New CPU, need help

  liam.s 18:59 12 Jan 2015

Hi all, Im looking to buy a new cpu for my laptop (acer aspire 5741) Just need a bit more speed, ive upgraded RAM and also my HDD to an SSD. I was looking at an intel i5 but am unsure what to go for.

Thanks, Liam

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:19 12 Jan 2015

I would be surprised if you can upgrade the cpu in a laptop.

  SparkyJack 08:41 13 Jan 2015

In broad terms Laptops do not upgrade,the circuit board/CPU are one machine made integrated piece.

You money is best spent on a machine of the spec you desire

  liam.s 16:08 14 Jan 2015

Thanks for the feedback If I had the money to get a new laptop I would hence wanting to upgrade instead I opened up my laptop today, the cpu is easily removable... Is it not just a case of swapping it out for a different one?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:49 14 Jan 2015

Assume its fitted with an I5?

you won't see much different if you change to an i7 even if the motherboard will accept it.

you need to look up motherboard compatibility don't forget a bigger cpu is going to require a bigger heatsink and fan that's unlikely to fit in your laptop.

  liam.s 06:56 15 Jan 2015

No it's currently fitted with an Intel i3 330m but I want to put an i5 in

  SparkyJack 09:02 15 Jan 2015

The general/consensus here is don't

So ,if you think otherwise,just do it.

Tell us how you get on.

Be aware that it is not only the CPU, but its associated IC's that need changing.

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