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Upgrade my processor

Deuteros92
Beginner
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I have a core i7-3520M processor in my laptop, and I want to change it for a newer generation processor, however I am not sure which processor meets similar size characteristics, other than the integrated core i7. I would appreciate your guidance

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AlHill
Super User
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You may, or may not, be able to upgrade.  If your processor is BGA-socketed, you cannot.

If your processor is PGA-socket, maybe:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/64893/intel-core-i7-3520m-processor-4m-cache-up...

 

However, if you can upgrade, it likely will make no reasonable difference in performance on a machine that is almost 10-years old.

 

But, if you insist, you must contact the laptop manufacturer and ask them what processors are compatible with their bios.   Then you can select from those.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

ClariceStarling
Valued Contributor II
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It's not worth upgrading a ten-year laptop in my opinion.  I took good care of my laptop and it burned out after eight years - which beat the average lifespan of four to five years.   Time for a new computer!

David_G_Intel
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Hello Deuteros92

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel️® communities.  

  

Just as a friendly reminder, due to this product being discontinued, Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it, I am glad to see that fellow community members have the knowledge and they jumped in and helped. 

You may also find the Discontinued Products website (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/discontinued-products.html) website helpful to address your request.   

You can get the specifications and verify this product's discontinuance status at the Intel® Product Specifications website > Product Status > "Discontinued". https://ark.intel.com/ 

   

Please keep in mind that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel. Thank you for your understanding.  

  

Regards,  

David G  

Intel Customer Support Technician  


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