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Is it ok to change a two core processor with a four core

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November 18, 2013 10:32:23 PM

I want to upgrade from my Intel i7 3537U which is a two core but I checked http://www.techpowerup.com/cpudb/index.php?mfgr%5B%5D=i...... to explore my options and make sure my laptop would be compatible with stuff like to sockets and TDF but only one problem ,some of the upgrades I see a 4 or quad cores . Please tell me if this would be a problem our not ?

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November 18, 2013 10:51:58 PM

being a mobile processor and listed as a BGA socket, you can't upgrade that CPU.
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November 18, 2013 10:57:13 PM

Also, every i7 cpu is quad core with hyperthreading. If it shows up in task manager performance with less than 8 graphs for cpu usage, you probably have a driver issue holding things back. You have a £200 + cpu in there already.
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November 18, 2013 10:59:38 PM

oops, just looked intel ark. its a twin.
They love to break there own rules.
4 threads. laptop; 30 watts;
getting the gist? is what it is.
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