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Paper Tape
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Upgrade Z580 CPU - Is it possible?



I have just aquired a very cheap Z580,  it contains the i5 3210m 2.5ghz CPU.  I have added and extra 2gb RAM taking it to 8gb.  I will be using this computer on the road for light video editing and transcoding.  The software i use is CPU heavy, so I have thought about upgrading it to an i7.  If this is possible does anyone have any recommendations.  



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Re: Upgrade Z580 CPU - Is it possible?

Buy what you need. Speed more money for it.
That one is what it is. No more..
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Paper Tape
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Re: Upgrade Z580 CPU - Is it possible?

I should have mentioned in the original post that i didn't want someone just telling me to buy something else, to spend more money etc.....  You didn't answer a single thing i asked, so why comment?  I have an i7 that should work in this model, i was just asking if it was possible and wanted to see what people recommended.  I have a nice edit suite in the office so don't need to spend a ton of money on something that comes on the road witrh me. 


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Re: Upgrade Z580 CPU - Is it possible?

You might be able to upgrade to something like the Intel i7-3610QM, but first make sure your CPU is not soldered onto the motherboard. Also, upgrading from an i5 to an i7 results in a lot more heat- make sure your laptop can handle that amount of heat. 

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Re: Upgrade Z580 CPU - Is it possible?



Your machine's CPU is socketed. Have a look at pages 86-87 of the hardware manual: to see which CPUs (item #8) were configured in the machine.


Hope this helps a bit.


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