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5CD5010NG2 Is it possible to add an SSD to my HP Pavilion? Can I upgrade the processor

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HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have an HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC, Product Number L0L74EA#ABU, which I would like to upgrade.


The current specifications are:

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics   

Memory slot 0ne Ram 8GB  Hynix 1600MHz

System board 2268 73.41

Internal drive TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 SATA Disk Device - 931.51 GB


I’m looking for possibly upgrading to:

A faster AMD Processor

Adding 128GB or more SSD


Is it possible?


Thanx in anticipation.

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From the Service Manual p. 1 this is a dealbreaker for the APU (processor) upgrade (sorry):


Processors: Processors are attached to the system board.




See p. 78. On some models there is a SATA-3 M.2 slot on the backside of the system board. There is no specification on which models have this (other than some AMD and some Intel models) so the only way to tell is to get in there and look which is a big effort for what may turn out to be nothing. 


Youc an replace the mechanical hard drive with a 2.5 inch SATA SSD 7mm thick such as the Samsung Evo 850.


If you did upgrade to an SSD you would think you had upgraded the processor by several notches. There is no better single computer upgrade than an SSD for increasing general performance, making the machine much more pleasurable to use. 


Post back with any more questions but please accept as solution if this is the answer you needed. 

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