QUOTE(jamesrwright @ Oct 20 2005, 04:48 PM)I am new to the notebook scene. I have an HP Athlon 2800 system that I love, but I want the flexibility of the notebook. I went to Best Buy tonight and they were out of the HP 3200 Athlon 64 system. I was about to get a P4 Gateway, but decided against it, primarily for reasons of cost. I don't need that much speed. I am done with computer gaming and am going to be playing on dedicated game consoles. I just need something that I can check e-mail and do some multimedia stuff on and maybe take with me to grad school.
I think from what I gathered the zv6000 has an upgradable processor?
The reason I am asking is the local walmart had one when I called. I was weary about buying a Sempron since I was thinking more along the lines of an Athlon 64 system, but from what I have read, the Semprons are a pretty nimble chip especially for all I would be using it for. However, the only reason I would purchase a Sempron system instead of an Athlon is if I have the option to upgrade to a faster 64 chip down the road to increase the life of my laptop. Would that be possible?
Thanks in advance!
Yes, the processor is upgradable since HP uses socket 939 Semprons and Athlon64(so they are pin compatible). From HP's online service manual( http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00364919.pdf
' ">http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00364919.pdf ) the procesoors are socketed and can be removed. The process is also detailed in the service manual.
But I would say for the uses you suggested the Sempron would do just fine. They are the best processors in terms of value/performance. /wub.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wub.gif' />
HP Pavilion TX2500..AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 3GB DDR2 800, 320GB 5400rpm SATA, ATi Radeon HD3200/M780G.