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Modding a New Laptop

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
November 9, 2012 7:47:04 PM

is there a way/ability for a modern laptop with an i3 chip and dedicated graphics (nVidia or ATI) to swap it's 3rd-gen i3 chip with an Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220LV2 ?
(basically go from a 35w chip to a 17w chip with the same speed/specs and no extra heat generated from the Intel Graphics core that was on the i3)

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November 9, 2012 7:53:59 PM

That would depend on the laptop. Most laptops have the CPU soldered in and it is therefor not upgradable.
November 9, 2012 8:54:19 PM

heh. not sure what laptops you work with. acers, sonys, HPs, Lenovos all have removable CPUs. i should know, i get to be the guy who comes to your house and replace the motherboard when they break :) 

just curious if the bios will support a move from an i3 to an E3 (I _think_ they're the same pin set? but we _are_ talking going from a mobile variant of the i3 to a server chip so i could be wrong)