Sony Vaio VPCEH2N1E processor upgrade

December 22, 2011 at 14:12:01
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Turion 64
Hi Guys can the above sony viao laptop be upgraded from a i5 processor to an i7 without the need to upgrade the motherboard, or does the pre installed motherboard have the capabilities to take an i7

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#1
December 22, 2011 at 17:28:47
What do you expect to gain by changing the CPU? If you're unhappy with your laptop's performance, sell it & buy a new laptop.

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#2
December 23, 2011 at 08:32:09
A customer has come to me asking if it was upgradable, I wasn't sure so posted a message on here!

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#3
December 23, 2011 at 10:42:09
What does the customer hope to gain by the upgrade? Since you apparently work on computers, I'm sure you're aware how laptops work. The CPU speed varies based on load, so I doubt there would be a huge difference between the i5 & i7 except under certain circumstances. And if better gaming is the purpose of the upgrade, the graphics are what's important. Going from the i5's GMA HD to the i7's HD 3000 is definitely a step up, but it's still considered entry-level. And what about the cost of the i7 CPU plus the labor to replace it? It seems to me, selling the i5 laptop & buying a better one with an i7 would be a smarter move.

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#4
December 23, 2011 at 10:53:07
I didn't ask why he wanted to upgrade as that is none of my business! I just do what customers ask. I don't think I have to explain why I'm asking a question about a computer topic considering this is a Technical help website. I did mention to the customer the easy option was just to buy a new computer however he wanted to compare upgrade price to new. As you well know 2nd hand computers don't sell as well as a new one.

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#5
December 23, 2011 at 16:57:32
"I didn't ask why he wanted to upgrade as that is none of my business!"

So if a customer wanted to "upgrade" from an i7 to an i5, you wouldn't question it, you would just do it? Did you at least tell the customer an i7 CPU would cost $300 +/- plus labor to install it?


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