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May 10, 2013 12:15:38 AM

Is it possible to change the CPU on a laptop or Ultrabook? Because I would like to change the cpu on the vivobook s550 :i

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May 10, 2013 12:35:36 AM

TheCursed_Donkey said:
Is it possible to change the CPU on a laptop or Ultrabook? Because I would like to change the cpu on the vivobook s550 :i

It's possible, but generally Laptops ship with only one CPU supported by BIOS/UEFI. You could swap like-for-like, but I guess that's not what you want! You could try looking at the BIOS details for the different model numbers, if these are exactly the same, it might be worth a try. If you have an i3 compare the BIOS with that of a model with an i7 for instance... a lot of work and expense if it fails, though...

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May 10, 2013 1:02:38 AM

I compared the S550 CM with the S550 CB (i7 3517U and i7 3537U) and they both have the same BIOS number (202), but for all the difference, would it be worth it??
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May 10, 2013 5:06:19 AM

dodger46 said:
I compared the S550 CM with the S550 CB (i7 3517U and i7 3537U) and they both have the same BIOS number (202), but for all the difference, would it be worth it??


Ty, but I was going to put a QM-processor(ie. 3620QM) Where did you find the bios?
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May 10, 2013 5:57:21 AM

TheCursed_Donkey said:
dodger46 said:
I compared the S550 CM with the S550 CB (i7 3517U and i7 3537U) and they both have the same BIOS number (202), but for all the difference, would it be worth it??


Ty, but I was going to put a QM-processor(ie. 3620QM) Where did you find the bios?

https://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_VivoBook...
That's the S550 CB. Had a quiet word with Asus Tech, and they agreed to not recommend on the grounds that not only would there be the BIOS consideration, but major differences in wattage, cooling arrangements, and even Motherboards... so I guess, as I suspected, it's a no-no!
I imagine the ULV CPUs in the Vivobooks will require completely different environments to the QM range.

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May 10, 2013 6:18:49 AM

Thank you very much! Guess I'll have to wait for the Aspire V7 if I want quad-core and touch. - Plus, it's got 1080p! :D  and of course, the nvidia 700-series graphics-card! :3
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September 22, 2013 6:42:37 AM

Hey I just wanted to thank you guys!! I have an ACER Aspire V5 that I just bought and wanted to upgrade the processor as well. This is the MOST useful answer I've gotten! I owe you guys BIG!!!
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September 22, 2013 9:09:42 PM

Derrick Marlin said:
Hey I just wanted to thank you guys!! I have an ACER Aspire V5 that I just bought and wanted to upgrade the processor as well. This is the MOST useful answer I've gotten! I owe you guys BIG!!!

Welcome to Tom's, any time....

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