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HP Pavilion g6-2399sa Notebook
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Just wondering if it's possible to bung a new processor in my laptop and if so, which ones are possible?

 

I'm having a laptop upgrade spree 

 

In fact I might as well go all out and ask what the deal is with sticking a new motherboard in there. Not even sure if it's possible but no harm in asking.

 

Cheers!

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@stuart955

 

What processor do you have installed now???

 

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Hi,

 

Sorry for the late reply - turns out all my notification emails from HP forum end up in my spam inbox!

 

According to my device manage, the processor is an "AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics"

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No problem @stuart955

 

Sorry to say but you have the best CPU already installed.

 

Your manual here.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593126

 

CPU's you could use.

 

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/AMD/A10-Series_for_Notebooks/A10-4600M.html

 

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Heh, even better! 

 

That'll explain why my laptop appears to cost the same now as it did 5 years ago when I bought it.

 

Also... does this bring Moore's Law into question?

 

Or is there some other limiting factor preventing me from upgrading this laptop in any way? Is it simply impossible to mix and match parts, e.g. find a whole new improved motherboard to fit in the case?

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Well Moore's law has finally stopped explaining current computer technology. The number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits has stopped doubling every year in recent history. 

 

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601441/moores-law-is-dead-now-what/

 

Desktops use industry standard form factor parts....so I can take a 10 year old computer case and put a current motherboard in it and the current motherboard will support a current processor and memory. 

 

Laptops, on the other hand, are "one-off". The motherboard and chassis are a custom design so the only motherboards that will fit in your laptop are the ones designed and made for your model at the time it was a new model. So if you have the top end of what was made for your model there is no upgrade. You could perhaps increase the memory if you are below the max and let's not belittle what a solid state drive can do. It can make an old laptop run with the big dogs again. The single most impactful upgrade one can do to a laptop is to go from an old-school mechanical spinner drive to an SSD. Night and day. 

 

Hope that explains and helps. 

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Got it, that makes sense, cheers.

 

Already shifted to SSD a few weeks ago. The improvement is very much noticeable!!

 

Interesting article too :robothappy:

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