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Where can I buy an i7-8565U chip?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17 7778 2 in 1 laptop currently with an i7-6500U processor. I have been searching the net for the 8565U processor and what the price would be. Every time I search I only get laptops with that chip, not the chip itself. Does anyone out here know a good supplier for this chip or is it too new that only EOMs have it?

 

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Purchasing the chip will not help you, as your processor is soldered to the motherboard. If you were to get the i7-8565U, it would also be soldered to a motherboard.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=88194,149091

 

Your existing laptop cannot be upgraded to any other processor. If it had a removable chip, you would have to ask Dell which processors were supported by their bios.

An upgrade processor must be socket, bios, and chipset compatible.

 

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Thanks for the information. I didn't realize Dell was now soldering the chips onto the board. Do you know if a new motherboard with the 8565 chip will fit in my 7778 laptop?I can probably replace it, I have done this kind of work before. I have the machine as tuned as I can with memory and SSDs. My only bottleneck is the processor. I was thinking the processor upgrade would be cheaper than buying a new laptop. The physical machine is still in excellent condition.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Most new laptops have the processor soldered to the motherboard. No, laptop boards are very specific.

 

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