K73 CPU upgrade (success with 2760QM)

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  1. bridger

    bridger Newbie

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    update: 6 months later, still running strong!

    Reporting a successful CPU upgrade to an i7 2760QM. Reaching Turbo speeds of 3.2ghz quad / 3.5ghz single core. Note this CPU is different from the 2670QM, which was the best available option on the K73.

    I got a used K73E-A1, with the i3 2310M. This has the motherboard without a discrete GPU -- just the HD3000 graphics on the CPU. Then I ordered a used i7 2760QM for $60 off eBay, from wastecom. The dissassembly was pretty easy. I cleaned the new CPU & the heatsink with denatured alcohol & a coffee filter, squeezed out a thin line of thermal paste, & re-assembled. Max temp during 10 IntelBurnTests was 87c (TJmax is 100).

    My next trick is to replace the motherboard with a mobo from the K73SV, which has Nvidia 630M GPU. (update - success)

    6GB RAM
    BIOS 208
    Win 7 Pro
    SSD + HDD

    here's proof at userbenchmarks
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2018
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  2. nixliu

    nixliu Notebook Consultant

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    how about core temp?
     
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