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I know that you can upgrade/change specific parts in a laptop like harddrives and memory, but what about CPUs? Is it possible to upgrade the CPU in a laptop (a CPU with the same socket of course). I'm planning to buy a cheap laptop for school (mostly word processing and internet surfing) but would like to have the option to upgrade its components as time goes by.
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i know you can upgrade the cpu if it matches your current moboard specs but i dont know if you can change the moboard...
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i know you can upgrade the cpu if it matches your current moboard specs but i dont know if you can change the moboard...

I was thinking something like using the same MOBO just with a different CPU. I would just need to make sure it's the same socket right? Like with any full size PC no? Say if the laptop comes with a Sempron (socket 754) I can switch it with a Turion.
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I would think you could as long as the motherboard would run at the speed of a Turion cpu. You may would have to do a Bios update on the laptop.
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