Friday, 2 October 2015

Use A Notebook Cpu On A Desktop Board

Use a Notebook CPU on a Desktop Board

Processors do one function: process data on your computer. The compatibility of a notebook processor with a desktop motherboard is determined by the socket types of the processor and the motherboard. For example, an LGA775 processor, like the very popular Intel Q6600, will only fit into a motherboard that has an LGA775 socket. Notebooks generally have smaller and less powerful processors so that their batteries will last longer and so the notebook will not overheat.


1. Determine the socket type of your notebook's CPU; the desktop motherboard you plan on using has to support the socket type of the CPU. The type of socket your processor has can be found in the product description of the manufacturer's website. You can also find it on the box the CPU came in.

2. Find the socket of the desktop motherboard by typing the model number of the motherboard into the search engine of the motherboard manufacturer's website. You can find the model number of your motherboard by reading the manual that came with either your computer or the motherboard (if you assembled your computer). Buy a motherboard that supports the CPU you want to use, if you do not have a motherboard.

3. Put on an antistatic wrist wrap before proceeding to attach the processor to the desktop motherboard. Move the motherboard and processor to a room without carpet flooring. This will reduce the risk of static shock ruining your motherboard or processor.

4. Release the socket lever to remove the protective metal plate that is covering the socket on the motherboard. Pick up the CPU by its edges (never touch the pins on the bottom) and lower it into the socket. Place the metal protective plate over the CPU and push the lever back.

5. Reattach your motherboard to the computer case. Turn on your computer.

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