Install Intel® processor on Windows® XP-based Sony system
Do you want to install or upgrade Intel® processors on your Sony notebooks with Windows® XP operating system?
A processor is a chip that is meant to enhance the performance and reliability of your system. Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Core™ processors are designed to increase power on laptops meant for home users or business environments. Intel® processors have been designed to serve laptop, desktop and server users.
In case if your Sony laptop with Windows® XP operating system is running slow, you can upgrade an Intel® processor. You can also install an Intel® processor in case if you are unable to play high-end games or run software applications on your computer. It is recommended to install or upgrade an Intel® processor that works in compatibility with Windows® XP operating system on your Sony laptop.
Following article discusses about issues with Intel® processors and the ways in which you can upgrade or install an Intel® processor in Sony laptop with Windows® XP operating system:
- Precautions while installing an Intel® processor
- Removing and installing an Intel® processor from Sony laptop
- Issues related to upgrading an Intel® processor
Precautions while installing an Intel® processor
Before installing or upgrading an Intel® processor, you need to know about your computer’s manufacturer and model. You also need to determine your current processor type and speed by checking into the manual guide meant for users. You can also check in the ‘Device Manager’ window. Lastly, it is important to gather information about the kind of processor you can use to replace or upgrade your Sony laptop with Windows® XP operating system.
Removing and installing an Intel® processor from Sony laptop
Note that the processor of every laptop cannot be replaced as many of them are soldered. You need to keep the laptop on a static-free mat and then remove the case. Take out all the screws of the laptop and detach the keyboard after disconnecting all peripherals. Locate the processor chip that is found mostly on motherboards and remove it. Without bending the pins or damaging socket, you need to pull the chip out straight. Now, put a new processor on the motherboard. Turn on the laptop to check if everything is working perfectly. Similarly, you can upgrade a new Intel® processor on your Sony laptop.
Intel® processors have small delicate pins at the bottom due to which it can be installed in a particular way in the laptop. Hence, it should not be forced into the socket, as the pins will bend. It is also important to apply a thermal compound between the processor and heat sink. By applying a thermal compound it helps in maximizing the surface area of the processor. Also, note that too much of thermal compound is not applied as it will prevent heat transfer. You might also crash your system in case if incorrect processor is upgraded in your Sony laptop. This might give rise to compatibility issues.