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July 22, 2013 7:35:32 AM

So, I have an Acer V3-571G:

My processor is an Intel Core i5 3320M


My Motherboard is an Acer va50_hc_cr type 2


And i was simply wondering if my motherboard can accept a new processor.

Thanks in advance!
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July 22, 2013 7:42:33 AM

It's a laptop right? Highly unlikely your going to be able to replace the proc with anything else then the exact same one.

If you have the manual that came with it, It would most likely have a list of the processors that are compatible. When you start replacing parts in a laptop it becomes expensive in a hurry, might be best to look towards a new machine.
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July 22, 2013 7:42:39 AM

Aren't CPU's on laptops soldered directly to the MBO?
I don't think that it will work with another CPU
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July 22, 2013 7:45:52 AM

IMetJesus said:
Aren't CPU's on laptops soldered directly to the MBO?
I don't think that it will work with another CPU


Some you can change, there are some you can even change the graphics card (typically high end gaming systems that cost a lot to begin with). But I agree.. Highly unlikely you'll be able to swap the cpu.
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July 22, 2013 7:51:16 AM

You can possibly upgrade to a higher speed CPU that is in the same CPU "family" as the original one. With laptops, yours BIOS recognition options can be quite limited. You should have no problem upgrading to the highest speed/strongest CPU that was originally offered with your product line.

Attempting to add a CPU in a newer CPU family is likely to fail as the BIOS won't (likely) recognize the CPU.
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July 22, 2013 7:51:47 AM


IMetJesus said:
Aren't CPU's on laptops soldered directly to the MBO?
I don't think that it will work with another CPU

Not with my computer you can i remove my processor like it is ram.
This is not my laptop but you can see him replace his CPU and it is nit that high quality of one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9a0hIPdVmc
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July 22, 2013 8:06:28 AM

You can replace the CPU, provided it is in a socket that supports it. A good number do. The biggest problem is finding something to replace it with. You have a CPU that has been launched on two sockets, FCPGA988 and FCBGA1023, and, so far, I haven't been able to figure out exactly what you have.

When it comes to laptops, replacement processors are a pain to find. The best sources are scrap machines, to be honest with you. I replaced the i7-620M in my laptop with an i7-720QM, and finding that was a feat.

All in all, it really isn't worth the cost and effort, unless you have the processor already. Your best bet is to look up your model and then find a list with all the CPUs used in it. Find your desired upgrade, check for socket compatibility, and then find one, somehow.
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