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GCata3
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Hello!

I want an small upgrade for my laptop and i don't know If it's possible.

Now i have an Intel Core i3 330m and i want to replace it with an Intel Core i5 3210m.

Possible or not?

Thank You!​

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AlHill
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Not possible in so many ways.

  1. Not socket compatible
  2. Not chipset compatible
  3. Not bios compatible
  4. existing processor may be soldered to motherboard

 

Compare both processors here:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=65708,47663

 

Now, for any upgrade, the bios has to support the new processor. Only the laptop manufacturer can tell you this.

 

My opinion? It is simply not worth it for a laptop this old.

 

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AlHill
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Not possible in so many ways.

  1. Not socket compatible
  2. Not chipset compatible
  3. Not bios compatible
  4. existing processor may be soldered to motherboard

 

Compare both processors here:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=65708,47663

 

Now, for any upgrade, the bios has to support the new processor. Only the laptop manufacturer can tell you this.

 

My opinion? It is simply not worth it for a laptop this old.

 

Doc

 

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GCata3
Beginner
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Thank you so much, i'm gona replace only the thermal paste because it's overheathing sometimes​

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