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Can i upgrade my laptop?

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camuflage    4

I have a ASUS - K56CB-XO191H bought in 2013. Besides the HDD drive upgrade to a SSD, What other upgrades can i consider?

 

This is the official website: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/K56CB/specifications/

 

My current specs:

 

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3317U Dual Core 1,7 GHz

Turbo Boost / Burst 2,6 GHz

Cache Processador 3 MB

Memory 6 GB

 

Can i upgrade the CPU to i7 3537U and memory to 8 GB?

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xendrome    5,422

CPU and GPU are soldered on the board, so the only upgrade is to drive to the story and buy a new laptop of newer/higher specs.

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Jim K    13,226

Crucial shows that this notebook can be upgraded with a max of 16GB of RAM.

Aside from the HDD and memory, not much else can be upgraded.

 

The SSD would be the first thing I would upgrade.  I wouldn't bother with moving from 6GB to 8GB.  12GB (8GB + 4GB) maybe ... or two 8GB chips for the max 16GB.

 

https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/ASUS/k56cb

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camuflage    4

Hey guys.

 

Just got my memories 8Gbx2 and i notice one of the slots can only read 2Gb of memory (the laptop came with 4Gb + 2Gb). Tried to place a stick of 4Gb and another of 8Gb in the same slot but it simply doesn't detect it, while the 2Gb it detects immediately. The bios is updated.

Is it a limitation of my motherboard or the crucial website is not updated?

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ZakO    489
Posted (edited)

It might be a limitation of the motherboard. the spec you listed in your original post (https://www.asus.com/Laptops/K56CB/specifications/) says 8GB memory maximum supported, which usually means it only supports up to 4GB per slot.

Edited by ZakO

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camuflage    4
Posted (edited)

I retried and now it's working, i guess it was a bad contact. It detects 16 Gb now.

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Mindovermaster    1,984

Like Jim said, get an SSD...

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