Hey guys, i have an old Asus G1S Laptop with an Intel core 2 duo T7500 in it. Now, a mate of mine has a T9400 he pulled out his old notebook. He says he'll sell it to me for $100 so i can throw it into my G1S
My question is - Is it as easy as that? can i just unscrew the back, remove the heat sink, pop out the old T7500 and pop in the T9400??
Also is it worth it?
Much appreciated guys!
EDIT: Sorry forgot to mention that the mobo is the intel 965m.
Since the t9400 is a Penrynn rather than the merom will it be supported?
I thought i read that the 965m was given a bios update allowing for penrynn but im not sure and cant remember and want to make sure!
Notebooks aren't designed for cpu upgrades and most don't have bios updates that cover a cpu change; the heatsinks are often proprietary, and the new cpu will run under it's maximum value most of the time anyway to conserve battery life and run cooler. The notebook heatsinks aren't very big so if you add a faster cpu it will make it even harder to move the heat. Also most venders don't carry notebook cpus, so check ebay or craigslist and make an offer.
It's not so much the chipset as the system manufacturer. Your system may run fine if the socket type is the same, but not recognize the cpu properly, or run too warm with the original heatsink. I would email your laptop manufacturer.
"replacing the CPU would result in your warantee becoming void, we may not advise you upon this issue. Thank you for understanding" =/ wankers
My question to them was whether the Penryn Socket T9400 would be compatible with the 965m chipset given that that bios update v300 states "penrynn compatability" - no details or clarification is available