Laptop Processor Upgrade


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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 or something similar?

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

Thanks in advance
Aaron
 
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clifford_cooley

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From what I can tell the "AMD E2-3000M specifications" list a FS1 socket. Long story short, the A85600K uses FM2 CPU socket which is different than the FS1 socket.

There is a chance you can upgrade to one of the following CPU's. If you do though, you may want to stay with 35W TDP. The 45W TDP may produce too much heat for the CPU cooler to maintain. And before you decide anything, make sure your laptop is compatible with the CPU. Just because the socket is the same doesn't mean they will all work.
A4-3305M, A4-3300M, A4-3320M, A4-3310MX, A4-3330MX,
A6-3400M, A6-3420M, A6-3410MX, A6-3430MX,
A8-3500M, A8-3520M, A8-3510MX, A8-3530MX, A8-3550MX,
E2-3000M, E2-3000M
 

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I always thought laptop CPUs were soldered to the motherboard but if not and you just replace the CPU then your current W7 license will still be valid; if you replace the motherboard then your OEM license would no longer be legal.
 
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Here is a related topic. Both quotes are why I suggested making sure the CPU would work. And if so stay with the same total dissipated power rating.

Upgrading socket FS1 - A6-3400M to A8?
Yes you can. FS1 is the mobile socket and it's exactly that, a socket. You can put any FS1 CPU into that socket and it'll work.

Now for the warning that goes with the above. Mobile laptops are designed with a very tight power / heat envelope, putting a CPU that the laptop was not designed for into it could cause heat issues and possibly instability from it drawing too much power.

Also locked memory bus speeds might become an issue depending on the CPU you have and what your trying to put inside.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-pavilion-notebooks/621678-hp-dv6z-a8-3530mx-processor-upgrade.html
One more warning...

While a more powerful Llano APU can fit into the socket, the BIOS may not be able to recognize it. If the BIOS cannot identify the APU (or CPU), then the laptop may not even be useable or it works, but the APU is running at a lower speed.

The manufacture may or may not have a BIOS update that will allow you to install a more powerful APU. Chances are there will not be a BIOS update that allows you to do so. Why? See palladin9479's reply above.
 

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