Old Compaq M300 cpu (P3-600/100) upgradable?

First of all, can this Compaq Armada M300 laptop CPU be removed? I've opened up the laptop but i found that the cpu is just sitting on the mainboard like normal chip; I cant find the normal cpu socket like desktop mainboard. I am not sure if the cpu is fixed on board and removing it simply means destroying both cpu and mainboard. I have a (800/100)mhz Pentium-M processor and i am sure the BX chip can support it, only if current CPU can be taken out.

Thank you.
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  1. iieeann said:
    First of all, can this Compaq Armada M300 laptop CPU be removed? I've opened up the laptop but i found that the cpu is just sitting on the mainboard like normal chip; I cant find the normal cpu socket like desktop mainboard. I am not sure if the cpu is fixed on board and removing it simply means destroying both cpu and mainboard. I have a (800/100)mhz Pentium-M processor and i am sure the BX chip can support it, only if current CPU can be taken out.

    Thank you.



    Hi,
    I realize the above is an old question. But did you receive any credible answers?
    I also have a Compaq M300 that has a Pentium III CPU and is very slow. Did you find an answer/solution?

    Thanks,
    Don O'Connor
    broadcastdon@msn.com
  2. Hi :)

    Too old not worth upgrading apart from increasing the ram for a little more speed...

    All the best Brett :)
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