Question Laptop CPU upgrade

Aug 25, 2019
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Hello,
I have an Asus G53jw-sx268d which has an i5 480m and it can be changed. I want to know if is it possible to upgrade it to an i7 720qm or 840qm?
 

rico57

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Aug 27, 2019
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hi
it depends on your motherboard
if you have the 2 RAM slots version, it is i5,
if 4 it is i7 compatible.
(2 RAM slots are under the keyboard and 2 at usual place.)

but first CORE generation CPU's get very hot ...
if you really need power you should look for a higher generation laptop
but it is possible to do your upgrade.
(at worst you will need to change the motherboard too, if you have only 2 RAM slots)
 
Aug 25, 2019
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hi
it depends on your motherboard
if you have the 2 RAM slots version, it is i5,
if 4 it is i7 compatible.
(2 RAM slots are under the keyboard and 2 at usual place.)

but first CORE generation CPU's get very hot ...
if you really need power you should look for a higher generation laptop
but it is possible to do your upgrade.
(at worst you will need to change the motherboard too, if you have only 2 RAM slots)
I don't want to spend money for another laptop, and I saw I can upgrade mine for just 35$. I don't think heat is going to be a problem, my CPU never reached more than 80°C after being used at full power for several hours. My i5 is a 35W CPU and i7 720qm is 45W. My power supply has 120W and I know there's a version of my laptop that has i7 720qm but it came with a 150W power supply. Is that going to be a problem?(sorry for bad english if it is)
 

rico57

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Hi
when in game and battery plugged in, probably the laptop will cut charger and go to battery
and go back to charger after a second and so on
very annoying
First check the number of RAM slots on your motherboard before buying anything...
 
Sep 7, 2019
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To upgrade an old one, You can sell it for few money and get directly one better with better cpu already installed, like Hp 8570w with i7 3rd generation.

Hp 8560/8760 are not able to upgrade to i7 3rd generation.

Workstation laptop are a little heavier but better anyway.

Anyway it's not a bad idea just in case you are able (compatible? ) to upgrade to i7 2nd generation, because it's a quadricore, instead of dual core i7 840qm
 
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