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post #1 of 8
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Hey guys,
Was wondering wether it was possible to replace the processor in my M11x to a sandy bridge i5 or i7. Heard of anyone doing this? Is it even possible or is it integrated onto the motherboard?
Thanks,
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post #2 of 8
not possible. I dont even have to research it to know its not going to happen.
post #3 of 8
Slow down. What kind of CPU do you have now? Unless you have an LGA1155 CPU to start with you cannot "upgrade" to a sandybridge no matter what.
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post #4 of 8
yeah, different socket/chipset etc.

You could however change the CPU all you'd like as long as you don't go outside of the original socket, make sure it's a supported chip, and it's recommended not to pass the thermal envelope.
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I have the R2. It has an i5 U520 @ 1.07ghz. It's not the sandy bridge i5's with the awesome integrated graphics, and frankly the ones it has are terrible. I can also tell the CPU is being throttled as its sluggish when scrolling down something as light as a web page. If it was possible then this would be more economical then having to upgrade computers again within 1 year
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http://forum.notebookreview.com/alie...ver-166-a.html

Try doing this if you want more performance. I have a r1 pinmodded to 1.92ghz, overclocking these chips makes a huge difference.
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http://forum.notebookreview.com/alie...ver-166-a.html

Try doing this if you want more performance. I have a r1 pinmodded to 1.92ghz, overclocking these chips makes a huge difference.
Yeah but wont overclocking in teh long run be less efficient power wise than just replacing the CPU? I already only get 4 hours tops of battery life.
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post #8 of 8
The m11x CPU uses a BGA socket.

Long story short, it is soldered to the board.
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