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What socket does my amd apu use?

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My desktop has an AMD A6 5200 spy 2.0 ghz quad core. I am thinking of upgrading it to a better AMD gpu. Anyone know what I can get that fits in the same socket? Any help is appreciated
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    This CPU uses a BGA769 (FT3) socket. The CPU is soldered into the motherboard and is not removable and therefor can't be upgraded.

    If your system has a PCIe x16 slot, you can upgrade your GPU without swapping the CPU/motherboard. What make/model is this system?
  2. Xavier Moavero said:
    Hello,
    My desktop has an AMD A6 5200 spy 2.0 ghz quad core. I am thinking of upgrading it to a better AMD gpu. Anyone know what I can get that fits in the same socket? Any help is appreciated

    It is BGA769 (FT3)...

    You can see the specs here...AMD A6-Series A6-5200

    As COLGeek stated, it is soldered to the mobo an you cannot upgrade the cpu but may be able to swap out the gpu depending on your motherboard specs.

    Good luck!
  3. look for a motherboard model bellow / around the cpu socket
  4. COLGeek said:
    This CPU uses a BGA769 (FT3) socket. The CPU is soldered into the motherboard and is not removable and therefor can't be upgraded.

    If your system has a PCIe x16 slot, you can upgrade your GPU without swapping the CPU/motherboard. What make/model is this system?


    It's a Gateway DX4375G-UW20
  5. The system does indeed have a PCIe x16 slot. However, it only has a 300w PSU. A good option to upgrade this system's GPU would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750ti. One such as this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487025
  6. COLGeek said:
    The system does indeed have a PCIe x16 slot. However, it only has a 300w PSU. A good option to upgrade this system's GPU would be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750ti. One such as this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487025


    I had upgraded the PSU to a CX430, and i own a GPU, but because of problems with the case, it cannot be installed. so, looks like i could either replace the mobo, cpu, and case, or just buy a barebons kit from tigerdirect like i have been thinking about.
  7. What make/model GPU did you try to install? I assume it was too large to fit in the case. The 750ti is fairly small.
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