Upgrading An HP DV2000 Laptop

by on June 7, 2007

Q: I have a HP Pavilion dv2000 notebook with a 1.6ghz Core Duo processor. Is it possible to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo?

A: Upgrading your laptop from a Core Duo to a Core 2 Duo would require replacing the motherboard and processor in your laptop. Traditionally, laptop makers lean towards releasing new laptop models with the newest motherboard and processor rather than making upgrade parts available for existing models. Laptop upgrades usually include optical drives, hard drives, and RAM. Recently some laptop makers have been releasing laptops with video cards that can be upgraded, which are geared toward the gaming market.

It is unlikely that you will be able to upgrade your existing laptop. According to the HP web site the dv2000 laptop has been discontinued and replaced by newer models that have Core 2 Duo processors. However, sometimes laptop manufacturers use parts that are interchangeable among models, so there may be a chance that your laptop may be able to accommodate a newer motherboard and processor. You will have to call HP Support for a definite answer. If the upgrade is possible they will most likely direct you to an Authorized HP Technician to perform the upgrade.

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