10 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2017 2:29 PM by Stubbleman

    Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade

    Stubbleman

      Hello everyone,

       

      I want to upgrade my i5-3210M but I need to be sure the processor I buy is compatible with my laptop. How can I be certain that I am buying the right one?

       

      Is the Intel Core i7-3632QM compatible with my system?

       

      I have a series 5 samsung laptop. The motherboard name according to everest is Samsung NP500P4C-T03CL. Can someone help me find the best option?

        • 1. Re: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade
          Stubbleman
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          Computer TypeACPI x64-based PC
          Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro Professional
          OS Service Pack-
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          DirectXDirectX 12.0
          Computer NameDESKTOP-EDNF86J
          User NameVictor
          Logon DomainDESKTOP-EDNF86J
          Date / Time2017-03-11 / 22:17
          Motherboard
          CPU Type2x , 2500 MHz
          Motherboard NameSamsung NP500P4C-T03CL
          Motherboard ChipsetUnknown
          System Memory7893 MB
          BIOS TypePhoenix (11/01/13)
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          DMI Motherboard ProductNP500P4C-T03CL
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          • 2. Re: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade
            Stubbleman

            Is the i7-2860QM a good alternative too ?

            • 3. Re: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade
              Al Hill

              You  can compare all of those processors here:

              Intel® Product Specification Comparison

               

              However, before you do anything you must contact Samsung and ask them what processors are supported by their BIOS.  An upgrade processor must be socket, BIOS, and chipset compatible.  And, even that is not enough. Your processor cannot be soldered to the motherboard.

               

              Now, you are on Windows 10.  None of these processors are going to provide you with any real improvement in performance or graphics on a laptop of that age.  You would be far better off by purchasing a new (or newer) laptop, in my opinion.

               

              Doc

              • 4. Re: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade
                Stubbleman

                Actually, I'd love to upgrade the whole computer but I can't now so, I was wondering if I could install a better processor for now.

                • 5. Re: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade
                  Al Hill

                  Only if the processor is socketed and the Samsung bios supports the new processor.   Contact Samsung for such information.

                   

                  Al

                  • 6. Re: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade
                    Stubbleman

                    Well, I contacted them (Samsung) they first said the processor can't be replaced because it's fixed to the mother board. I gently opened it and it's not so I sent them the pictures y this is what they said: (it's in spanish but mainly they say ok, these are the compatible processors)

                    Estimado Sr: Victor Peña.

                    Buenos días.

                     

                    Junto con saludar, agradecemos su interés en contactarnos.

                     

                    Su número de consulta o transacción es 2160401954, por favor utilice este número de referencia para todas sus siguientes consultas o requerimientos.

                     

                     

                    En respuesta a su consulta.

                    Por la información que nos entrega, los tipos de procesadores compatibles son los siguientes según el modelo por el cual usted consulta de producto que es el NP500P4C-T03CL

                     

                    Los datos son los siguientes:

                     

                    Sandy bridge(32nm)

                    Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 2350M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)

                    Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 2370M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)

                    Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 2450M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)

                    Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 2670QM (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)

                     

                    IVY bridge(22nm)

                    Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 3110M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)

                    Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 3210M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)

                    Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 3610QM (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)

                     

                    Package : rPGA988B

                    Cache : L2 : 3MB

                    Chipset : Intel HM76

                    BIOS : 64 Mbit SPI flash.

                    Thermal Design Performance : MAX. 45W.

                     

                     

                     

                    Now, my question is, among the mentioned above, which would you recommend?

                    • 8. Re: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade
                      Al Hill

                      I do not recommend upgrading to any of the processors.  This laptop is old enough that upgrading will have little benefit and support.

                       

                      Upgrade only of you want the experience of doing so.

                       

                      Doc

                      • 9. Re: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade
                        Intel Corporation
                        This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                        Hi Stubbleman,

                        If you are thinking to upgrade the processor, Doc is right about this, the motherboard BIOS should be able to handle the new processor, even the motherboard socket requires to be compatible.
                        The link http://www.cpubenchmark.net is a CPU benchmark website that may help choosing the best processor for your computer.
                        Also, you can check and compare processor features at http://ark.intel.com
                        Based on the list you got from Samsung, I would choose one with the newest technology.

                        IVY bridge(22nm)

                        Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 3110M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)

                        Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 3210M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)

                        Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 3610QM (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)


                        Allan.
                        • 10. Re: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor upgrade
                          Stubbleman

                          Thank you all for the time to read and answer my questions.

                           

                          Regards.