Will Watts Senior Administrator, Security Analyst Staff member Joined Mar 4, 2012 Posts 6,542 Location %tmp% Mar 26, 2012 #1 Maybe we need a laptop/hardware related forum. :thumbsup2: Anyway, I'm wondering if there is any possible way to improve the cooling in a laptop - without vastly changing the exterior, is it possible to add a better heat-sink etc? I'm not experiencing any cooling issues, I'm just in an upgrade kind of mood. Also regarding upgrades, is it ever possible/feasible/worth the risk to upgrade the CPU in a laptop. I have a Dell Alienware M15x, I'm vaguely wondering (just vaguely, I'm pretty sure it would never happen), if it would be possible to upgrade my i5 processor to a faster i7 - e.g. one of the stock models that Dell put into the laptop themselves if you have more money.