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I have had a Lenovo u530t for a long time, which has a i7 4500u in it, and I have an i7 6500u in a different laptop. The 2 cpus look to be the same size, my question is, can I take the 6500 and resolder it into the u530t motherboard? Or is that just not how cpus work? It seems like they would be compatible, but Im not sure

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No, they use different sockets. The i7-4500U is FCBGA1168 and the i7-6500U is FCBGA1356.

If you want more info on changing soldered CPU's in general, there are questions that already exist. Check this question and the one it was marked as a duplicate of: Can you upgrade a soldered-in CPU?

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