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Motherboard 101 Help, PLEASE!!!

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#1 LeRoy W. Lee

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 06:31 PM

   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


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 08:17 PM

All laptops these days are integrated BGA, FCBGA cpu types. Meaning the cpu is soldered to the motherboard. The CPU is also the GPU. That laptop is a proprietary. So nothing is interchangeableas far as the cpu and motherboard goes.

When you want a high performance gaming laptop you buy it with that spec in mind. There is a difference between a $400 laptop and a $2000 gaming laptop. You're buying a laptop with the FCBGA intel I7 soldered to the main board already. Some gaming laptops have a replaceable GPU slot so that you can upgrade the graphics card. 

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 07:22 AM



My opinion has always been that laptops are not made to be upgraded...they are made to be replaced by next week's models.  the entire process of providing a mobile, lightweight computer system...pretty much demands this type of construction and approach, IMO.


When many speak of "upgrading" a laptop...all that they really are referencing is installing a SSD in lieu of hard drive and increasing the amount of RAM installed.  That's hardly an "upgrade" but it's what is feasible with laptops.



Edited by hamluis, 15 September 2016 - 07:30 AM.

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