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Cpu upgrade on dv4 2165dx what cpu is compatible?

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    2 months ago
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    If that is a LAPTOP or NOTEBOOK computer

    then

    almost certainly

    you can NOT upgrade the CPU.

    In most laptops and notebooks

    the CPU is "soldered in"

    that is: it's "permanently" attached to the motherboard

    and it can't be removed or replaced.

    note here

    https://www.support.hp.com/us-en/document/c0203177...

    there is no mention of any provision for alternate CPUs

    Back in "the good old days"

    they used to sell a "PC on an expansion board"

    that would allow you to upgrade a PC CPU processing power

    while keeping all of the same hardware that you already had in your PC.

    However: that was back when the typical IBM-brand PC/XT/AT cost thousands of dollars

    - I mean: $5,000 to $10,000 198? dollars

    and so did peripherals included in the PC

    and I don't think they make those any more

    and if they did you'd probably be disappointed in the performance.

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