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Windows 7: laptop swap i3 for i5

02 Jun 2012   #1
brianjohnstone

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
laptop swap i3 for i5

ok so my laptop is running sweet for all day to day tasks and dj'ing now, i had some issues listed in another thread, however i am also learning to produce music too and my i3 starts to struggle when i run ableton live with a lot of tracks and effects. i have read that it MAY be possible to switch out the i3 in my hp g62 450sa for an i5 but i was wondering if you guys know of a compatible i5.

the i3 is a 350m if that helps.

cheers,

Brian.


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02 Jun 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It looks like the processor is replaceable (not soldered to the motherboard).

You would want to check for BIOS updates to be sure that the processor you are considering is supported.

There may be some other issues to consider. See these:

HP G62 Laptop - Upgrade CPU? - HP Support Forum

Can you upgrade the HP62 450sa processor? - HP Support Forum

Hope that helps.
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03 Jun 2012   #3
brianjohnstone

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

thanks mate, i also messaged the guy that did the swap on the hp forum, he said the heat was ridiculously high from the i5
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