I want to upgrade a Compaq M700 with standard 64MB Ram and 462MHz P3 CPU to a 1000MHz P3 or Celeron CPU and 512MB Ram.
Ram i know i have to get SO-SDRam with 100MHz in 2 pieces of 256MB but i am not sure about the CPU. I don't know which CPU i should get because i don't know which type of P3 CPU i am allowed to insert on a Compaq M700. I have seen a lot of M700 with 850MHz P3 on eBay but never one with 1.0GHz.
Which type of P3 should i post that is 100% compatible with a Compaq M700? By that i mean which Sockel and how many MHz are possible?
Thank you so much for your kind Help.
All M700 CPUs are SMT (Surface Mounted Technology) = soldered onboard. You have to replace the whole mobo if you wanna upgrade. Suggest you get the whole bottom piece from eBay - easiest way for upgrade!
The mobo also has a VR sub-board which I was told is different between PII->PIII 500mhz, PIII 600mhz -> PIII 750mhz, and PIII 800mhz-> PIII 1Ghz. So better replace the entire lower piece - lowerfixer.
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You should be able to upgrade the CPU, since it seems that the DV1000's motherboard uses a socket CPU design. But, obviously, HP would rather have you choose the CPU that you want from the beginning and stick with it. The first thing to do is to check HP website to see what other configurations were/are sold for
your model. If they sell it with faster CPUs then you can upgrade to
one of them...
PLEASE NOTE: In order for a particular processor to be compatible with a particular laptop: (1) the processor must be physically compatible with the laptop socket, in your case I thing you have a Soket 479 processor (2) the laptop chipset must support the processor. (3) the chipset front side bus speed must match the processor front side bus speed, in your case 400Mhz. (4) the laptop BIOS must support the processor.
So I listed here processors with FSB at 400Mhz, I gues that DV1000 as a 855GM Motherboard that supports only 400Mhz with Socket 479
Banias Pentium M 1.3 1300 1024 400 Pentium M 1.4 1400 1024 400 Pentium M 1.5 1500 1024 400 Pentium M 1.6 1600 1024 400 Pentium M 1.7 1700 1024 400
Dothan Pentium M 710 1400 2048 400 Pentium M 715 1500 2048 400 Pentium M 725 1600 2048 400 Pentium M 735 1700 2048 400 Pentium M 745 1800 2048 400 Pentium M 755 2000 2048 400 Pentium M 765 2100 2048 400
Banias-512 Celeron M 310 1200 512 400 Celeron M 320 1300 512 400 Celeron M 330 1400 512 400 Celeron M 340 1500 512 400
Dothan-512 Celeron 205 1200 512 400
Dothan-1024 Celeron M 350 1300 1024 400 Celeron M 360 1400 1024 400 Celeron M 370 1500 1024 400 Celeron M 380 1600 1024 400 Celeron M 390 1700 1024 400
You sure can,,you can upgrade,,and u can get a new upgraded bios for older cpus that makes them where you can upgrade them even more,,, check out this website,,, HP Customer Care and hp customer care/chat,,good luck
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.
Here is some information may be useful to you.
Socket 1 169 pins 486 SX/DX
Socket 2 238 pins 486 SX/DX/DX2
Socket 3 237 pins 486 SX/DX/DX2/DX4
Socket 6 235 pins 486 DX4
Socket 4 273 pins Pentium 60 en 66MHz
Socket 5 320 pins Pentium 75 t/m 200MHz
Socket 7 321 pins Pentium, AMD K6/K6-2/K6-3, Cyrix M1/M2
Socket 8 387 pins Pentium Pro 150 - 200MHz
Slot 1 242 pins PII, PIII en Celeron
Slot 2 330 pins PII Xeon en P III Xeon
Socket 370 370 pins PIII, Celeron, Cyrix III
Socket 423/478 423/478 pins Pentium4
Socket 603 603 pins Pentium4 Xeon
PAC418 418 pins Intel Itanium
PAC611 611 pins Intel Itanium 2
Slot A 242 pins Athlon
Socket A 453 pins Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP and Duron
Socket 754 754 pins AMD Athlon 64
Socket 940 940 pins AMD Opteron
Conclusion: You can not upgrade beacuse Armada M700 has a pentium III processor with 370 pins. So the Socket 478 pinned pentium is not suitable.
Advise: Try to exchange it with a new laptop or buy a used laptop for suitabl configuration