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I read a thread on the Internet somewhere that the new sockets on the Core 'i' series means that you can easily upgrade a laptop's processor. I have an Asus laptop with an Intel Core i3 and was wondering could I upgrade it to an Intel Core i5 in the future? Or is this just an untrue statement?

asked Jun 24 '10 at 18:07

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well the question is does the latop motherboard have a locked bios that will not support processor outside what the vendor put in at the factory. laptops are not like a desktop where could could just replace the processor, go into the BIOS change settings and be done.

answered Jun 24 '10 at 18:09

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Upgrading a laptop CPU isn't as simple as a PC, the chip is soldered on so even IF you manage to properly disassemble your laptop you still have to un-solder the chip!

Short answer Yes it is possible.

But you will void warranty (2 years worth on most Asus notebooks) and there is a high risk of damaging the machine.

I wanted a laptop with a faster i5 so I bought one with an i5!

answered Jun 24 '10 at 20:53

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edited Jun 24 '10 at 20:54

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