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Aged Gateway CPU Upgrade

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
June 7, 2012 9:36:28 PM

Hi all,
I have an old Gateway MX6433 laptop with a single core Turion 64 ML-30 processor.
http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Q106/Blade/1014062R...
It is in excellent physical condition, but slow as molasses. Is there any processor I could upgrade to that will improve the throughput of this antique? I imagine a dual core is out of the question, huh?
Thanks...

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June 7, 2012 9:52:23 PM

laptops parts are integrated and usually cannot be removed or changed. when purchasing a laptop, its almost guaranteed that everything will not be unchangable except the hard drive, and dvd drive
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June 8, 2012 2:32:16 AM

dudewitbow said:
laptops parts are integrated and usually cannot be removed or changed. when purchasing a laptop, its almost guaranteed that everything will not be unchangable except the hard drive, and dvd drive

Really? Then why do I see so many of my old processors available online? They look just as replaceable as desktop CPUs.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/CPUs-Processors-/164/i.html?_nk...
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June 8, 2012 2:50:23 AM

box o rocks said:
Really? Then why do I see so many of my old processors available online? They look just as replaceable as desktop CPUs.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/CPUs-Processors-/164/i.html?_nk...


Most laptop processors are sold both as μPGA (micro Pin Grid Array, removable) or BGA (Ball Grid Array, unremovable). The BGA processors are soldered directly to the motherboard and are not removable.
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June 8, 2012 12:21:18 PM

That's certainly possible. It's up to the motherboard manufacturer to select an appropriate form factor. Please keep in mind that your system's firmware may not have support for other CPUs. You'll need to find that out ahead of time
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June 8, 2012 12:35:19 PM

You could upgrade to AMD Turion 64 Mobile technology MT-40. I upgrade laptop CPUs all the time so don't let anyone tell you that its not possible.
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June 8, 2012 11:33:57 PM

nnorton44 said:
You could upgrade to AMD Turion 64 Mobile technology MT-40. I upgrade laptop CPUs all the time so don't let anyone tell you that its not possible.

Thank you for the reply. So the Turion 64 Mobile MT-40 is the top end for this old machine? Do you think I'd see a difference from the MT-30 I have in it now?
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