11-19-2019 10:46 AM
I'm looking to breath some new life into an old laptop of mine.
It's an HP Laptop, Compaq G6-2219nr
Product # c2n65ua#aba
I've upgraded the memory already, and purchased an SSD as well. (BX500 2.5 SSD 5v 1.7a SATA 6g/s) 960GB
just have the CPU left. How do i find out what CPU's are compatible/usable?
I'm not really worried about the price, as the laptop was a gift 🙂
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11-19-2019 11:55 AM - edited 11-19-2019 12:12 PM
Sorry, I was misinformed about the model Compaq -- as it evidently DOES have replaceable processor capability.
Please follow up with the reply by @Huffer below for advice.
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11-19-2019 12:08 PM
I know this has a response accepted as solution but on this model you CAN upgrade the processor. You can go from the A4-4300M to A10-4600M. Post back if you wish to explore that further. If you can do the work yourself the A10 processor can be found for maybe $40. What is said above is true for current laptops made say in the last 3 years but yours is quite a bit older than that and still has a socketed, removeable CPU.
11-19-2019 12:31 PM - edited 11-19-2019 01:00 PM
ty sir! found one on Ebay for $28.00 lol
I'm guessing as they are both 2.8 Ghz this isn't going to be a game changer, but just a different architecture??
I know enough to build desktops haha, but this is the first time i'm dabbling in laptops
Love my fire breathing monster I'm on right now =P
11-19-2019 01:13 PM
The A10 is a Quad Core not Dual and has slightly better less obsolete graphics. If it were a killer processor it would cost more than $28 but you asked if its theoretically possible to do. Do you have the Service Manual? The physical replacement of a laptop processor is similar to a desktop except there is a release screw instead of a lever.
11-19-2019 02:08 PM - edited 11-19-2019 02:15 PM
since we know that it is possible to replace the processor, what would be that best one that is compatible with laptop/tiny motherboard?
or should i be asking what types of CPU's are compatible?