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    Processors

    So I decided to get a laptop for christmas that would run games well, but it has a 1.5ghz processor so I'm thinking about buying an intel core i5/i7 (depends on how much money I get) cpu that has 2.5ghz+.

    For the main question, do processors have to be specially made for laptops, or are processors for both desktops and laptops?

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    If this is the question you were going to ask me in your Private Message, I have no idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz View Post
    If this is the question you were going to ask me in your Private Message, I have no idea
    Yeah, it was .

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miliam View Post
    Yeah, it was .
    Although, actually at first glance I just dismissed this as a question about processors, which automatically catagorized it as "not my area" -- but this seems pretty simple. A desktop processor won't work on a laptop as far as I know (you could just check google: can a desktop processor be used in a laptop - Google Search)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz View Post
    Although, actually at first glance I just dismissed this as a question about processors, which automatically catagorized it as "not my area" -- but this seems pretty simple. A desktop processor won't work on a laptop as far as I know (you could just check google: can a desktop processor be used in a laptop - Google Search)
    Now my only problem is decoding whether a processor model is for laptops or not.

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    Simply put: each CPU has a certain socket or sockets it can fit in; mobile platforms usually have different sockets than desktop platforms, even if they are from the same generation (e.g. PGA988 vs LGA1156). Most likely you won't be able to use a "desktop" cpu in a "laptop" socket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post
    Simply put: each CPU has a certain socket or sockets it can fit in; mobile platforms usually have different sockets than desktop platforms, even if they are from the same generation (e.g. PGA988 vs LGA1156). Most likely you won't be able to use a "desktop" cpu in a "laptop" socket.
    That word mobile. I looked it up and they have mobile versions for it. I thought that was for things like phones (dumb thoughts) but that actually makes it way easier.

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