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Is it possible to change the i3 processor into i5 ? My laptop is HP DV6

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not specific enough...we need a specific model number or preferably a motherboard model to tell you that – RobotHumans Dec 8 '10 at 14:04

Laptops usually have the CPU soldered to the motherboard, so I doubt it.

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not necessarily in this case, the hp dv6000 series manual here: states removal is possible – RobotHumans Dec 8 '10 at 14:57
@aking1012: Oh, okay. I am not as familiar with large laptops as with mid-size, ultraportables and netbooks. I do know that particular model though - they are extremely prone to hinge failure. It's a design fault. – paradroid Dec 8 '10 at 15:12
it's cool, i have a dv7(another of the large-ish ones 17" screen) – RobotHumans Dec 8 '10 at 15:16

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