Can a desktop intel processor be put in a laptop with a similar intel processor?

Sep 18, 2018
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I have bought a Intel Core I5-650 with 3.2 Ghz and i would like to put it in my Lenovo G50 which only has a Intel Core i3 5005U with 2Ghz, I know the U stands for Ultra and its meant for low power but would it be possible to do so effectively if i have an external cooler?
 

USAFRet

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Unfortunately, no.
The i3-5005U is a BGA socket, soldered directly to the motherboard.
https://ark.intel.com/products/84695/Intel-Core-i3-5005U-Processor-3M-Cache-2_00-GHz

In addition to being a different number of pins.
1168 vs 1156.
 

2sidedpolygon

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No. Upgrading your laptop's CPU, in general, is not a good idea. You'll probably just find yourself with BIOS and thermal issues--not to mention that the CPU wouldn't even be compatible with the motherboard.
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
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Unfortunately, no.
The i3-5005U is a BGA socket, soldered directly to the motherboard.
https://ark.intel.com/products/84695/Intel-Core-i3-5005U-Processor-3M-Cache-2_00-GHz

In addition to being a different number of pins.
1168 vs 1156.
 
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