people do upgrade their CPUs, especially it seems with Dell laptops. Also it's not very expensive. My question was about the new CPU's FSB speed versus the laptops's max RAM speed, and if this needs to be taken into account.
I've found that the max ram speed for my this laptop's motherboard is probably 667MHz so my question is:
can I install a CPU with a higher FSB speed (800MHz to stay compatible with DDR2)?
If your CPU upgrade includes a platform change, then it would include the motherboard change. Once inquired about a motherboard change of HP and it turned out $450 for the change approx for a $600 laptop!
hmm. well at the worst this just reduces my options to 1 which would be a 50 dollar cpu upgrade, maybe worth a try.
Just ring up the customer service representative and see what they have to say. Do let us know what happens.