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06-17-2016 08:21 PM
This laptop currently has a Mobile DualCore Intel Core i3-3130M, 2566 MHz processor and I am looking to upgrade it to the Intel Core i7-4702MQ 2.20 GHz processor (Spares# 723522-001). It is listed in the service manual however I am unsure as to if the System Board will support it. The System Board is the original as is the processor and what makes me unsure is that the current processor (i3) is a FCPGA988 socket and the new one (i7) is a FCPGA946. Does anybody know where I can find more information on this? Also, if it requires a MB upgrade, does anybody know which ones will work in this chassis?
Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
06-18-2016 12:34 PM - edited 06-18-2016 02:20 PM
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06-18-2016 01:56 PM
If a processor is listed as a possible upgrade in the service manual, all parts in the notebook will work with it.
No, not true. Examine the Manual:
See on p. 24. See how there are motherboards with an HM76 chipset and others with the HM86 chipset? 4th generation Intel Core processors and 3rd generation Intel Core processors are not interchangeable on all the motherboards on this model. In fact, the correct answer to the inquiry here is "No, you have to use one of the 3rd generation processors, your motherboard will not support 4th generation processors."
So let's hope the OP has not gone out and bought a 4th generation processor thinking it is going to work because it won't.
In general, the advice given above is not correct on very many models and is not good to give.
Thanks for playing but on hardware upgrade questions stock advice is not going to get it and should be avoided.