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July 4, 2011 1:12:26 AM

Has anyone upgraded the motherboard and processor on a Sony Vaio FW series with a CoreDuo series to an Intel i-series compatible motherboard?

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a b V Motherboard
July 4, 2011 3:57:14 AM

The Vaio series are laptops, aren't they?

Upgrading a laptop from Core Duo to Core i series is impractical. Sony don't sell their motherboards separately, and laptop motherboards are custom jobs. Not like desktops, where most motherboards fit most cases.
July 14, 2011 3:35:46 PM

Are you sure their aren't used or refurbished motherboards from the Vaio FW series laptops that are available? My quandary is that the Vaio FW 490J that I have already has a Blue-ray burner, a 7200rpm hard drive, a FULL HD 1280x1080 screen and an ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD4650 graphics card with 1GB vRAM. So it is my perfect laptop except the motherboard can't be upgraded to an i-series Intel processor. I use almost all of the Adobe Creative Suite programs and usually have several open at once and the Core Duo 2.8ghz struggles to keep up sometimes.