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If I managed to come across something like the 940xm for my laptop, would it be worth it to attempt upgrading it?

I mean, I don't want any overheating issues but that chip is well know for that problem. Yet, the performance increase would be nearly triple over what I'm currently using... o.O

I know a few people, as we all do, who can get me the 920xm for like $200 instead of $800. Should I go for it?
     
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I would be careful about chucking in more powerful CPUs, especially ones which are a lot more powerful!

The problem is that most laptops are thermally designed for only certain CPUs. If your laptop model originally had the 940xm as an optional upgrade, then yes, it will probably be fine. However, its quite likely the cooling system on it is only designed for certain range of CPUs.

I have the i5 580m in my Dell Latitude, its damn fast and that should be a worthwhile upgrade maybe?
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From the i5-460? You tell me. If it IS, I'll probably look into getting one to upgrade what I have.

The thing is, I'd like to have a GPU limitation rather than a CPU limitation in games at the moment. it's always better that way.
     
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