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The Alienware 17 R4 (17.3 inches) is a gaming laptop, released by Dell in 2016. (AW17R4-7000SLV-PUS)

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Is it possible to upgrade alienware CPU

i have an alienware 17 r4 from 2017 and it has an i7 7700hq and i was wondering if i could upgrade the CPU to one that is in the new alienware 17 r4 like the i7-8750H or i9-8950HK, i know it would involve soldering but all i need to know if either of those CPU's are compatible with the mobo in my alienware.

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No. The 7700HQ is a mobile processor, and it also uses BGA (ball grid array) instead of Lga (land grid array). Meaning, it's soldered onto the board. It also uses a different socket than the current Intel processors.

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