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#1 Shade the Wolf

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:00 PM

I'm looking around Newegg for a refurbished gaming laptop and the G51VX-RX05 caught my eye. The first review said that the reviewer upgraded the CPU to an Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100 3.1GHz processor. Is that possible? And if so, how would you go about doing that?

Excerpt from the review:

"Other Thoughts: I dropped a Core 2 Extreme X9100 3.1ghz CPU in it, and she is now a monster."

The reviewer also put in a 500GB Hitachi 7200RPM Hard Drive in the second bay.

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#2 Ken-B

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:18 PM

Hi,

Pulling a laptop apart is not the same as working on a desktop machine.
If you have not attempted this before I do not advise it on a newly purchased machine.

Apart from anything else - any warranty you get with the machine will be void if you have taken it apart and swapped CPU.

Just a couple of things to consider :)

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:34 PM

I know, that goes without saying. Laptops are very touchy machines. I was just wondering if it was possible to swap the CPU, and how to do it if it was. I'm just curious.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:31 AM

Hi,

Take a look here:


It is not the same machine as yours - but should give you some idea as to what is involved.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:45 PM

ah cool. Thanks. It should help.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:20 PM

that video makes it look really easy ,most laptops i have taken apart had to be stripped down totally to get at the cpu ,they are not all under the back cover like that one

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:30 PM

this is the model you speak of ,and it looks like it would be as easy to change as above video ,not sure why hes working on the floor but!


sound advice here as to whether the upgrade results is worth the money ,valy verses performance .
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/67140-35-asus-g51vx-rx05-upgrade.

Edited by caperjac, 11 November 2011 - 02:32 PM.

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