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Can I upgrade to an i7?

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November 30, 2012 12:16:31 AM

Hi all,

Is it possible to upgrade to one of the new I7 processors on this computer? Will the new chip fit in this PC?

currently have:

Sony
Model: VGC-LV150J
Intel core 2 duo E7200 (2.53GHZ)

Thanks in advance!

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November 30, 2012 12:25:53 AM

No. Those are two completely different CPU sockets. not to mention there would be compatibility issues with everything else.
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November 30, 2012 12:26:58 AM

Sorry buddy... the CPU's are stuck on there....
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November 30, 2012 12:45:06 AM

^ really? i didn't know they were permanent. i thought you could swap the CPU out for another that is compatible like desktops.
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November 30, 2012 12:47:48 AM

ah that sucks, Thanks for the info!
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November 30, 2012 12:56:53 AM

marshal11 said:
^ really? i didn't know they were permanent. i thought you could swap the CPU out for another that is compatible like desktops.
Nope. Most laptops, especially low end ones, have CPUS already soldered to the motherboard for height, heat, and cost. To get one that can switch out, you have to get a very expensive, usually custom laptop.
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