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Modifying i7 720QM


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#1 pconstantinescu

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:59 AM

How to modify the cpu? Can you interchange the cpu bus for example by soldering a different one in? For example, would a cpu bus from a i7 975 be compatible with an i7 720QM? Can you turn a 8mb cache cpu into a 12 mb cache cpu at home, if one had the right tools. What about other parts of the cpu? Has anyone anywhere ever seen a modified current-date cpu other than overclocking?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:12 AM

It's not possible to modify your CPU in any way shape or form, except for overclocking.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:05 PM

In some laptop motherboards, the CPU could be soldered onto the board. It is usually not a good idea to replace a CPU on a notebook PC because of the custom nature of the hardware. If you wanted to use a different CPU on a laptop, you have to know how to disassemble the chassis so you don't damage it. Assuming you are using a desktop variant of a CPU, which you probably are not, you will need to see which CPU's are compatible with your specific model. Newegg and most other consumer computer sites typically don't offer mobile CPU's. You also cannot alter the CPU in any way given the design and manufacture of the component itself. The only way to change a CPU is to change the CPU on the motherboard or overclock it. The one possible exception are some AMD CPU's which have locked cores, it is possible to unlock those using the motherboard BIOS.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:44 PM

In some laptop motherboards, the CPU could be soldered onto the board. It is usually not a good idea to replace a CPU on a notebook PC because of the custom nature of the hardware. If you wanted to use a different CPU on a laptop, you have to know how to disassemble the chassis so you don't damage it. Assuming you are using a desktop variant of a CPU, which you probably are not, you will need to see which CPU's are compatible with your specific model. Newegg and most other consumer computer sites typically don't offer mobile CPU's. You also cannot alter the CPU in any way given the design and manufacture of the component itself. The only way to change a CPU is to change the CPU on the motherboard or overclock it. The one possible exception are some AMD CPU's which have locked cores, it is possible to unlock those using the motherboard BIOS.


He's right for the most part, the only part that I have to disagree is that Newegg doesn't offer mobile cpu's. Check thisout.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:29 PM

Thanks guys. This made me watch some youtube videos of how cpu's are made.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:36 PM

It's not possible to modify your CPU in any way shape or form, except for overclocking.



Not totally true.

It is with considerable risk that some CPU`s can be unlocked by creating a physical bridge between certian pins.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE NOVICE!!!!!!!!

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:20 AM


In some laptop motherboards, the CPU could be soldered onto the board. It is usually not a good idea to replace a CPU on a notebook PC because of the custom nature of the hardware. If you wanted to use a different CPU on a laptop, you have to know how to disassemble the chassis so you don't damage it. Assuming you are using a desktop variant of a CPU, which you probably are not, you will need to see which CPU's are compatible with your specific model. Newegg and most other consumer computer sites typically don't offer mobile CPU's. You also cannot alter the CPU in any way given the design and manufacture of the component itself. The only way to change a CPU is to change the CPU on the motherboard or overclock it. The one possible exception are some AMD CPU's which have locked cores, it is possible to unlock those using the motherboard BIOS.


He's right for the most part, the only part that I have to disagree is that Newegg doesn't offer mobile cpu's. Check thisout.

LOL, NewEgg does sell it but the range are limited and most are out of stock.

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