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upgrading processor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by iarmark, Mar 25, 2012.

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  1. iarmark

    iarmark Thread Starter

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    Sorry, this may be stupid question but I'd rather ask it here online.

    I want to upgrade my processor to an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or maybe something better if I'm able.

    I'm just unsure if I'm actually able to upgrade my laptop at all.

    I'm not very good with computers so I'm just going to give all the specs I can:

    Operating System: Windows 7 Pro 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
    System Manufacturer: LENOVO
    System Model: 28473ZU
    BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Dueo CPU T6570 @ 2.10GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
    Memory: 2048MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11

    I would also like to know if i can upgrade to an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    from my graphics card which i guess is:
    Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family.

    any help I'll greatly appreciate it.
    Thank you.
     
  2. managed

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    Not usually possible to upgrade Cpu or Graphics on a laptop.

    Some have the Cpu and Graphics soldered onto the motherboard but even if they are removable putting a faster/better one in could generate more heat than the laptop is designed for.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    Since you are asking about a video card upgrade as well, I assume you are intending to run games on this laptop. That is asking for problems. Unless the laptop is a purpose built gaming laptop, running games just generates too much heat. A dell/alienware type laptop that is made for running games has better cooling to dissipate the heat.
     
  4. iarmark

    iarmark Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help, I'll probably just use this one for school and have another one for just games
     
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