What are steps you need to do in order to replace the laptop CPU?

A laptop CPU is a small chip inside the laptop. It’s role in the devise is to receive input and provide a suitable output. CPU is short form for Central Processing Unit. It comes with advanced power saving features. A CPU works together with the operating system in controlling the computer. If the CPU is malfunctioning, you need to replace it!

Other than replacing the old CPU, other components that you may need to replace are thermal paste and the heat sink if you have decided to replace your laptop CPU.

The following are steps you need to take in order to replace your laptop CPU:-

1. Turn off your laptop and disconnect it from the power supply

2. Slowly unscrew the computers case. Remove the cover.

3. Identify the motherboard, the current processor chip, the RAM memory cards, plus the video card.

4. Look and find out what type of socket the motherboard possess. Does it have 32 BIT or 64 BIT RAM?

5. Open the lever on the socket side. Do this by pulling it out and then up.

6. Then slowly take the old CPU from the socket. Remove the old CPU. You need a screwdriver for heat sinks.

7. Remove the new CPU from the supplier box. Line it correctly without forcing it; it will rightly drop into its place.

8. By closing the zero-insertion force lever, lock the new CPU using the instructions. Include heat sink and clip it on.

9. Apply a thin layer of thermal paste on the heat sink if it doesn’t have. This acts as a good heat conductor from the processor chip to the heat sink.

What are the precautions we need to take when we are replacing laptop CPU so we will not damage the computer?

1. Use static shield. This is because; static electricity from your body can discharge into a laptop internal components with just a light contact! This potentially harms sensitive circuitry. Wear an anti-static armlet whenever you work on your components.

2. Do not forget to check the capacity limits of their machine. Some laptops accept only specific RAM. Check for the manufacturer information manual before you buy.

3. Do not bend break motherboard pins. Whenever you are handling a laptop CPU, avoid touching the pins and don’t force the CPU in its socket.

4. Avoid using an inadequate heat sink with your laptop CPU. If your new CPU is faster than your former, it perhaps generates extra heat, too.


As the new software demands, you need to check your computer frequently! When doing this, you might realize that the laptop is taking too long in processing events. Replacing your CPU is one of the best methods to make your computer run smoothly!