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January 1, 2012 1:59:24 AM

Hello,

I am looking to upgrade my toshiba a665-s6050 from an i3 350m to an i7-740qm.
According to CPU-Z my socket is a 989 rPGA. The i7 I'm looking at is a 988 fcPGA.
Since they are both socket G1, will this i7 work in my laptop?

BTW, the mobo is a tohsiba NWQAA HM55.


Thanks.
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January 1, 2012 2:03:48 AM

no idea as you could really damage something trying to swap out a laptop cpu and also not having sufficient cooling could also damage the system even if it works.
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January 1, 2012 2:14:52 AM

THe cpu might be soldered in.
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June 28, 2013 7:32:39 PM

amuffin said:
THe cpu might be soldered in.


It's not
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June 28, 2013 9:45:20 PM

Yeah, I forgot all about this thread.
Sometime after I started this thread i completely disassembled the laptop. The CPU is upgradeable, but can only be upgraded to a CPU with integrated graphics (the only ones with integrated graphics are dual cores). So that puts the highest cpu for this machine at an i7 640m.
I ended up just replacing the ram with an 8gb kit and putting in an ssd. Plenty fast for browsing the web and light photoshop usage.

And one other thing: tomshwmarcc, this thread is one and a half years old
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June 28, 2013 9:48:43 PM

One more thing, I know a whole lot more now than I did a year ago.

Please, if you have no idea what you are talking about (most replies in this thread), please let someone else answer it.

Thanks!
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February 18, 2014 1:37:43 PM

hambone6 said:
Yeah, I forgot all about this thread.
Sometime after I started this thread i completely disassembled the laptop. The CPU is upgradeable, but can only be upgraded to a CPU with integrated graphics (the only ones with integrated graphics are dual cores). So that puts the highest cpu for this machine at an i7 640m.
I ended up just replacing the ram with an 8gb kit and putting in an ssd. Plenty fast for browsing the web and light photoshop usage.

And one other thing: tomshwmarcc, this thread is one and a half years old



Hey hambone, I'm looking to upgrade my CPU as well. I've already upgraded to 8GB too and I've put in a Hybrid harddrive. I have Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14 with an i3 M350. Do you know if it would it work to upgrade to that i7 M640?
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