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Old 10-11-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Desktop cpu in a laptop

I have a dell 1525 with a 1.7GHz which is kinda low for running games and such. I have my old Emachine T6420 laying around collecting dust, I was wondering If I could take the AMD Athlon™ 64 3400+ Processor (with AMD 64 technology)1
(2.20GHz, 1600MHz system bus, 512KB L2 cache out of the emachine and put it into the laptop? Would it work? What are the risks?

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Your notebook will overheat. They're notebook processors for a reason.
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Nah man, you need a laptop processor. The processor in your eMachines will be a different socket than your laptop. Especially since a 1525 is a very new laptop and the eMachines (you say) is older. Cheers.
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Your notebook will overheat. They're notebook processors for a reason.
What if I got a note book cooler? Im not worried about batter life since its on my desk at home 95% of the time.
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Won't work. There's a difference between notebook and desktop components.
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Running a desktop processor in a laptop is not a good idea. They run much hotter and will draw much more power shortening the average run time of your battery.
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Nah man, you need a laptop processor. The processor in your eMachines will be a different socket than your laptop. Especially since a 1525 is a very new laptop and the eMachines (you say) is older. Cheers.

Hmmmm, you sure? The T6420 isn't that old.

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Running a desktop processor in a laptop is not a good idea. They run much hotter and will draw much more power shortening the average run time of your battery.
It's plugged in 95% of the time at home, so battery life isn't an issue. Wouldn't a high quality laptop cooling pad solve the heat issue?
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Well either way, the processor is most likely a different socket and as 01001010 and Atomic Rooster said, they will generate more heat. A laptop cooler won't help it. You need a mobile processor, plus battery life wouldn't be as much of a concern with a mobile processor versus a desktop processor. Some laptops and desktops share sockets (478, correct me if I am wrong) but they are still different.
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Well either way, the processor is most likely a different socket and as 01001010 and Atomic Rooster said, they will generate more heat. A laptop cooler won't help it. You need a mobile processor, plus battery life wouldn't be as much of a concern with a mobile processor versus a desktop processor. Some laptops and desktops share sockets (478, correct me if I am wrong) but they are still different.
Well I guess that puts an end to my attempt of being cheap, lol. Thanks for the replies guys. Much appreciated.
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they build quad cores in laptops
ive seen it
here is a link, its a beast of a laptop.......... okay
it is no longer a laptop its a MONSTER!
its a MONSTER!!!!
that thing would burn your nuts off!
thats just ridiculous to buy such a computer
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