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Hi i have sony vaio with a AMD Athlon P320 Dual-core cpu and i want to upgrade to some think faster
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Hi i have sony vaio with a AMD Athlon P320 Dual-core cpu and i want to upgrade to something faster
Ok,

What's your budget?

What are you wanting it to do, are you going to be gaming?

Etc etc

Comps
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Buy a new computer then. You probably won't be able to swap in a new CPU.
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Buy a new computer then. You probably won't be able to swap in a new CPU.
Unless it's an embedded processor (which is isn't), the CPU of a laptop is upgradable.
    
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(which it isn't)
Aaaaand, how would you know that? OP hasn't given out the model number.
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Hmm, not too sure about Sony, but on my ASUS, I could only replace my 8600 with a 9500 without flashing the BIOS, and that of course is locked. And you also need to make sure your CPU isnt soldered onto the MB.
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Well, the VPCEE23FX has very similar specs to OP's computer, and it looks like it has an actual CPU socket.



Looks like a socket S1.
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Just my 2c.
I have not seen any recent Intel or Amd processors embedded in laptops.

Netbooks and cellphones / tablets are another story, but most laptops currently do not have the processor soldered onto the motherboard and for good reason, motherboards fail often.
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Aaaaand, how would you know that? OP hasn't given out the model number.
Most sony laptops apart from the Z don't have embedded processors.
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Well, the VPCEE23FX has very similar specs to OP's computer, and it looks like it has an actual CPU socket.



Looks like a socket S1.
Next would be to see what CPU would be compatable on his board. Here is a list of Mobile CPUs from AMD. He has a P320. It would be nice if he could put a P650 on it. It would almost double his performance. I wouldnt go any more since he only has embedded graphics. Hopefully he wont have to flash the Bios.

AMD P650
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Where to buy????? Thats going to take some time. It might be best to shop for an old junk laptop with a P650 and pull it, might be cheaper too.
Edited by ericld - 1/24/11 at 9:11am
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