I'm trying to become a bit more savvy with my laptop and I like this one plenty well enough, so instead of purchasing a new machine just for more power, I've been contemplating upgrading the processor. First of all, my laptop is a Samsung NP300E5A-A02UB netbook with a 2nd generation i3-2350M processor @ 2.3GHz with a G2 Socket. So far I know the motherboard is a Samsung SCALA3-15 and has a HM65 chipset. I've asked around and only get mixed responses as to whether I can upgrade my processor. I know Samsung has a variation of this model that runs an i5-2450M processor, so if upgrading can be done then I'm sure this one would work. However, I'm looking for a bigger boost, and now I'm curious as to whether or not I can get either an i7-2620M or i7-2640M in there.
Bottom line: Can this laptop's processor be upgraded? If so, will I need to mod the BIOS? And what would you recommend upgrading to?
Edited by hamluis, 23 July 2014 - 11:50 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to System Building/Upgrading - Hamluis,