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Is it possible to use laptop CPU in Desktop?

by sisodiakaran / December 19, 2012 11:30 PM PST

Hi guys,

Am having Dell Studio (1558 R) Laptop and it is dead now. It mother board is crashed reset of its all part is still in working condition.

I was thinking to configure a new Desktop, is this possible to use Laptops's CPU(i5) on a desktop motherboard?

Am having following parts of laptop,
1. CPU(i5)
2. Ram(4GB 2 sticks)
3. WLan card
4. HDD (500Gb)
5. LCD
6. Graphic Card (1Gb)

Please help me to find out some cheap solution.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 12:33 AM PST

But you have to get the exact CPU model then see if it's on a motherboard's CPU support list.

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by Willy / December 20, 2012 1:36 AM PST

Robert explained what needs to be done. I just like to offer you MUST be 100% sure what you have. If you have a true mobile or laptop only cpu setup, it just can't be swapped in most cases. Also, you may have a supported cpu, but your "setup" is mounted on some laptop pcb or such that the cpu is soldered to and not socketed. Until you can see and hold in your hand the cpu itself and look at it's "stock number" after cleaning the cpu package will it all make sense.

tada -----Willy Happy

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