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I have a HP Pavilion a6720a desktop i want to upgrade the motherboard originally i only wanted to get a graphics card (using nvidia 7100 onboard card, causes big name games to lag even when all settings are on low, one good example of this is Call of Duty World At War), but i have pcie 1 slot, pcie1 cards are now seemingly obsolete as there are pcie2 and 3 cards, and pcie1 cards are no longer available is it possible to upgrade the motherboard from the HP motherboard to another name brand such as Gigabyte, or do i need to buy HP specific motherboards, and which graphics card would the best possible card for gaming?

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You can upgrade mother board. You will have to worry about the slots of the casing for the motherboard that you would buy. The case is built for the HP motherboard. I think the screws to lock it in should be fine (but do check just in case) but the slots corresponding to the ports of the motherboard such as the video output, usb ports, audio output, etc may be slightly off. Most manufacturers of board has this as standard but I am unsure if HP has a different specific. Take note first of those ports on the existing board as guide. The rest of the parts should be similar to any computers out there.

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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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WHERE IS THE VIDEOCARD LOCATION AT


1) KJ387AA#ABA comes up as an HP Pavilion a6403w desktop computer,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c01412768&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

2) Uses the Foxconn MCP73M01H1 motherboard,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01357119

Looking at the photo of the motherboard, observe the aluminum finned heatsink in the middle of the board, with Foxconn on it.
(Northbridge chip is under heatsink)

The long black slot below it is where a graphics card goes.
(Video card or Graphics card, same/same)
It is a PCI-Express x16 slot. A PCI Express graphics card goes here.

(The Locking Arm on the PCI Express x16 slot, looks as though you press down on it, to unlock. You don't. Gently pull up a little to install or remove a graphics/video card)

The white long PCI slot at the bottom can also be used for a graphics/video card.

If there is no video/graphics card in either of these expansion slots, you are using Integrated Graphics. The graphics from the motherboard, and not a graphics (Video) card.

Integrated Graphics is also known as OnBoard Graphics.
ON the motherBOARD.

This is from an Nvidia GeForce 7100 graphics chipset.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_7_.287xxx.29_series


http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoX_vQ1dQoRMA1FGJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dnvidia%2Bgeforce%2B7100%2Bchipset%26_adv_prop%3Dimage%26va%3Dnvidia%2Bgeforce%2B7100%2Bchipset%26fr%3Dmoz35%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D43&w=800&h=450&imgurl=images.bit-tech.net%2Fcontent_images%2F2008%2F02%2Fhome_theatre_pc_motherboards_feb_08%2Fnv7100-8.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bit-tech.net%2Fhardware%2Fmotherboards%2F2008%2F02%2F05%2Fhome_theatre_pc_motherboards_feb_08%2F2&size=150.1+KB&name=We+looked+at+the+AMD+version+of+the+Nvidia+GeForce+7050PV+chipset+last+year+thanks+to+Biostar+and+while&p=nvidia+geforce+7100+chipset&oid=9fe290475ab5620872fc5a6b40f37d60&fr2=&fr=moz35&tt=We%2Blooked%2Bat%2Bthe%2BAMD%2Bversion%2Bof%2Bthe%2BNvidia%2BGeForce%2B7050PV%2Bchipset%2Blast%2Byear%2Bthanks%2Bto%2BBiostar%2Band%2Bwhile&b=31&ni=96&no=43&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=12uv04psu&sigb=14kn9jrte&sigi=12ro80feh&.crumb=J6iwC7bwOtM

(Sits under that aluminum heatsink with Foxconn on it)

If you are using the Integrated Graphics of the motherboard, you have a VGA monitor plugged into the blue VGA port, number 4,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01357119

(Scroll down to Back I/O Ports)

or you have a flat LCD screen monitor plugged into the white DVI port, number 16.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 16, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Computers & Internet

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Graphics card will not update


This Desktop has an onboard graphics chip. Make sure you are plugging the monitor in the right place. For the nvidia, delete the Display adapter in Device Manager, reboot, make sure the system detects the video card, reinstall the driver. Re-download the correct driver for the OS you have. dont use a driver you already downloaded, it might be corrupt.

Aug 09, 2012 | HP Pavilion M9040N Elite Desktop PC

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Update video card


Interesting.

The HP Pavilion dv4000 series of Notebook PC's use the MXM-SIG MXM technology.
(Mobile pci-eXpress Module,

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

Nvidia made the MXM module for the Pavilion dv4000 series of Notebook PC's.
It is an Nvidia G73M-256

(The M stands for Mobile. Laptops are mobile devices. The 256 stands for the graphics memory amount in MegaBytes. {MB) This is a unit from the Nvidia GeForce G0 7600 graphics controller)

This is the motherboard. An Asus A8SN-CF (Phoenix)

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00858789&product=1132535#N159

(Click on Video)

This is information about MXM upgrades,

http://www.mxm-upgrade.com/

Since Nvidia no longer directly supports the MXM platform, but does it through MXM-SIG, these guy's are the ones to ask IMHO.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 26, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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I want to use second screen with nvidia 7100 onboard card and nvidia g force 8400 can it be done


Nvidia will tell you not to mix video processors. They can not be connected in SLI mode. I would remove the 7100 and run dual screens on the 8400.

Oct 19, 2010 | Nvidia GeForce 7200 Graphic Card

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No problem I am wondering can I upgrade my hp pavilion dv2210 to a new mother board with a faster CPU speed and more graphics memory i have nvidia gforce go 6150 chipset now i want to go with something...


Please check with hp if they can allow you to do that ...Incase if you end up doing this you might not able to get your system up and running ...as you are goiing to change the system board,graphic card
and if you want to increase the speed for pc upgrade your RAM and check with manuals how much Ram do they support
Apartfrom that increasing the graphic card is good option but do check nowa days nvidia is offering built in RAM on graphic card

Sep 06, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2210us 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 motherboard


Dual graphic cards aka SLI require a SLI Power Supply. This is a good option if you want to start building a new system. Another option is just to get the new Nvidia 280 graphic card. Check out Tomshardware.com for a killer article on the latest graphic cards.

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