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#1 ben79k

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:48 PM

Hey all, 
I don't see why this would be any problem, but its going to be quite the dissassembly for some extra megahertz, so let me know what you think.

 

I have aquired an Acer Aspire 5742-6458, and noticed that it's using an i3 370M. It took me approximately 15 seconds to realize I had harvested an i3 390M from a dead laptop months ago, and suddenly wondered if I should try putting this 390M into the Aspire. But it's a lot of work for adding 2  to the multiplier LOL

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 03:13 PM

It should work, but does seem like a lot of excess work for a 200 mhz gain. Same size cache, so no performance gain there, and no turbo boost support. If you are needing more power I wouldn't consider anything below the i5 worth the work, but if you have extra time and just enjoy tinkering then go for it, as long as your careful it won't hurt anything.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:25 AM

Oh are the i5s and i7s of the same generation and socket supported by the chipset? i wouldnt mind gaining the performance of some of those i7s that could support ddr3 1600

 

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

there are some i5s and i7s that fit the socket, whether your motherboard supports them is a completely different matter-I would contact Acer customer support for a complete list of CPUs that are supported by your laptops motherboard before spending money on one. (while they may fit the socket, the motherboard/BIOS may not recognize the chip)


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:35 PM

Thanks for your time, the 390M is recognised perfectly, it took me 20 minutes to install, and i feel good about because the thermal compound was awfully flakey on the old chip, so i fixed that up with some arctic silver 5 :P

I'm going to look in to the i7s for future purposes, thanks again for your time!


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

Im glad you got it figured out. Ya, stock thermal compound from the manufacturer is often questionable at best. if you have any more questions feel free to ask.


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