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Is it possible to change or replace laptop processor

  1. #11


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    There are many considerations - and not just any CPU will plug in to your socket..

    What CPU's does the MOBO support ???

    Looking at the specs of your CPU in the link provided - this has the same matching specs.. 1.90 to 2.10

    ARK | Intel® Celeron® Processor 1020M (2M Cache, 2.10 GHz)
    Well, I don't know what kind of CPU does the mobo support, I couldn't find any information about it in internet not even in lenovo site. What about i3-3120M?
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    It is also a BIOS thing. Acer updates BIOS to support new CPUs if the same socket/package type. Their maintenance manuals show how to replace the CPU. Never done it myself, like others have said not really worth the effort for me. Besides pretty easy to break something tearing apart a laptop. May start with a perfectly fine machine and end up with a brick after putting it back together.
    If it also a BIOS thing, then I doubt if this laptop can support another cpu even with the same socket, from the lenovo site there is no update for BIOS, the last update for BIOS is in 25 Nov 2014 (which is already installed).
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Well, I'm 30+ years electronics tech (retired) and could do it but for the average person I think it can be daunting to say the least. The cables and small connections alone can easily be broken. But yea, it is all perfectly doable..

    I also disagree with the statements about laptops being cheap these days. Sure the low end ones are cheaper but the mid to high range ones actually seem to be getting more expensive. Mine cost $750 back when I bout it 3 years ago, a comparable newer model today is $1100 plus. I don't think that is cheap.
    Actually I'm totally affraid if that gonna break the laptop and of course todays laptop is just getting more expensive, maybe I could buy a laptop with same price and I think I will get the same spec or maybe even worse.

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  2. #12


    If the Windows version on your laptop is the same as it came with, look around for a Drivers folder. It just might have some documentation in it that will tell you what model CPUs it supports.
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  3. #13


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Hello Mark, haven't find the driver folder yet but I found this manual http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/...10g510_hmm.pdf, at pages 82 number 8 there is a list of cpu for certain model and G400 is included there. Could it be the supported cpu?
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  4. #14


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Is it possible to change this laptop processor for example to the one listed on the website like Intel i3-3130M?
    Yes , according the the cpu parts list and there are a few better listed
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  5. #15


    The computer may have been sold with a number of different CPUs but that does not mean your specific system is compatible with them. There may have been changes during production in the hardware or BIOS to accommodate them. This information is often not publicly available. The manufacturer will have the most reliable information but they are often not very helpful. They would much rather sell you a new computer than upgrade your present one.

    OEM computers in general and laptops in particular are not very upgrade friendly.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Sorry Lmiller7,

    I have to disagree, OEM computers are sold based on a price point.. And Upgrades drop in price over time.. Adding a $800 CPU upgrade at the time was not reasonable, but that same upgrade today could be a $100

    If it is replaceable component - then it is upgradable to the highest point supported..
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  7. #17


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Well, its getting interesting. By the way I'd like to try to replace the CPU as soon as I find a seller in my place. I haven't found the product in online store for now (except at Amazon for $69). Anyway I'll try i3-3130M Is it possible to change or replace laptop processor Thanks a lot guys Is it possible to change or replace laptop processor
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