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CPU compatability My Acer 5315 has: Socket-P Intel Celeron 550 2GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1M cache I was thinking of upgrading the CPU to: Socket-P Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 Merom 2.2GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 65nm How can I find out if the motherboard can handle it? (...and is this a good decision?)

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    Jubei Jun 01, 2009

    I keep getting different answers on this topic, one is that it only takes 533MHz and the other is that its possible but will heat up the computer more than normal...


  • Jubei
    Jubei Jun 01, 2009

    Thank you for your help. (^_^) V,,


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It is not compatible. If your fsb is 533mhz then any replacement cpu would need to be a 533mhz fsb chip. This is unless your motherboard supports different fsb's. You will need to check your manual or the manufacturers website to see what cpu's your system supports. Hope this helps.

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    Roy Lonsinger Jun 01, 2009

    The manufacturer's website should have a cpu compatibility guide that will tell you which processors your motherboard supports. As to the other issue of fsb, it depends if your motherboard supports higher fsb's than 533. Some support more some are locked at 533 so it again depends on the board your computer manufacturer used. It should be listed on you system build sheet that you got when you bought your computer. If not it should be available on their website. If all else fails & you feel comfortable opening up your system you can get the part # or model # from the board itself. You can put an 800 mhz fsb cpu in as long as it's the same socket type but be forewarned if your board is one that has a locked fsb then your newer cpu will operate at the slower speed making your purchase basically worthless. Hope this helps.


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CPU and chipset no.

First time I have heard of a medion Mim2310, Steve.

Some Medions, yes. Mim2310, no.
Not exactly a lot of these in the States.

L@@KED everywhere on the 'net for info, and it's like looking for Hen's teeth.

1) First; what is the socket number on the white CPU socket?

Scroll down to large photos. At LEAST I found a motherboard, sheesh!

Now to the 'Chipset'.
The motherboard chipset.

Before I go further;
Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The motherboard chipset technology as used on your laptop motherboard, consists of a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip,

Looking at a -> desktop computer motherboard as a Map, the CPU sits due North, the Ram Memory slots due East, and the expansion slots due South.
The Northbridge chip sits close to the CPU, therefore -> North
The Southbridge chip sits closer to the expansions slots. Therefore -> South ]

The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
The Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

[HIGH-speed graphics is the AGP technology, and PCI Express technology.
A graphics card inserted into a white long PCI slot, is NOT high-speed graphics.
Nor is using Integrated Graphics ]

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.
Anything using the;

A) PCI bus, plus Integrated Graphics
B) IDE (PATA) bus
C) SATA bus
D) USB bus
E) Ethernet
F) Audio (Sound)

Yes, you need to know what the Northbridge chip is, along with what CPU socket is used.

The Northbridge chip is, as you probably know; under that finned aluminum Heatsink, sitting close to the CPU socket.

The Heatsink is glued onto the Northbridge chip.
You COULD use a hair dryer set to low heat, and soften that glue, to assist removing the Heatsink, and see what the ID numbers are.

JUST, a suggestion.

The nozzle of the hair dryer is moved around on the Heatsink, and not left in one spot. Use a glove on your hand, and try to GENTLY twist the Heatsink, back, and forth.

Once the glue is soft enough it should twist easily, then remove.
Problem here is the residual glue may mar the ID numbers.
May be able to remove glue, and save ID numbers.

Once the glue is softened use a thick old credit card, to scrape the glue remnants off. Use Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol to clean.
Heatsink bottom, and top of Northbridge chip.
Takes a LOT of alcohol dipped Q-tips.

(Rubbing Alcohol)
91 or higher percent is best, but 70 percent will do.
50 percent = No IMHO
50 percent water now, and 50 percent Alcohol.

Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!
Use in a WELL ventilated area with NO sparks or flames present!

Thermal GLUE to put back on.

List of Intel chipsets,

Just did that to get you started.
What you want is list of Intel 800 series chipsets, for Mobile,

or 900 series Intel mobile chipsets,

I'm also going to include three other chipset manufacturers. If not needed perhaps it will be reference for the future,

Out of curiosity, what is the letter/number on that VIA chipset?
Want to see what it is used for.
Post back in a Comment.

Hold the phone!
I just ran into a supposed schematic,

Clicking on the schematic enlarges it, and shows a;

1) CPU - Intel Yonah Core / Celeron M, that fits a Socket 478 processor socket.

Intel Celeron M410 uses a Socket M CPU socket,

Yep. 478 socket holes, for a CPU with 478 contact pins.
Only it's for a Mobile CPU.

The Intel Celeron M410 is Yonah Core based, and is an Intel Celeron M.
Going with your statements, and the 'schematic', (It's a Block Diagram), I concur.

CPU socket is Socket M.

If that VIA chipset IS the Southbridge chip, and it is a VIA VT8237A, then it may be safe to assume the Northbridge chip is as the 'schematic' states -> VIA VN890 / VN896

Go to the bottom of this chart, to the bold black subheading ->
VIA VN896 (Mobile)
"VIA VN896(Mobile) can support Intel Pentium M / Mobile Core Duo Processor"


Celeron M that fits a Socket M CPU socket, and Yonah Core technology based,

You can use a Celeron M 450 with no sweat.

