Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

upgrade ulv

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

I am owner of a asus laptop k46cm. It is equipped with a cpu Core i5 3317U and a gpu gt635m.
I would like to upgrade a CPU on my PC. After searching on cpu-upgrade compatible CPU, I found on eBay a core i7 3687u. It is compatible with my motherboard, it requires the same amount of energy as my current CPU.
I just want to know before you buy if this upgrade is possible, and if yes, how to upgrade.
Thank you in advance.
EBay link: http://pages.ebay.co...0570999&alt=web
  • 0




    Mechanised Mod

  • Moderator
  • 22,168 posts

:welcome:   shim80


The i7 CPU at your link is not compatible but an i7 3517U would be, see here


For such a minimal gain in processor speed I suggest that you reconsider the upgrade and due to the following reasons;

The i7 CPU is very expensive.

The BIOS will need flashing to accept the i7 CPU, your MB is hosed if this goes wrong.

The i7 CPU could arrive DOA and leave you financially out of pocket and/or in a drawn out dispute fighting for a replacement or refund.


The present i5 CPU and the only i7 upgrade available to you are almost identical in every way except the minimal gain in CPU MHz and the i7s 19 Clock Multiplier;

i5-3317U specs here and your only i7 upgrade option here interesting that both CPUs were released at the same time but the i7 cost more than $100 more  :headscratch:


If you do decide to proceed with the upgrade let us know and we can look for the right i7 CPU for you but closer to home, no disrespect intended but there are too many poor products come out of China and Hong Kong which is a shame for the reputable sources.


Google results for an i7 3571U here (yuk)

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP