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Can I use a laptop to replace an old CPU?

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September 4, 2013 5:43:36 PM

My CPU is old and very, very slow. I need to replace it but the monitor, keyboard and mouse are all ok. I would like to know if I can buy a laptop and use that as the processor with the monitor, keyboard and mouse connected?
Are there any issues like overheating etc that I would need to be aware of?

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September 4, 2013 5:47:11 PM

Flying Foam said:
My CPU is old and very, very slow. I need to replace it but the monitor, keyboard and mouse are all ok. I would like to know if I can buy a laptop and use that as the processor with the monitor, keyboard and mouse connected?
Are there any issues like overheating etc that I would need to be aware of?


You can use an external monitor with a laptop, as well as a keyboard and mouse.
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September 4, 2013 6:36:14 PM

a new cpu usually is cheap then a new laptop.
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September 4, 2013 6:37:32 PM

rgd1101 said:
a new cpu usually is cheap then a new laptop.


That depends on the OPs concept of "cpu". For some, it is the chip. For others, it is the entire box.
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September 4, 2013 6:44:50 PM

if your talking about the pc as a whole then yes most laptops will allow you to connect to an external screen in different ways (extend or duplicate display) and as long as its a usb mouse and keyboard they will work fine. most laptops also usually have the option to disable the laptops mouse and keyboard when an external one is plugged in. overheating shouldn't be an issue, at least not from using it like a desktop pc, laptops generally have poor cooling and need to be dusted out more often.
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