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Will a newer gen i5 work in my laptop?

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May 7, 2012 1:36:04 AM

I'm looking to upgrade the cpu in my Dell Studio 1749 laptop. It currently has a first gen Arrandale 450M i5 chip. I'd like to upgrade to a second gen sandy bridge 2540M i5 chip.

Here is a comparison sheet from Intel that includes another lower spec possibility, 2450M i5:

http://ark.intel.com/compare/49022,50072,53452

Anybody have a better idea than I do about it working or not? My answer is only a non-purchase-worthy "Probably!"

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May 10, 2012 5:16:47 AM

No. A 2nd gen Core i5 CPU uses a different socket so it will not even physically fit in your current laptop.
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May 10, 2012 6:16:33 AM

Also, figure in software, firmware, and hardware support. It may not be logistically advantageous to purchase said chip. If you want a next-gen chip form Intel, I would personally purchase a laptop with the given said chip inside it already. If you want to purchase a CPU independently, I would do so with the intention of building a desktop work computer.
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May 10, 2012 8:02:24 AM

Draem0n said:
I'm looking to upgrade the cpu in my Dell Studio 1749 laptop. It currently has a first gen Arrandale 450M i5 chip. I'd like to upgrade to a second gen sandy bridge 2540M i5 chip.

Here is a comparison sheet from Intel that includes another lower spec possibility, 2450M i5:

http://ark.intel.com/compare/49022,50072,53452

Anybody have a better idea than I do about it working or not? My answer is only a non-purchase-worthy "Probably!"

Well lolz the 3rd gen came out not that long ago!
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