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Up grade for processor

What's the faster processor for up grade the Gateway mx 3215? How many pins has the mother board?

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André / Brazil

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    John Peel Nov 11, 2008

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    Intel® Celeron® M Processor 360
    1 MB L2 Cache | 1.4 GHz | 400 MHz FSB

    Im looking for something faster.....


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You can only upgrade cpu with the socket you have, which is 478/479, the best you can do the Intel 1.6Mhz M processor 725
if you want a faster CPU, you need to get a new motherboard.

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