Solved Upgade processor in compaq presario r3000 laptop

November 20, 2012 at 20:37:32
Specs: Windows 7, 2.1 GHz / 2939 MB
Hi, im wondering if a compaq presario r3116ea laptop can take a intel t5450 core2duo processor?


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November 21, 2012 at 00:18:24
Whilst it's possible on some laptops to upgrade the video adapter, the CPU is permanently attached to the the main board and cannot be upgraded. Furthermore, getting any CPU compatibility information for a non-retail OEM board is next to impossible as such info is not published.

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November 21, 2012 at 07:33:47
Thanks for your reply Phil,

I can find the service manual but it and its a intel celeron 2.8 which is a 478 socket which i think is the same as the core2duo, I think the best processor for the laptop is a mobile intel pentium 4 3.06ghz 533 mhz, i would like to try the core2duo but i think i could damage the motherboard by doing it if it wont support it, i will try doing some more research before i give up on it.

the laptop is in mint condition for its age its just a bit slow as the processor is maxed out most of the time, Ive give it a clean install, changed the hard drive from 4200rpm to 5400 rpm, put 1gb ram in and its running xp, so ive done everything i can to make it run faster.

If all else fails then will try the 3.06ghz processor, if its better than whats in there already.

Thanks again.

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November 21, 2012 at 19:20:30
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For starters, you have an R3100, not R3000.

It's an outdated system. It will NOT accept any Core CPUs. And unless you can purchase upgrade components extremely cheap, you'll just be wasting your money. The 1st thing you should have done was max out the RAM at 2GB, 1GB isn't enough these days. And if you haven't done so, you should have completely wiped the HDD of all HP partitions & done a clean install of XP using a retail disc, not the HP recovery discs. That will prevent reinstalling any of the HP crapware.

I haven't found anything that states your laptop will accept 533MHz FSB CPUs so if you install one, one of 2 things will happen - the system won't boot, or the CPU will run at 400MHz FSB (75% of it's default clock speed). In other words, 3.06GHz x 75% = 2.30GHz.

I suggest you spend more time researching.

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