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Can I upgrade my processor to i5 for my acer 4738z pentium dual core laptop

Hi, I have a Acer 4738z laptop with Intel HM55 chipset and I have 8 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD. But, the laptop's processor is Pentium Dual Core. Is it possible to only upgrade the processor of my Acer 4738z laptop to i5? If the processor can be upgraded, I don't need to buy or invest in a new i5 laptop and I can save on my cost. Please respond whether my laptop's processor can be upgraded to i5 and if my laptop's processor can be upgraded, please send me some reference website links of vendors who can perform the laptop ptocessor upgrade. Please revert as soon as possible. Thanks and Regards, Sriram.

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In general it is possible to upgrade the processor of a laptop, the socket has to be the same. A faster processor may or may not produce more heat than your current one, the heat output is mainly distinguished by the watts the cpu uses.

It is though not very practical to change the CPU. Same socket means that you are bound to processors of the same era, you cannot get a state of the art architecture processor (like i3, i5, i7) with the same socket your P6200 has.

Next point is that it is not that easy to change the processor inside of a laptop, the parts are very tightly screwed into the casing making it hard to do anything in there. additionally you are likely to destroy something or unintentionally wont be able to fit all the pieces in place afterwards.

Looking at the list of pentium processors at wikipedia. It says the P6200 uses a Socket G1, as you can see in that list there are only four CPUs using this socket, and only one that would count as better as yours. So clearly: No, not worth it.

Actually there are some i7's out using the same socket and drawing only 35W, but I wont guarantee that it actually would work, and I doubt that the laptops hardware is made to support this CPU.

It is possible, but I would not recommend it.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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    Eugene Andries Jan 29, 2014

    i've just upgraded my laptop (4738z) from dual core p200 to core i3 using old processor from acer 4741. so the answer is yes, it can be done if you can find the right processor.

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    kalpana max Nov 15, 2016

    sir,
    what is your i3 possessor model?

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Not possible, the processor socket is entirely dirrent

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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    Eugene Andries Jan 29, 2014

    it is possible!!! try removing the processor from the socket (from 4738z and 4741) and pay attention to the pin(s) at the bottom side of both processor, you'll find the same configuration and amount of pin.

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hello,,,,,,,,,,,,,
First you need to be clear that dual core is the family of Pentium series. so there is no processor called Pentium.............. now regarding your question i would suggest you do not go for dual core... Take core 2 duo or I3 /I5/I7 series of processor..............
I am giving you a configuration in a good budget

Rs 50,800/-
Intel 3 GHZ Core2 Duo Processor,3 GB DDR2/DDR3 RAM, and a 250/320/500 GB HDD. DVD writer, 15.4-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 dpi. integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 video card, integrated modem and sound card, Wifi, Touchpad mouse and in-built speakers. It has interfaces like Express Card slot, S-Video port, 4 USB ports, Firewire port, bluetooth and a 6 in 1 Digital Media Reader. The laptop comes with an inbuilt camera .



It would be better if you can tell me your budget ............... So that i can give you a good configuration ......................

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Cant find upgrade info on cpu for this


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=uk&lc=en&product=4320950

Product information> Product specifications> HP G72-B02SA Notebook PC Product Specifications>

Intel Pentium P6100 CPU (Processor),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_microprocessors#.22Arrandale.22_.2832_nm.29

Uses the Socket G1 processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_G1

"The current CPUs to use this package are the Core i7-6x0M series, the Core i5-4x0M series, the Core i5-5x0M series, the Core i3-3x0M series, and finally the Pentium P6x00 series and Celeron P4x00 series which were released on March 28, 2010. However, not all of these are available for Socket G1, as some of them are only available in a BGA package."

http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket%20G1%20%28rPGA988A%29.html

Motherboard Chipset not stated on HP Support.

I forgot. This is HP UK Support.
People in the UK are the best, but the UK support information for anything -> BITES!

The Product Number is XF133EA.
Let's try it that way,

https://h10057.www1.hp.com/ecomcat/hpcatalog/specs/provisioner/05/XF133EA.htm

Processor subheading -
Chipset: Intel HM55 chipset

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#LGA_1156

LGA 1156 processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1156

LGA 1156 processor support list,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1156#Supported_processors

I'll just go back to the G1 processor socket CPU support list.
(CPU = Processor)
Much easier(?)

