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i3-330m to i7-840qm or i7-640m ?

Hallo , ich würde gerne wissen , ob ich mein Laptop aufrüsten kann mit einer neuen CPU , ich habe derzeit ein i3-330, drin mit c2 (k0) stepping Arrandle , socket 989 rpga , auf einem sony mainboard chipset intel havendale / clarkdale host bridge

southbridge : pm55

Mit dem Bios von AMI R0170y7

niemand konnte mir bisher helfen , darum frage ich einfach hier . es wäre natürlich glück eine antwort zu bekommen , aber ich würde mich freuen . der i3 330m gehört zu der westmere generation

Wünschenswert wäre ein i7-840qm welches aber stepping b1 hat und 10W mehr verbraucht , welches zur nehalem generation gehört,

würde das bios diesen sprung akzeptieren und erkennen ? bzw das mainboard ? ansonsten würde ich es mit dem i7-640m probieren der genau in die generation passt mit gleichem verbrauch aber dann leider nur dual core.

danke für eure aufmerksamkeit

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AlHill
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You must contact the manufacturer of your laptop and ask them what processors are supported by THEIR BIOS.

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

Only the manufacturer of the laptop can tell you what their bios supports.

As for the three processors, you can compare them here:

https://ark.intel.com/compare/49666,43125,47663 Intel® Product Specification Comparison

You should also know that your processor may use a BGA socket, in which case you cannot replace it.

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ec2
Beginner
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hi thx for ur answer , here is what i found from my laptop ,

Chipset Intel - Havendale / Clarkdale Southbridge PM55 Mainboard

CPU : Arrandle , Socket 989 rpga und c2 ( k0 ) stepping

and here is something from wikipedia but my english is not so good maybe someone can help me with the information :

Socket G1, also known as rPGA 988A (there are Socket G/rPGA 989 sockets that can take Socket G1/rPGA 988A or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_G2 Socket G2/rPGA 988B packaged processors), is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel Intel's CPU socket for their line of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i7_microprocessors# Mobile_processors mobile Core i7, the successor to the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2 Core 2 line. It is based on Intel's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nehalem_(microarchitecture) Nehalemarchitecture which was first available for the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_1366 1366-pin "Socket B", which, like its predecessor, LGA775, uses the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_grid_array LGA socket configuration. Later followed the updated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_1156 LGA-1156 socket, which moved the QPI and PCI-express controller off the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northbridge_(computing) Northbridge and onto the CPU. As a result of the lower pin count, LGA-1156 systems, and later, socket G1 systems, can only run in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-channel_architecture Dual-channel memory mode, as opposed to the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple-channel_architecture Triple-channel mode which is unique to the LGA-1366 platform (and subsequent https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeon Xeon sockets). The Nehalem's mobile variant was released on September 23, 2009 in the form of the i7-720QM, 820QM, and 920XM models, followed by the i7-740QM, 840QM, and 940XM models on June 21, 2010. The newer CPUs use the new https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarksfield_(microprocessor) Clarksfield core, which maintained the same https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45_nanometer 45 nm manufacturing process as the desktop-based Nehalems. Nehalem received a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_shrink die shrink on January 7, 2010, under the core name of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westmere_(microarchitecture) Westmere. With the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA# HD_Graphics_(GMA_HD) Intel GMA HD Graphics Ironlake core packaged onto the CPU substrate, but not integrated directly to the processor die, it goes on to create the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrandale_(microprocessor) Arrandale-based line. The current CPUs to use this package are the Core i7-6x0M series, the Core i5-4x0M series, the Core i5-5x0M series, the Core i3-3x0M series, and finally the Pentium P6x00 series and Celeron P4x00 series which were released on March 28, 2010. However, not all of these are available for Socket G1, as some of them are only available in a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array BGA package. They are also known as PGA988 socket processors.

i also contacted the American Megatrends Inc ( bios ) via email , maybe they response.

thank u again im pretty sure the i7-640m will work but i dont know about the quad core i7

ec2
Beginner
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AMI (bios) say that i have to contact sony , and sony dont give any information , rip ^^

AlHill
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Only Sony can tell you what their bios supports. It is Sony's bios. Perhaps they have a support or community forum that can help.

Your processors are EIGHT years old, and no longer supported. In my opinion, it will not be worth your trouble to upgrade.

It is best to replace your hardware witn a new or newer machine.

Also, let's say you do replace the processor without knowing it is supported by the bios. It could damage your machine. Or, it may "work" partially. Not worth the trouble, in my opinion.

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ec2
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yea , they wont give me any information , but the processor i want is also old, thats why i thought it could work , just a better one, its more like an experience for me , i think the only think i can dmg is the processor . we will see , i will tell u what happend

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