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Upgrade processor and graphics card for Gateway 4026


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  • EndTimer Dec 21, 2008

    Follow this link to get Gateway info on the product:

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  • EndTimer Dec 21, 2008

    Here are the specs on the Gateway 4026
    What new upgrade for processors and graphics cards are possible. Thank You.

    4026GZ Notebook Specifications

    System Gateway® 4026GZ Notebook
    Processor and core logic
    Processor Intel® Celeron? M 350 1.30 GHz
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    Chipset-Northbridge Intel® 852GM
    Chipset-Southbridge ICH4-M
    Architecture 130 nm
    Level 2 cache 1 MB
    Front side bus speed 400 MHz
    BIOS Phoenix BIOS
    4 MB Flash ROM
    SMBIOS 2.3 support
    Advanced Configuration and Power Interface 1.0b and 2.0 (ACPI 1.0b and 2.0) support
    Wired for Management 2.0 (WfM 2.0)

    System memory
    Memory type 333 MHz DDR RAM
    Installed memory 256 MB
    Memory expansion options Two 200-pin industry standard DDR-SODIMM sockets
    Accepts two 333 MHz DDR RAM memory modules in memory bay
    No internal memory
    2 GB maximum system memory
    Determine Your Notebook's Memory
    Adding or Replacing Memory

    Graphics controller Intel® with 32 MB UMA Video Memory (chipset integrated)
    2D hardware acceleration
    3D rendering acceleration

    Video memory 32 MB UMA (shared memory) architecture with Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT)
    LCD display panel 15.0-inch active matrix (TFT) LCD color display

    Maximum Resolution: 1024 × 768
    Maximum Color Depth: 32-bit (16.7 million colors)

    LCD maximum refresh rate 60 Hz
    Controls Brightness level selectable through FN keys (up, down)
    Auto dim on battery and auto bright on AC power (selectable in BIOS)

    External video Supports dual display and extended desktop
    External CRT resolutions Supports standard IBM VGA compatible modes
    Maximum resolution: 1920 × 1200
    Maximum color depth: 32-bit (16.7 million colors)

    External CRT maximum refresh rate 75 Hz
    Sound support PC2001 compliant AC' 97 audio
    Note: This notebook does not have an internal microphone.

    Volume controls Volume control toggle
    Press wheel in to mute the sound
    Software control provided through Windows®

    Internal speakers Stereo speakers built into front of notebook
    1.0 W maximum output for each channel

    Audio jacks Stereo headphone output
    Monophonic microphone input

    Modem features Integrated V.92 56K modem
    Uses the RJ-11 jack on the rear of the notebook
    Supports Wake on Ring from S3 power mode

    10/100 Mbps Ethernet interface features Integrated IEEE 802.3 (10/100 BASE-TX) Ethernet interface
    Uses the RJ-45 jack on the rear of the notebook
    Supports Wake on LAN from S3 power mode

    Wireless Ethernet interface features (Factory installed option) FN+F2 keyboard combination turns wireless Ethernet on and off.
    Antenna: Uses factory-installed diversified internal antenna
    Operating channels: 11 selectable channels
    Security: 128 and 64 bit WEP encryption
    Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g)
    Maximum Data Rate

    54 Mbps (IEEE802.11g)
    11 Mbps (IEEE802.11b)

    Input/Output (I/O)
    Keyboard U.S. English keyboard
    Full-sized 84-keys
    19 mm × 19 mm key pitch
    2.5 mm keystroke

    Pointing device Gateway EZ-Pad? touchpad with vertical scroll
    2-button design

    Status indicators FN+F1 keyboard combination turns status indicators on and off.

    AC power
    Wireless Ethernet
    Caps lock
    PAD (Num) lock
    Scroll lock
    Hard drive access
    Battery status

    Input/Output (I/O) ports Four USB version 2.0 (4-pin)
    IEEE 1394 (4-pin)
    V.92, 56K Modem (RJ-11)
    10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45)
    External monitor (VGA)
    Stereo headphone output
    Monophonic microphone input
    PC Card socket (one Type II)
    DC input

    PCMCIA Accepts one Type II device
    Ricoh R5C590 controller
    Note: This notebook does not support Zoom Video.

    Hard drive 40 GB
    2.5-inch diameter
    9.5 mm height
    Replacing the Hard Drive

    Memory card reader (Factory installed option) Supports the following card types:

    Memory Stick®
    Secure Digital?

    Optical drive (Factory installed) Combination DVD/CD-RW
    AC adapter 19 VDC, 3.42A, 65 W output
    Automatically adjusts for 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz power sources
    Two-wire design

    Battery type Removable Lithium Ion battery pack
    Embedded controller inside to support smart battery

    Battery capacity 6-cell Li-Ion
    4.4 Ah
    11.1 V nominal
    48 Wh
    Note: Battery life varies depending on configuration, programs, power management settings, and features used. Recharge time varies, depending on usage.

    Power management Advanced Configuration and Power Interface 1.0b or later (ACPI 1.0b or later) support
    SMBIOS 2.3
    PC 2001 compliant
    CPU may support Intel® Speedstep? technology

    Controls Icon on taskbar shows battery charge as a percentage remaining
    Power switch Supports Power On/Off, Standby/Resume, Hibernate, Shutdown
    Lid switch LCD On/Off, Standby, Hibernate
    Passwords Power-on password (user/supervisor password set in BIOS)
    Hard drive password

    Physical Main system memory compartment screw
    Hard drive kit screw
    Mini PCI bay screw
    Kensington® security slot on notebook back

    System software
    Operating system Microsoft® Windows® XP
    System management SMBIOS 2.3 BIOS support
    Advanced Configuration and Power Interface 1.0b and 2.0 (ACPI 1.0b and 2.0) support
    Support for Wake on LAN from S3 power mode
    Support for Intel® LANDesk® Client manager 6.0
    Wired for Management 2.0 (WfM 2.0) enabled

    System compatibility PC2001 specification
    Advanced Configuration and Power Interface 1.0b and 2.0 (ACPI 1.0b and 2.0) support
    SMBIOS 2.3
    Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified

    Quick boot Supported
    Physical specifications
    Dimensions 12.9 × 10.5 × 1.0-inches (W × D × H)
    328 × 268 × 27.1-millimeters (W × D × H)
    System weight 5.5 pounds (2.5 kilograms)
    Includes optical drive and 6-cell battery
    AC adapter weight 11.5 ounces (357 grams)
    Includes cord
    Battery weight 10.4 ounces (322.5 grams)
    Operating temperature 50°F to 90°F (10°C to 32°C)
    Storage temperature 4°F to 140°F (-15°C to 60°C)
    Operating humidity 20% to 80% relative humidity; no condensation

  • EndTimer Dec 21, 2008

    Any specific type of Intel Pentium 4 Mobile, 1.6 GHz? I needed a AMD X2 specific to 939 motherboard when I upgraded the processor on one of my older computers. What about this Laptop?



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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Recommendation(s): replace the unit. Sorry but that would be the most practical/realistic with less challenge.


  • currently running a Celeron 1.3GHz processor, not that many readily available replacement Pentium IV processor still in the market that would match the pins and socket;
  • video engine is most likely built-into the motherboard and uses only 32Mb and therefore would not be upgradeable;
  • the 333MHz memory speed is likewise a factor to be considered.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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May I know which model no . do u have..

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

  • Sibananda Jena
    Sibananda Jena Dec 21, 2008

    it can support upto

    Intel Pentium 4 Mobile, 1.6 GHz



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