Have Aspire V3-731-4695. Seek upgrade for existing cpu, which is Intel B950.

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terryvaught
terryvaught Member Posts: 3 New User
Secondarily, might the replacement cpu support installation of higher density memory sticks? Thanks in advance!

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  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 10,415 Trailblazer
    edited March 2021 Answer ✓
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    Secondarily, might the replacement cpu support installation of higher density memory sticks? Thanks in advance!
    Put either a Core i5-2540M (will give you about 60% upgrade performance) or the Core i7-2760QM (will give you about 90% upgrade performance) to replace your OEM B950 CPU, see these links of what you can upgrade your Socket G2 B950 CPU of your V3-731-4695 to, also your Aspire uses the same chipset HM77 that my V3-571G uses. Btw, the max ram for this model is 8GB (2x 4GB into its 2x slots) and from experience with my V3-571G I run 2x 4GB of the DDR3-1866MHz ram and that works perfectly and in dual channel mode, so try all this and also only use an SSD 2.5" SATA-3 6GB/sec as your boot hard drive.

    Also and another thing that you can do to get Bluetooth (which works) is to change your OEM WiFi 2.4G only card to a WiFi/BT 2.4-5G and Bluetooth card model Qualcomm Atheros AR9462-AR5B22, the WiFi Win10 64 driver “win10-10.0.3.462-whql.zip” driver is here Download and the BT Win10 64 driver “bt-10.0.3.14-win1064.zip” is here Download from these links. You can also put your OEM spinner HDD into the DVD slot with a caddy and use that as a slave for extra storage, which I've done on my V3-571G and it works 100%, all these mods will increase your performance by at least 200% and will run Win-10 20H2 latest version with no problems, good luck

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  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 10,415 Trailblazer
    edited March 2021 Answer ✓
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    Secondarily, might the replacement cpu support installation of higher density memory sticks? Thanks in advance!
    Put either a Core i5-2540M (will give you about 60% upgrade performance) or the Core i7-2760QM (will give you about 90% upgrade performance) to replace your OEM B950 CPU, see these links of what you can upgrade your Socket G2 B950 CPU of your V3-731-4695 to, also your Aspire uses the same chipset HM77 that my V3-571G uses. Btw, the max ram for this model is 8GB (2x 4GB into its 2x slots) and from experience with my V3-571G I run 2x 4GB of the DDR3-1866MHz ram and that works perfectly and in dual channel mode, so try all this and also only use an SSD 2.5" SATA-3 6GB/sec as your boot hard drive.

    Also and another thing that you can do to get Bluetooth (which works) is to change your OEM WiFi 2.4G only card to a WiFi/BT 2.4-5G and Bluetooth card model Qualcomm Atheros AR9462-AR5B22, the WiFi Win10 64 driver “win10-10.0.3.462-whql.zip” driver is here Download and the BT Win10 64 driver “bt-10.0.3.14-win1064.zip” is here Download from these links. You can also put your OEM spinner HDD into the DVD slot with a caddy and use that as a slave for extra storage, which I've done on my V3-571G and it works 100%, all these mods will increase your performance by at least 200% and will run Win-10 20H2 latest version with no problems, good luck

  • terryvaught
    terryvaught Member Posts: 3 New User
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    Wow! Now that's what I call an ANSWER to the question. Thanks very much for the comprehensive and very helpful reply.
    Kudos and thanks, Stevengen. 
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