08-03-2015 10:28 PM
I was wondering if I could replace my CPU for my HP Beats 15 Notebook Laptop as 1.70 GHz isn't enough for me.
Thanks for responding.
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08-04-2015 09:28 AM
We're making progress. I still need your full model number so I can access the correct manual and also figure out what you have. Possibly you already have the best available AMD processor so there would be no upgrade path.
08-04-2015 12:46 PM
Yes!!! You have the A8-5545M APU
You can install this:
AMD A10-5745M (2.1 GHz/2.9 GHz, 4 MB L2, 1333 MHz DDR3L), quad core, 25 W Max DDR3L-1333
Here is the Service Manual which you will need in order to do the replacement. It is not a simple thing I will point out.
This will be a small but noticeable performance bump. On these models the video is built into the processor so upgrading to the A10 will have the side effect of installing a slightly faster video system as well. It will run a few fps faster on games.
Oh, and it is not a matter of just replacing a processor. On this model, the processor is soldered to the motherboard so you have to replace the whole motherboard. This is the part you need:
AMD A10-5745M (2.9 GHz/2.1 GHz, 4 MB L2, 1333 MHz DDR3L, quad core, 25 W) for use with Windows Standard HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC
The board is available for about $175 plus shipping on eBay:
Please let us know if you need any more help and let us know how it goes if you decide to go forward.
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