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but I want to go with a Quad Core CPU that can support DDR3-1600 though...If it was fine with the i5-2540 it should handle the i7-2620 or 2640
But the thing is though, that was back when before I cleaned out my CPU Cooler inside and out.There is a spec called TDP for your chip. It is the determination for how much heat a chip will put out under load (vaguely) . For a laptop I would make sure the TDP of the new chip matches the old chip. Laptops are on designed to take a certain amount of heat. If it is close you may be okay, But drastically larger is definitely no good
Sadly, My manufacturer (Acer) doesn't have a list like that, so in a way, it's kind of like a gamble.Are we talking about the laptop in your signature?
Most manufacturers have a list of compatible hardware for their systems.
Here is a list of procs that are compatible with your chipset (not saying compatible with your lappy...I've no clue as this I've not been able to garner from Acer). Note those that are quad core are TDP 45W....your current chip is TDP 35W. I wouldn't bet the lappy would be able to handle it.
It would support it since I've upgraded the Bios.I might risk the difference in TDP on my own hardware but wouldn't recommend anyone else do it. I've never actually made a trade like that though so I can't say how successful it would be
The other thing to consider is whether your bios would even support that quad core chip. Kind of a gamble I think
but I'm either going with a Core i7-2720QM or Core i7-2760QM.Here is a list of procs that are compatible with your chipset (not saying compatible with your lappy...I've no clue as this I've not been able to garner from Acer). Note those that are quad core are TDP 45W....your current chip is TDP 35W. I wouldn't bet the lappy would be able to handle it.
Are you sure? Is there a list of CPUs the BIOS upgrade supports? You need to be 100% sure your laptop will support the CPU.It would support it since I've upgraded the Bios.
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but I'm either going with a Core i7-2720QM or Core i7-2760QM.
There was another thread on here that I saw that a few people upgraded to an Core i7 with the same laptop as mine.Are you sure? Is there a list of CPUs the BIOS upgrade supports? You need to be 100% sure your laptop will support the CPU.
Second, your "but"... both of those CPUs are 45W. There are no 'buts'. Unless that laptop has an option to swap to a 45W CPU, I would be concerned about the cooling as well.
At this point, since the Acer site doesn't seem to have the information needed (CPU compatability list), I would email/call Acer and tell them your plans. See if the laptop supports and if so, under which bios or later (assuming you flashed to the latest so if it added it, you are set), and ask about the cooling. While 10W might not seem much, 30% MORE than 35W is significant if the system wasnt made to cool more than a 35W chip.
EDIT: Here is a thread I dug up...: http://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire.../383821#_ga=1.240342915.1277127405.1467656858
It seems this laptop only shipped with a 35W processor in the dual+HT I5-2450M. We know that CPU would work in it...
I need some help as I want to upgrade my Laptops CPU to an i7 from a Pentium, but I am concerned about the Heat output from the i7,
but just for a note; It was able to handle an Core i5-2540M.
Good day, I have the same laptop and have successfully upgraded from my b800 to an intel core I7 2720 QM. Regarding your question bout heat it is a bit of a problem during gaming. My temps could easily go to 97 degrees. BUT i think it has to do with how well i applied the thermal paste. In the meantime I added a chill pad and modded my heat pipe with additional heat syncs. I also cut away parts of my bottom casing and replaced it with a mesh. Now at 100% load my max temp goes to 92 degrees. Also during extreme benching with fur mark as well as CPUZ stress testing it doesn't go higher than that.
If heat is a problem you could try down clocking the chip .
Thats a heck of a hack job man... wow! What is covering those components now?? Its not a big gaping hole still, is it?? Edit: a mesh... ok. Whew.
Furmark is for the gpu bud. Does it have a cpu component? Also, se suggest staying away from furmark as it temds to throttle the gpu and not test you actual running clocks.
We also use prime 95 or aida64 or a couple of other programs for cpu stress testing. No idea what cpuz even does in its stress test.
Anyway, glad those modifications worked...just not sure i would hack my laptop up to do it...