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Why upgrading laptop CPU?

  1. Excellent performance boost.
  2. A lot Cheaper than buying from laptop manufacturer directly.
  3. A lot Cheaper than buying a new laptop.
  4. Easier to replace CPU than you think. A screw driver is enough.


Stuck with an old, slow processor in your laptop? Replace new one can result in an exceptional boost in speed. For example replace a T2300 1.66Ghz duo core with a T7600 2.33Ghz duo core could result over 60% performance boost. This can be the most cost efficient way to upgrade your laptop. And most certainly cheaper than replacing the whole laptop.

Make sure that you buy a CPU that will work with your portable. some laptops have nonreplaceable, soldered-in CPUs.

the best way to proceed is to look at what CPUs have been sold with your laptop over the course of its life span.

1. First find out your laptop Chipset model with CPU –Z free download.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

2. you will get eg PM55 chipset. Then find out the CPU models that fit .

3. choose the laptop CPU you want to upgrade and google “ you laptop model” + “CPU model” to double check .

4. if in doubt , ask us for help askmonkey@live.co.uk

Be sure to consult your laptop's service manual (which you should be able to download from the manufacturer's support page) before attempting to open up your machine. Also, make sure to guard your hardware against possible electrostatic discharge by wearing an antistatic wrist strap whenever you handle any internal components.

 

How to upgrade laptop processors ?

just some quick guide to help with installation the new processor.

always handle with great care. The CPU die is fragile.

Good news is, it take less time to do the actual installation than reading the instruction.

1. do not over tighten the cpu socket screw. Too much pressure will break the CPU die.

2. buy a good thermal paste to help with cooling. we supply a basic thermal paste to get you started with.

3. any question just drop us an email. we are always here to help askmonkey@live.co.uk


Installation guide for notebook processors from Intel

Important
Consult with thesystem manufacturer, system integrator, or OEM for upgrade options. Intel® recommends theprocessor should be installed by a computer professional since this electronic device may cause serious damage to the installer, system and processor if installed improperly. Before attempting to install a new processor, carefully review the documentation that came with your system

Instructions

1. Make sure that your system can accommodate the mobile Intel® processor that you want to install. Check formotherboard, BIOS, and thermal compatibility, contacting the vendor if necessary.

2. Obtain access to your processor socket as described in the documentation for your system.

3. If the cooling solution prevents you from accessing the processor socket, you may need to remove it. Instructions on how to remove your cooling solution should be provided in the documentation that came with the system.

4. To uninstall the current processor, use a screwdriver to disengage (open) the socket actuator, as shown in Figure 1 below. (The most commonly used sockets are Molex* or FoxConn* sockets, so they are used in the illustrations below.) The socket actuator should open after only a half turn or so, and you should then be able to remove the processor with your fingers.

Figure 1: Disengaging the Socket Actuator

Figure 2 : socket alignment


5. Using the method shown in Figure 2, place the new processor into the socket. Align the processor's pin A1 with the arrow on the Micro-PGA2 socket. The pin A1 of the processor is identified with an embroidered corner and the pi10n A1 of the socket is identified with a small arrow. If the processor does not drop completely into the socket, turn the actuator until the processor drops completely in.

6. While gently holding the processor down with your finger, secure the processor in the socket by closing the socket actuator with a screwdriver (See Figure 1).

7. Reattach the cooling system, and reassemble the system per documentation that came with the system.

Thermal Solution (Cooling System) Examples: