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Windows 7: Laptop Processor Upgrade

31 Dec 2013   #1
aaronmiller2010

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Laptop Processor Upgrade

First post so please bare with me,

I have a HP Pavillion G Series laptop running an AMD E2-3000M but i want to upgrade to something faster. My question is would i be able to upgrade to an AMD A8-5600K 3.6 GHz Processor Quad Core FM2 4MB 100W Black Edition?

If i upgrade will i need a new version of windows too?

Thanks in advance
Aaron


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31 Dec 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What's the full model number of the lappy? It may require a new motherboard if available. Many use soldered in CPU and aren't upgradeable.
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31 Dec 2013   #3
aaronmiller2010

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Britton30,

Its a g6-1394sa

Thanks
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31 Dec 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think that this will work.

1. Your current CPU has a FS1 socket and the 5600K has a FM2 socket.

2. The current CPU has a 35W thermal point and the AMD A8-5600K has a 100W thermal point. That would produce too much heat for the laptops cooling.
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31 Dec 2013   #5
aaronmiller2010

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks WHS, Any idea what sort of processor would be best to speed it up?
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31 Dec 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's a list from the HP site
Laptop Processor Upgrade-cpus.png

this is a .pdf of your model, but it includes several models.

c03094322.zip


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31 Dec 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The CPU is usually not the bottleneck for performance - unless you do video encoding or other very CPU intensive tasks.

The true bottleneck is the disk. I suggest you replace the HDD with a SSD. That is a LOT faster. I don't know about the UK prices - shop around. Here on Newegg they had a very good 256GB Mushkin for $130 today - just to give you an idea.

Here is a tutorial to help you make the switch.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

I have equipped my 6 PCs with SSDs and they work wonders. Even on 2 of my old 2007 laptops.
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31 Dec 2013   #8
aaronmiller2010

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Britton30 and whs, Ill take both into account

Thanks for all your help

Aaron
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