Upgrading CPU for HP dv6-2171nr

BritonW

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Hey there, first thread! :bounce: So I've been using a HP dv6-2171nr as my mobile pc for the better part of 5 years now. I'm building a new desktop already so i'm not interested in buying a new laptop. Also I haven't been able to find a single person online that even has the same laptop.

Apparently the dual core 4x Arrandale Intel Core i5-430m that came with it has what cpu-z states as a rPGA989 socket, but Icecat says it has a pga988. It also has Intel HD onboard graphics. :(
So my question is this, can it be upgraded to any i7 at all? I had my hopes up at first about an i7-620m or 640m since they're so cheap, but after researching I haven't been able to confirm anything.

Any assistance that can be given will be greatly appreciated!

ps: I haven't visually checked if the processor is soldered on, but motherboards-laptop.com shows a [strike]nice[/strike] pretty pink socket for it. http://motherboards-laptop.com/motherboards-hp/hp-pavilion-dv6-2171nr.htm#

Not sure if images imbedded..
Processor info:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1yMG7oZEejNUkw4TnRlQ0VudTg/view?usp=sharing
Basic info:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1yMG7oZEejNeUllSE5tbU9mZ2s/view?usp=sharing


:ptdr:
 

BritonW

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'Preciate the links! Stumbled across notebookreview before.
So I guess a follow up would be: is the westmere vs nehalem architecture going to cause crazy bios problems?
 

BritonW

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Update, works great :)

And the fresh thermal compound application has my cpu temps at 81C max during stress tests after setting in, I can live with that!
 
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