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Is my CPU upgradeable even though it has an integrated GPU?

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July 5, 2013 5:47:07 PM

I have an HP Pavilion g6 1c54wm, the specs of which can be found here.

I plan to add a second 4GB DDR3 ram chip in my empty socket, increasing my RAM from 4 to 8 (its maximum), and while I'm at it, I want to upgrade my CPU and GPU as well. My current CPU is an Intel Pentium B950 @2.1ghz, and the GPU is an Intel HD Graphics.

Upon further research, I found out that my weak Intel HD Graphics chip is integrated into my CPU. Does this render them both non-upgradable, or are there ways to upgrade? I mean, are there more powerful CPUs with integrated GPUs that are compatible with my laptop? Is there a way to remove my integrated C/GPU and upgrade them seperately? Does my PC even HAVE a separate socket for a GPU?

An answer to any of the above questions will help me greatly. I hope to learn all i can from whomever i can so i can be more self-sufficient in the future, but everyone has to start somewhere. I apologize in advance for that...
July 5, 2013 6:29:02 PM

You can upgrade with integrated graphics, as the cpu you upgrade to will have integrated graphics. But you cannot put a discrete GPU into that laptop.
July 5, 2013 6:43:05 PM

Fox_ said:
You can upgrade with integrated graphics, as the cpu you upgrade to will have integrated graphics. But you cannot put a discrete GPU into that laptop.


Thats great to hear....

Now i just need to determine which Processor (with integrated GPU) is best for my laptop
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