Intalling New CPU

Hello All,

I have a HP Compaq CQ70 laptop. This laptop had Intel Dual Core Celeron T1600 CPU. I have replaced the it with Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 which 2.2GHz processor.

I am listing some of the specs of both CPU's for comparison. Note that only FSB and VID Voltage range are different.

Processor Number	    T7500	                           T1600[/b]
# of Cores	             2	                                     2
# of Threads	             2	                                     2
Clock Speed	             2.2 GHz	                     1.66 GHz
Cache	                     4 MB L2 Cache	             1 MB L2 Cache
Bus/Core Ratio	             11	                             10
Bus Type	                     FSB	                             FSB	
System Bus	             800 MHz	                     667 MHz
Instruction Set	             64-bit                  	     64-bit
Lithography	             65 nm	                             65 nm
Max TDP                        35 W	                             35 W
VID Voltage Range	    1.075V - 1.250V		     1.075V-1.175V		

Package Specifications

TJUNCTION	            100°C		                     100°C
Package Size	            35mm x 35mm	             35mm x 35mm
Processing Die 
Size	                            143 mm2	          	     143 mm2
# of Processing Die 
Transistors	            291 million	                     291 million
Sockets Supported	    PBGA479, PPGA478	     PPGA478

The reason I decided to change the CPU is that there is a variant of my laptop (HP Compaq G70) which has same motherboard but core 2 duo T5800 CPU. So I assumed that if replace the CPU with an older C2D CPU it should work.

Now I want to find out if there will be any problems because of this. For example overheating etc.
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  1. I have tried to monitor the CPU temperature and it stays at 67C.
    Do I need to be worried
  2. If you're monitoring your CPU temperature in the BIOS, it's roughly the equivalent of it running at full load. 67C is slightly high for a desktop, though I'd think it's normal for a laptop. I don't have much experience with laptops so someone who is more knowledgeable with laptops should verify this.
  3. I have been using the software called Speccy to monitor the temperature.
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