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Toshiba 4600 - replace P3 700mhz with P3 1ghz

Hi, can I simply pull out the existing CPU and replace it with the faster P3 1ghz processor which some 4600's came with (just that the serial number for the motherboard is different). The only difference in the specs is that the voltage is slightly different 1.6V (700mhz) and 1.7V (1ghz). Thanx!

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    I have an HP pavillion DV6500 and want to upgrade the processor, I have experience in soldering tiny objects and want to know if it's possible to just replace cpu with better one/? Ordering the CPU from company is that possible"?



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No you can't pull out as the CPU is surface mounted soldered on the mainboard, only manufacturer or approved repairer can take it out and put the new CPU with only the correct voltage specs.

don't try yourself otherwise you will damage the entire laptop.

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