If a particular laptop model's BIOS supports dual core processors with VXT virtualization and multithreading with turbo boost, then will it also support higher-end quad core processors with VXT virtualization, multithreading with turbo boost?
There is no difference in the amount of cores, right? The BIOS sees it as one processor regardless, right? And all of this is handled by the OS drivers in Windows or Linux?
I ask this question because I have a laptop that has a dual core processor and I want to upgrade it to a higher i7 quad core processor that the same laptop manufacturer uses in their higher end expensive models. So would the BIOS work with that?
EDIT: OK so after thinking about it i suddenly felt If keep the same common drivers for both models: Audio, Bluetooth, Modem, Camera, Card Reader, Display, Mouse and Keyboard, Networking: LAN (Ethernet), Networking: Wireless LAN, Power management, Recovery, Software and Utility Storage, Touchpad, USB device, Video,
ONLY Intel Chipset Drivers for the two models differ however so i can install the Intel Chipset drivers (Win 7 Win 8 XP) of the higher i7 quad core model on the lower dual core model.
Will this solution work?