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Can my laptop run this CPU?

By darkilark
Jun 25, 2012
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  1. I have an asus n53sn, windows 7 64 bit. I want to upgrade my cpu to an i7 2630QM. I was wondering if my laptops heatsink can handle it and if my laptop can give it adequate power.
     
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Well according to the specs on Asus's website the i7 2630QM is listed as an option so it should be compatible. I don't think the heatsink will be any different on the same laptop model.

    Whether it's cost effective is another matter, what are you doing that requires a CPU upgrade?
     
  3. darkilark

    darkilark TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for replying, I just multi-task alot. I would run a bunch of programs; games, browsers, and such. I notice my cpu usage is pretty high. So if I do get a new CPU, I wouldn't have to upgrade anything else then?
     


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