forth at a larger rate?

The increase in FSB frequency rate, from 333MHz to 400MHz,
makes a BIG difference.

Increase in the Processor's frequency rate of 133MHz, (2200MHz to 2333MHz), means Nada.
Not enough to write home to Mom about.

Now,............finding one of these babies on the market.


[ Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

Motherboard Chipset = Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip

(For the technology used for your motherboard. Does not apply to motherboards that support Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9 processors)

{The Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip, are so aptly named because of their locations, on the motherboard.
Computer case open, your motherboard can be looked at as, a map on a wall.

North to the top, South to the bottom. Front and back, no east/west.
The Northbridge chip sits under the processor. (That is, to the South)
The Southbridge chip is usually located towards the bottom of the motherboard, or to the South }

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
The Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

{Note*
Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, (Or connected to a PCI bus), is Not High-speed graphics.
AGP technology, and the PCI-Express (X16) technology, is }
(PCI-Express x16 for graphics card, not PCI-Express x1)

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.

1) Anything connected to the PCI bus, (As a graphics card in a white PCI slot, for one example),

2) Integrated Graphics. (Integrated graphics is also known as OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBOARD. The GPU is soldered to the motherboard)

3) The IDE (PATA) bus, SATA bus, USB bus, Ethernet, and Audio. (Sound)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/k7-series/km400a/

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 06, 2011 | HP Pavilion a620n (PC028A) PC Desktop

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Computer dell latitude D610 built in 2006 replacing the viedo card how too's and also what can I do to mabe upgrade this veido card? and dose anything else need to be updated at the same time as the...


Sorry Jimmy, the Dell Latitude D610 Notebook PC uses Integrated Graphics.
There is no graphics card to upgrade.

Your Dell either came with a form of the Intel GMA graphics chipset , or the ATI Radeon Mobility X300 graphics chipset.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/en/ug_en/specs.htm

Either/Or

The way Dell states it, (And also this is for a LOT of laptop manufacturers), is that you have either the option when purchasing, of having an Intel GMA chipset for graphics, or discrete graphics of the ATI Radeon Mobility X300, for graphics.

Discrete being the word that fools people. Makes them think it has a dedicated, removable graphics card, when in reality it is a graphics chipset soldered directly to the motherboard, and is not upgradeable.

Primer:
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

Essentially the 'graphics engine'.

A GPU can be installed directly on the motherboard, (Integrated Graphics), OR installed on a removable graphics adapter card. (Graphics Card is shortened for graphics adapter card)

Integrated Graphics borrows from the system resources. The Processor and Ram Memory.
This is why programs, for example games, that use a lot of graphics 'power', do not perform well on a computer with Integrated Graphics.

{Read - programs that use a lot of graphics power. Such as some of the newer games. Integrated graphics, depending on what graphics chipset it is, CAN run some games. Ones that are not very graphics intensive}

A dedicated graphics card has it's own processor, and graphics ram memory. Does not need to borrow from the system resources.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The graphics chipset in your Dell Latitude, is mounted to the motherboard with a BGA surface mount.
Ball Grid Array

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array

To explain the BGA surface mount;
Let's use the older Intel Pentium 4 processor that uses a Socket 478 processor socket.
The bottom of the processor has contact pins. (478 of 'em)
The processor socket has matching socket holes for the contact pins. (478 of 'em)

With the BGA surface mount there are no contact pins. In place of them are Solder Balls.
There is no socket, or socket holes on the motherboard.
There are Copper Pads.

The graphics chipset is set into place with the Solder Balls lining up on the motherboard's Copper Pads.
Then heat is applied at a specified temperature, and length of time.

The solder balls melt which solders the graphics chipset to the motherboard. (To the Copper Pads)

Removal and replacement is properly performed with a BGA Rework Machine.
Costly, and not something you'll find a local shop performing.
{The machine is costly, and the operator needs to be S-K-I-L-L-E-D. Cost of having a chipset replaced is Ouch!}

There are two ways you can upgrade your graphics.

1) If you have the motherboard model with a form of Intel GMA chipset attached, you can purchase the motherboard that has the ATI Radeon Mobility X300, and install it.

2) Purchase a laptop with better graphics.

{Not trying to be snide}

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 25, 2011 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

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Would like to replace motherboard on old HP Pavilion 7940 but have no idea what boards will work. This is just for fun would be great if could be an upgrade. Don't want to spend fortune.


the motherboard is the heart or core of the computer. if you change it you will be forced to change it fot the same model (no upgadre exist, well a new computer will be a upgrade).

so if yoy take of the moder board you will be left with the other componenst like; the dvd reader, ram memory, procesor, modem, cables, and whatever you computer had.

so even if yoy manage to get an android motherboard (is a moderboard that is made to put diferent brand of components in it) and put the components that were left of the pavilion, you will get the same performance as your old pavilion.

if you whant to increase the performance of that hp pavillion 7940. look for upgrades for the moder board of that computer. like a better memory module. or a better video card for better graphics. i dont think that the processor can be changed in some models they are fixed to the moder board or the mother board will not support any other kind of processor.

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Upgrading the graphics card on HP laptop


No.

Graphics are built into the motherboard.

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Update CPU in HP Laptop


It is impossible to upgrade a CPU for a laptop.
That is the bad side of laptops, you are stuck with the same processor which can not be upgraded

Dec 30, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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I want to upgrade my graphics performance for hp pavilion dv6


If this is laptop, In laptops the graphics cards are integrated meaning they are a part of the motherboard. There is no slot or place to put a card in, usually it is in a chip that is fused to the motherboard and the only way to get a new one is to replace the motherboard itself. Either try to play around with settings to get the most out of it or buy a new laptop. I would say upgrade your graphics drivers (nvidia website) and Direct X (microsoft website). Turn off all background tasks and services in your task bar when running games. And you can tweak the game settings within the games also, turn off shaders and keep screen resolution lower possibly.

Jul 09, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Upgrading processor


Sell this system on eBay asnd buy a new one from Dell or HP as the price of the processor and the ram plus the installation charges will be higher than you Buy a new one with that configuration or Better

Trust me

Dec 16, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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