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    G74SX Is the CPU permanantly fixed to the mobo? (I want to swap to faster CPU)

    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

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    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.
    Asus G74Sx - DH73 3D
    - Processor: Intel i7 - 2670 QM 2.2-3.1GHZ
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    - WiFi: Intel Advanced Centrino 6300-N (2 Antennae Installed)
    - Screen/Touch Pad: 17.3" 120Hz LED Matte LCD @ 1920x1080 / Sentelic
    - Paste: CM ThermalFusion 400 Thermal Paste (28C-33C Idle & 55C-62C Under Load)
    - OS/BIOS: Windows 7 Home Premium / BIOS 203

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rose View Post
    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.
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    Yep. G74SX are able to unplug CPU, but ASUS can not agree swap CPU.

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    Thank you!

    That is good news.
    Thank
    Ted

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