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Yoga 500-14 BD, is a processor upgrade from pentium 3825U to i5-5200U possible?

2019-07-05, 14:46 PM

On different sites it states that you can upgrade a pentium 3825U to e.g. i5-5200U.

Info mentioned: The Intel 3825U is based on Broadwell-U core, and it requires BGA1168. There are also 23 Broadwell-U processors, that work in the same socket. Brief characteristics of these CPUs, together with stepping information, are provided below. For instance i5-5200U. 


Can anybody confirm this or have tried it?


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Re: Yoga 500-14 BD, is a processor upgrade from pentium 3825U to i5-5200U possible?

2019-07-05, 15:38 PM

Hi PaulusT,



Welcome to the Community Forums.


Similar to this discussionpentium 3825U is considered not upgradable since it is non socketed / BGA (ball grid array). The CPU is soldered on board so it likely ends up with entire board replacements instead.


Deballing the CPU out is a risk on itself and likewise placing back so not so many techs do it unless they have specialty machines doing it. Costing likewise may not be economically convenient.


Perhaps investing on another machine may be a better option.


I hope this helps answer your query.




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