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So you're probably wondering why I want a laptop CPU

 

Long story short I want to upgrade my laptops CPU

 

I am aware of the diffuicult of the task and I have done all the required reseach for compadability and support. The only issues I will have is the inability to overclock due to the BIOS, which I am okay with as I want the higher binned CPU anyway and further down the line I might decide to find a way around it. For now though all I'll be doing is usoldering the old CPU (i7 9750H) and soldering on the new one (i9 9980HK). I'll probably even get a professional to do it for me 

 

For those who are wondering what the laptop in question is; its a Dell G7 17 (7790), i7 9750H, RTX 2060, 16 GB Corsair Vengence RAM

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Sell the laptop and get the one you want?

 

If you do find the 9980hk you'll end up paying a premium for it as it probably won't be just the CPU.. Maybe find a laptop on ebay that has one in it that says for parts or something (could be CPU problem, though, lol, but maybe not). 

 

Is this even possible, though? Why do this in the first place? 

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15 minutes ago, Ndwolfy780 said:

So you're probably wondering why I want a laptop CPU

 

Long story short I want to upgrade my laptops CPU

 

I am aware of the diffuicult of the task and I have done all the required reseach for compadability and support. The only issues I will have is the inability to overclock due to the BIOS, which I am okay with as I want the higher binned CPU anyway and further down the line I might decide to find a way around it. For now though all I'll be doing is usoldering the old CPU (i7 9750H) and soldering on the new one (i9 9980HK). I'll probably even get a professional to do it for me 

 

For those who are wondering what the laptop in question is; its a Dell G7 17 (7790), i7 9750H, RTX 2060, 16 GB Corsair Vengence RAM

Soldering is a whole new ballgame and requires special tools that cost a lot of money...you are better of buying a brand new laptop instead of desoldering the current processor, and reattaching the new processor. Intel's mobile CPUs use the BGA format, short for Ball Grid Array. There is a YouTube video of Louis Rossmann going through the process of resoldering a chip on a MacBook Pro motherboard and goes as the same process here. The machine required is a couple thousand dollars US. 

CPU: Intel i9-10980XE 18C/36T  |  CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 Air Cooler |  RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB(8x8GB) DDR4-3600 CL18  |  Mobo: MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC  |  SSD: Samsung 970 EVO  1TB M.2-2280 Boot Drive/Some Games)  |  HDD:2X Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB(Game Drive)  |  GPU: MSI RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO  |  PSU: EVGA P2 850W  |  Case: NZXT Phantom 530 Black  |  Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB  |  Keyboard: Logitech G513 Carbon RGB with Romer-G Tactile Switches  |  Mouse Pad: Corsair MM300 Extended  |  MonitorMSI MAG271CQR 144HZ 27" 

 

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14 minutes ago, Ndwolfy780 said:

So you're probably wondering why I want a laptop CPU

 

Long story short I want to upgrade my laptops CPU

 

I am aware of the diffuicult of the task and I have done all the required reseach for compadability and support. The only issues I will have is the inability to overclock due to the BIOS, which I am okay with as I want the higher binned CPU anyway and further down the line I might decide to find a way around it. For now though all I'll be doing is usoldering the old CPU (i7 9750H) and soldering on the new one (i9 9980HK). I'll probably even get a professional to do it for me 

 

For those who are wondering what the laptop in question is; its a Dell G7 17 (7790), i7 9750H, RTX 2060, 16 GB Corsair Vengence RAM

You'll need to find a donor laptop. I'm not aware of many places that offer these types of services to consumers.

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4 minutes ago, CommanderAlex said:

Soldering is a whole new ballgame and requires special tools that cost a lot of money...you are better of buying a brand new laptop instead of desoldering the current processor, and reattaching it. Intel's mobile CPUs use the BGA format, short for Ball Grid Array. There is a YouTube video of Louis Rossmann going through the process of resoldering a chip on a MacBook Pro motherboard and goes as the same process here. The machine required is a couple thousand dollars US. 

Duely noted, sending to a professional then

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5 minutes ago, mrdoubtfull said:

Sell the laptop and get the one you want?

 

If you do find the 9980hk you'll end up paying a premium for it as it probably won't be just the CPU.. Maybe find a laptop on ebay that has one in it that says for parts or something (could be CPU problem, though, lol, but maybe not). 

 

Is this even possible, though? Why do this in the first place? 

I dont want to sell the a laptop and get a new one. as I plan on modifying it a bunch anway. Im gonna water cool it along with a few other things

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3 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

You'll need to find a donor laptop. I'm not aware of many places that offer these types of services to consumers.

Im pretty sure you can get them from OEM stores, but most places ive found online look either sketchy or are in a diffrent language 

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