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December 21, 2011 9:37:09 PM

Hello,

I saw that someone upgraded their P6200 to an i5. Is this really possible? I would really like to know if it because that would be fantastic.

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December 21, 2011 10:53:17 PM

The P6200 is Wolfdale based while the i5 label is applied to the newer architectures so, no. You might be able to move up to a P8xxx or something, but not to an i5.
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December 22, 2011 7:44:31 AM

Stardude82 said:
The P6200 is Wolfdale based while the i5 label is applied to the newer architectures so, no. You might be able to move up to a P8xxx or something, but not to an i5.


Hey thanks for replying. I feel that might be mistaken, since someone said they got it to work. Also, the computer it's in is a Samsung R540-JA05 Pentium (R) D. This same model comes with an i3 core as well. The same person who got the i5 to work started out asking whether an i3 would work. That person then decided to try an i5 and claimed it worked. I'll post that link here soon.

Thanks again.
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December 22, 2011 9:38:58 AM

jata27 said:
Hey thanks for replying. I feel that might be mistaken, since someone said they got it to work. Also, the computer it's in is a Samsung R540-JA05 Pentium (R) D. This same model comes with an i3 core as well. The same person who got the i5 to work started out asking whether an i3 would work. That person then decided to try an i5 and claimed it worked. I'll post that link here soon.

Thanks again.

not possible, they use entirely different sockets. Unless the person changed his motherboard there would be no way of it working.
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December 29, 2011 9:54:57 AM

thanks for the replay again. although you make a good point, some stuff I have read make me think an i3 for that motherboard is out there. the problem now is how to ID the motherboard.

appreciated,
jat
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December 29, 2011 10:27:29 AM

i assume the other person meant this:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-R540-JA05.54431.0....
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-R540-Series.37900....
same series, different pc. you cannot physicaly upgrade a notebook cpu, they are usully soldered to the motherboard socket.
edit: after a little more searching, found this:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/148910/replace_your_lapt...
however, the cpu has to be of the same platform. run speccy or cpu-z to confirm cpu models and check with laptop manufacturer for compatible cpus.
moar edit: seems like p6200 and core i3 (3xx), core i5 (4xx) are from nehalem.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nehalem_microarchitecture
however, the notebook cpu replacement procedure seems risky. make sure you absolutely know what you're doing.
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January 8, 2012 5:48:10 AM

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January 8, 2012 5:49:53 AM

thanks for that killer research de5_roy.

why does it seem risky to you?


at least in my head.., it's not much more than grounding myself, pull, plug, and play - plus some probable reprogramming (which I would have to learn). but since it's possible, I plan to research the how and what to do when it's time to do it, which could be awhile from now. If or when that does happen, I'll document it at this or another thread.
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January 8, 2012 6:07:59 AM

it seems risky because -
laptop cpu replacements are not possible if the cpu is permanently attached to the motherboard.
mobile cpu upgrades are usually costly. rare too, afaik.
laptops have less accomodation for heat exhaust compared to desktops. so the TIM should be properly wiped out and reapplied after cpu replacement. cooling fan should be reattached carefully.
it just seems like a lot of trouble for regular users (like me).

thanks for the vote, i hope it helped in some way. take proper precautions/preparations if you go through with this. and good luck.
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