Intel Core i3-2350M UPGRADE ???

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Intel Core i3-2350M UPGRADE ???

Postby Bear123 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:10 pm

Hallo I'm a guy that have a Acer with an Intel Core i3-2350M, Simpel Question is it possible 2 upgrade to a better one i5 or i7 ???

Info on my system:
The Laptop is an "AS5750G-2358G50Mnkk"
It has an "Intel Core i3-2350M" BUT IS THE socket and the motherboard able 2 handle a i5 or i7???? IF yes which one should I get ????

15,6'' / 2,3 GHz Intel Core i3-2350M
8 GB DDR3 RAM / 500GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
more specks in link below

The laptop was bought in a Danish web shop fore 4999DKK in Euro's it is 672.26€:
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Postby Deepa » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:53 pm

I think the best option would be to leave the processor as it is and continue with the i3.
Although, I do know many people who have switched from i3 to i7 and are feeling good about it, I would not take the risk of changing anything in my laptop's CPU, leave alone the processor which is really important.
But, if you are in real need for a better processor than i3, I would say go for i7...
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Postby mod » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:48 am

Replacing a processor in a laptop is a time consuming task and not worth the time - not at least here in US. It may be something people is low cost geography would like to do. It is a minimum 3 hour exercise to open the laptop, replace the processor and then close the notebook.

Desktop is difference. YOu need to just open four screws and remove the cover and the processor is exposed. You can do it in an hour.

It is better, instead to get a new laptop.
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Postby hubert » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:50 am


The reason why people may want to upgrade the processor has to do with the software that may be residing in their hard disk. It is a real pain to shift all the software and data from older machine to new machine. A three hour exercise to upgrade the processor ( from core i3 to core i7) may be worth it.
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Postby 1212c8 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:09 pm

3 hours, might be an overstatement when replacing a laptop's processor. But, it's not like replacing a desktop's processor. Your question was simply, "Is it possible 2 upgrade to a better one i5 or i7 ???" and yes it is. Based on the processor, you have now, the motherboard "socket" or chipset is either

Mobile Intel® HM65 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® HM67 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® QM67 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® QS67 Express Chipset

All of which are compatible with both i5 and i7 processors. But, in my opinion, your setup is just fine (obviously, I don't what you're doing with your computer) and I wouldn't risk changing your laptop processor.
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