I want to change the processor of my Acer 5830TG.

The search for compatible ones went down to i7-3610QE / QM or i7-2860QM.

The one is Ivy (newer) and the other one is Sandy.

But the real problem is that the 3610 can be either QM or QE. The first one says Vertical segment: Mobile (same as my current processor) and the other says Vertical segment: Embedded.

Does this mean that the QE one is to be soldered? Or what?


  • You want the QM processor. Note that the system should be able to accept any Socket G2 processor, but it may not have been tested by the manufacturer for processors other than the ones you've specified.
    – bwDraco
    Nov 21 '17 at 21:15
  • Mobile implies batteries for the power source, so low-power consumption is a characteristic of mobile processors (as well as smaller size and lower weight).
    – sawdust
    Nov 21 '17 at 21:24

They have a different application - for your Acer you definitely want the QM version. Here is a detailed side by side list of differences - from performance, to memory speed to benchmarks - too many to list here:

Intel 3610QM vs 3610QE

Embedded CPUs are designed for cell phones, TVs etc.

  • 1
    "Embedded CPUs are designed for cell phones" -- Err, no. The cell phone is practically the definition of "mobile".
    – sawdust
    Nov 21 '17 at 21:21

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