HP - Compaq TouchSmart Elite 7320 All-In One - chip upgrade?

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Client has a HP - Compaq TouchSmart Elite 7320 All-In One unit. It has an Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz chip in there. Im wondering if the client can replace that chip with an Intel Core i7 4790 - 3.6 GHz?

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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantAsked:
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No, that won't work. Those CPU's use different sockets.
Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantAuthor Commented:
can you recommend an i7 that will fit?
The HP site has a list of CPU's that PC was delivered with:


For example the core i7 2600s.

But such all in ones are often hard to work with when you have to take them apart to replace things. I suggest you first check whether you can get to the CPU without breaking the case of the PC...

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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Those chips were disconnected in 2013 http://ark.intel.com/products/52215/Intel-Core-i7-2600S-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz

I have guide for replacing RAM, HDD and CPU http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03026632&sp4ts.oid=5154823

I have checked with a number of suppliers if they can source that chip.

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