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Topic Title: Athlon64 to Turion64 upgrade / swapout
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 11/02/2006 08:17 PM
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sharpnine
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I've got a hp pavillion zv5255us laptop with AMD Athlon 64 3400+. Currently this laptop performs very well, however it sucks the power out of the batteries quickly and basically acts as a space heater when the high rpm fan kicks in. I expected some of this as it is classified as a desktop replacement, however:

If I attempt to replace the CPU with a similarly clocked Turion, am I correct to assume that it would perform similarly but consume less power (save battery life, etc.)?

Also which Turion would be a correct replacement for this? I have included the current cpu specs below.
Any info or forward to existing discussion would be appreciated - thanks!

Name AMD Athlon 64 3400+
Codename ClawHammer
Specification AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3400+
Package Socket 754
CPUID F.4.A
Extended CPUID F.4
Brand ID 4
Core Stepping SH7-CG
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 2196.3 MHz (11.0 x 199.7 MHz)
HT Link speed 599.0 MHz
Stock frequency 2200 MHz
Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, x86-64
L1 Data cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 1024 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
max FID 11.0x
VID range 1.550V - 1.550V
K8 Thermal sensor yes
K8 Revision ID 2.5
 11/03/2006 01:37 AM
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DrDOA
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First make sure you have a socket 754 to support a Turion. Try CPU-Z if you don't know or if you're not sure.

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HP zv6130us

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0Ghz
ATI 200m 128MB
80GB HDD
1.25GB RAM
250GB External HDD
And that's it!
 11/03/2006 02:28 AM
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sharpnine
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quote:

Originally posted by: DrDOA
First make sure you have a socket 754 to support a Turion. Try CPU-Z if you don't know or if you're not sure.




Thanks, I did use CPU-Z to get this info on my current processor (below), beyond that I'm not sure if they are interchangable to any benefit.

Name AMD Athlon 64 3400+
Codename ClawHammer
Specification AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3400+
Package Socket 754
CPUID F.4.A
Extended CPUID F.4
Brand ID 4
Core Stepping SH7-CG
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 2196.3 MHz (11.0 x 199.7 MHz)
HT Link speed 599.0 MHz
Stock frequency 2200 MHz
Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, x86-64
L1 Data cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 1024 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
max FID 11.0x
VID range 1.550V - 1.550V
K8 Thermal sensor yes
K8 Revision ID 2.5
 11/03/2006 07:14 AM
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The only problem I see is that the BIOS might not recognise/support the Turions. HP has not updated the BIOS since the model has been discontinued and the last BIOS update was before the Turions were released. So even if they share the same socket the BIOS might not support it and most probably the laptop wont boot.

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HP Pavilion TX2500..AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 3GB DDR2 800, 320GB 5400rpm SATA, ATi Radeon HD3200/M780G.
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