Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Swapping a Intel Pentium M 750 processor with a Pentium 4® 3.0GHz proc

Last response: in CPUs
Share
September 25, 2011 5:55:30 PM

I bought a hp nc6120 after my zx5000's hard drive crashed, and I am now finding out, the processor in the new one (Intel Pentium M 750 processor) just doesnt have the processing power that I need, so I am woundering if I can swap out the Intel Pentium M 750 processor with the Pentium 4® 3.0GHz processor that was in my zx5000? Ill provide more details about my system as needed.
Thanks
September 25, 2011 6:36:09 PM

Ive thought about that but the nc6120 has better graphics (128mb vs 64mb) then the zx5000
m
0
l
Related resources
a c 850 à CPUs
a b α HP
September 25, 2011 6:39:38 PM

Neither has good graphics and performance is similar regardless of memory size!
m
0
l
September 25, 2011 6:59:27 PM

alright, i know the graphics on both of them suck but im just trying to make the best with what I have so that my brother can play CS:S every now and then on low settings, I haven't looked at the hdd to the nc6120, would you know if it would be as easy as taking it out of the nc6120 and placing it in the zx5000?
m
0
l
a c 850 à CPUs
a b α HP
September 25, 2011 7:28:37 PM

I do not know if they are both IDE or SATA so I can not tell but you should be able to look both up on notebookcheck (my link from before)
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
September 25, 2011 10:27:19 PM

Hi

Question does a Pentium M 750 and a Pentium 4 3GHz fit in same socket ?
Even if it did would the cooling system support the Pentium 4 heat output ?

M indicates Mobile / Laptop CPU which usually have different sockets to Desktop CPU's

Googling zx5000 indicates it used desktop Pentium 4 CPU

regards

Mike Barnes
m
0
l
a c 471 à CPUs
a b α HP
September 26, 2011 2:26:31 PM

While a mobile Pentium 4 (socket 478) can fit in a Pentium M socket (socket 479), the Pentium 4 is not electrically compatible with that socket. Regardless if the Pentium 4 is a mobile or desktop version, socket 479 will not provide enough wattage to power the P4 CPU. Addtionally, the laptop's BIOS would also have to be able to recognize the Pentium 4 CPU.

Although the Pentium M 750 is only 1.86GHz, it is actually more efficient at processing instructions than a Pentium 4. There are many reasons for this (which I can't remember), but one of the main reason was the shorter pipelines. The Pentium M 750 would be roughly equivalent to a 2.2GHz Pentium 4.
m
0
l
!