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Laptop + APU compatibility ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by E_nigmas, Jul 12, 2013.

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  1. E_nigmas

    E_nigmas Thread Starter

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    I am hoping to purchase this laptop: DELL Latitude D630 Intel Core Duo 1.80GHz 14.1" 1GB Memory 60GB HDD Notebook
    ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200816 ),
    but I plan on replacing the cpu with AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic
    ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113281 ) .
    I also have two additional 2g DDR3 SDRAM Module's that I would add along with the key component; a 500gb WD scorpio blue hard drive. It is key because it may be damaged, and without it there will be no point in the aforementioned purchase.

    My question is: will this be compatible? I'm sure of the hard drive, but have no clue on how to find the details needed to answer the other two.
     
  2. trevordk

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    No, that is a "desktop" APU, it will not fit in a laptop. Unfortunately, the only easily swappable parts of a laptop are HDD & RAM. Sometimes NIC or optical drive are also easy, but to replace a CPU in a laptop is a lot of work, a lot of reference to the user manual, and usually a specific part from the manufacturer. In other words, it's not worth the work or hassle and you're better off spending a little more for a better laptop.

    For a bit of heads up as to what you would be in for, see this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0dweraHQrs

    Here is a link to the user manual for reference if you actually want to go ahead and replace the CPU:
    http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/latitude-d630

    Edit: Although I've provided the information on how to go about this, I strongly advise to NOT attempt to replace your laptop CPU unless you have heavy experience with laptop hardware. I would save up for a couple extra weeks/months and buy a laptop that has the necessary specifications to handle the tasks you intend to run.
     
  3. Triple6

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    You can't put an AMD processor into an Intel system either.

    But you are better off buying a laptop that meets your needs rather then buying one then trying to upgrade it.
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Besides what the others said, the Dell Latitude D630 laptop does not use DDR3 modules.

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  5. E_nigmas

    E_nigmas Thread Starter

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    Thanks to all of you, that answers everything.

    much appreciated!
     
  6. metallica5456

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    This is your MAIN PROBLEM here. complete incompatibiltiy
     
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