Can you change CPU FOR ALIENWARE M17X LAPTOP?

malikelsan

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I have an alienware m17x r3 with
CPU; INTEL CORE (TM) i7-2720QM CPU @2.20 GHz
can i upgrade it to a better cpu maybe an i5 or something
REMEMBER THIS IS A LAPTOP
IF I CAN CHANGE CPU COULD YOU TELL ME WHERE I COULD GET THIS DONE
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BrokeHombre

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cemong82 is right - the i7's are, i believe, the latest and greatest for the laptop. You may be able to find an i7 that runs a little faster than 2.2ghz - but to be honest with you, you may not even notice the difference. My advice: stick with what you got for a processor and max out the RAM.
I have an r4 with an i7 running at 2.3ghz and 24gigs of ram - this is by far the fastest laptop Ive ever had. This is even faster than some of the servers (very old server) we just de-commissioned here at my work place.
 

Phx-Rush

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I went from an I7 3740QM to an I7 3940XM, much faster and running cool after I modded the fan (M17x CPU Fan Upgrade/Mod (2CFM->10.4CFM)) mod by AngieAndretti. with stock clocks I'm in the low 60's, so there's room to tweak up ( it's unlocked to OC ):)
 
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