nc6400 CPU upgrade are all T7200 the same? package type? (2349 Views)
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Bob Blanchett
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nc6400 CPU upgrade are all T7200 the same? package type?

hi I'm looking to upgrade to a t7200 cpu on a nc6400/RM741PA.

The part number is 435862-001 in the service and maintenance manual.
HP partsurfer doesnt detail the part beyond:
435862-001 Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 - 2.00GHz (Merom, 667MHz front side bus, 4MB Level-2 cache)

there are 2 t7200 core 2 duo mobile processor I can find/obtain:
SL9SL and SL9SF

the only difference seems to be the package type:
Micro-FCBGA v Micro-FCPGA
is ths critical? does this change socket type/fit?
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Bob Blanchett
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Re: nc6400 CPU upgrade are all T7200 the same? package type?

ok..
found an explanation from intel PGA is a pin based connector on the CPU, BGA is balls..
http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-009864.htm

no indication as what is actually used on the HP part/board. or if theyre interchangable.
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Bob Blanchett
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Re: nc6400 CPU upgrade are all T7200 the same? package type?

if anyone has actualy eyeballed the cpu on this model there are pictures on the intel link above.

I havent got any torx bits handy so cant have a lok for myself.
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Bob Blanchett
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Re: nc6400 CPU upgrade are all T7200 the same? package type?

I found a boot disk with cpu-z on it.

It ID's the socket as mPGA which makes it a SL9SF that I need,

cheers
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nn6o
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Re: nc6400 CPU upgrade are all T7200 the same? package type?

Bob,

I know you've already found the answer via CPU-z, but just for reference.

BGA vs PGA - Ball Grid Array vs Pin Grid Array.

BGA CPU's are normally soldered to the systemboard (definitely not meant to be removed/changed). PGA CPU's are usually mounted in a socket.


- nn6o

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