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Is it possible to change my laptop processor?


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#1 Pat(rick)

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 07:56 PM

Hello,

 

I am just curious about processor.

 

Is it possible to change my laptop processor without changing the motherboard?

 

If yes, how can I know which processor I can use to replace the old one? (Any softwares to test?)

 

Personnally, I think buying a new laptop just because I want to change the processor is just an expensive solution...



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 12:36 PM

Hi,

My experience has been with a Dell laptop using a Quad core AMD cpu. I reviewed the CPU options on the AMD website and could only find one that in my opinion MAY work. In a discussion with a Dell support, they stated emphatically that it could not be down. I was persistent and visited a local Dell / laptop techie and asked him the same question. The CPU I had in mind was the correct socket for the motherboard, however, it required 10 watts more and he felt that the other circuits on the board would not handle that increase, so I never went any further with it.

 

That was my experience with a AMD A-8/3520m APU @1.6ghz



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 03:57 AM

Is there a good processor out there that can replace my Intel Celeron N2820??

 

I found the processor somehow bad in term of performance... :/



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:57 AM

Is there a good processor out there that can replace my Intel Celeron N2820??

 

I found the processor somehow bad in term of performance... :/

I don't care for the Celeron CPU. I can't suggest if a swap of the Celeron is possible. It' will depend on the make of your motherboard, and I believe that CPU's in laptops are a little more difficult to replace, harder to get at? I would suggest you find a tech in your area that is familiar with laptops, and perhaps familiar with the brand of your laptop, and certified to make those repairs. I see people selling laptop processors on Ebay. In the end, you may find something, but be aware that Celerons were probably used to keep cost of the laptop down. You may end up selling the laptop and getting a newer version of a laptop. But remember this. In my opinion you can't get a laptop to run as quickly as a full size computer, " in my opinion". If you need it to be mobile, then laptops are great, but there are choices in Small Form Factor SFF or Ultra SFF desktops that are more responsive than laptops.



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 03:31 PM

Two possible options would be to upgrade the ram, that perks up most systems.  The other is to replace the HD with an SSD, I recently did that to my Toshiba LT, the boost was pretty amazing.  Ram will help a bit the SSD will really surprise you.


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

I see now. Thank you all for the answers.






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