HP Announces Updated Pavilion Notebook Lineup for 2012

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kixofmyg0t

I have a DV7 and it's treated me well over the years.

I'm waiting for a DV7 with a Trinity APU with a 7870M. That would be a suitable replacement. It won't happen though, the best GPU HP will put in its laptops will be maybe at most a 7630M

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spazimspaz

Just do what I did... look up the socket for the AMD processor on wiki @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_mobile_microprocessors and find the best processor with the same socket setting on the black market aka Ebay. Then get some thermal compound (Artic Silver 5 or better) remover and primer and a handy set of appropriately sized screw drivers and also arm yourself with the HP manual on how to replace parts on your laptop which is oddly found on the HP customer care website just google your appropriate model number and click on manuals then find the maintenance and service guide and with a little bit of luck and courage and about 2 hours later you should be back up and running with a bigger faster and stronger processor. Just keep in mind the wattage may be greater and you may end up running hotter than what you were intended to but hey you sir are king of the hill with your fancy processor.

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kixofmyg0t

Cool story bro.

Too bad I wasn't even talking about CPU's.

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spazimspaz

Actually the APU is a GPU "fused" to a CPU on the same die. Its a simple swap. Hell even if you wanted to upgrade the GPU its a simple mobo swap although that will cause windows to think you just swapped out a the computer and will ask for you to reverify you have a real copy of windows but that only takes 5 seconds to do. Saddly HP doesn't seem to list any DV7's with AMD processors anymore online and I just wont go down to a 15.6 when I've got my DV9000 and its mighty 17 inches! I have heard that the APU and GPU in crossfire mode don't fair well when used for gaming but my rig is old and mostly used for downloading and the one in a blue moon paper.

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