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Upgrade pentium P6200 with B950

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Hello, I have a laptop with the Pentium P6200 and I want to upgrade it to the B950.
I already opened the laptop, so I know that the chip is removable.
But since I don't have much experience with laptops, I was afraid if there is a chance that the Bios won't support the new cpu.
Is that possible?
Those are the cpus:
http://ark.intel.com/products/50176/Intel-Pentium-Processor-P6200-(3M-Cache-2_13-GHz)
http://ark.intel.com/products/55627/Intel-Pentium-Processor-B950-(2M-Cache-2_10-GHz)

EDIT: Aww, nvm. I just found that P6200 uses the rPGA988A socket, while the B950 uses the rPGA988B socket frown.gif
Edited by xaeonit - 12/23/11 at 12:53pm
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Duuude that would be a sidegrade, maybe 15% performance gain. Get a 1st-gen i5, it'll blow away either pentium, as they turbo to 2.9-3.2 typically (and 2.66-2.93 dual-core turbo). I'd say i5-520M, 540M, 560M, 480M are all good choices. Otherwise, i3-370M is still a strong choice. I'd avoid 330M, not a big jump, and 350M.
 
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I know. I wanted the b950 only because it has a better IGP. I don't have much time for gaming now, so as long as I can play diablo 3 at min settings I'd be happy.
But since I saw it can't be changed with SB, I found some 520m and 560m for a good price.
Also I was wondering. Bot i5 5xxM abd i7 6xxM are dual cores with HT and Turbo Core. I found both for more or less the same price
Except that the i7 has better Turbo Core, is there any other difference? (like battery life)
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Well, only 2nd-gen i3s and i5s have HD 3000 graphics. Pentium/Celeron 2nd gen have HD 2000, which is the exact same as 1st-gen i3/i5 graphics. Just an fyi.

I'd get whichever CPU has the highest clocks, but i7s will have slightly worse battery life unless you throttle the CPU on battery.
 
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