Re: Laptop CPU Upgrade
The problem with upgrading the CPU in a laptop is that you have to take every single other component out in order to remove the processor. This is a huge pain, and it's very easy to screw up your laptop in the process. It's also a pain to get it back together.
I wouldn't recommend it, but it is possible. Refer to your manufacturer's site for instructions on taking apart your laptop.
You're right, just as with desktops, laptops use different motherboard sockets. You'll need to find out what socket your CPU is, and get a matching one for the upgrade.
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