CPU upgrade for Gateway 6020GZ


I have a Gateway 6020GZ Laptop and was wondering how do I upgrade the CPU processor? It's at 1.4GHz now and I want to upgrade to 2.0GHz or higher if I can. Will I have to change the Motherboard and Bios as well? Also, what would I need to upgrade this notebook because it is running terribly sloooooooooow?

Here are the specs:

OS: Windows XP Home Edition

CPU: Intel Celeron M 360
Cores 1
Threads 1
Code Name Dothan
Package Socket 479 mPGA
Technology 90nm
Specification Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model D
Extended Model D
Stepping 8
Revision C0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2
Virtualization Unsupported
Hyperthreading Not supported
Bus Speed 100.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 400.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed1400 MHz

Core Speed 1400.0 MHz
Multiplier x 14.0
Bus Speed 100.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 400.0 MHz

Memory RAM:
Type DDR
Size 512 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 166.7 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 7 clocks
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 71 %
Total Physical 502 MB
Available Physical 103 MB

Manufacturer Gateway
Version 3401701
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i855GM/GME
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801DB (ICH4-M)
Southbridge Revision 03

Brand Gateway
Version 61.01

Thanks for any help!
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  1. Also, I was told that if I upgrade the processor I would need memory RAM of 3GB minimum because the notebook did not already come with a 2.0GHz processor. So because I have to upgrade RAM and the CPU that would mean I would have to do something with the motherboard or something, rather than just upgrading the CPU alone itself, right?

    I just need some help on how I need to go about upgrading the notebook to a processor of 2.0GHz or higher. Or should I just buy a new computer that already has a minimum CPU of 2.0GHz :-{ ? What to do, What to do...I am not a professional at this but I am a fast and quick learner and am here to learn ;-D

  2. Generally speaking, you can't upgrade the processor in a laptop. You can upgrade the memory, however it may be hard to find compatible components - this is quite an old system, correct?

    I'd recommend a new notebook - you can get a decent spec laptop in the sub-£500 range if all you need it for are office and browsing activities.
  3. As Diellur said - you can only really upgrade memory / hard disk in a laptop.
  4. Thanks, I'm actually going to be using my computer for work and would need something with more speed and space. I've decided to invest in a newer computer.

    Thanks again for your response :)
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