Processor upgrade for laptop

blade-works

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I have my brothers desktop pc with an i5 3330 processor. i am planning to remove it from the desktop into my hp g42 laptop which has an i5 460m processor. i would like to know if it is compatible. thanks.
 

pauls3743

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In short, no. They use different sockets. I know that a number of laptop processors are soldered in place as it uses less space and I wouldn't be surprised if your is one of them.
 

pauls3743

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In short, no. They use different sockets. I know that a number of laptop processors are soldered in place as it uses less space and I wouldn't be surprised if your is one of them.
 
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