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Processors (Intel® Core™, Intel® Xeon®, etc); processor utilities and programs (Intel® Processor Identification Utility, Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility, Intel® Easy Streaming Wizard, etc.)
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Where can I buy the Intel Pentium N3540 processor

luanacroft
Beginner
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Where can I buy the Intel Pentium N3540 processor?

 

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AlHill
Super User
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This is a discontinued processor.   Also, you do realize it is a BGA package, correct?

 

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[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Al's being a little terse here. Regarding "discontinued processor", translate this as meaning (a) not available from Intel and (b) only available in the secondary marketplace (which Intel has no purview over). Regarding "BGA package", this means that, in most cases, the processor is soldered down on the motherboard and not easily or reliably replaceable. In some cases, the processor is soldered to a small daughter card that *is* replaceable, but the daughter card design will be proprietary to the laptop/tablet manufacturer and typically only available as a used part through the recycled components marketplace.

In general, you should consider laptops and tablets as not being upgradeable and, IMHO, attempting to do so is a waste of time and money.

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AlHill
Super User
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I provide the Reader's Digest version.<VBG>

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

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