Laptop CPU upgrade and downgrade

Hello guys, am new in forum and sorry cuz my English is not perfect..

i have a big big problem..
i was buy an Acer aspire v3-571g with i7-3610QM CPU but after a year of using i burn the GPU (nvidia geforce gt 640m) so i want to buy a new laptop with a good GPU but lower CPU than my laptop so i can trade the CPUs...

i find the LENOVO IDEAPAD Y580A 59-377154 with Intel Core i5-3230M CPU
and i check that my CPU and this one have same socket (G2 988b) but my CPU i7 need to work 45W and i5 need 35W!!!

if i buy this laptop and i trade the CPUs can both laptops work without problem?

if i have problem with Watt can i do something to solve it?

did the BIOS have any problem in both laptops about to work another CPU? if yes can i solve it???

I really try to find the answers in google but i dont find any solutions...
Please Help Me!

Thanks for your time guys!!! :)
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  1. Although the heat difference of the two PCU's is a concern going to a lower wattage would be advantageous, the biggest concern would be BIOS support - Does the Acer BIOS provide support for the i5-3230M
    The Lenovo on the other hand would be disadvantaged going to a higher wattage CPU (and possibly cannot handle the additional 10W) and again, you would need to confirm there is a BIOS version from Lenovo that can support the i7 CPU

    BTW - the wattage is not a need, it is a capability (can produce up to, but isn't always at that wattage)

    There may be BIOS mods available for both machines to enable the swap but you're looking at quite a bit of research
  2. C12Friedman said:
    Although the heat difference of the two PCU's is a concern going to a lower wattage would be advantageous, the biggest concern would be BIOS support - Does the Acer BIOS provide support for the i5-3230M
    The Lenovo on the other hand would be disadvantaged going to a higher wattage CPU (and possibly cannot handle the additional 10W) and again, you would need to confirm there is a BIOS version from Lenovo that can support the i7 CPU

    BTW - the wattage is not a need, it is a capability (can produce up to, but isn't always at that wattage)

    There may be BIOS mods available for both machines to enable the swap but you're looking at quite a bit of research


    do you know where or how can i search about the BIOS of both laptops cuz really i cant find anything ...
  3. As I said... A lot of research, I can give you this link as a start http://www.bios-mods.com/ but with no vested interest here there's just too much research for me to start that
    I would start by contacting each company to see what you can get from them. I will forewarn you though, don't expect much from their service reps since you won't really be talking to hardware engineers and your request is not one they'll likely be able to pull out of a book UNLESS... this is your best hope, those respective laptop models have sub-models with the processors you want to swap - in that case... oh dear, I'm sorry I was dreaming... it's not real likely
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