Solved i-7 820QM swap with i-7 2670QM Tags: XPS Intel i7 CPUs Alienware Last response: April 4, 2013 3:31 PM in CPUs Share rostuemet April 4, 2013 3:04:42 PM I have an alienware m17x r2 with an i7 820 and a new xps with an i-7 2670qm. I want to swap the two processors. Is swapping the two possible? More about : 820qm swap 2670qm samuelspark a b à CPUs April 4, 2013 3:07:48 PM No. They use two different sockets. m 0 l rostuemet April 4, 2013 3:10:36 PM What is the difference between the pga and fcpga socket? m 0 l Related resources Can I upgrade my Asus x53e i3 2350m processor to i7 2670qm? - Forum I'm running an Intel Core i7 2670QM In my Laptop - Forum Mobile i7 2670qm in Desktop Mini ITX Board. What are my Heatsink options? - Forum i5 430m vs i7 820qm - Forum Dell n5110 i7 2670QM overheating - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution spawnkiller a b à CPUs April 4, 2013 3:11:01 PM not possible, the 820qm use PGA988 and the newer 2670QM use FCPGA988 (even if they have the same number of pin, they're not in the same position so that will not fit) Share rostuemet April 4, 2013 3:18:16 PM Any suggestions for a possible upgrade? m 0 l spawnkiller a b à CPUs April 4, 2013 3:31:21 PM laptop are bad for upgrade, even if you find a cpu with the correct socket, it'll need the bios to run it and if the laptop you have never had this cpu option (ex: faster I7) then it'll not work... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can i put a intel i7 820qm in pc tower Forum SolvedIntel core i7 2670QM vs i7 3610QM Forum SolvedSafe cpu temperature for core i7 2670qm Forum Intel i7 820qm vs i7 2630 Forum Intel i7 620M vs Intel i7 820QM Forum Processor for Notebook i7 720Qm, 820Qm or 920XM? Forum I7 820QM or i7 620M? Forum Performance difference Between i7 820QM & i7 920XM Forum Intel T9600 vs i7 -820QM vs. i7-720QM Forum I5 2450M with a 7200 RPM hd or a i7 2670QM with a 5400 RPM hd Forum I7 3520M vs. i7 2670QM help Forum Core i7 2670QM temperature question Forum Can i overclock intel r core tm i7 2670qm Forum Intel core i7 2670qm turbo boost Forum Intel i5 2500k vs intel i7 2670qm vs i7 2760qm Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !