I've recently acquired an Aspire 5251-1513 notebook and I was thinking about replacing the wimpy V120 (2.2GHz) with something a little bit more powerful. My intent is for it to be capable of running Dragon Age: Origins, which needs a 1.8GHz dual core. I believe the V120 is 25watts and runs on the S1 socket. Does anyone have any recommendations for a CPU?
replacing a notebook cpu is tricky, and impossible most of the time (cpu is soldered into the socket)
I must have gotten lucky then with my cheapo compaq if that is still the case. I was able to upgrade from a T2310 to a T7700. Like others have said, it can be a tedious process. If you do it, take your time.