HP Elitebook 8540W CPU Upgrade!

Hello

I was just wondering if any1 can help me to make sure that if my HP Elitebook 8540W will support the processor bellow.

http://Ark.Intel.com/products/50067/Intel-Core-I7-2720QM-processor-%286M-cache-2_20-GHz%29

Thnx in advance!

Hello:

The desired processor is not supported as shown in the above messages + there are different system advice even upgrade to a quad core processor, if you have a dual core processor.

BIOS update release notes indicate no added support for the processor you want to switch to another.

http://h20000.www2.HP.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en & cc = us & prodTypeId = 321957 & prodSeriesId = 4096175 & swItem = ob-92682-1 & prodNameId = 4097219 & swEnvOID = 4059 & swLang = 13 & taskId = 135 & mode = 5

Here is the link to the Service Manual: Please refer to Chapter 3, page 26.

Look at the cards system.  As you can see, there is a map of system for dual-core processors: 520 M, 540 M, 620 M and a different motherboard for quad-core processors: 720QM, 820QM

http://bizsupport1.Austin.HP.com/BC/docs/support/SupportManual/c02196457/c02196457.PDF

So, if you do not already have a 720QM in your laptop, you can only change your laptop with one of the processors dual-core.

Paul

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