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Replacing 35W CPU with 45W one

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I have a Probook 6570b with i5-3210m cpu on HM76 chipset. According to the compatinility chart, this chipset supports some 45W cpu as well, like i7-3840qm. Is it possible to replace the recent 35W cpu  with that one, or that requires different psu on the laptop?

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Well the first google suggest 35W only:

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-HP/ProBook_6570b.html

 

And the HP forums:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Probook-6570b-Are-the-CPU-amp-GPU-upgradeable/td-p/5079207

 

Theres a chance that it will work anyway, the cpu just clocks down and runs slower, it won't set on fire if that's your question.. but is it worth it? 4 Threads vs 4 Cores?

 

Look at this:

 

 

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One fact to HP: If they offer two different mainboards for your system (one for dual- and one for quadcores) you may run a quadcore on a dual core board. I am doing this with my 8770w since 4 months now without any problems. I think, the dual core board just misses two memory sockets.

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