Upgrade from i5 to i7

viktor.kijac

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Hi, im using MSI GE70 2QE (Core i5, GTX 960M 2GB, 8GB Ram). I need to uograde my CPU to Core i7. Can i upgrade or no? Thanks for helping.
 

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Most laptop CPU's are soldered to the motherboard these days so unless you know your is not assume its a no go. Then you have cooling and power requirements, the cooler or power circuit may not be able to handle a higher wattage cpu. Even if your laptop model had a version with the i7 its likely the i7 version had at least a better cooler and possibly better power delivery.

Bottom line is laptops are rarely made for cpu upgrades. Even if you can where are you going to buy a mobile cpu from?
 

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Most laptop CPU's are soldered to the motherboard these days so unless you know your is not assume its a no go. Then you have cooling and power requirements, the cooler or power circuit may not be able to handle a higher wattage cpu. Even if your laptop model had a version with the i7 its likely the i7 version had at least a better cooler and possibly better power delivery.

Bottom line is laptops are rarely made for cpu upgrades. Even if you can where are you going to buy a mobile cpu from?
 


The "BGA" in the socket model stands for ball grid array, meaning the cpu is soldered to the motherboard, right? :D

 
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