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Can an HP Envy 750-114 processor be upgraded?

Can an HP Envy 750-114 processor be upgraded?   If so what processors are compatible?


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J.R. Sitman

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Is it just as simple as plugging it in?
Kimputer

If you're careful with all the components, and use new thermal paste in a proper way, fastening the fan correctly, make sure you know how the CPU lever works, making sure the CPU aligns correctly (it's asymmetrical, can go in only one way) then yes, it's basically as simple as plugging it in.
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Most socket LGA 1151 CPU's should work, but you must make sure that you have installed the newest BIOS, as CPU's that were released after your Mainboard often won't get recognized without an updated BIOS. You will also usually see in the BIOS update's release notes what has been added or fixed, including what new CPU's have been added.

You would normally first have to remove the Heatsink from the old CPU. Then thoroughly clean the Heatsink from dust & old thermal transfer paste or pads etc. You might as well also clean the rest of the PC from dust while it is open.

Then remove the old CPU by lifting the lever which holds the bracket that fixes the CPU in it's socket.
Now insert the new CPU (there are notches so you can't insert it with a wrong orientation), then fasten it again with the lever. Now add a very small drop of fresh thermal transfer paste to the surface of the CPU & firmly reattach the Heatsink.



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Do I update the Bios before or after install?
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Before.

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rindi

Before. If your CPU isn't recognized by your current BIOS version, the PC won't start & you wouldn't be able to update the BIOS.
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Ok
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For some reason when I go to HP and have it detect my system, it never finishes.  See attached.    Is this the latest version?

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If there's specifically something printed on some label or on the case or on the mobo PCB or chip, as long as it says 2B2C, then yes, that's the latest.
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thanks
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