Can I upgrade my processor?

Andrew Yau

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Hi, I have an AMD A75 FCH chipset. I was wondering is there any processor out there that I could upgrade to? This is the computer I have, and am looking to upgrade the graphics card, processor and ram. Any help much appreciated! Many Thanks, Andrew
 

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Then your owner's manual should outline the processors that will work without issues. If you no longer have the manual, you can download it here: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04123192

A quick perusal of the manual shows these processors (or APUs) as supported:

AMD A Series Quad-Core
AMD Quad-Core A10-5800K APU with Radeon HD 7660D Graphics
(3.8 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) 100w
AMD Quad-Core A10-5700 APU with Radeon HD 7660D Graphics
(3.4 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) 65w
AMD Quad-Core A8-5600K APU with Radeon HD 7560D Graphics
(3.6 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) 100w
AMD Quad-Core A8-5500 APU with Radeon HD 7560D Graphics
(3.2 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) 65w

AMD A Series Dual Core
AMD Quad-Core A6-5400K APU with Radeon HD 7540D Graphics
(3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache) 65w
AMD Dual-Core A4-5300 APU with Radeon HD 7480D Graphics
(3.4 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache) 65w

Since the Ax-5xxx series is supported, the motherboard would have to be an FM2. That's good news. You have some APUs there that are still available at retail. The A10-5800K being the fastest.
 

Andrew Yau

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Hi there I can't find out anything about my motherboard, I thought the AMD A75 was the motherboard. my processor is AMD A4- 5300
Sorry I don't know much about computers.
 

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That low-end APU leaves you lots of room for upgrade. But I'm thinking that chipset may put you in a motherboard with an FM1 socket. If so, all those CPUs are obsolete now and you may have to buy used or some place like ebay.
 

Andrew Yau

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Hi, thanks a lot.
It is MSI 2aeo
 

clutchc

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Then your owner's manual should outline the processors that will work without issues. If you no longer have the manual, you can download it here: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04123192

A quick perusal of the manual shows these processors (or APUs) as supported:

AMD A Series Quad-Core
AMD Quad-Core A10-5800K APU with Radeon HD 7660D Graphics
(3.8 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) 100w
AMD Quad-Core A10-5700 APU with Radeon HD 7660D Graphics
(3.4 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) 65w
AMD Quad-Core A8-5600K APU with Radeon HD 7560D Graphics
(3.6 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) 100w
AMD Quad-Core A8-5500 APU with Radeon HD 7560D Graphics
(3.2 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) 65w

AMD A Series Dual Core
AMD Quad-Core A6-5400K APU with Radeon HD 7540D Graphics
(3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache) 65w
AMD Dual-Core A4-5300 APU with Radeon HD 7480D Graphics
(3.4 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache) 65w

Since the Ax-5xxx series is supported, the motherboard would have to be an FM2. That's good news. You have some APUs there that are still available at retail. The A10-5800K being the fastest.
 

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