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Old 01-19-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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currently i have a hp pavilion laptop with a 2.4ghz processor it has 512kb l2 cache. I am looking to upgrade the processor, and i just have a couple questions about compatibility. Can i run a newer processor like a prescott or a northwood as long as the sockets are the same? also could i run one that uses hyper threading technology? the board supports 533 fsb for sure and they were available with a 2.8ghz from the factory. But the main thing im looking to upgrade is the l2 cache and i know it is in the processor, so could i just upgrade to lets say 2.4ghz/2meg L2 chip with no problems?

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currently i have a hp pavilion laptop with a 2.4ghz processor it has 512kb l2 cache. I am looking to upgrade the processor, and i just have a couple questions about compatibility. Can i run a newer processor like a prescott or a northwood as long as the sockets are the same? also could i run one that uses hyper threading technology? the board supports 533 fsb for sure and they were available with a 2.8ghz from the factory. But the main thing im looking to upgrade is the l2 cache and i know it is in the processor, so could i just upgrade to lets say 2.4ghz/2meg L2 chip with no problems?

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In theory, you can. However, no one knows if the Bios is locked to that specific proceossor. Also, the Bios has to support Hyper Threading in order for you to use it.
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