CAN YOU UPGRADE THE 1.73GHz CHIP IN THE VAIO TO THE SECOND GENERATION i7 CHIP? Tags: CPUs Chip VAIO Intel i7 Turbo Boost Last response: December 5, 2011 4:22 AM in CPUs Share evlusk December 5, 2011 12:20:56 AM I have a 1.73 GHz vaio with turbo boost. Can the chip be upgraded to second generation? More about : upgrade 73ghz chip vaio generation chip de5_Roy a c 80 à CPUs December 5, 2011 1:37:31 AM evlusk said:I have a 1.73 GHz vaio with turbo boost. Can the chip be upgraded to second generation? what is the model of your vaio pc? is this a laptop you're talking about? if it is, then you can't upgrade your cpu. check sony's website with your pc's model number. m 0 l Pyree a b à CPUs December 5, 2011 2:37:45 AM So you have a clarksfield i7 @1.73GHz (either 740 or 820 QM) and you want to know if you can put a Sandy Bridge i7 in it? The answer is no. Socket and chipset support incompatible. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaguarskx a c 471 à CPUs December 5, 2011 4:22:17 AM Also, in many laptops the CPU is soldered into the motherboard. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !