Basically, I know that this APU is NOT soldered to the motherboard of this laptop (don't post that whole "laptop parts are soldered to the mobo, buy a desktop" BS, I have a custom gaming desktop and I know how to swap out the parts on both desktop and laptops). I would like to upgrade to an A8 (it came with an a6), however the only A8 @ 35w is the 3520m which wouldn't be much of an upgrade. My question is basically this; would replacing a 35w chip with a 45w one be a terrible idea? -I've heard that power consumption/voltage play a pretty major role in component upgrades for tablets and laptops but 10w seems like nothing. Thanks in advance! -nick
Unless you can confirm that the mobo in question can handle a 45w part and that it's bios has support for it. then more then likely you cannot
I think I was able to confirm that the bios does support the chip by looking through the BIOS update's description on the Acer site. I'm unable to figure out just which mobo is actually in this notebook though. Any tips? (system info just says "aspire 5560"; which is the model of the laptop- "Acer Aspire 5560-Ab653").
Thanks for your quick reply.
Edit: Fuck it, I'm just gonna go with the A8-3520M (35w) chip. I can't seem to find any of the 45w chips at a reasonable price. Thank you for your help though!