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Laptop CPU heat - upgrade to max tdp

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Currently I have a laptop (Inspirion 501r) with a 25w Athlon II dual core.

It is a medium sized laptop, and I plan to upgrade the CPU to a 35w triple core or a 45w quad core...preferably the 45w quad. However, I don't know if my heatsink can handle the 45w quad and if it'll overheat.

Has anyone had any 45w CPUs in a medium sized laptop? Or is there anything I can do to prevent overheating?

thxs
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Check eBay for the laptop processors. There's a X920 for $85 on eBay Buy It Now.

I'd assume if it was a good brand like Toshiba or something, it'd be able to cool it decently. Just be sure to use good TIM in case the laptop cooling isn't sufficient. Need to get all the heat away from the CPU if possible.
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Yep, the x920 is the 45w I was talking about. I can also get a 35w lower clocked triple core for slightly cheaper, but it'll be less performance in single and multi threaded apps.

Should I risk the cooling solution of the Dell and go try the 45w cpu...?
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You can always try and watch your temps in coretemp to see how hot it gets
    
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Yep, the x920 is the 45w I was talking about. I can also get a 35w lower clocked triple core for slightly cheaper, but it'll be less performance in single and multi threaded apps.

Should I risk the cooling solution of the Dell and go try the 45w cpu...?

If the Dell can't cool well, and HWmonitor says temps get too high, then just shut it down and swap it for it's old proc. Resell the X920. If you're worried about temps/heat/battery life then get the N830 or whatever is the 2.2-2.3Ghz triple core instead of the X920. Might work out better.

I plan to get a Toshiba Satellite A665D with a P920 and upgrade to the X920 or the highest clocked,most similarly priced triple core I can find. If it doesn't work, I just might buy the X920 off you.

I'm not even sure how easy of a process it is to upgrade processors in a laptop, if it's even possible at all for my Toshiba Satellite. Let me know how the upgrade process goes!
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Same here, I've never taken apart a laptop before and I'm terrified I'm going to be left with left over pieces when I put it back together... XD

I still haven't decided which cpu I'm going to go with, and I think I might wait a lil bit and see if the price goes down...
Edited by Bluescreendeath - 2/26/11 at 11:37am
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