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Windows 7: Upgrading CPU - will this one fit in?

02 Jan 2015   #11

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ish4d0w View Post
Thank you everyone for your help! I really appreciate it.

alphanumeric: Do you think this could still be a problem if they have the same TDP?
If the two processors are physically the same size it may be OK. The heat sink fan setup on a laptop is quit different from what you see in a desktop PC. It's often unique to that specific model of laptop. You also have to be concerned with whether it uses thermal pads or thermal past. Past is easy to reapply, thermal pads aren't. Thermal pads are often damaged when the heat sink is removed. Then you have to source new ones. Have you ever disassembled a laptop? If you haven't already, you may want to hunt up a service manual and have a look at what's involved to do a CPU swap.

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