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Alienware 15 r2 cpu upgrade

hello...i just wanted to know that which cpus are supported for my laptop to upgrade...

my pc specs are :

16gb ram
4gb nvidia 980m gpu
intel i74710hq 2.50ghz processor
128gb ssd,1tb HDD

i want to upgrade my cpu as high i can....please suggest me supported cpus. thanks

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Maybe not possible

In reply to: Alienware 15 r2 cpu upgrade

I was under the impression that the cpu on this laptop (and nearly all laptops) is not possible to upgrade because it is soldered to the motherboard (permanently fixed in place). Someone else can step in and correct me if I'm wrong though.

As an aside, have you located where the CPU is exactly on the motherboard? I'm trying to find the location of it so I can keep that spot cooler than the rest of the laptop.

Good luck!

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Its possible

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there are many tutorials on youtube.....upgrading laptop cpu is no big deal...but what important is cpu must be supported ...

i havent located where the cpu is on motherboard....i will check it now if it soldered directly or not..

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Maybe I meant the GPU!

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Good to know! I just remember when I was researching laptops--before I decided on a Black Friday deal for an AW 15 R2--that there was some company that was releasing a laptop with an easily replaceable CPU.

I skimmed through the article and it seemed like it was a big deal because I guess it's usually very tedious and difficult to replace a laptop CPU. Like I said, I thought the article stated that the CPUs were mostly soldered to the boards and therefore not replaceable unless you replace the whole logic board and GPU with it...But I guess I was remembering it wrong! Thanks for clarifying!

Edit: And actually, maybe it was the GPU they were talking about, which would make more sense because the GPU would have to be upgraded long before the CPU ever it makes sense I'd have been researching the upgradeability of the GPU! My bad!

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If there is an upgrade

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