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AM4 Question for laptops

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So, I answered a question on Quora about replacing a laptop intel CPU, and I said it was possible, but not worth the time, effort, and risks vs the price, value, and result.

 

Link to question: https://www.quora.com/Can-I-upgrade-my-i7-6500u-to-an-i7-7th-generation-processor

 

Now, even though this might be a thing for intel CPUs, is it possible for the newer AM4 Ryzen chips? I got a A485 with a Ryzen 7 Pro and I was wondering about all kinds of cool mods to make to it, so that's one of the things that came into my mind. I already know the implications of upgrading mobile hardware (Phones, laptops, etc), I just wanna know if it works with AMD so I don't have to wait for Linus to talk about it.

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Anything is possible, it just depends on how much money and time you want to waste on (if applicable) desoldering, accounting for voltages and power provided to the socket, buying flux and desolder equipment.

 

The constraints of how you can mod something is just your imagination, but it can get very expensive, time consuming, frustrating, and if you lose interest in it, ultimately not rewarding and a waste of resources.

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Anything is possible with knowledge, time, money, and effort. Like the guy who turbocharged a 1st gen Toyota Prius, I think you could do a CPU swap on a Ryzen laptop.

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The soldered laptop chips aren't AM4 by the way, just like the 6500U isn't 1151. In fact, they're not sockets at all, they're BGA, ball grid array. The pads on the back of the CPUs are mounted to the motherboard via solder balls. It's really not worth doing anything to. Once a chip is too slow, it's pretty much guaranteed one generation up with the same cores and similar clocks won't improve that situation at all. Just throw it away and buy something new. Almost any component in a modern computer can be recycled responsibly.

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5 hours ago, NelizMastr said:

The soldered laptop chips aren't AM4 by the way, just like the 6500U isn't 1151. In fact, they're not sockets at all, they're BGA, ball grid array. The pads on the back of the CPUs are mounted to the motherboard via solder balls. It's really not worth doing anything to. Once a chip is too slow, it's pretty much guaranteed one generation up with the same cores and similar clocks won't improve that situation at all. Just throw it away and buy something new. Almost any component in a modern computer can be recycled responsibly.

They're just BGA? I thought intel patented that technique. Or am I missing something?

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