Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 6 years ago

is it possible to upgrade my laptop CPU and graphics card for gamming?

im a hardcore gammer i really want to start playing PC games but i dont know if my laptop is upgradable. If it is can you guys please recommend good CPU and graphics cards.

i have this laptop:


AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics

Ensures optimal computing performance.


For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.

Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive

Lets you create custom DVDs and CDs.

15.6" LED-backlit high-definition display

With BrightView technology and 1366 x 768 resolution clearly presents media.

750GB hard drive (5400 rpm)

Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. Also includes 25GB of lifetime Cloud storage from Box, so you can access files on the go.

AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics

Deliver rich, vibrant visuals. An HDMI output enables flexible connectivity.

Built-in front-facing HP TrueVision high-definition webcam

With integrated digital microphone makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.

Multiformat media reader

Supports Secure Digital format.

3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports

For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.

Built-in high-speed 1x1 wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Lets you connect to the Inter

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Your processor is removable - uses an FS1 socket. The HD 8400 graphics is built into the processor and shares the main memory. You are unlikely to find an AMD processor that fits your socket and has better graphics.

  • 6 years ago

    Hi brenda. Unfortunately if you have the AMD processor, it is soldered to the system board and cannot be removed or replaced.

    The best upgrade you could do, would be an SSD hard drive. That would give you a nice responsiveness boost.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Most likely the CPU and GPU are soldered to the mobo (you can't upgrade them).

    Although I do highly recommend upgrading to an SSD as it will make your loading screen virtually non existent and improve performance *slightly*.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Sadly there is no way to upgrade a laptop, you can upgrade the laptop itself, but if you only want to upgrade specific components then you need a proper PC.

    Source(s): It's gaming, not 'gamming'.
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