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Solved Cpu removal help

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  1. Tswann75

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    I have recently decided to take the cpu out of my laptop (Acer aspire r11) but the cpu is lile glued to the motherboard. I am no professional with computers. How do i remove it without damaging it?
     
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    It is not glued; most likely soldered to the board ie non-replaceable unless you are highly skilled with a soldering iron.
     
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    I am by no means professional witg a soldering iron but i do own one.
     
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    Then either give up or take it to a shop for the swap.
     
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    I will send a picture when i get home i dont know if it soldered or im being to fragle with it.
     
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    What is the exact SNID number and serial number on your Acer Aspire R11 notebook?

    I seriously doubt its processor is user removable and can be upgraded.

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    Frank is correct. Even IF it is possible to remove the processor, it is doubtful your laptop will support anything faster. Just because it is the same socket does not mean the cpu is supported. Unless whatever processor you want to install was an option when you purchased this laptop, it is highly doubtful that your swap will work.

    Acer products are pretty low end and as such, upgrades, etc are [generally] not available.
     
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    Im currently at school i can give you it later.
     
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    Im not planning on putting any faster one in it i just want it out to test on an old pc
     
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    This is the cpu im wanting to remove.
     

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    You can see where the cpu is attached to the board. You are not getting it out.
    Next that is a cpu with an exposed die ie no heat spreader. The die is easy to crack. I would STOP messing with it; that is if you want it to work again. Carefully reinstall the cooler and put it back together. Make sure you clean both the cpu die and the cooler with 99% alcohol; apply new thermal compound and reassemble.
     
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    Thanks for the help but am really not concerned about the pc because the screen has been broke for a while and it ia just very slow so i just took it apart for something to do.
     
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    Even if you somehow get that Cpu out of the laptop it is extremely unlikely that it would fit and work in a Desktop motherboard.

    You would be much better of researching what will work and then buying a Cpu on Ebay. If the desktop motherboard is old chances are the Cpus it can use are cheap to buy.
     
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    Ok thanks for the help im looking at a laptop right now thats only $180 and has core i5 and 6gb of ram. Might be a little upgrade lol.
     
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    Ok. Sounds like a decent buy if it works properly.
     
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