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Older laptop CPU upgrade

Since you double-checked and stated that yes, it is user up-gradable, you have a few options.

 

It seems that the laptop has an upper-TDP limit of 35W, as that is the max that the laptop shipped with. If you want to push your luck, you could maybe go with a 45w, like a 3630QM.

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/HM77_Express.html

 

EDIT: This actually seems like it may be a best option if you can find any: i7-3632QM http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Core_i7_Mobile/i7-3632QM_(BGA).html

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Since i am on a budget, and can't afford to get a new pc (and new pcs in my budget are usually trash) I would like to upgrade the cpu in my older Dell Vostro 3560 laptop. It currently has an i5 3230m in a BGA 1023 socket. The chipset is an HM77 chipset, and I would like to upgrade to the most powerful that this device supports. If possible, I would like to get a quad core i7 in my laptop. My budget is around $150 for a  used CPU.

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Looks like it was originally offered with up to a Core i7-3612QM, so that would probably be a safe bet to stay within power  / thermal limits.


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Laptop: Eluktronics Mech 15 G2, i7 8750H, 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 480GB Nvme SSD, 144hz panel  

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bga is a permanent socket

do you know how to actually remove a bga chip?

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1 minute ago, emosun said:

bga is a permanet socket

do you know how to actually remove a bga chip?

He does say BGA in his post but looking up the Dell Vostro 3560's motherboard shows an actual socket, so he may have just been mistaken.


Desktop: i7 7700K @ 4.7Ghz, 16GB DDR4, Cooler Master H80i v2, 500GB M.2 SSD, Fractal Focus G *white* case, Gigabyte 1080 8GB

Laptop: Eluktronics Mech 15 G2, i7 8750H, 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 480GB Nvme SSD, 144hz panel  

Laptop: Alienware 18 (2014). I7 4930MX @ 4.1GHz, 16GB RAM, 500GB 840Evo, 1TB HDD, GTX 980m 8GB  **Broken**

Laptop: Origin Eon11s. i7 3820QM, GT 650M 2GB, 120GB SSD, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 11.6in 768p display  **Dismantled**

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I must have typed wrong. The CPU is user replaceable. (I have checked) I'm not quite sure what it is called, but the pins are on the CPU like a ryzen, not on the motherboard like an intel CPU

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i wouldnt trust that whatever cpu you buy will be compatible

seeing as laptops do not have to follow any standards for form factor or compatibility you may very well find the same motherboard in a similar machine with a higher end cpu , but the machine could be using totally different firmware.

just keep in mind even with proper reseaerch theres a chance whatever cpu you buy might not be compatible

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Since you double-checked and stated that yes, it is user up-gradable, you have a few options.

 

It seems that the laptop has an upper-TDP limit of 35W, as that is the max that the laptop shipped with. If you want to push your luck, you could maybe go with a 45w, like a 3630QM.

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/HM77_Express.html

 

EDIT: This actually seems like it may be a best option if you can find any: i7-3632QM http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Core_i7_Mobile/i7-3632QM_(BGA).html


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