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Looking To Upgrade My CPU But What's Compatible With My Laptop?

I'm starting to get into music production and recording with Protools and Ableton. I'm constantly running out of CPU Power and i'm looking to upgrade the CPU in the near future to a higher end Intel CPU. My Laptop is completely stock and not an optimal set up but here it is:

Gateway NV52-

ADM Athlon X2 Dual Core QL-65 2.10 GHz

Windows 7 64 bit OS


I'm not sure about any motherboard configurations or anything like that. But if you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks
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  1. You can't upgrade or swap out the CPU on a laptop PC, and even if it was a desktop you would need a new motherboard to switch from AMD to Intel. Sorry.
  2. I suspect your CPU upgrade options are severely limited or non-existent. The chipset is listed as *S1* based upon the AM2 780G ... there is a mobile AMD Athlon 64 X2 "QL-67" but it's only a bump of 100MHz on the clock speed.

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    You can't upgrade or swap out the CPU on a laptop PC


    Bzzzzzzzz :lol:
    Oh, no! That would be incorrect!
  3. Wisecracker said:

    I suspect your CPU upgrade options are severely limited or non-existent. The chipset is listed as *S1* based upon the AM2 780G ... there is a mobile AMD Athlon 64 X2 "QL-67" but it's only a bump of 100MHz on the clock speed.

    edit:
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    You can't upgrade or swap out the CPU on a laptop PC


    Bzzzzzzzz :lol:
    Oh, no! That would be incorrect!




    Actually, as you said in the first part of your own post, it is correct. 99.9% of laptops have the processors soldered into their motherboards, and cannot be exchanged. Even if it isn't, it is very hard and expensive to find a comparable processor to use, and it can't be done from AMD to Intel.

    So, "Wisecracker", you're incorrect.
  4. You should have quit with your original fail.

    AMD socket S1 comes in 4 flavors -- each is 638-pin micro-PGA and each is pin-compatible.

    The problem is ... the OP's socket S1 is likely S1-g2, and is not likely forward-compatible with -g3 and -g4.

    Even the current AMD mobile Socket FS1 (FS1-r2) provides replacement in many models, i.e., a Trinity mobile processor can be upgraded to a mobile Richland APU.

    BIOS providing ...
  5. I can't tell if you're trolling or not.

    As you said yourself: "I suspect your CPU upgrade options are severely limited or non-existent", there is not much you can do to upgrade the CPU of a laptop, and in most cases they are soldered into the motherboard, so you physically cannot. Even if you get lucky and the processor can be changed, they can't go from AMD to Intel like they said they wanted to.
  6. apcs13 said:
    Wisecracker said:

    I suspect your CPU upgrade options are severely limited or non-existent. The chipset is listed as *S1* based upon the AM2 780G ... there is a mobile AMD Athlon 64 X2 "QL-67" but it's only a bump of 100MHz on the clock speed.

    edit:
    Quote:
    You can't upgrade or swap out the CPU on a laptop PC


    Bzzzzzzzz :lol:
    Oh, no! That would be incorrect!




    Actually, as you said in the first part of your own post, it is correct. 99.9% of laptops have the processors soldered into their motherboards, and cannot be exchanged. Even if it isn't, it is very hard and expensive to find a comparable processor to use, and it can't be done from AMD to Intel.

    So, "Wisecracker", you're incorrect.


    Actually you are wrong, the majority of laptop CPU's are not soldered on.
  7. Actually, the majority are... a simple Google search will prove you wrong...

    Anyways, back to the OP's question... if on the change that your CPU is able to be replaced, no, unfortunately, you cannot use an Intel CPU.
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    apcs13 said:
    Actually, the majority are... a simple Google search will prove you wrong...

    Anyways, back to the OP's question... if on the change that your CPU is able to be replaced, no, unfortunately, you cannot use an Intel CPU.


    Well a according to a list of mobile sockets the majority seems to be not soldered.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/A-Complete-List-of-CPU-Sockets/373/4
  9. naterardon said:
    I'm starting to get into music production and recording with Protools and Ableton. I'm constantly running out of CPU Power and i'm looking to upgrade the CPU in the near future to a higher end Intel CPU. My Laptop is completely stock and not an optimal set up but here it is:

    Gateway NV52-

    ADM Athlon X2 Dual Core QL-65 2.10 GHz

    Windows 7 64 bit OS


    I'm not sure about any motherboard configurations or anything like that. But if you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks


    Sorry, but as its been mentioned you are not going to be able to upgrade to an Intel CPU, while it maybe possible to upgrade the slightly faster cpu most of the time its not worth the cost.
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