Solved! Can you change the CPU/processor of an HP pavilion Dv6 7xxx series?

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I have an HP ENVY dv6t-7300 CTO laptop and the processor sucks, I can't play any good games or run good video editing software. I was wondering if I could change the processor of the laptop to boost its speed? if so how?
it would be helpful if you could tell me.
thx
 

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What is the CPU and video card in the system now? That system is about 5 years old. From some of the specs I see it may have a 3rd gen i7 CPU already, you are not likely to find anything faster even if you could replace it, which is not likely.
 

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Based on what I could find you can replace the CPU. Pictures I found of the motherboard show the CPU is removable.

Looking at the user guide it is compatible with the following i7 Intel CPU.

Intel® Quad Core® i7-3840QM 2.80-
GHz processor (SC turbo up to 3.80-
GHz; 1600-MHz FSB, 8.0-MB L3 cache,
45 W)

Intel Quad Core i7-3820QM 2.70-GHz
processor (SC turbo up to 3.70-GHz;
1600-MHz FSB, 8.0-MB L3 cache,
45 W)

Intel Quad Core i7-3740QM 2.70-GHz
processor (SC turbo up to 3.70-GHz;
1600-MHz FSB, 6.0-MB L3 cache,
45 W)

Intel Quad Core i7-3720QM 2.60-GHz
processor (SC turbo up to 3.60-GHz,
1600-MHz FSB, 6.0-MB L3 cache,
45 W)

Intel Quad Core i7-3632QM 2.20-GHz
processor (SC turbo up to 3.20-GHz;
1600-MHz FSB, 6.0-MB L3 cache,
35 W)

Intel Quad Core i7-3630QM 2.40-GHz
processor (SC turbo up to 3.40-GHz;
1600-MHz FSB, 6.0-MB L3 cache,
45 W)

Intel Quad Core i7-3612QM 2.10-GHz
processor (SC turbo up to 3.10-GHz,
1600-MHz FSB, 6.0-MB L3 cache,
35 W)

Intel Quad Core i7-3610QM 2.30-GHz
processor (SC turbo up to 3.10-GHz,
1600-MHz FSB, 6.0-MB L3 cache,
45 W)

Intel Quad Core i7-2670QM 2.20-GHz
processor (SC turbo up to 3.10-GHz;
1333-MHz FSB, 6.0-MB L3 cache,
45 W)


Sources
HP Pavillion dv6 Entertainment PC Maintenance and Service Guide


eBay Search (HP DV6 7300 Motherboard)
 

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It's unlikely the reason you have poor performance is your CPU. The problem more likely is at least for the games -- hard to tell as you haven't provided your specs and it's hard to nail down every Envy variant -- the integrated graphics, which you can't do anything about.
 
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The current processor is an Intel Corei5 2450m 2.50 GHz. The memory is 8gb of DDR3. I know the laptop is 5 years old, almost everything is old and outdated one of the main reasons I want to upgrade everything I can.
 
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The exact specs are -
Intel Core i5 2450m 2.50 GHz - processor
8gb DDR3 - Memory/RAM
Intel Graphics 3000 - Graphics
250gb HDD
 

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In this case, it may not be replaceable then. There are two socket variants for this CPU, a pin grid array and a ball grid array, but given that the BGA socket is smaller and HP tends to go towards soldered CPUs, I think it's likely you have the latter (you can always check if there's any way to remove the CPU).

The bigger problem is the lack of a GPU. There's no cure for that. Laptops are very rarely significant upgradeable; purchases should always be made in the frame of mind that there will be very limited upgrades.
 
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