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I have an HP 2000-2b30DX. Am I able to buy a new processor for this model laptop or no?
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  1. No. That laptop comes with an AMD E-series CPU which are soldered into the motherboard.
  2. Is there any way to get a new motherboard as well then and swap it all out or should I just get a new computer for my needs?
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    You are simply better buying a new laptop since a new motherboard with a faster AMD E-series CPU will likely be expensive in comparison to the cost of a new laptop. That is if HP offered a more powerful AMD CPU for that specific laptop.

    I recommend you buy one of the following laptops; both of which cost $379. The Acer is powered by the Intel Core i3-3110 (2.4GHz) and the Lenovo is powered by the Intel Core i303120 (2.5GHz). Intel CPUs are more powerful than all AMD CPUs, especially the AMD E-series, at the same clockspeed. If the Core i3 CPUs were clocked at 1.3GHz (same as E-300), it would still be able to run rings around the E-300.

    15.6" Acer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314007

    15.6" Lenovo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312428


    A new HP 2000-2b30DX costs $340 at Amazon so spending $40 more give you a significantly more powerful laptop and should last you a while for basic needs. You can even play some non-graphically demanding games at low to medium settings.
  4. Thank you!
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