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Upgrade cpu My laptop is an Everex Stepnote nm3500w.I want to upgrade the cpu to a dual core x 2. I am wondering if the laptop cpu is soldered in or can I just remove and replace. And if I would need to do anything else like BIOS ETC.

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Yes, you can replace the processor in the LM7W. You can use either "Banias" or "Dothan" based Pentium M or Celeron M processors with a Socket 479 interface and 400MHz bus.

However, the laptop's BIOS will probably not recognize these other processors, so they will boot up in their slowest speed. You will need a third party processor manager like RMClock Utility to unlock the higher speed and lower voltage settings.

Also, if there are any processor microcode updates from Intel, you'll miss out on them. There is a rare chance this might cause issues. YMMV.

I've tested Pentium M 745 (SL8U6) and 1600 (SL6FA) processors and they both seemed to work.

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You can at most upgrade memory, rarely video, but I never seen ugrading a CPU on a laptop, most of the time the CPU is soldered and the MB does not support upgrade.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

  • compwhiz78 Feb 27, 2011

    Not true, only most Netbooks are Soldered to the mainboard, almost all CPU's are removeable from MB's Except the Via CPU Chips.

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If you want to upgrade you unit be sure that the motherboard socket are totally fix with the processor. The compatibility is important because if it is not compatible the motherboard can not support the processor,

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I told you my opinion, If I was in your shoes I won't upgrade the CPU.Professionals do not do works against Factory specifications, and I fixcomputers for living.
Acer says Pentium dual is not supported on Acer 4315, I can only tell you not to do such an upgrade.
Itwould be the same as if you ask me if you can mount a Jaguar engine ona Mini, yes, for sure there is the way to mount it, but the car won'twork as it is supposed to, and risk to blow at first corner.
If you really want to replace your CPU consider the following.
Acersays pentium 2 dual core is not supported on 4315, if you do ityourself you risk to damage the computer. Do not do the CPU upgrade ifthis is your only laptop, or if you care of this laptop, chance ofdamaging laptop are high. This kind of upgrades are done more as anexperiment.
I know Core 2 Duo T5300 1.73 Ghz had been installedsuccessfully on Aspire 4315, Acer says not to install any core duo, Iknow for sure Pentium duo T5200 1.6 Ghz works on Aspire 4315 with noneed for replacing cooling system.
Both chipset are difficult to find, best place to find them is Ebay.

Check this link for an extensive report on this matter:

check also: Is it worth upgrading the CPU on Acer Laptops?

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