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    2570p - upgrade Haswell CPU (and ram)?

    Hi all,
    I have the opportunity to obtain an 2570p and have already gained some helpful information from the Owner's Lounge.

    The system will have an i5 CPU, type not known yet. My main concern is whether it will be possible to upgrade gaming capability to play games that rely more on GPU. I see two options that I would both like to implement:

    * use two ram modules for dual channel
    * mount i5 Haswell CPU as soon as they're out

    What do you think, will swaping the CPU even be an option or would all that just be putting lipstick on a pig?

    Robert

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    Ivy Bridge chipset is not compatible with Haswell, therefore CPU upgrade to Haswell won't work.
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    Thanks for the fast reply! That drastically limits the possibilities with this system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funny farmer View Post
    Thanks for the fast reply! That drastically limits the possibilities with this system.
    Not so quick. A 2570P can accomodate a 45W i7-quad Ivy Bridge CPU and can have an eGPU like a GTX660Ti attached via the expresscard slot. With it's RAID-0 capability, the combo makes it the most powerful system available for a relatively low outlay if purchased on ebay ('as new', or smart-buy 1yr warranty variant).
    DIY eGPU eGPU Implementations: TB, EC, mPCIe 12" HP 2570P with i7-3740QM@3.87Ghz HP C2D DualIDA BIOS

    14" Dell Latitude E6440 i7-4800MQ 3.7Ghz HD4600 1600x900 8GB 500GB SSHD + ODD + BCM4352AC WWAN Win7/64 + DIY eGPU (PE4C 2.1) weapon of choice:

    GTX770@4Gbps+c-EC2 3dmkGPU:13-fs/11/06=7487/9842/30508
    R9 280X@4Gbps-EC2    3dmkGPU:13-fs/11/06=7314/9721/28904

    13" Macbook Pro i5-3210M 3.1 HD4000 8GB 500GB Win7/64 +GTX660Ti@8Gbps-TB1 (TH05) 3dmkGPU:11/06=7810/18569

    Which is better? E6440 is 2.5+ times better at 70% the cost of the MBP making it 3.5+ times better value => MBP had to go

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    why not sell the laptop and buy a used one with the desired components? it will be cheaper better and with less headache

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