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slauu intel core 2 duo 2.1 ghz 800 MHz 3mb cache. is this compatible with my laptop?! !

Hi. i have an Acer aspire 3690 1.86ghz single core Intel Celeron m and to be honest, its terrible! I found an Intel core 2 duo CPU, 2.1ghz 800 MHz 3 MB cache, socket M. Does anyone know if it will be compatible with my system? If you need any more info please let me know. Thanks in advance!
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  1. It's not going to work. Very likely you can't upgrade the CPU at all in a low end device like that. The only CPU options I see are Celeron M chips. Even if a CPU has the same socket the motherboard would have to support the different power CPU and the support would have to be written into the BIOS.

    That's just a slow laptop that was not very good even when new. One of the reviews I saw said it was not even powerful enough to run Vista.
  2. anort3 said:
    It's not going to work. Very likely you can't upgrade the CPU at all in a low end device like that. The only CPU options I see are Celeron M chips. Even if a CPU has the same socket the motherboard would have to support the different power CPU and the support would have to be written into the BIOS.

    That's just a slow laptop that was not very good even when new. One of the reviews I saw said it was not even powerful enough to run Vista.


    Yeah vista ran terrible on it even with 2gb or ram. I installed XP to try to speed it up a bit. I've seen posts recently of people upgrading to 2 core cpu's but if my motherboard won't support it ill just buy a different laptop. Thanks for the reply
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    In my experience, if the laptop will even accept a processor upgrade, it usually has to be in the same processor family. In my Dell Latitude D531, for example, I was able to upgrade it from a single-core Mobile Sempron to a dual-core Turion 64 X2, but both processors are AMD K8 processors.

    As for your laptop, your processor is actually related to the Pentium M family. Since there were no dual-core varieties of the Pentium M or the Celeron M, that limits your upgrade possibilities. You would be better off replacing the laptop if you really want multicore processors.

    Casey
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