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I have a sizable quantity of bare-bones HP 6570b ProBooks, and am looking at various CPU's to potentially install. The socket type is G2 and it has to be compatible with the Intel HM76 chip-set, but are there any other considerations I need to make?

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How much power it takes and the amount of heat. I find it very unlikely you will be able to replace the CPU within the laptop you have. –  Ramhound Dec 25 '13 at 4:46
    
There is no CPU in the laptops. I am not looking to replace the CPU, I am looking to put one in. –  Dudemcman Dec 25 '13 at 13:10

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There is a list of compatible CPUs at http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/probook-6570b-processor-upgrade/m-p/2392193#M16302

In short, you may want to limit yourself to
i7-3540M i7-3520M i5-3380M i5-3360M i5-3340M i5-3320M i5-3230M i5-3210M i3-3130M

You may be able to get a feel for the best speed tradeoff by getting the "Passmarks" for each CPU from http://www.cpubenchmark.net/, and then factoring in the cost of the CPU's.

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