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P4 or dual core

Hai i am using msi915g i like to upgrade from p4 to dual core processor will anyone can tell it's possible to upgrade and how much bus speed it supports

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You can update to a dual core since your using a 775 socket just make sure the dual core is also 775 socket which there are quite a few. and of course make sure its intel. and the FSB is 800 mhz

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The Gateway MX8738 Notebook PC uses an Intel Pentium Dual Core Mobile T2060 processor.

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/Mobile/2007/SonicC/1014366R/1014366Rnv.shtml

{ Look under Specifications, and Components }

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_microprocessors#Dual-Core_Mobile_processors

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_M

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Also scroll down to the heading - Southbridge 9XX and 3/4 Series Chipsets. ICH7-M ),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core.2FCore_2_mobile_chipsets

Bookmark the above chart, I'll be referring back to it.

This is a motherboard diagram for the technology used for your motherboard, in the Gateway MX8738 Notebook PC,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

Primer:

The motherboard chipset technology used in your laptop is a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.
(Does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
Supports the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

[ High-speed graphics being AGP and PCI-Express.
Does Not apply to anything connected to the PCI bus, or Integrated Graphics.
These are slower processes of a computer, and are handled by the Southbridge chip ]

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer;
Anything to do with the IDE bus, SATA bus, USB bus, Ethernet, and Audio. (Sound)

Therefore you want to look first of all at what processor socket it has, what processor was already installed, and what the Northbridge chip is.

1) Socket M processor socket.
Your replacement processor has to fit in a Socket M processor socket.

2) You know that your BIOS supports an Intel Dual Core processor, and the Yonah Core technology.
The replacement processor has to have a 533MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (533MHz FSB)
Has to operate with .0762 to 1.30 Volts (DC)

3) The Northbridge chip is an Intel 943GML.
Looking at the chart you can see this Northbridge chip will support;

A) Celeron M (Eeech!)
B) Core Solo (Bleech!)
C) Pentium Dual Core

In the list the Pentium Dual Core is the best option.
{ The Celeron M has HALF of the L2 cache that a comparable Pentium M would have.
The Core Solo is just a glorified Pentium 4. It's a Single core processor }

Has to be a mobile Pentium Dual Core that uses a 533MHz FSB.

Based on the Voltage, FSB, and processor socket used (Socket M), the Intel Pentium Dual Core
model T2130, is the best processor your motherboard will support.

What are we talking about here?
You would be going from a processor that operates at a maximum frequency rate of 1.60GigaHertz, to a processor that operates at a maximum frequency rate ('Speed') of 1.87GHz.

Not enough of a performance boost to waste your hard earned money, or time on, IMHO.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
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