Core 2 Solo to Core 2 Quad Upgrade
Hey, I have an Asus UX50V, beautiful looking computer but with a terrible processor, and battery, but I'm more focused on the processor, I got it at a fair price @ 350 slightly used. It has an Intel Core 2 Solo 1.4GHz, SU3500 (M Socket). I'm considering the core 2 quads, but I'm worried about the compatibility with the motherboard and heating. I usually don't care about batteries since I always keep a few extra 24/7. I'm not a gamer, so I don't think any off Intel's new i series would be necessary, and I don't want to go through swapping the mobo. What's everyone's opinion? (whoever is out there haha).
For the most part laptops are not designed to be upgradeable in the same way desktops are. Maybe adding some memory or a larger hard drive and in some higher end gaming laptops upgrading the video cards but you are pretty much out of luck with the slow processor/motherboard. This computer was only $499 brand new so you really get what you pay for. Sorry.
A good review. http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/asus-ux50v-rx05/4505-3121_7-33695861.html?tag=rnav
I like how all of you got snarky and never actually answered OP's question. I've upgraded from a crappy low end CD before to a better C2D (yes laptop cpus) and it actually dropped voltage use and heat since I picked a slightly higher end, better designed cpu.
A friend is looking at purchasing a laptop and I'm interested to know if this is possible. Are C2S standard socket cpus or are they soldered to the motherboard?