Me: "So, are you considering upgrading your GPU?" Him: "That and the CPU." Me: "Cool, but first you need to consider your Power Supply." Him: "Oh no I'll just keep it plugged into the wall charger."
On that note, if you're upgrading your CPU shouldn't you just bother with a new computer entirely? I hear upgrading CPUs is finicky as ****. I'd like to know, just for the sake of knowing, and who knows.
I mean, I chose my parts, my buddy did the assembling considering I'm paranoid enough already, and I have severe issues with my nerves, but I at least know the terms and requirements. I just... WOW!
MFW in order of expressions: http://i.imgur.com/hx26mEMb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Jwax5ANb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/zORsDlzb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/oJGZUCFb.jpg
#2thatfool12GsPosted 8/28/2013 12:45:52 AM
I lol'ed --- Asus Sabertooth z77 - Core i5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz - Hyper 212 Evo - G. Skill Ripjaws X 16 GB Ram - EVGA GTX 680 - Xion 1000W PSU
#3TheFeshPincePosted 8/28/2013 12:54:56 AM
It's not hard at all to upgrade a desktop processor. A laptop processor on the other hand... --- http://i.imgur.com/J0lvB6S.jpg | http://i.imgur.com/DoHj9yA.jpg | http://youtu.be/YXkx-PSwbG4
#4betatechPosted 8/28/2013 1:02:37 AM(edited)
One time I stripped an old AMD laptop (the motherboard was broken and wasn't worth repairing) and the CPU seemed easy enough to remove.
Of course it depends on the laptop, for example, my previous laptop had a soldered GPU while my current one is replaceable (but not worth it).
When it comes to laptops though, unless it's a user serviceable part I always have to find a service manual because they can be a pain otherwise. --- Asus P8Z77-V Pro, Intel i7 3770K 3.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Ati Radeon 5770 1GB, CM 690 II. Win7 x64.