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Laptop Motherboard Question

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February 7, 2013 8:44:40 PM

Hi,

Does anyone here know, would it be possible to upgrade a CPU in a laptop given the CPU's are the same socket? What things other than cooling requirements would one have to take into account when trying to do this?

I have had a look on the Intel website at their mobile processors and have noted that the Ivy Bridge CPUs are either FCBG1023 or FCPGA988... Would my assumption that if I were to buy a laptop with an Ivy Bridge CPU say an i3-3229Y (Socket: FCBGA1023) that theoretically (if removing a soldered CPU werent a problem, if the heat could be managed and not in fear of voiding warranty ) that I could put any other CPU of the same socket in its place? say an i5 or i7?!?

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February 7, 2013 9:00:47 PM

the bios would also have to support the new cpu

otherwise no go
February 7, 2013 10:16:32 PM

would there be any other stumbling blocks? If the BIOS supported then would it be ok?
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February 7, 2013 10:18:47 PM

yes theoretically

but practically?

if the cpu is soldered in then you need specialised equipment
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