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Would like to upgrade CPU from i3 330m with socket 989rPGA

Last response: in CPUs
September 22, 2011 11:19:00 AM

Is there a possible CPU upgrade for this socket. I've read about an i3 3.3Ghz, but it takes a different socket?
a c 93 à CPUs
September 22, 2011 12:31:58 PM

Socket 989 = Mobile Core i Family

In theory, you can replace a i3 with an i5 or i7, if ..

1. The memory speed is compatible, chance are it is.
2. The bios supports other cpu's, probably it does.
3. The cooling solution can handle the heat output, maybe if you choose a cpu that has the same or less TDP at full power, including any turbo overclock or all cores on full.

Now, would I do it, hmmm, I'm an IT Engineer and know about this stuff and have done upgrades, an average user, could run into issues or fubar their hardware.