I have managed to get hold of a laptop at a good price with the Intel® Core™2 Solo Processor ULV SU3500. I have tried to find upgrade guides as I would like to upgrade the processor because lets me honest, its shoddy, and I cant find hardly any pictures of the processor inside the socket, and I would rather not tear it all down until I know the options.
I have read conflicting articles about the socket type that the processor is mounted in...
Ok great, I have used that software in the past but did not notice that tab for the motherboard, should it matter which motherboard I'm using? Surely the Processor will only be designed to be soldered or put in a socket...?
Socket 478 (PGA478)? I would have expected the socket type to match the info in the link above BGA956. Something isn't tracking right. What CPU did CPU-z say was installed?
No info on MB manufacturer and model number? Or installed BIOS version?
Supported CPUs should be among the one listed in my first link, plus what the is on the motherboard's CPU support list from the MFGR.
It looks like the best information on compatible CPUs is that first link I posted from CPU-World where it lists 'CPUs, related to Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500'
My concern is the cooling system designed for the 5.5 Watt Thermal Design Power (TDP) of the SU3500 wouldn't be enough to keep a 17 Watt TDP Core 2 Duo SL9600 CPU cool.
That's a 300% increase in cooling requirement. Even the 10 Watt TDP Core 2 Duo SU9600 is a 200% increase.
Without clear guidance from the MFRG on what CPUs are compatible - your best option is to see if you can find evidence of what other owners of PB EasyNote Butterfly s have successfully done for CPU upgrades.
Otherwise, you're going to be out there in 'experimental' territory.
"Penryn-L" (45 nm)
All models support: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST), Intel 64, XD bit (an NX bit implementation), iAMT2 (Intel Active Management), Intel VT-x, TXT, IDA (Intel Dynamic Acceleration)
Socket P processors are capable of throttling the front-side bus (FSB) anywhere between 400–800 MT/s as necessary.
Die size: 82 mm2
228 million transistors
Package size: 22 mm × 22 mm
Steppings: M0, R0
number Frequency L2
cache FSB Mult. Voltage TDP Socket Release date Part
Small Form Factor, ultra-low voltage
Core 2 Solo SU3300
1.2 GHz 3 MB 800 MT/s 6× 1.05–1.15 V
µFC-BGA 956 May 2008
Core 2 Solo SU3500
1.4 GHz 3 MB 800 MT/s 7× 1.05–1.15 V
µFC-BGA 956 Q2 2009