12-04-2014 12:18 PM
I was going through the compatible processors (mainly in terms of socket and TDP) and i came to see that the i7 4712MQ matches the i5 4200M. However, the package size seems to tell me that the i7 is actually (about 4mm) thinner than the i5. Will that make a fuss if I decide to go ahead with the replacement? Also, could I consider bumping up the TDP without having heating issues? As of now I haven't faced any issues with the i5 overheating with a 37W TDP. Any ideas about how much of a TDP I could go to safely?