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Intel i5/i7 FCBGA1356 Compatibility

December 3, 2019 at 08:45:34
Specs: Windows 10, i7, 2.7 Ghz/16 GB
I have an i7 laptop, and am considering getting a cheap laptop with an i5 (all it's other specs are better than my current one). I saw a now closed (abandoned, not really "solved") thread similar to this, but still am unsure if I can swap my i7 for the i5 in the new laptop. Here are both CPU specs:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB Smartcache, 2 Cores 4 Threads)

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz, 3 MB Smartcache, 2 Cores 4 Threads)

Here's the homework I've done so far:

Are these swap-able because they're both FCBGA1356, or are they incompatible because of the difference in Turbo Boost Max and Smartcache numbers?

PS. I've been swapping out things like RAM, heat-sinks, and identical MoBos-to-chasis for about 20 years now, so I'm not a complete newb, but I'm also not the guru-of-all-tech either (or I would already know this one), so I'm somewhere in the middle, in case that helps anyone out there.

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December 3, 2019 at 14:27:06
Post the make/model & specs of both laptops.

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December 4, 2019 at 02:41:55
Please only reply to my question if you are a seasoned IT professional with 20+ years of paid PC Troubleshooting and Configuration experience and from the United States, thank you.

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December 4, 2019 at 03:50:52
Without the details asked for by rider we don't even know if the processors are socketed in the laptops or soldered to the motherboard. If the latter then there's not a chance that you could swap them.

Rather than imposing conditions on who supplies advice it would be more productive if you ansered any questions that people ask. They are trying to help.

(PS - you can ignore this as despite being a seasoned IT professional I am not located in the United States. Believe it or not, there are intelligent people in the world outwith the US.)

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December 4, 2019 at 20:31:29
Like many here I was awaiting you to answer the important question:
Post the make/model & specs of both laptops.

riider is even more experienced in these than I so I hope he is not too insulted to answer you because I will not bother to stop what I am doing to look in to see if your question was answered.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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