Laptop CPU Upgrade Socket M

Hello !
I have HP Compaq Presario V3018TU Notebook PC.
Current specifications of it are-
Intel Core Solo T1350 1.86GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB
2GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
120GB SATA HDD
Intel 945GM Chipset
802.11ABG Wireless LAN & Bluetooth 2.0
14.1" LCD Screen.

I found that various processors are available for cheap on eBay.
So rather selling this machine for less price, I am thinking to upgrade it.
According to HP's Service Manual, V3000 series can have Intel Dual Core T2600 2.16GHz Processor.
I am wondering that will it support Core2Duo series, say Intel Core2Duo T7300 ?
I read socket information, it says Socket M Supports T7300.
But will BIOS identify the processor ?
Looking forward for expert advice.
Thanks.
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  1. I doubt it. Hp rarely provides a bios update for newer cpus; you could end up with a dead board. You would also have to change the cpu heatsink; they frequently overheat. I don't recommend any gaming on a laptop unless it's specifically designed for it, or the system will overheat. If you do any extensive gaming, use a laptop cooler which sits under the system. Newegg has several.
  2. t7300 was launched some where between 2006-2007, and if your bios date is earlier then 2005 then its no use to give a try, but if its 2006 or after, you can give a try. t7300 supports sockets "PBGA479, PPGA478", i suppose socket M is 478.
  3. Hello !
    Thanks for the replying.
    I bought this notebook in June 2006.
    I have also got latest BIOS update, which is of Dec 2008. But how one can find, processors supported by BIOS ?

    sparteca said:
    t7300 was launched some where between 2006-2007, and if your bios date is earlier then 2005 then its no use to give a try, but if its 2006 or after, you can give a try. t7300 supports sockets "PBGA479, PPGA478", i suppose socket M is 478.
  4. UPDATE !

    Hello everyone !
    After trying a lot, I got an Idea.
    During warranty period, my Motherboard's Card reader was not working, I got mobo change for free.
    New motherboard installed is of DV2000 series, so I understood, technically V3000 and DV2000 are same.
    Next thing I did is, I searched for laptops in DV2000 series having Core 2 Duo socket M processor.
    I found one having C2D T5500, having socket M only.
    Latest BIOS update for that DV2000 is F.39, which I have already got in my V3018.
    So that means F.39 supports core2duo. Socket M & 945 chipset is in my laptop !
    Now the question is, if that supports T5500, will it support T7200 ?
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