Hello. I received a fairly new HP 17" Pavilion f029wm from my late brother. It has Beats Audio (okay), but overall: nice. But, the problem lies within the AMD A6-6310 embedded processor. I've never paid a lot for high-end processors, but know truly horrible & slow ones! I simply want to purchase a new motherboard, add my OWN processor of choice, but am having trouble just finding a compatible one. HP is of no help, and the online purveyors I've dealt with have not been of much help either. The laptop's serial # is 5CD4363RM6, Model: J7L40UA#ABA. Are there any of you out there who build your systems who may offer-up any advice as to where to get such a "monster" I've already bought a Crucial 525GB SSD & 8GB of RAM to put-in. I'm having a local do this, but have not spoken w/ him yet about doing this. He's older, open only on occasion & hard to get up with. I'm earnestly calling on your collective knowledge to help me with this problem.
Thanks & Best, LeRoy