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What processor can my motherboard handle?

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  1. alzza

    alzza Thread Starter

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    Im asking this question because i will be upgrading my computer but i dont know what processor it can handle at most.
    My computer is Acer and the model is Aspire 5710G, so what processor can it handle at the highest?
    And if i upgrade it to new processor, do i have to reformat my computer?
    And also, what graphics card can it handle up to?
    At the moment my processor is Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500.
     
  2. Tanis

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    As we are talking about a laptop here your upgrade options are going to be very very limited.

    Graphics card is a no go, you are stuck with the one you have.
    CPU may be a possibility but its not as easy a job as it is upgrading a desktop.
    The only really easy (generally) upgrade for a laptop is adding more RAM.
     
  3. alzza

    alzza Thread Starter

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    Yeh i agree with adding more ram, i hate this old laptop :(
     
  4. crjdriver

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    You are pretty much stuck with what you have. Even if a cpu upgrade was possible, you run into cooling problems since the laptop was designed to dissipate a given amount of heat energy. When you produce more heat energy, it really cannot handle the increase.

    Next issue would be pw supply. Laptops have a pw supply that is just enough to pw the system. Adding a more pw hungry cpu causes problems.

    I agree adding ram or a larger hard drive is about all you are going to do.
     
  5. alzza

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    yeh, i had this laptop for like 4 years now :(
    Need a new one soon.
     
  6. alzza

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    Do you know how much ram it can handle at most though?
     
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    Alright, thanks :)
     
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