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#1 alpha4345

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:30 PM

Hello guys,

I recently discovered that I can remove my current laptop CPU to get a new one (thank you to killerx)

I am now checking for this CPU (AMD Phenom II X3 P820 Triple-Core): http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Phenom-II-X3-P820-Notebook-Processor.31527.0.html

It should be compatible with my motherboard, which uses a S1 socket...

I post this topic to be 100% sure that this new CPU is compatible to my current one. Never done that before, I hope it explains that noob question...

Here's my current (AMD Athlon II Neo k125): http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Athlon-II-Neo-K125-Notebook-Processor.33851.0.html

If you guys need more info, just ask for it!

Edited by alpha4345, 31 May 2011 - 05:31 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:26 AM

The new CPU you chose uses more power which means more heat. Now i can not guarantee you that CPU will work be compatible. You could update your BIOS if there is update available and hopefully that update will enable more different type of CPU's will work.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:35 AM

Ok lol I first tought the inverse: less heat because it will be divided by 3 (triple-core) but it will only use more battery... (sometimes I get freak) Now you're talking about BIOs. And those BIOs are maybe not existing, but are supposed to prevent overheating, right?

Edited by alpha4345, 01 June 2011 - 06:36 AM.


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:24 AM

I am just saying that you might have some luck updating the BIOS of the laptop so it can recognize and use the new CPU. There will be probably more heat produced if the new CPU is successfully works.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

okok so what's my chance of success? (In percentage)

P.S: Just by the way, here: http://bit.ly/lyyb9G they say that my socket is BGA812

here: http://bit.ly/iiplKA they say that my socket is S1 (gen1)

and here: http://bit.ly/jReCqZ they say that my socket is ASB2


So which one should I trust? o_O

Edited by alpha4345, 01 June 2011 - 03:48 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:08 PM

I would say 50/50. I had a look at the processor on Wikipedia and according to that it is a socket ASB2. I reckon you should send a email to AMD about the sockets.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:14 PM

Ok I just posted about it on "amd processors forums"... Btw, do you know where I can find their Email adress? And I'll probably drop the idea of the AMD Phenom x3: I'll stay secure for overheating problems... Do you recommend me a CPU that is compabtible with my system?

Edited by alpha4345, 01 June 2011 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

Go to their technical support section and use there support system. I can not recommend any CPU's that is compabtible with your system. Do yoou have a plan on where your gonna purchase a AMD mobile CPU?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:30 PM

I usually buy my computer parts on the internet. I regualry use Tigerdirect.ca, which have a big inventory of computer parts or Ebay is fine too. Amazon is'nt a bad place, my friend got is GPU from there... Lol now I ran a hardware scan from a software called "Sandra" to check my socket but I got a blue screen of death, so I am on my brother's laptop right now... I'll try to contact AMD support, it's supposed to be free. My price range is around 200 canadian dollars.

EDIT: I just called the Canadian support, and it's only disponible in english. My first language is french, and I suck for speaking english... So I took the decision to open my netbook tomorrow, remove the motherboard to see what socket it uses. (it's supposed to be wrote somewhere!!!) I'll put some news after that.

Edited by alpha4345, 01 June 2011 - 06:13 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:24 AM

Oh, i thought those photos you uploaded were your laptop. Trust me PLEASE be careful when taking it apart and remembering how to put it back again!

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:11 AM

I promess you ;) But yes it was the same netbook than mine but its a guy on youtube who opened it to show the motherboard. I'll be carefull! When I'll take off the motherboard and see the CPU, I'll take some photos and put them here.

Edited by alpha4345, 02 June 2011 - 06:13 AM.


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:37 AM

Good luck, i'll be waiting to see the photos :thumbup2:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:44 AM

Thank you! Just before removing the motherboard, is it supposed to be fixed or screwed? (the motherboard)

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:47 AM

It would be usually screwed.

Edited by killerx525, 02 June 2011 - 07:46 AM.

>Michael 
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:51 AM

Alright. I'll do it this evening. (You should be sleeping or waking up in Australia I think)




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