Upgrading My Hp Pavilion dv9207us
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Also for anyone that looks at this in the future here is a link that will tell you what processors are compatable with the laptop. Don't forget the dv9207us laptop is a socket M.
Edited by Darken1, 15 February 2009 - 12:06 AM.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:28 PM
but where can i get a service manual for this laptop to show me how to take things apart? care to share what you got? thanks!
fellow dv9207us owner
Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:27 PM
Right now I have 4 gigs (2x2gb) of memory and I upgraded my os to 64-bit vista business, I also have a 4gb sandisk extreme 3 plugged in for vista's ready boost.
a 250gb 7,200rpm for my main hard drive(this will give you the most noticeable boost in speed, after the cpu upgrade)
Side note: If you can afford it a solid state disk would be even better, faster and uses less power. SO your battery will last longer
and I have a 160gb 5,400 rpm hard drive as my secondary drive
everything runs fine, I don't think you can upgrade it any further.(there are no upgrades for the graphics)
but here is a link to that manual:
If you are going to do this yourself make sure you have a lt of room, so you don't loose any parts, and make sure you know where each screw goes.
The instructions tell you to remove a lot og things but a few you do not have to unscrew, you can just disconnect the wires from the motherboard.
The three parts I can think of off the bat are the power connector, wireless switch, and audio ports. You can just disconnect these you do not need to unscrew them.
the lid switch does not need to be removed or disconnected.
One last note if you have to use a lot of force to remove a wire your probably doing it wrong
Edited by Darken1, 04 April 2009 - 01:09 AM.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:48 AM
One thing that bothers me though is Adobe Premiere Elements is now crashing. All my other apps are working fine. I'm just always having memory issues with APE. I dunno if it's the problem of the software itself or what. But I remember being able to burn at least a couple of home movies (although really short clips) via APE prior to the upgrade. Would you suggest I try out a 4GB (2 x 2gb) setup and see if APE works ok?
Edited by thegoldenhand, 08 April 2009 - 08:51 AM.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:39 AM
As for APE I am not really sure I have never used that program but I have adobe Photoshop cs3 and Dreamweaver cs3 working fine, I know video editing takes a lot of RAM so maybe going up to 4gb might make it more stable. Another thing might be to disable vista's aero mode when you open APE, by right clicking the shortcut for the program and going to the compatibility tab and checking off the box "Disable Desktop Composition"
Hope this helps
Edited by Darken1, 10 April 2009 - 09:16 PM.
Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:28 PM
i was able to get a 7200rpm drive which also helped speed up the laptop. i'll wait for a deal on 2x2gb ddr2s and see if that helps out further. but overall i am happy with the upgrade. programs are running much faster and i basically saved myself from having to buy a totally new laptop. thanks again!
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