What x2 amd cpu can I upgrade to?

July 13, 2011 at 21:17:14
Specs: Windows 7, c-50 1ghz/2GB

I'm buying a Compaq Presario CQ5, with a "AMD A50M fusion controller hub" chipset and a AMD c-50 cpu. I want to get a new processor for it with atleast 2ghz dual core. Can I upgrade to a athlon II? What can I upgrade to, since the c-50 is only a 9w?

Model is: CQ57-229WM


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#1
July 13, 2011 at 21:21:12

You need to post the correct model number:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...


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#2
July 13, 2011 at 21:23:18

It's a CQ57-229WM

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#3
July 13, 2011 at 23:43:08

Socket BGA413 (amd APU is stuck on the motherboard).
What good about amd APU is their intergrated graphics(they outpeform intel latest intergrated) & they peform well with low power.
BTW x2 means two cores or dual core.

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#4
July 14, 2011 at 19:10:37

SO you're saying that this cpu is a apu and it's soldered in? :(

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#5
July 14, 2011 at 21:12:22

SO you're saying that this cpu is a apu and it's soldered in? YES
AMD call it APU(accelerated processing unit).
BGA (ball grid array) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_g...

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#6
July 15, 2011 at 11:23:47

If it were not are there any dual cores to replace it with atleast 1ghz

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#7
July 15, 2011 at 14:44:11

Hmmm would it be better to go with a Intel Celeron 900 processor 2.2ghz? It's single core but I want to do gaming like guild wars and mass effect, and then the processor is upgradable to a dual core for like a hundred dollars..

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#8
July 16, 2011 at 10:03:00

If you change the motherboard and processor your bundled version of Windows probably will no long work. The version of Windows is keyed to the motherboard.

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