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    I have a HP Zbook G3 work station laptop 2nd type Skylake the current CPU is an I7 6820HQ 2.7 Ghz the chip set is an Intel 100 series C230 chipset (CM236) in the intel driver section it has a Xeon E3-1200/1500 v5/6 gen intel core driver I'm wondering what is the fastest and best CPU I can put in this Lap top the fastest CPU HP offered was an intel® Xeon® E3-1535M v5. but I'm sure a faster one can be used can anyone help me with this ?
    03-11-2018 09:29 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Those CPUs are usually soldered in. I'm not entirely sure upgrading the CPU is even possible, let alone worth the effort. Sadly, laptops have always been regarded as disposable computers.
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    03-11-2018 09:35 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebo...3/td-p/6155235

    This tells me that the Zbook G3 has a soldered in CPU like most laptops these days so you're not going to be able to upgrade it. Socketed CPU's have largely gone the way of the dodo in recent years and generally upgrading the CPU in laptops isn't too common even in models where it was possible given the "good enough" nature of most and desktops are more suited for going as fast as your dollar can go.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-12-2018 10:44 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebo...3/td-p/6155235

    This tells me that the Zbook G3 has a soldered in CPU like most laptops these days so you're not going to be able to upgrade it. Socketed CPU's have largely gone the way of the dodo in recent years and generally upgrading the CPU in laptops isn't too common even in models where it was possible given the "good enough" nature of most and desktops are more suited for going as fast as your dollar can go.
    To add to this: even if upgrading was possible, at the same time you might as well get a few batteries while they are available. The question then becomes is all this worth it? An upgraded CPU will be more battery hungry.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-14-2018 02:13 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    To add to this: even if upgrading was possible, at the same time you might as well get a few batteries while they are available. The question then becomes is all this worth it? An upgraded CPU will be more battery hungry.
    That's true, I read about people who upgrade their ThinkPad processors, when they had socketed CPU's, also have to think about the potentially increased thermal output when used with the same cooling system.
    Laura Knotek and Golfdriver97 like this.
    03-14-2018 04:27 PM
  6. Lee Power's Avatar
    I remember upgrading to a Intel Pentium m 2.0 Ghz processor in my HP NC 6000 many years back, fastest cpu the motherboard could handle. Windows 7 runs better on it then XP which it was designed for.
    03-14-2018 04:43 PM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    OP: here is a counter question: Do you need a laptop specifically? And what do you do with it? Is it possible that if you had say, a $1000-1500 budget to buy a simple laptop, like a Chromebook for $150 and putting the balance to a powerhouse desktop PC that you could build?
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-15-2018 09:10 AM

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