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HP pavillion 6736 processor upgrades

dan stearns
Occasional Contributor

HP pavillion 6736 processor upgrades

hello all, i have an HP Pavillion 6736 KR, and i am looking to buy a newer, faster processor. the website (http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposupport/get_doc.pl?SNI=hppavilion24610&LC=personal_computing&Tfile=bph06110#P10_638) says not to push the processor beyond 800 mHz, but does anyone have any reason why going to a 1 GHz Celron or a 1.5 GHz AMD athlon processor is a bad idea? Should it or should it not theoretically work?

any help would be appreciated because processors arent really my department

thanks,
dan
2 REPLIES
Seb_4
Valued Contributor

Re: HP pavillion 6736 processor upgrades

Dan,

You cannot go faster than the Bios or Clock will allow.

It is a design limitation.

Regards,
Seb
Bill Nichols
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP pavillion 6736 processor upgrades

However, there may well be workarounds or replacement boards. Best source for help on this wuld be the Pavilion forums -- there are quite a few very knowledgeable people there who can probably help.

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/CategoryHome/1,,405,00.html

Bill
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