01-24-2020 11:27 AM
I saw processors with FC-BGA1356 sockets. I was just wondering if I could somehow swap my Core i3-7020u with like a Core i5-7260U or a Core i7-7560U?? Will this work properly without having any issues? I mean It could possible have an effect on battery life due to the fact that the higher processors draws more power. But, will it work???
01-24-2020 12:44 PM
Sorry you can't. CPU is soldered to the system board. You have to pay for new system board which has
(b) CPU / Processor
(c) dGPU if available
(d) New Windows license (you can't reuse old license)
Because all 4 (or 3) above components are on one piece of hardware called system board.
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01-24-2020 12:56 PM
On this model series, as with most current laptops, the CPU is soldered onto the motherboard. Hence the "socket" is listed as BGA (ball grid array) which is not a socket at all but the way the CPU is attached to the board. Theoretically if you have high tech equipment it might be possible to swap a cpu but the cost and difficulty of doing it would not be worth it.
See pp. 16-17 where each different board includes the processor.
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