Hello, I have the i3 2350M Processor and was wondering if it's possible at all to upgrade to an i5 or an i7.I've seen one being dismantled and it looks like it has a socketed cpu.
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It's hard to find the i5 or i7 processor which isn't quad core, you might need to search the manufacturer website to check if the still offer i5 or i7 dual core processor.
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An i5 should work - an i7 very likely won't -- they generally ship with different system boards.
Upgrading the CPU voids your warranty, if that's a consideration.
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The i5 and i7 dual core processor are compatible with your computer.
Please go through the link below before you change the processor as changing the processor will affect your computer warranty.
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Thanks guys, the warranty isn't much of a problem to me
Besides ebay or amazon, is there another good place to buy said processors?
And the i7 dual core is compatible for sure?
Yes, i7 dual core processor is compatible with your computer.
I can't seem to find ani5 or i7 processor that isn't a quad core. And just to clarify, my computer won't be able to handle a quad core? or is the motherboard just straight up incompatible
or, where can i buy a dual core i5 or i7?
Sorry to be asking so many questions
The i5-2540m is the fastest of the dual-core i5s in the generation your system uses.
It's just about 100% certain that any quad-core CPU won't work -- the systems that ship with it use a different mainboard.
Thanks a lot man, I totally found one
When I look in device manager my i5 shows four entries meaning it's a quad core cpu. Can I safely assume that a quad core motherboard is just that and should work for the i7 too? I'm not planning on this upgrade any time soon but in a year or two I'll probably want it and might order the chip now just to be sure they are still available. Can I also safely assume that the bios on my current i5 17R will support the i7? it's such a process to take it all apart to change that cpu that I don't want to do it and then find out the machine won't boot..that would be a huge DOH!!!!!
No, that's not what the entries mean - you have a dual-core i5, each of which has hyperthreading.
I would not assume the system can take an i7 -- chances are very good that it will not.