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July 3, 2013 9:26:48 AM

I have a laptop with really bad CPU (AMD E-300 APU 1.30 GHz). I have asked myself can i replace it for better one.

I have found INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8400 3.06 GHz for 45€ and AMD A6 5400K APU for 47€.

Pls help!

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July 3, 2013 9:40:39 AM

aww crap toms made me double post
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July 3, 2013 9:40:41 AM

lol NO. not with those atleast. you would have to choose a cpu with the same socket. Both of those are desktop cpus too so i dunno what you were thinking. I guess you got scammed by a salesman eh? My friend bought a laptop with a similar cpu a few years back for $450. lololol. Those amd E series cpu are complete garbage

Honestly i would just get a new laptop. try lenovo outlet, they have good deals on their refurb/ open box stuff.
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July 3, 2013 9:55:01 AM

The core2duo E8400 is a desktop cpu and i don't think u can get a better laptop processor with that socket of yours, get a new laptop.
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July 3, 2013 12:04:42 PM

NO. Unless a laptop (Alienware comes to mind) is specifically designed for upgrading, laptops are locked devices for hardware. You can get a new laptop from Walmart for $300 or more, even a i3 core, a much better investment, lots more memory, and a ton more storage.
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July 3, 2013 12:33:24 PM

Simple answer: No. The BGA interface between the CPU and the motherboard means that the CPU is physically soldered to the motherboard. This is the reason why most laptops do not support this feature.
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December 26, 2013 6:31:17 AM

DominikJukic said:
I have a laptop with really bad CPU (AMD E-300 APU 1.30 GHz). I have asked myself can i replace it for better one.

I have found INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8400 3.06 GHz for 45€ and AMD A6 5400K APU for 47€.

Pls help!



There is a nice informative article about how to upgrade a laptop's cpu here: http://www.benshardwareblog.com/laptop-hardware/upgradi... i hope it will help! :)  good luck

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December 26, 2013 9:22:51 AM

Bengg: Honestly you don't understand laptop at all.

First, each maker decides how to make the 'design' of each model laptop (not even comparing say Dell to Acer at this point) to meet a certain criteria. So a Inspiron laptop is not designed even close to say a XPS laptop (for example) both from Dell, both made in the same year and may both be using 'similiar' hardware. There is numerous instances where trying to 'disassemble' a laptop without the proper service manual to follow the 'RIGHT' steps, causes the breaking of components very easily. This isn't even considering different makers (Dell VS Acer VS Gateway etc.) and thier individual designs.

Second, If you noticed the user in that article just got a 'faster' Duo Core 2 to swap out (really didn't do 'much' realistically) but couldn't swap out from a Duo Core 2 to a i3? to a i5? etc. right? WHY? Because different CPUs sets (generations) are built with specific chip 'sets' on the motherboard to work with them, they are not 'interchangeable' with just any 'better CPU' the user may want. Also there is a limited design on the CPUs as to what ones would work on a Laptop Motherboard as compared to a Desktop Motherboard; in many instances physcially the board itself won't "fit" a 'Desktop CPU' the user may be looking at because they don't understand the differences.

Lastly, The APU design is specifically made for only APUs, a 'low cost, low power' "low end" solution to compete at the same level as a Duo Core 2 to a i3. These are 'entry level' devices meant for Grandma to check her email, not for 'gamers' or performance; i.e. these are cheap because they are for general purpose population. There is no 'upgrade path' as the design is a DEAD END.


The only answer is to buy a proper computer to meet the 'demands' of the user, within the cost price ratio of what the user can afford. Please don't toss random 'techie' links as a solution when you don't understand even the basics (as outlined) of computers.
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December 27, 2013 11:56:58 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
Bengg: Honestly you don't understand laptop at all.

First, each maker decides how to make the 'design' of each model laptop (not even comparing say Dell to Acer at this point) to meet a certain criteria. So a Inspiron laptop is not designed even close to say a XPS laptop (for example) both from Dell, both made in the same year and may both be using 'similiar' hardware. There is numerous instances where trying to 'disassemble' a laptop without the proper service manual to follow the 'RIGHT' steps, causes the breaking of components very easily. This isn't even considering different makers (Dell VS Acer VS Gateway etc.) and thier individual designs.

Second, If you noticed the user in that article just got a 'faster' Duo Core 2 to swap out (really didn't do 'much' realistically) but couldn't swap out from a Duo Core 2 to a i3? to a i5? etc. right? WHY? Because different CPUs sets (generations) are built with specific chip 'sets' on the motherboard to work with them, they are not 'interchangeable' with just any 'better CPU' the user may want. Also there is a limited design on the CPUs as to what ones would work on a Laptop Motherboard as compared to a Desktop Motherboard; in many instances physcially the board itself won't "fit" a 'Desktop CPU' the user may be looking at because they don't understand the differences.

Lastly, The APU design is specifically made for only APUs, a 'low cost, low power' "low end" solution to compete at the same level as a Duo Core 2 to a i3. These are 'entry level' devices meant for Grandma to check her email, not for 'gamers' or performance; i.e. these are cheap because they are for general purpose population. There is no 'upgrade path' as the design is a DEAD END.


The only answer is to buy a proper computer to meet the 'demands' of the user, within the cost price ratio of what the user can afford. Please don't toss random 'techie' links as a solution when you don't understand even the basics (as outlined) of computers.


and honestly you talk too much without any point
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