There is no Front Side Bus. (FSB)
These processors use QPI.
Quick Path Interconnect,

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

Therefore look at the Ram Memory support, and the Voltage range, used by the Intel Pentium P6100; to compare to processors that may be supported; and add to that the processor MUST use a Socket G1 processor socket.

1) Ram Memory support
2) Voltage Range
3) Socket G1 processor socket

Pentium P6100 ->
Supports DDR3 Sdram ram memory at 1066MegaHertz.
It is the 1066MHz to keep in mind here.

Voltage range; .0775 to 1.4 Volts (DC)

Okay, now compare to list of supported Processors, on the CPU-World / Socket G1 article,

http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket%20G1%20%28rPGA988A%29.html

"Socket G1, or rPGA988A, is a socket for first generation of Nehalem-based mobile microprocessors.

Me: ->FIRST generation of NEHALEM based MOBILE processors.

NOTE* ->
The socket was introduced in September 2009 along with the ->first three Core i7-branded mobile CPUs, and eventually it was used for Core i5, Core i3, mobile Pentium and mobile Celeron families.

Me: In order of technology, or crudely can be stated as, "which is better", the order is;

Intel Celeron
Intel Pentium
Intel Core i3
Intel Core i5
,plus the first three Intel Core i7 processors, that used the Socket G1 processor socket.


NOTE*->
The rPGA988A works with dual- and quad-core chips, built on 45nm and 32nm technologies, and operating at frequencies up to 2.8 GHz.

Me:-> Core technology based on 32NanoMeter, or 45nm.
Up To a 2.8GigaHertz frequency rate. ('Speed')

NOTE*->
The socket supports DDR3 memory with data rates up to 1333 Mhz, and Direct Media Interface. Socket G1 was superceded by socket G2."

Me: Stick with 1066MHz ram memory, and Intel processors that support it.

Moving on..........
Processors supported, going from Core i7 down.

[NOTE* Dealing with a laptop/netbook processor is different than a desktop processor.

You are looking for 'processing power', but also power saving features.
Power saving as in how much power the processor will use.
Mobile processor = Laptop/Netbook processor.
The less power it uses, the better for a Laptop/Netbook.

The battery will last longer.

Therefore it really is up to you.
Balance of processor 'power', and saving battery power ]

Core i7 - 6x0M

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i7_microprocessors#.22Arrandale.22_.2832_nm.29

Only 2 use the G1 CPU socket.
Intel Core i7- 620M, and Intel Core i7 - 640M

The rest use the BGA surface mount that has 1288 solder balls.
Explained at end of solution, about the BGA surface mount.

Notice they are Arrandale Core. Also the Arrandale Core is based on the 32nm architecture.
Notice they support DDR3 Sdram that is 1066MHz.

Notice ALSO that it is -> TWO DDR3 Sdram ram memory modules.

THAT, is what you want.
NOT an Intel Core i processor that needs THREE ram memory modules, ('Stick'), in order to operate.
Long dissertation, will include detailed info at end of solution.

You actually need to know the old technology, and compare to the newer Intel Core i technology, to fully understand.

CPU World processor support list also includes Intel Core i7, model 920XM, and Intel Core i7, model 940XM processors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i7_microprocessors#.22Clarksfield.22_.2845_nm.29

To me this = No.
DDR3 Sdram ram memory, but 1333MHz frequency rate. ('Speed')
Also voltage range is .0650 to 1.4 Volts.
MAY work, MAY NOT.

BIOS may recognize the processor, and make changes accordingly.
Then again it may not.
BIOS upgrade? I'll pass. Too easy to scre-w up, and also miscommunicate proper procedure.

Stopping for a second;
The Core i technology will 'slap a Pentium around'
It's like comparing the 'grocery getter car' to a fuel dragster.

Core i3 and Core i5 technology has less 'processor power', than a comparable Core i7, but the Core i3, and Core i5 were also designed to use less power. Therefore (Supposedly) more battery life.

The Intel Pentium P6100 is a dual core processor. Two processor cores.

http://ark.intel.com/products/50175

But the Core i7 is essentially a quad core processor.
Four processor cores.
This is because it uses the old HT technology.

Hypertransport Technology.
Two REAL processor cores, and if it is needed Two VIRTUAL processor cores.

Intel Core i7, model 620M; for an example,

http://ark.intel.com/products/43560/Intel-Core-i7-620M-Processor-4M-Cache-2_66-GHz

2.0GHz maximum frequency rate for the Intel Pentium P6100.
2.26GHz for the Intel Core i7-620M

Nothing to write home to Mom about, as far as using 2 processor cores.
But when the 2 virtual processor cores of the i7 kick in, that's when the Pentium P6100 would get lost in the dust.

