Can i use laptop processor in desktop motherboard?

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I just bought a new motherboard , CPU, ram

but the CPU i got in the bundle isn't as good as the one on my laptop

so can I change them about?

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Sometimes yes, but for the most part, no.

There are a few CPUs out there that used the same socket as a laptop, but 90% of them take a different type of socket.

Without knowing the model of the motherboard and the CPU there is no way to know for sure.

But, I would like to stress that if you bought a new motherboard and CPU, the CPU you just bought for the desktop likely is faster than the Laptop CPU.

Just because the clock speed on the laptop CPU is better, does not mean it will perform faster.

You have to take into account more specifications, such as Cache size, instruction set, manufacturing process, Bus speeds, and so on.
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No, CPUs for laptops are designed to use less power and have different slots than those of a desktop. The CPU is also system-specific and even if slots were made to fit, the actual performance and swap would more than likely do more damage than good. RAM will not be compatible as Laptop Ram is 200 pin where the desktop is 240 pin
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Most of the CPUs in laptops are hardwired in and will not work on a regular PC. On top of that, most laptop CPUs are smaller and the processor is limited in order to cut down on heat, and battery consumption.
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Not just the size but the power supply spec will mean that you have no chance.
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No, they won't fit, even if you were able to actually take out the laptop processor.
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Well, unless they're the same size and fit into the same size of the socket, you're sort of screwed.
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