Is processor of a laptop upgradable?

@leo2050 (349)
July 14, 2010 12:06pm CST
Hello mylotters, i own a laptop with AMD athlon X2 processor and has two cores. The spped is good but it is bit old now and i want to upgrade it. I just wanna know that whether i can upgrade the CPU of my laptop or not?
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@xenobane (205)
• Canada
22 Jul 10
The easiest way is go to your laptop manufactutrer's website. You will find your laptop's manual and tech specs there,usually the manual will contain a list of components that you can change. The CPU is usually changeable, but to a very limited range. Since laptop are not designed to be disassembled easily, upgrade is often not a major selling point. But if you can find a faster replacement, then by all means change it.
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
20 Jul 10
normally you can't upgrade yur processor laptop so it depends even from your motherboard but in general is a really complicated thing so if you are not a technician you won't do it if not you will risk to ruin your laptop forever!!
@Ramsesxlll (1436)
• Finland
19 Jul 10
Unfortunately, mostly it is not possible, and if it is, it is extremely time taking, and hard that only experts should do. Also, some others here have also pointed out that it would cost more than a new laptop, and even if it would cost only ALMOST as much as a new laptop, it still would be too much. The best choice would be to upgrade your whole computer (getting a new one. Preferably a Mac), or to just stick with your current configuration. I think that your two core AMD Athlon X2 processor is enough fast for at least now if you don't play games on it, or at least not "heavy" games. My processor is 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, which is okay, but too slow. That with a 1.23 Gb 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, my computer get's so slow... I could upgrade it to 2 GBs, but I think that I will just get a super efficient MacBook Pro 15" Good luck with your laptop[b][/b]
• New Zealand
15 Jul 10
Yes/No depends on what laptop you have. If it was a cheap buy then its most likely you cant. How old is the Laptop, are you sure its worth a upgrade. To see if you can upgrade you will need to find your system specifications and do a little research on the internet. Happy researching :]
• United States
15 Jul 10
Sorry leo2050, but it is not possible. On a desktop computer, yes. But on a laptop? No.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
well its possible but i think we cannot do it ourselves. Must be done by a professional. im a little bit careful with laptops because their parts isnt that durable.
• Indonesia
14 Jul 10
Yes you can upgrade your processor, but you have to know your mainboard support for the processor, you can't upgrade the processor if your mainboard can't support it, especially for the clock speed, you need to know the limit your mainboard can handle. And it must be the same socket type.... How about upgrading your ram, it's easier than upgrading your processor. And it's cheaper....
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
14 Jul 10
No, and if it would be possible it would be more expensive than buying a brand new laptop. So buy a new laptop if you do have the money.