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hey everyone. i need a little help...

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August 28, 2006 11:32:23 PM

I want to upgrade the processor on my Laptop, but i'm not sure what my motherboard can handle... i currently have a 1.3GHz Intel celeron M processor and want to replace it with the strongest one possible. my question is this: will any Intel Celeron M processor work? and if not, how do i find out what my motherboard can handle? thanks in advance.

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August 28, 2006 11:38:35 PM

Hmm.

Celeron M?

Thats the thing, there's a few variances....

One being socket difference. Some Dothan cores were 478, others were '479'. The 478 has Dothan @400mhz FSB ,90nm and a Yonah based CPU 533mhz FSB @ 65nm.

Your going to have to be more specific on exactly which brand Celeron were talking here.
August 28, 2006 11:46:29 PM

ok, i've had a look around... how do i find out what socket type i have?
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August 29, 2006 12:00:08 AM

This program will verify more info:

CPU-Z
August 29, 2006 12:05:51 AM

ah cool, thats perfect.

heres some specs:

Name: intel celeron M 350
Code name: Dothan Brand ID: 18
Package: socket 479 mPGA

is that enough? its 1.3 GHz too... just so you know.
August 29, 2006 12:11:31 AM

I can only assume that 479 CPU's will fit.

Now the mainboard and bios would also determine what CPU can be run that are 479 mPGA. Also bios flash updates would add support for it.

What brand name is it? Have you checked anything you can do, as far as upgrading the CPU?
August 29, 2006 12:24:34 AM

I didn't even know it was possible to repalce a laptop CPU. I tried on a Dell CPi and found out that they soldered the CPU to the mobo
August 29, 2006 12:28:37 AM

Well.. it would depend on the brand.

I've taken toshiba laptops apart, and the CPU is locked on by a screw type of lock on. Those where the PIII versions.

The company I used to work at did have dell laptops, but I never had to take them apart.

Edit:

Basically this, which is a 479 socket:

August 29, 2006 12:38:30 AM

Quote:
Well.. it would depend on the brand.

I've taken toshiba laptops apart, and the CPU is locked on by a screw type of lock on. Those where the PIII versions.

The company I used to work at did have dell laptops, but I never had to take them apart.

Edit:

Basically this, which is a 479 socket:



that i sjust an adaptor for socket 478 motherboards so they can use mobile cpu's

what type of laptop is it?
August 29, 2006 12:44:31 AM

I know it is an adaptor. I was trying to find what was similar as far as the locking mechanism for the socket. Though that one was a 479 socket. Just can't seem to remember what pinout the P3 moblie chips were. Unless it was the same. :oops: 
August 29, 2006 12:44:41 AM

Thats the thing...thats all socket 479 is...and adaption to 478.

So really, if he can acquire such a peice....any Celeron should work.

I know there was such a thing for earlier Dothan's to function on 915 boards without being limited to 4x AGP and DDR333.
August 29, 2006 12:48:45 AM

Well if that is the case I see too Celeron 478's at tigerdirect for $40 and $50 respectively. Theres a couple of problems that I can see with those CPU's. These are 478's not 479's. I'm not to familar with the differences between the 478 and the 479 but it might be minisclue and tweakable. The other problem would be if it exceeds the bus speed.

Here's the link....
Tigerdirect 478 Celeron
August 29, 2006 9:25:36 AM

hey guys. i'm back.

i have a medion MIM2120. the socket is the same one as in the picture grimmy posted, only its actually on the motherboard.
August 29, 2006 8:11:49 PM

Very hard to look up details on the chipset for that laptop.

According to the manual I found on that laptop, you will need to contact them for certain upgrades.

Medion UK

The main thing to keep in mind, you need the chipset to be able to provide support for a new or faster CPU, and also the correct bios to configure it properly.

So I'd advise consulting with them first.
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