Upgrade MSI CX420 P6100 to i7

March 2, 2012 at 22:26:59
Specs: Windows 7
Dear gurus here.


i have an MSI CX420 Laptop with Intel P6100. is it possible to upgrade the CPU to core i7 720QM? the laptop has HM55 chipset and dedicated ATI 5470 graphic. i got a nice bargain on the i7 but hesitating to buy it.

i'm concerned about the bios since MSI CX420 product only list i3 and i5 processors.
can i use MSI GX730 BIOS in CX420?


thanks for the help.

MSI CX 420 : Intel P6100, ATI HD 5470 Mobility, 320GB HDD
Running Windows Web Server 2008 R2
Visual Studio.Net 2010
MSSQL Server 2008 R2
Mozilla Aurora

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#1
March 2, 2012 at 22:59:45
In my opinion I would say a definite NO to all your questions, Laptops are not manufactured to be upgradable.

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#2
March 3, 2012 at 05:34:57
I agree. No to the BIOS flash, No to the CPU upgrade.

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#3
March 3, 2012 at 06:05:04
okay. but i have read that socket G1 laptop can be switched between p6100 - i3 - i5. not i7 though.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/3...

MSI CX 420 : Intel P6100, ATI HD 5470 Mobility, 320GB HDD
Running Windows Web Server 2008 R2
Visual Studio.Net 2010
MSSQL Server 2008 R2
Mozilla Aurora

Blackberry Dakota


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#4
March 3, 2012 at 06:43:51
Not a single link was offered as proof of the CPU upgarde in that thread. Hey, here's someone asking the exact same question:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/msi...

If you're unhappy with your laptop's performance, try adding more RAM, otherwise, buy a new one with better specs.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...


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#5
March 4, 2012 at 23:41:44
Why do u need powerful CPU?

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#6
April 4, 2012 at 06:16:54
thanks for all the replies.
now i have done the upgrade myself.
from P6100 2.0Ghz to Core i5 460M

the i5 processor
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg44...

open up laptop case
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg82...

switching the proc
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg3/...

P6100 CPUID
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg21...

new core i5 CPUID
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg17...

MSI CX 420 : Intel Core i5 460M (self upgrade)
ATI HD 5470 Mobility, 320GB HDD
Running Windows Web Server 2008 R2
Visual Studio.Net 2010
MSSQL Server 2008 R2
Mozilla Aurora

Blackberry Dakota


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