Acer Aspire 4552 Processor Upgrade

minahasa999

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Can the old Acer Aspire 4552 Athlon II P340 upgraded with a new processor? It's with S1g4 socket, so is Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile N660 supported? Thanks!.
 

minahasa999

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Thank you for the tips, really appreciate it.
Yes, I'm also thinking about going four cores as it will definitely gives better performance like you mentioned. However, I use this laptop mainly for image processing: LightRoom & Photoshop. From various sources I learned that these software benefits mainly from higher clock, while not much from adding cores. I'm running P340 @2.2GHz now, and while I'm sure switching to quad core will gives me better multitasking, what I'm really in need of is a boost in clock speed. That said, after a casual search on ebay, I found that there are few 'reasonably priced' Socket S1g4 CPU that could serve as a better alternatives to my existing P340:

- Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile X620 3.1Ghz
- Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile N660 3.0Ghz
- Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile N640 2.9GHz
- Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile N620 2.8GHz

As for the quad cores, unfortunately they are all either the same per-core clock as my existing CPU or slower
- Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile P960 1.8GHz
- Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile N950 2.1Ghz
- Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile N970 2.2GHz > Rather expensive, so probably not an option.

Besides compatibility of the motherboard, I also worried about heat, as those CPU are often with higher TDP. That's why I asked the first question in the first place. The laptop itself is a bit old, but if somehow a little 'tweak' that cost a little could bring a bit of push to the performance, then why not.. :)
 

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Yeah, that too. But jumping from 25W to 35W is not that high, is it? Since 35W TDP still means plenty to choose from. But, yes I might as well play save.

Edit: P650 is listed here with 35W and 2.8GHz? http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Phenom+II+P650+Dual-Core
 

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It's still 35W, and more than likely your laptop wont support anything more than 25W :(
 

minahasa999

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On this reference, it seems that it can handle 35W though..
And on this site it's sold with N660 3GHz 35W. That particular item looks exactly like my laptop :)
 
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