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Odd question about a laptop

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August 29, 2012 3:30:57 AM

I know this is a strange question, don't ask if i'm a time traveler from the year 1998, just bear with me. So, the story. I have a very old laptop that I love, and it has a socket 7 motherboard. It was built in 1995 (ctx ezbook 700E). I also had another one like it when I was younger, from 1998 that came with an AMD k6-2. The one I currently have has a pentium mmx 200 mhz. I fixed up the k6-2, since it had one missing pin, and some corrosion or something similar on the other pins. I put it in an alchohol bath, and straightened the pins. I tested it, and it works. Now, should I replace the Pentium MMX with the k6-2, or keep the pentium? Also, this laptop has no fan.
Any help is appreciated, from anyone who can tell me this! :pt1cable: 

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August 29, 2012 3:54:45 AM

Depends on what you want to run. If only games then go with with K6 (assuming it's a 350Mhz or better part), otherwise go with the Pentium. The K6 series had an extremely weak floating point processor which made it pretty much useless for anything other than games.