Solved Upgrade laptops processor. Does compatibility matter?

October 17, 2012 at 21:59:30
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i3-2310M 2.10GHz / 6 gigs ram
i would like to upgrade my current processor (in laptop 1)

Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz, 2100 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

to an unknown processor from my gaming laptop (laptop 2) which screen has been broken.

All i know about the processor from laptop 2 is that it is AMD Phenom II.
So getting to the Q.
Can you replace processors with any other processor?
Do i need any firmware/software like installing new drivers?
Should i proceed with my current knowledge?

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October 17, 2012 at 23:00:59
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You can't put any CPU on any motherboard, for a start there are several different physical CPU slot types which aren't interchangeable.

Additionally, some motherboards are designed for an AMD CPU, while others are designed for an Intel CPU.

Motherboard manufacturer's publish CPU compatibility lists for their retail motherboards, but for laptop motherboards (which are custom made for the laptop maker) that info is harder to find. But that's what you need - a CPU compatibility list for the motherboard you intend to change the CPU on.

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October 17, 2012 at 23:14:28
Thank you phill22, i will get on that.

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October 18, 2012 at 00:15:26
U can't fit AMD CPU in a Intel CPU socket.
I think core i3 that u have is faster than phenom II.

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