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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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the processor of my laptop is i5-4200U Can I change it to i5-9600K or i58600K or I7-8700? does all of those compatible with the motherboard

KALSH
Beginner
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my Laptop is Sony VAIO DUO 13.3

Model : SVD132A14W

 

I want my laptop to be faster.

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AlHill
Super User
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If it were that simple to go from a 4th gen to a 9th gen processor....

 

As your processor is soldered to the motherboard (has a BGA socket), so you will never be able to upgrade it.

 

If it were not soldered, you must still ask Sony what processors are compatible with THEIR BIOS. Then, you could select from those processors. Alas, you cannot do this.

 

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

 

Just for comparison purposes, here are the four processors you asked about.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=75459,126686,126685,134896

 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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I will add that, except for rare cases (not yours, however), replacement processors must come from the same processor generation. That is, i5-4xxx or i7-4xxx. Al is correct; only Sony can tell you what processor upgrades might be possible (are supported by their BIOS).

H​ope this helps,

...S

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