LAPTOP CPU??

ARE LAPTOP CPU UPGRADABLE?
CAN A 600 MHZ P3 LAPTOP BE UPGRADED TO 1 GHZ OR 800 MHZ?
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  1. [central penis unit] run hot and can cause extreme burning sensations, but can be upgraded, of course need to check with board manufacturer to see what max is, and prolly need latest bios. These are a bit tricky depending on the model pertaining to access.

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  2. I dont mean overclocking but buying a faster CPU at a future date to upgrade the system.

    I am planning to get refurbished or second user laptop that can run the video codec software :K lite codec pack (play)and also be able to install and run windows 2006 when it comes out.

    Thank you for helping me.

    the cPu thing was that a joke???
  3. only the punny part, teh content was real. Most laptops are not user upgradeable freindy, more fiendy really.
    Your best to get the fastest proc and most memory installed from the get go.
    And look into the specs carefully of model before buying one. They vary wildly.

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  4. Some are upgradeable, others are not. Some use Socket 370, others use a smaller version of Socket 370 (mPGA2 or something like that), others are soldered on, and still others use an upgrade card.

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  5. Best way to know is get an 'eyes-on' of the laptop dismantled. Some of the new laptops are upgradeable, but keep in mind the cooling system is usually rated for that particular cpu. Very few after market 'effective' laptop coolers will work on any given laptop.

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  6. your sig blinds me :lol:

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  7. Your sig makes <font color=red>me</font color=red> :lol: !

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  8. That bright yellow does suck!

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  9. That is something that you needs to check with the OEM. As long as its the same socket it should but OEMs put thier own BIOS in the notebooks that creates restrictions.

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    <font color=red><i>Only an overclocker can make a computer into a convectional oven.</i></font color=red>

    Nothing beats fresh brownies while you're playing HL2. :)

    Next year I'll have a larger case so that I can cook my turkey playing a Doom3 mod on Thanksgiving instead of sitting around a boring oven and <i>talking</i> to family or some such. :O

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    Nothing beats fresh brownies while you're playing HL2. :)



    use a prescott for that :lol:

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    Next year I'll have a larger case so that I can cook my turkey playing a Doom3 mod on Thanksgiving instead of sitting around a boring oven and talking to family or some such. :O


    maybe we should ask intel to invent a dual or multi processing system of their prescotts?? might be a new feature LOL :lol: :lol:
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  12. Thats the spirit!

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  13. Laptops are usually built as an enclosed system, difficult to even open the case to even begin looking for the CPU. You get a CPU choice when you customize a laptop so I assume you can upgrade with some difficulty, but I don't know if you'd have any success running Windows 2006 (does that even exist?? 2003 is barely even out yet?). Especially since you can't upgrade the processor beyond the line the laptop was made for, and it's already pre-owned so it's at least lat year's processor lines.

    i.e. you might be able to replace a low-end Duron with the top of the Duron line, if the FSB is supported, but you can't replace a Duron processor with a P4, Athlon 64, or other next-gen processor.

    I still haven't located the tool needed to open my sister's old laptop for servicing.
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    I still haven't located the tool needed to open my sister's old laptop for servicing.


    What brand of laptop? I've worked on a few different ones; including Compaq, Acer and Dell... and I've never needed a special tool to open them.

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  15. That tool is a brain cell.

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  16. It's a Compaq, and a pretty crappy one that's had the PCMCIA slot forcibly ripped off of the board surface.

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    That tool is a brain cell.

    derr, can I borrow one of yours, or did you use the last one writing that post?

    okay now that we've graduated from middle school, the problem is the length. None of the tools I find will fit all the way into the hole. ("that's what she said!" oh wow back in middle school again, lol)
  17. Compaq laptops used Torx #7 at one point (Hard to find, but not impossible)... in a pinch a small flat-blade would work, as the screws were made to use either type. You just need a small screwdriver set made for delicate work.

    A standard screwdriver with interchangable bits obviously won't work, as they are too large to fit in the small holes. (To discourage random disassembly). I even have a screwdriver straight from Compaq that works great for such purposes... flatblade on one side and small philips on the other.

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  18. Yeah the Torx is what I needed, the problem was I couldn't find one that would fit. I'll give a flathead a try, I have some of those, thanks! It just hasn't been much of a priority for me, because it's a pretty crappy laptop to begin with (HORRIBLE integrated graphics chip, and what I'd want to use it for would be Maya modeling on the go) and the reason I need to open it is that the PCMCIA connector has been forcibly ripped from the motherboard by falling off a table onto an inserted wireless card. The resulting crossed wires and/or other damage are preventing it from booting. I'm pretty sure it's fixable with some dextrous soldering work, so if I ever REALLY want a notebook I'll probably get more dedicated to fixing it.
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