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Windows 7: Intel Core i5 to Intel Core i7

13 Jan 2013   #11
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bellcross07 View Post
I have an Intel Core i5 2430m @ 2.400ghz, and I want to know if I can upgrade it to Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz

Btw, my notebook is Hp Pavilion dv7. I will be glad if someone answer my topic. Thanks and more power to sevenforums
The I5-2430M is a notebook processor (either Socket G1, or soldered to the motherboard). If it's socketed, you'd need to find another notebook CPU to replace it. An I7-3770 is LGA1155, a desktop socket, completely incompatible.

There are mobile quad core third generation I7 CPUs like this one:

ARK | Intel® Core

This isn't a recommendation. There are a number of things that could prevent the upgrade. One, your current CPU may be soldered to the motherboard, making it almost impossible to swap out. If it's socketed, your motherboard may not support a swap from a second generation I5 to a third generation chip. (I don't know enough about mobile sockets to guess whether that for the I5 and I7 are compatible.) Your current CPU is rated at 35W; the I7, 45. That's not a huge increase, but the laptop may not be able to handle it.


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