can i upgrade processor in gateway all in one

May 4, 2012 at 12:09:13
Specs: Windows Phone OS 7.5
Hello, i have a gateway all in one model ZX6971-UB31P. As for the info i can find it has the h61 chipset and a 135 w power supply. I used to build all my own computers but have been out of it for awhile. Honestly I love having an all in one with a touch screen, but it's too slow and i can't afford a new one right now. I ser that h61 chipset can handle up to the i7 processors, so my question is can i swap in an i5? Im not too familiar with current needs, but im most concerned that the chipset really does support the i5 and that the PS is large enough. Any info would be helpful.

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#1
May 4, 2012 at 12:37:23
I doubt it would be worth the time.

I'd suspect that if you were to reload the OS from OEM media it would return to as new speeds.

Hang up and live.


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#2
May 4, 2012 at 13:52:02
Not something I would ever want to own, but the specs seem OK:

http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/cont...

I agree with jefro. Wipe the HDD & reinstall from scratch using a retail Windows disc, not the Gateway discs. Either that or hunt & peck to get rid of all the pre-packed Gateway crapware. If you're running a bloated security package (Norton, McAfee, TrendMicro, etc), get rid of it & replace it with a lightweight anti-virus program such as AVAST, AVG, or Microsoft Security Essentials. And tweak your OS for best performance:

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msc...

http://www.blackviper.com/2009/10/0...


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#3
May 4, 2012 at 15:18:35
G620 is a Sandybridge CPU family, not worth the hassle, also Gateway lock their BIOS down so even though theoretically it should support newer CPU, is it worth the risk ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#4
May 5, 2012 at 11:38:21
Well presently I am running Windows 8 consumer preview on it, so it has nothing OEM from Gateway. Obviously the BIOS could be of concern. I'm more looking for the theoretical...will it work... not is it worth it.

The thing is I have found myself doing lots of design work recently for my company I just started. I do not have the funds to go out and purchase a new computer right this moment, and the processor is presently the biggest item holding back the performance of my computer.


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#5
May 5, 2012 at 15:58:46
The ZX6971-UR31P model uses a 2.5GHz Intel® Core™ i5 quad core (low power 65W i5-2400S):

http://ark.intel.com/products/52208

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#6
May 6, 2012 at 04:18:13
"and the processor is presently the biggest item holding back the performance of my computer."
or is it the "Intel® HD" graphics? nothing you can do about that

larry


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