If it can't then, what is the BEST processor upgrade for improved gaming performance?
Yes A10-5750M is the best quad core. Note that your motherboard is probably compatible, because most (all?) motherboards that work with A-4000M series APU will also work with A-5000M series APU, but it might require UEFI (BIOS) firmware update. This comes from the notebook manufacturer, and you must be certain that
you use the correct UEFI for your particular model notebook.
These APUs were introduced 4.5 years ago, manufacturing has halted, so they may be found mostly in second-hand sale sites (eBay etc.). Pricing is typically around $60 right now.
A6-4400M is socket FS1r2. Yes you can upgrade to A10-4600M, but that may or may not improve gaming performance because it's going from 2-core with 2.7 GHz base frequency to 4-core with 2.3 GHz base.
If you can, check the documentation for your model notebook on their website to find compatible APUs. There's a fairly good chance that your motherboard will support the A-5000M series APUs (Richland). If so, then the best 2-core is A6-5350M with 2.9 GHz base. The best 4-core is A10-5750M with 2.5 GHz base.
I have the A10-5750M. It's OK for light gaming, but not AAA titles. It can barely handle Subnautica at lowest settings.
Wait, but on cpuz it says my socket is a FP2 not FS1r2.
CPU-Z is incorrect. Socket FP2 is BGA; you can't change those processors (well not without desoldering, then soldering in a new one).
HWiNFO and AMD Overdrive identify the socket correctly.
I see family 15-6 model 0-1 stepping 1 in amd overdrive, is that FS1r2?
Family, model, stepping refer to the cpuid information, which is independent of the socket type.
Ok so the best quad core is A10-5750m?
If it is, what is the best site i should order one from?
Thanks a million bro.
If you already have the A10-5750M I would suggest getting and ssd and two of the same ram sticks that run at 1866mhz for peak performance. But the ram speed your ram will run at depends on if your motherboard supports 1866mhz or not. If you don't know you can look up your laptop on crucial.com and it should tell you what ram speed your laptop supports. Also the A10-5750M can support up to 16 gigs of ram.
No problem man.
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