Thanks very much for your responce to my question. by the other part i mean, will any S1 socket work in the laptop or will i have to use an phenem II S1 socket for laptops only. Like my old gateway uses a pentium 4 cpu but the wattage is scaled down, so you can only use a special low watt cpu in it. i guess if i were to us a regular 95watt pent4 cpu in it ide be asking for overheating problums. in other words are all phenom II S1 scoket cpu's the same or are they differant from laptop to desktop? OR are all S1 sockets for laptops only? im thinking of upgrading from the 2.0gig N930 to somthing higher, say around the 3.gig range. i just upgraded to an SSD Harddrive, now my cpu is the slow kid on the block. So i thought i would try to kick it up a notch. PS. i fear overclocking becouse i may do damage down stream to a capasetor or diode or something else on the motherboard. becouse laptops are so-inclosed and the cooling is solution seems minimal.