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blaze00098
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Best GPU upgrade for my AMD dual core a9-9420 APU?

I have this processor with radeon r5 , 12 gb ram with 300 watt psu. I am wanting to upgrade my gpu and cpu. 

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arcticwind
Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Best GPU upgrade for my AMD dual core a9-9420 APU?

I'm assuming this is for a laptop.  As this is an OEM "mobile" processor.

The GPU side of this processor cannot be upgraded because this is an APU processor and the graphics portion is built into the design.

Also, APU's like this are soldered to the motherboard and are not meant to be removed or replaced/upgraded.

Here is some info on it...  http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-A9-Series%20for%20Notebooks%20A9-9420.html  

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blaze00098
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Best GPU upgrade for my AMD dual core a9-9420 APU?

No this is a desktop, so is it still possible?

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arcticwind
Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Best GPU upgrade for my AMD dual core a9-9420 APU?

What is the Make and Model of your computer?

In the future please include this info.  https://community.amd.com/thread/196209  

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blaze00098
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Best GPU upgrade for my AMD dual core a9-9420 APU?

Its Acer Aspire TC-330 Eb11

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arcticwind
Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Best GPU upgrade for my AMD dual core a9-9420 APU?

From what I can find the desktop version is using the same processor with the same motherboard socket (FT4).

Acer uses proprietary motherboards (Built to Acer's specification) for each computer so this processor is soldered to the motherboard. So replacing the processor means replacing the motherboard also.

Acer Aspire TC-330 - tower - A9 9420 3 GHz - 8 GB - 1 TB Overview - CNET 

You could check with Acer's customer support to see if they offer upgrades for your system. But, I'm guessing that they would just have you buy a whole new system.

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