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post #11 of 19
Another vote for notebookreview. They know everything there is to know about laptops.

Most modern motherboards these days do not have the CPU soldered in. You would need to make sure that the motherboard can handle to TDP of the CPU first; more than likely it will just run hotter, and decrease the battery life.
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i upgraded my laptop cpu which has a S1 socket. went from a duel 1.6ghz to 1.9ghz with out a problem. i did how ever use the same TDP rated cpu so heat wouldn't be a problem. useing a cpu that has a higher TDP would put more stress on the cooling system thats already sketchy in the first place. if you want to upgrade your cpu i would stay with in 5w TDP of whats in there now just to be safe.

a good idea is to go look up the specs at http://www.cpu-world.com/
find simmer chips that have the same bus speed and TDP to make sure its compatible.
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whats the model of the laptop? let me google to see whats a possible upgrade

sorry, didnt mean to double post.
Oh I already did all that research but couldn't find anything on higher TPD haha thanks again.
    
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Yeah, main reason for asking for model #'s was it seems most of the CPU's which fit a certain platform or socket are engineered around the same TDP..
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dont forget your manufacturer may not have an updated BIOS that would support a different CPU.
 
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dont forget your manufacturer may not have an updated BIOS that would support a different CPU.
Yes thanks good point.
    
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where are you from in WA? i use to live in tacoma
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oh, i see, i've been there once.
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