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Upgrading AMD A4-3300M APU

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October 31, 2011 12:16:41 PM

Can I replace my AMD A4-3300M APU with this one?

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Proc...(Socket+FM1)+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=45167

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October 31, 2011 12:29:05 PM

ummm, why not? what MoBo do you have? I am planning on putting those 3850's in my lan party rigs at the house. good bang for buck imo.
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October 31, 2011 2:06:02 PM

If you currently have a desktop PC, then there will be no problem.

If you have a laptop, then there could be a problem...
1. Many laptops have the CPU (APU in this case) soldered into the motherboard.
2. The laptop may not be able to handle the heat output of the more powerful APU.
3. I'm not sure if both desktop and laptops uses the same FM1 socket. A mobile Llano APU might use a different socket.
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October 31, 2011 7:30:59 PM

The answer is No. The Mobile chip in your laptop uses the FS1 socket and the 3850 uses the FM1 socket.

You may be able to use the A8 mobile series (3500M up to 3550MX) which are also socket FS1 provided your motherboard supports them.
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