Instead of having two processor cores operating at 2.0GigaHertz, (Pentium P6100), you have FOUR processor cores operating at 2.66GHz.

Crude example?
Two men digging a ditch. Take them out, and replace with four men.
Which scenario will get the job done faster?

HOWEVER, surfing the internet? Watching a video?
Only 1 or 2 cores are going to kick in.
Playing an intensive game, or running an intensive program?
THEN all 4 cores kick in, and kick sum boot-y.

Lot of prattle I posted. Hope you can make some sense of it.


Ha! I just found this. Here is the 'definitive' CPU Support list.
It is listed in the Compaq Presario CQ72 Notebook PC and HP G72 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide. (Service Manual, really),

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02641840.pdf

Page 11:
"Intel Core i7-620M
Intel Core i5-540M
Intel Core i5-520M
Intel Core i5-430M
Intel Core i3-350M
,and Intel Core i3-330M"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i5_microprocessors#Nehalem_microarchitecture_2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i3_microprocessors#Nehalem_microarchitecture_2

'Straight from the horses mouth'

Now we know.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/535

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Inside-Intel-Nehalem-Microarchitecture/535

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* Your system have "Mobile Intel GL960 Express Graphics Chipset" graphics accelerator card embedded in the motherboard. Like most of the laptops/notebooks, there is no room for upgrading the graphics card in the motherboard!

* But you can upgrade the RAM upto 2 GB using two DDR2 DIMM memory modules.

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hello,,,,,,,,,,,,,
First you need to be clear that dual core is the family of Pentium series. so there is no processor called Pentium.............. now regarding your question i would suggest you do not go for dual core... Take core 2 duo or I3 /I5/I7 series of processor..............
I am giving you a configuration in a good budget

Rs 50,800/-
Intel 3 GHZ Core2 Duo Processor,3 GB DDR2/DDR3 RAM, and a 250/320/500 GB HDD. DVD writer, 15.4-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 dpi. integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 video card, integrated modem and sound card, Wifi, Touchpad mouse and in-built speakers. It has interfaces like Express Card slot, S-Video port, 4 USB ports, Firewire port, bluetooth and a 6 in 1 Digital Media Reader. The laptop comes with an inbuilt camera .



It would be better if you can tell me your budget ............... So that i can give you a good configuration ......................

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* The system configuration of Acer Aspire 4720Z PC Notebook is :

160 GB or larger hard disk drive / 5-in-1 card reader / 512 MB or 1GB DDR2 533 MHz DIMM module / Intel Pentium dual-core mobile processor technology T2310 (1 MB L2 cache, 1.46, 533 MHz FSB), Mobile Intel GL960 Express Graphics Chipset.

* Your system have "Mobile Intel GL960 Express Graphics Chipset" graphics accelerator card embedded in the motherboard. Like most of the laptops/notebooks, there is no room for upgrading the graphics card in the motherboard!

* But you can upgrade the RAM upto 2 GB using two DDR2 DIMM memory modules.

* If you want to play 3D games with better performance, switch to Windows XP SP2 and upgrade the RAM!

* If you want to upgrade the memory (RAM), you can check this site : http://www.laptoppartsexpert.com/c-60093-acer-aspire-4720-series-as4720z.html

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I told you my opinion, If I was in your shoes I won't upgrade the CPU.Professionals do not do works against Factory specifications, and I fixcomputers for living.
Acer says Pentium dual is not supported on Acer 4315, I can only tell you not to do such an upgrade.
Itwould be the same as if you ask me if you can mount a Jaguar engine ona Mini, yes, for sure there is the way to mount it, but the car won'twork as it is supposed to, and risk to blow at first corner.
If you really want to replace your CPU consider the following.
Acersays pentium 2 dual core is not supported on 4315, if you do ityourself you risk to damage the computer. Do not do the CPU upgrade ifthis is your only laptop, or if you care of this laptop, chance ofdamaging laptop are high. This kind of upgrades are done more as anexperiment.
I know Core 2 Duo T5300 1.73 Ghz had been installedsuccessfully on Aspire 4315, Acer says not to install any core duo, Iknow for sure Pentium duo T5200 1.6 Ghz works on Aspire 4315 with noneed for replacing cooling system.
Both chipset are difficult to find, best place to find them is Ebay.

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