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can laptops and computers use the same processor

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i have a 1.6ghz duel core processor on my laptop
i wanted to upgrade to a 2.6ghz but i dont know if i can just put a desktop processor into my laptop or buy a new one

Edited by Fenor, 22 May 2007 - 12:48 PM.

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Theoretically it is possible to put a desktop CPU in a laptop board. However the amount of cooling it requires means it need a cooling solution that the laptop won't have any room for.

You can put laptop CPUs into a main computer motherboard if its the right socket type and most boards will be happy to talk to them. Whether its worth it though is another matter.
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