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Switching out processors on laptops?

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Is it fairly simple, or possible to switch out processors on a laptop? Such as if I wanted to put in a faster processor? The only things I can think of that would be different are, power consumption and heat issues, bios issues maybe?, doing something like this would probably also void any warranties. Just want to know if it would be possible/practical, thanks
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It's possible, just make sure the motherboard and BIOS support the CPU. Heat may become a problem though.
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As far as I know, no, generally cpu's are integrated into the mobo on all the ones I've opened.
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I was able to change the AMD processor in my laptop - went from 2.0 single core to 2.4 dual core.

Had no problems with it
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Originally Posted by Black Magix View Post
As far as I know, no, generally cpu's are integrated into the mobo on all the ones I've opened.
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we're not talking p3's/ nicro laptops, mac slim's here lol

if you have a dual core laptop they are changable like most laptops

most laptops, unless alienware or a high doller one, you have almost completely disassemble the laptop to change it
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Yes, I was looking at the feasibility of buying a laptop with say a sub 2 ghz dual core, and putting in a slightly higher, but after buying another cpu, and getting it to work, it would probably cost just the same to buy a better laptop
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