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Opening up laptop to upgrade CPU worth the risk?

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
January 13, 2008 3:08:43 PM

I've got a laptop with an AMD tl-50 cpu (1.6 gig and only 256 L2 cache per core.) I can buy a tl-56 (1.8 gig 512K L2 per core) for like $85. In your opinions is it worth the risk to open up and essentially disassemble the laptop (which I've never done before but I have the documentation) in order to drop in this CPU upgrade? I've messed around with desktops quite a bit but never laptops. What do you think?
January 13, 2008 3:12:17 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU-Components to section Laptops & Notebooks by Jake_Barnes
January 13, 2008 9:05:37 PM

If you have the proper tools (including a grounding electrostatic strap), manual dexterity and a good memory of how parts fit together, I think you can do it. In terms of performance, you'll see a small performance boost, not sure if it's worth 85 dollars though.