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m17x and cpu

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hi, im thinking about getting a new cpu for my laptop, right now my laptop is using a i7 740qm, i saw the QX9300 and 940XM, i might overclock the new cpu a lil, ( i know the qx9300 can be overclocked to 2.8ghz easy), wich 1 would be best?
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The QX9300 uses a different socket than the i7 740... it will not work in your laptop.

The 940XM should work though, but you probably wont notice any difference
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not even if i overclock it?
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not sure how far you will be able to overclock it. It will help, but not really shure how noticeable the improvement will be.
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ok ill try do some research before buying
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