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kiwited
05-11-2013, 03:41 AM
Hello

Can you please advise if I can easily remove the existing CPU from the mother board?

(And replace with i7-2860QM, being the fastest 45W)

Sometimes the CPU's are soldered in permanently?

Thanks

Ted

Red Rose
05-11-2013, 09:11 AM
The answer is yes that you can replace it with the 2860qm. I just recently did that with my G74sx and after a couple of driver issues, a rllback fixed my problems. How easily it is to remove depends on experienced you are with taking apart laptops. I also own a G73SW and i will say that, the G74sx is really annoying to take apart compared to the G73sw.

Sources: I open my G74sx every month to fully filter and clean the inside so i can keep my temps below 70. IF your gonna open and swap the cpu, you migth as well repaste the gpu with something nicer.

grungeboy2
05-12-2013, 07:04 AM
The answer is yes that you can replace it with the 2860qm. I just recently did that with my G74sx and after a couple of driver issues, a rllback fixed my problems. How easily it is to remove depends on experienced you are with taking apart laptops. I also own a G73SW and i will say that, the G74sx is really annoying to take apart compared to the G73sw.

Sources: I open my G74sx every month to fully filter and clean the inside so i can keep my temps below 70. IF your gonna open and swap the cpu, you migth as well repaste the gpu with something nicer.

quality post, well said.

Pitcher@asus
05-13-2013, 02:18 AM
Yep. G74SX are able to unplug CPU, but ASUS can not agree swap CPU.

kiwited
05-16-2013, 11:03 AM
That is good news.
Thank
Ted