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Intel Core i5/i7 processors in my Compaq laptop?

By Stobb0
Apr 10, 2013
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  1. Hey all, I would like to make my laptop a bit more powerful by adding a new processor (I've already upgraded my RAM). It's a Compaq Presario CQ62. Would anyone know whether an i5 or i7 would fit it?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,857   +889

    You cannot change a CPU in a laptop. You have to buy a completely new laptop.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,825   +1,436

    compaq presario cq62-219wm cpu upgrade



    Only true if the CPU has been soldered to the motherboard. Even then the motherboard may can be replaced with one that has a faster CPU. If the laptop has a CPU socket it can be serviced the same way as a desktop.
  4. Stobb0

    Stobb0 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you!
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,857   +889

    Right. That was meant to happen. I was just making Clifford look good lol. ;)


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