How are my PC specs? Is it possible to replace an AMD APU?

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  1. Fudge
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    I already have this PC, but I'm just wondering what you guys think of it. It can run everything I try on it so far, but I feel like I may need to upgrade my APU in a year or two. Is it even possible?? Here's the info -

    OS
    MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

    CPU
    AMD K12 45 °C
    Llano 32nm Technology
    4x 1.5GHZ, automatically runs up to 2.5GHZ when needed

    RAM
    8.00 GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)

    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 1805 (Socket FS1) 44 °C

    Graphics

    Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
    AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G (HP) 44 °C
    512MB VRAM

    Hard Drives
    625GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HM641JI SATA Disk Device (SATA) 41 °C

    Optical Drives
    hp DVDRAM GT31N SATA CdRom Device

    Audio
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
     
  2. Originality

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    An AMD APU is built into the CPU, so upgrading it literally requires replacing the CPU.

    On the other hand, that also means that it's not taking up a PCIe port. If your motherboard has one, you can just insert a graphics card and it will run off that instead of the APU. Just be careful that your case and power supply can support a graphics card (since pre-built systems, which I'm assuming yours is, tends to have as weak a PSU as they can get away with and sometimes they use slimline cases that can't fit a full length/profile graphics card.
    EDIT: Correction.
     
  3. Rydian

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    That's a laptop unfortunately.
     
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    It is? Well, at least the first part of my post was true. The only difference is that you can never add a graphics card inside a laptop, so you're stuck with whatever APU the CPU has.