Should I repair the motherboard of a 5 year laptop or buy a new one. Laptop was in moderate use. It was a core i5 ,3rd gen ,4g

Aug 23, 2018
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My laptop is 5 years old. It was a 3rd gen, Intel core i5,64 bit windows8 laptop. It had 4gb ram and 1 tb hard disc with 2gb graphics card. Now the motherboard got damaged and needs to be changed. It will cost around 10,000. What should I do? Should I repair it or buy a new laptop?
 

cin19

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If the new laptop with similare features has less or same price tag, but I will say the cost should be more than that. You know what to do. Otherwise find someone to repair /replace the MB. And if you are the good pc handyman, then you can do it by yourself.
 

wbankard

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Check the CPU socket configuration. You may be able to upgrade it to a faster chip.. But you must have the same socket configuration for the upgrade to work.. Manufacturers will not tell you you anything that can upgrade your system, Oh yes buy a new system.I cannot speak for your system but mine is 9+ years old and I have updated it in memory and CPU Now I'm looking for graphics upgrade.Which I know I can do with some work.
 
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