[SOLVED] Upgrading CPU on HP Prodesk G4 mini

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All "HP Prodesk G4 mini" devices come with a T processor: a processor whose name ends with T which is a 35-Watt CPU. Can I install a non-T CPU on these devices? I mean a higher-end CPU.
 

Lutfij

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The number that you need to keep in mind is the TDP, meaning that the platform you're on is limited by it's cooling potential/package, hence why you're restricted to 35W processors. Even if you did drop in a higher spec'd processor, you'd have to cripple it severely to the point that it's effectively a T series processor to begin with. Only difference in the latter is that you spent resources to come to the same exact place as opposed to merely sticking with a series processor from the get go. Either that or you drop in a higher end processor, cook the innards and then end up with an expensive paperweight.
 
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Lutfij

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The number that you need to keep in mind is the TDP, meaning that the platform you're on is limited by it's cooling potential/package, hence why you're restricted to 35W processors. Even if you did drop in a higher spec'd processor, you'd have to cripple it severely to the point that it's effectively a T series processor to begin with. Only difference in the latter is that you spent resources to come to the same exact place as opposed to merely sticking with a series processor from the get go. Either that or you drop in a higher end processor, cook the innards and then end up with an expensive paperweight.
 
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TommyTwoTone66

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The cooling on the mini is woefully inadequate, as you’d expect for such a tiny machine. You could probably get away with a 45W “H” CPU but it would run quite hot.

I suspect what you really want is a GPU, which won’t fit inside a mini.
 
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