Just for fun I did a quick search.

However to go on...................
Lets see if there is a compatible Intel dual core CPU.........

VIA VN896 Chipset Specifications;

If this holds true that it is a VIA VN896 Northbridge chip, the Intel CPU's it can support are listed. Just not by Name/Model Number.

Scroll down a little more than 1/3rd page to the blue chart,
Features of VIA VN896;

1) Intel;
Pentium M
Celeron M
Core Solo, (Misprint on their part)
Core Duo
Core 2 Duo

Front Side Bus (FSB) Support;
Either 400MegaHertz, or 533MHz, or 667MHz.

To ME, IMHO, I think the Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processors can be used, but ONLY in the Merom, Merom-2 Core.

The one's that have NO higher FSB, (Front Side Bus) of 667MHz.

(Ahem. MT/s stands for MegaTransfers per Second.
Brought out to be more concise in explaining this technology.
I still use MegaHertz. MHz.
Mega stands for 1 Million.
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second.
Much easier for me to explain the technology, than using MT/s ]

Also we can see the Voltage Range of the Celeron M410 through Celeron M450, is 1.0 Volts to 1.3 Volts. (DC)

All the Merom, Merom-2 Core processors, that are in that chart I linked, have a voltage range of 1.0375 Volts to 1.3 Volts.

Therefore any that have a 533MHz, or 667MHz FSB, should work.

This concludes my case your honor, defense rests....

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Feb 10, 2013 | Medion Computers & Internet

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What is a version of Biostar G31d-M7

Socket LGA 775
Supports Intel Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual-Core/Celeron Dual-Core/Celeron 400 Series Processor
Supports FSB 800/1066/1333MHz
Support Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
FSB 533MHz is not supported by this motherboard. CPU TDP over 65W is not available. Please refer to CPU support for further information.
hope this helps

Mar 02, 2011 | Biostar G31D-M7 Motherboard

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Can I upgrade my CPU to an Intel Core 2 duo 1.7

You are basically limited to what was optional on the model. So you can only upgrade to one of the following cpus:

Intel Pentium M 745 (1.8-GHz) with 400-MHz front
side bus (FSB)
Intel Pentium M 735 (1.7-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB
Intel Pentium M 725 (1.6-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB
Intel Pentium M 710 TJ85 (1.4-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB;
operates at a lower temperature than other processors
Intel Celeron M 340 (1.5-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB
Intel Celeron M 330 (1.4-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB

And you are limted to 2gb of ram max on this model.

Apr 12, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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Celeron 540 upgrade

Aspire 4315 Specifications Specifications
Part Number
Varies by specifications
Processor / Speed
Intel Celeron mobile processor 530/540/550 (1 MB L2 cache, 1.73/1.86/2 GHz, 533 MHz FSB), supporting Intel 64 architecture
if you have a 2 Ghz processor installed, you will have to replace the motherboard to go with a faster CPU.. which will be spendy..
Hope this helps

May 06, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook

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Cpu upgrade

Your computer has one of these options:
spacer.gif level2_arrow.gif Intel® Celeron® Processor 560
(1MB L2 cache, 2.13GHz, 533MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 550
(1MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 533MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 540
(1MB L2 cache, 1.86GHz, 533MHz FS
Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor E1400
(512KB shared L2 Cache, 2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor T1400
(512KB shared L2 Cache, 1.73GHz, 533MHz FSB) spacer.gif

Check the features with Acer first and see if your motherboard model support that speed processor.
Contact tech support directly to the manufacturer right here:

Oct 13, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Upgrade cpu

According to the product website your board supports all intel socket 478 cpu's. Maybe you bought a faulty cpu ?
  1. Socket 478 for Intel® P4 processor
  2. VIA® P4M266A chipset
  • FSB 533MHz
  • Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Hybrid Booster - a safe overclocking feature
  • 2xDDR 266/200
  • Integrated ProSavage8 3D Graphic
Socket 478, Intel® Pentium 4 / Celeron
- FSB 533/400MHz

Jun 22, 2008 | Asrock M266A Motherboard

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Re aspire 7104 being upgraded to duo core processor

No it cant be updated

Your acer aspire is based on the 910GML chipset

The Mobile Intel® 910GML Express chipset is optimized for the Intel® Celeron® M processor.

Here you can compare the 910gml chipset and 945 which is used by the core 2 duo.,7419&familyID=7&culture=en-US

As you can see on the page there are key difrences between the chipsets other runs on ddr2, yours on ddr. the FSB support is 400 on yours and 533 / 667 on the 945.

also you can see the supported processor familys right there.

you can look for a
Intel® Celeron® M processor,
Intel® Celeron® M processor Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)

Upgrade cpu with maximum FSB of 400MHz

Apr 28, 2008 | Intel (RK80532PG0881M) Pentium 4, 3 GHz...

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Processor compatibility- ASUS P5S800-VM

Asus P5S800-VM do NOT support Core 2 Duo:

Oct 03, 2007 | ASUS P5S800-VM Motherboard

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