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 b 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaguarskx a c 318 à CPUs December 5, 2011 4:22:17 AM Also, in many laptops the CPU is soldered into the motherboard. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPentium M differences: 1.73Ghz ? 1.86? 2.0? ForumGT300- Next generation Nvidia 40nm chip yields are fine ForumHelp! Q6600 upgrade for gaming? ForumI5 processor is second generation or first? ForumIntel HD 4000 integrated chip vs. super low end Nvidia Geforce 610m ForumHelp upgrading Sony Vaio F graphics card. ForumUpgraded Mobo/ Chip without reinstalling Windows 7 on old HD ForumIs IBM "cell" chip a replacement of Intel CPU or ATI/NVidi.. ForumCodename i7 & 2nd Generation i7 ForumBuild around the i7 3770k or wait for the new intel chips? ForumOnboard AGP2X chip ForumPoor raid 0 performance with the Intel ICH9 raid chip ForumApple will update iMac and Macbook Pro lineup this autumn ForumPentium G630 paired with GTX 650? ForumHow to upgrade cpu of hp 550 laptop having cor2duo ForumCPU upgrade to i5-2500k from i5-650 ForumCan they run together? ForumUpgrade from Athlon II x4 640 to Phenom II x6 1090t? Forum[Solved] Budget Sys Upgrade - will this PSU be reusable? Forum[Solved] Need help /w computer upgrade(s) processor etc. More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !