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1. Is the CPU removable as in you can upgrade it?

2. The internal sata is sata II or sata III?

Thanks OCN.

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post #2 of 6
1: No
2: Doubt it. They like to charge alot for less.
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1. Yes, with most laptops you can change the CPU. Only potential issue could be making sure that the BIOS on it supports whichever CPU you install. Can also be tricky to find the CPU. The only one I can think of that's worthwhile to upgrade to is the Intel Core i7-2620M or Core i7-2820QM.

Good luck finding one though

2. It has SATA III support.
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Originally Posted by tedman View Post
1. Yes, with most laptops you can change the CPU. Only potential issue could be making sure that the BIOS on it supports whichever CPU you install. Can also be tricky to find the CPU. The only one I can think of that's worthwhile to upgrade to is the Intel Core i7-2620M or Core i7-2820QM.

Good luck finding one though

2. It has SATA III support.
Newegg sells mobile CPU's now


If i were to upgrade I would upgrade to the 2820QM

and a OCZ Vertex 3


I'll wait for a few more posters to see if this is the case.

Thanks for your input.
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post #5 of 6
All the new generation of sandy bridge aliens support SATA III, which includes the the m14x.

As to replacing the cpu... I've tried finding that exact info but didn't turn up any results. I have a feeling it's soldered to the motherboard, but I'll happily be proved wrong.

Something to consider when contemplating a cpu upgrade as is that if it's for gaming, the gt 555m will hold your cpu back. If you need it for video editing etc then that's a non-issue.

Just noticed you've already got the system! Worst case scenario open up and check if the cpu is soldered on....?
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post #6 of 6
The m11x is soldered on. The m14x could well be the same.
They are indeed SATA 3.
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