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April 21, 2012 1:12:17 AM

Hello, can I upgrade the cpu of my satellite laptop?
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April 21, 2012 1:28:01 AM

inkatchi said:
Hello, can I upgrade the cpu of my satellite laptop?


Usually laptop CPUs are soldered to the motherboards so you can't. However what is the model and specifications of the laptop, also what do you need the extra cpu horsepower for?
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April 21, 2012 1:32:54 AM

How would I find that out? And gaming
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April 21, 2012 1:39:17 AM

inkatchi said:
How would I find that out? And gaming


Usually it's printed on the bottom of the laptop or near the keyboard(Model number) The cpu can be found out by right clicking on my computer and then properties it sould say something like 'Core 2 duo @2.6ghz'. Also do you know what GPU it has? you can check by downloading and running this.

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2120/TechPowerUp_G...
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April 21, 2012 1:41:05 AM

Either take it apart yourself or bring it to a tech shop and have them take it apart to see if the CPU is soldered to the mobo. If it is there is nothing you can do. If it's not you can probably change it but you'll have to check with the manufacture for an approved CPU support list.
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April 21, 2012 1:43:52 AM

Also a cpu upgrade might not affect the gaming performance if the GPU is too slow anyway.
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