Question I5 7300hq upgrade

Aug 14, 2019
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I just bought an inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop. Already upgraded the ram to 32 and have a new hdd and ssd in it. I think the processor is bottlenecking. Is it possible to upgrade, and if so, what can I take it to?
 
Bottlenecking in what, exactly?

There's no logical cpu upgrade available. The only possible upgrade, the I7-8565U, while it has 4 extra threads, it is overall slower than your current cpu.
So unless you're thread starved in your games, it'll actually be a downgrade.

I5-7300HQ specs: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/97456/intel-core-i5-7300hq-processor-6m-cache-up-to-3-50-ghz.html
I7-8565U specs: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/149091/intel-core-i7-8565u-processor-8m-cache-up-to-4-60-ghz.html
 

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