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    Default CPU Upgradable?

    I've had this laptop for a year, and i fully intend on using it for college, i love the thing. But now that i have a summer job again i wanna splurge on myself and upgrade the old girl. IS it possible to upgrade the APU and Graphics even though its a laptop? Here's all the specs:
    Product Number    D8X45UA
    Microprocessor    1.6GHz up to 2.4GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M Accelerated Processor
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    Default Re: CPU Upgradable?

    not really, at least to my knowledge.

    SOME laptops came with a changable gpu, i had one of those about 6-8 years ago. I dont think they are made anymore though, its all soldered directly to the chipset.

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    Default Re: CPU Upgradable?

    While what Pete stated is not 100% correct, it does apply to your situation. There are still plenty of laptops out that can have the cpu replaced or upgraded. Netbooks, budget laptops and Ultrabooks however do use BGA APU/CPUS to cut cost and to conserve internal spacing.

    Your model uses an A8-4555M AMD APU. This APU uses BGA827 (FP2) bga socket. It is fully soldered on using a 722 pinless ball grid array. Even if you did have a BGA machine in your garage your upgrade options would be limited to a few A8s that are only slightly faster then what you have now. You also may run into limitations with the chipset.

    Basically. your stuck with it.
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