Thanks dude you've helped a ton. Not sure when I'll get it, if at all. Might get my mum to buy it for me for Christmas lol. And yea, I'll be really careful when/if I install, don't wanna ruin my laptop.
What are the specs of the integrated graphics on this i5? Would it be better than what's on my current i3?
Truth to tell the single best upgrade you can do is to pop an SSD in there. It makes everything feel fast.
Anything CPU intensive will get a boost with the upgraded CPU. The graphics will have 15% more power. It is all just a usage case. Do you play games? Do you just browse the internet? Do you transcode video?
It will not transform your machine into something else, but if you only need another 5 FPS to play a game you love it might just do that...