I would first like to say hello to everyone and would like to thank everyone for letting me join your forum. My laptop I am currently using is a HP Pro book 4420s Notebook and I really like it. I have upgraded it to 8GB of ram, a 120GB SSD installed where original hard drive was (runs my OS), and I also took out the DVDRW optical drive & put a drive caddy in with the original 500GB 7200 RPM sata II HDD. The specs on my pro book would be 2.4GHZ i3, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz ram, 120GB SSD #1, 500GB HDD #2 in place of optical drive, HP integrated graphics.
After moving the regular hard drive from it's original condition to where the hard drive caddy is located immediately dropped the heat almost 15 degree's. I don't know if it's because it's in a better ventilated spot because the optical drive gets used a lot in some laptops, I don't really know. I just thought I'd let everyone who reads this know that. I also took some .5mm dynamat and carefully wrapped the regular hard drive case and caddy in it to get rid of all vibrations and noise. This was cheap and also changed the laptop to have NO vibrations at all or sound when it runs. Another little trick I wanted to share.
To my problem....
Well I didn't realize until after I put the extra ram in this laptop that the HP integrated video card/graphics are not good to play games with. Is there any way I can upgrade this or is it just something I am going to have to live with?
Another question I have is can I change my i3 to an i5 processor?
I have been looking on eBay at some Elite book's and found quite a few where the seller had said they upgraded the i3 to an i5 although none of them would tell me how they did it or would give any advice. I can't seem to find out exactly what socket I have so I don't know what CPU I should be looking for. One of the sellers told me that it was easy to take out the i3 CPU and pop in the i5 mobile. He even went on to say it allowed him to use the i5 Intel turbo boost (I think it's called, sorry if I'm wrong) , he was running at 3.3 GHZ speed which is very fast for a laptop and this made me wonder if he was being truthful.
I had a problem with my BIOS master password needing to be reset and after everything I went through getting the SMB file to fix that and learning how the motherboards in laptops are usually built to use the parts that are in them I was having a hard time finding any info about this or believing you could simply just pop out the i3 and pop in the i5 CPU. I found a brand new Intel i5 mobile tech CPU brand new for $40 and after some digging found out it is the same one used in a similar pro book to mine. I would really love to upgrade my CPU to an i5 and have it running at 3.2 or even just 3.0 for that matter because that is pretty fast for a laptop.
My final question is do they sell fans that replace the OEM fans inside a laptop that are of higher quality or cool better?
I was just wondering this because on my older Dell Inspiron laptop I have a laptop cooler that's always been hooked up to it and that I8KFANGUI fan program blowing on high all the time and keeping the heat totally away from this laptop and taking great care of it has made it last 10 years and going!! when I use this one it's to watch Internet movies on my flat screen through the S video and it's awesome! I just ordered a laptop cooler for the HP and the I8KFANGUI only works with Dells. So I was wondering if they made or sold a high performance fan I could install in it. Just a thought. Thank you for reading this and thank you for any input or help. I appreciate it!!! Have a good day and ttys!!