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Smith
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Posted:2/17/2010 6:21:00 AM # 1
is it possible to upgrade the cpu on this laptop? to say maybe a core I7?

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Barry
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Posted:2/17/2010 9:30:00 AM # 2
It depends on the exact model of G72 you have. However, if you don't have an I7 now, yours problably doesn't have the right socket. If yours is the Best buy model, the one ending in 05 can only take a t9900 as the max cpu. It will not take a quad core (q9000,q9100,qx9300). The one ending in 09 came with a q9000, and will take a qx9300. the qx9300 is faster than a I7 720 or 820. In theory the I7 920 is the fastest cpu made, it's also unobtainable to mortals. As to the BB models, I tried a q9100 I got from Impactcomputers.com and it would not POST. I updated the latest bios, and tried everything . I did notice the 05 model was missing at least one phase of the VRM for the CPU which may explain why a 45 watt CPU wasn't working. It came with a P8700 which is a 25 watt chip.
 

I would say a with confidence NO, your's won't take an I7 because your asking, meaning you have a core 2.

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Posted:2/17/2010 2:38:00 PM # 3
if u have a core 2 duo in it right now the farthest u can upgrade it core duo wise is a t9900...and let me tell u it works wonders overclocked at 3.7ghz

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Smith
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Posted:2/17/2010 3:08:00 PM # 4
where would i purchase one of the t9900's

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ratchford
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Posted:2/21/2010 5:35:00 AM # 5
ebay and google mine was 500

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Barry
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Posted:2/21/2010 11:37:00 AM # 6
I was able to pick up a cheap QX9300 from these guys. for $325

http://www2.bigblueonline.com/

These guys seem to have a lot of parts, and you can search for the CPUs
easily.  I've also gotten a good deal or two from Impactcomputers.com.

Now, I've bought the Best Buy model RBBX05 and could not get it to post with a Q9100 leading me to confirm that if it didn't come with a quadcore, you cannot upgrade to one later. This cost me a restocking fee, and I bought the X1 version from Newegg with the better screen (1080), Q9000 (went into something else) and 2 320gb drives (replaced by X-25m SSDs).

You can look at the rating of mobile CPUs here.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html

In order from highest to lowest (based on 3Dmark06 cpu).
 Note that the X is 45 watt, the Ts =35watt, and Ps =25watt.
X9100
T9900
T9800
P9700
P8800
T9550
P9600
T9500
T9400
T9300

I'm assuming you have the p8700 which overclocks pretty well. For example, the P8700 scores 2231, where a P9700 is only 2552 at 2.8ghz. I was easily able to get the 8700 to reach that speed using the built in overclock function. It's a 25 watt cpu meaning at worst overclock it might hit 35 watts of a T series.

For $300, buy an SSD as your best money spent VS spending $200 or $300 on a marginal CPU upgrade.
 
For me, the jump from a Q9000 @ 2828 score VS a QX9300 @ 3750 or higher justified the cost $325 and I know I can sell the q9000 for that much making it a possible free upgrade.

I'm also upset to say the entire G72 series only has a non-raid capable south bridge. Without a reflow solder machine and a doner motherboard, there is no way around this limitation. The southbridge is the ICH10 not the ICH10R. The really crappy point is that the cost difference in parts is $3. Gotta love the bean counters for screwing this one up.

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Bryan
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Posted:11/23/2010 1:05:00 AM # 7
Barry, this is exactly what I was looking for- thanks so much. I know it's been some months since you've last posted on this, but let me ask though, for ordering purposes... What socket is this specified as? Cheers, Bryan

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Posted:2/7/2017 9:26:00 AM # 8
Good day. Since you mention about processor upgrade, I would like to ask about the same thing related to my laptop.>
>> I own an ASUS A52JK that was bought in 2010. It comes with Intel® HM55 Express Chipset & Intel® Core™ i5 430M Processor. The specification for the laptop is available in the link below:>https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/A52JK/specifications/>
>Beside the Intel® Core™ i5 430M Processor, this laptop model also comes with different processors (according to the link above), which are:>a - Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor>b - Intel® Core™ i5-520M Processor>c - Intel® Core™ i5-460M Processor>d - Intel® Core™ i5-450M Processor>e - Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor>f - Intel® Core™ i3-350M Processor>g - Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor>
>My laptop is still in good condition, however lately it feels slows whenever I'm running newer programs such as Ms Office 2013 & 2016. At first I decided to buy a newer laptop (an MSI GE62 6QD Apache Pro, an ASUS ROG GL552VW or an ASUS ROG G501VW. Before purchasing the new laptop, my friend of mine suggested me to upgrade the HDD in the laptop to SSD. After upgrading to SSD, another friend of mine suggested me to upgrade the CPU to i7 (provided that the socket is the same).>
>According to ark.intel.com website, the processors that are compatible with Intel® HM55 Express Chipset are listed in the link below:>http://ark.intel.com/products/43183#@compatibility>
>Out of all the processors listed in the link above, I am interested with the following processors:>a - Intel® Core™ i7-940XM Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, 2.13 GHz Base Frequency, 3.33 GHz Turbo Frequency, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 55 W TDP)>b - Intel® Core™ i7-640M Processor (4M Cache, 2.80 GHz Base Frequency, 3.46 GHz Turbo Frequency, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 35 W TDP)>
>I have 1 question - can I simply remove the existing Intel® Core™ i5 430M Processor and then replace it with either one of the 2 i7 processors above (Intel® Core™ i7-940XM Processor Extreme Edition OR Intel® Core™ i7-640M Processor)?>
>If not possible, can I replace the existing Intel® Core™ i5 430M Processor with the fastest i5 processor that is compatible with Intel® HM55 Express Chipset? According to the http://ark.intel.com/products/43183#@compatibility link, the fastest compatible i5 processor is:>a - a - Intel® Core™ i5-580M Processor (3M Cache, 2.66 GHz Base Frequency, 3.33 GHz Turbo Frequency, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 35 W TDP)>
>If still not possible, I think the only possible thing that I can do is to replace the existing Intel® Core™ i5 430M Processor with the fastest i5 processor that comes together with ASUS A52JK model. According to the https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/A52JK/specifications/ link, the fastest ASUS A52JK model is:>a - Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz Base Frequency, 3.066 GHz Turbo Frequency, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 35 W TDP)>
>I hope I can get advice and guidance from all of you regarding this matter. Thank you very much.

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