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Can the CPU be upgraded?

Product Name: HP g7-2235dx
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a HP G7-2235dx laptop. It currently has an AMD processor (AMD A8-4500M).  Can the processor be upgraded? If so, what AMD processor can it take?

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The answer is -- not easily.  Processors in laptops are soldered to the system boards, not mounted in sockets as in desktops.  To replace the system board, you have to completely disassemble the laptop -- something that is very difficult to do and fraught with chances for errors.  If you have not done it, I strongly recommend against it.

 

Also, the only more powerful processor your laptop will take is the AMD A10-4600 which is 3.2GHz, as compared to your A8-4500 which is 2.8GHz -- very little improvement for a lot of money and a lot of work.

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Re: Can the CPU be upgraded?

@Joe2018

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

The answer is -- not easily.  Processors in laptops are soldered to the system boards, not mounted in sockets as in desktops.  To replace the system board, you have to completely disassemble the laptop -- something that is very difficult to do and fraught with chances for errors.  If you have not done it, I strongly recommend against it.

 

Also, the only more powerful processor your laptop will take is the AMD A10-4600 which is 3.2GHz, as compared to your A8-4500 which is 2.8GHz -- very little improvement for a lot of money and a lot of work.

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