Can i upgrade laptop CPU

bashytaylor

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Nov 30, 2014
3
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4,510
0
HI, i have the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j184na Notebook PC and would like to know if its possible to upgrade the laptop from i5 to i7, the CPU is removable, not soldered in, maybe the motherboard/BIOS cannot handle the i7, how about a more powerful i5, if so which please?
 

dudeman509

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Jan 23, 2015
416
1
5,210
97
You could definitely upgrade it to a 4th gen 2-core i7 without issue. Just an i5 with a higher clock speed.

A 4-core i7 (4800MQ for instance) is a bit of a gamble. Lots of thinner laptops simply don't have the cooling for it. However, I did it with a Probook and it has no issues keeping it cool.
 

bashytaylor

Estimable
Nov 30, 2014
3
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4,510
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Thanks for the reply, is there a difference between laptop and PC cpu's? i.e. do i have to specifically looks for a mobile version?
 

dudeman509

Estimable
Jan 23, 2015
416
1
5,210
97


Yes, you'll need to look for something with a 4xxx M [mobile] (or MQ) designation. HQ chips became soldered in the Haswell generation.
 

bashytaylor

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Nov 30, 2014
3
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4,510
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Thanks chap, youve been a great help :)
 

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