I have a Toshiba Equium 5160D that I'm upgrading. I just ordered memory to bump it up to the max. What processors are available and is it really worth it? I use this machine as a backup for mostly Email with a Cable connection to the NET.
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Well, Vista and Windows 7 require at least 1GB of system RAM to run, If I were you I'd think about upgrading with more memory. Otherwise you will experience a very slow PC, the RAM problem will then slow down your CPU and you'll end up with a big mess.
Download a small utility called CPUID from http://www.cpuid.com or use this direct download link "http://www.cpuid.com/download/hwmonitorpro/HWMonitorPro_106.zip". Using this utility you can analyze your system hardware statistics and also you can find the RAM capacity supported in your system along with various other RAM parameters. It will also show you the available free RAM slots to use, as well. I hope this is useful to you.
where are you getting your CPU from you cant just buy any CPU laptop cpu's are made for laptops only and a desktop CPU wont work in a laptop. also what is the FSB of you original cpu if its 400 or 533 it probably wont take a processor that need 800mhz fsb
The core2 duo chips will be a different socket to your celeron cpu so can do that unfortunately. You may be able to upgrade to a faster cpu of the same socket type but will probably need a bios update for it to run at proper speed.
Unfortunately laptops arent really designed to be upgraded at all bar extra ram/hd/dvdrw.
I read the thread over at computing.net just now. I'm having trouble locating a picture of the internals of the Deskpro 4000 online but I know Compaq did some pretty non-standard things back in the day. Yea, try upgrading the processor - it's not going to cost much to try. Much as WebsWonder commented, I've been throwing out everything below 2ghz at work. The 2mb S3 Graphics was great for its day. Look around on eBay and find a PCI interface card with 8 meg of ram or better. An ATI 7000 series would be good n cheap but even a Rage 128 would be an improvement over what you have now. I honestly don't know if upgrading to 333 mhz is going to produce smooth video for you. I upgraded my son's Compaq Armada 1750 from a P-II 333 to a P-III 500, bumped the memory up to the max 312, and installed a 7200 rpm hard drive. It streams video just fine on XP Home.