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You will notice a lot of improvement in the speed and working of the PC when you change it to a faster processor. You can run the mini-corder with your 1.7Ghz P4 processor but you will soon be tired with the slow response of your PC. Changing it to a faster processor is a better option. You will be able to notice a change in the working of your PC with the mini-corder.
Before buying a Processor make sure you old processor can be replaced. Old Motherboards do not allow the replacement of the processor as it would be soldered. If you cannot change the Processor you will have to get a new motherboard with a better processor if you need a better one.
I suggest you buy an Intel Core2Duo or an Intel iCore Processor, not a P4. Leave a comment if you need more guidance.
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hello No you cant upgrade your processor. also to change processor is very complicated in a old compaq. and if you should manage to find a faster processor to your old compaq it not gonna make your laptop faster. the mother board and ram memory are still to old.
what does it have currently? i know that motherboard can handle a 478 pin pentium 4 chips. they can be either willamette or northwood processors. i believe they made those lines up to at least 2.8 ghz. just go to newegg.com and look up pentium 4 and either northwood or willamette and you should find something you like.
if you need help installing, here is a helpful site provided by hp.
In a word;no. You'd have to go with a whole new motherboard,etc,and considering the age of this system,you'd be much better off buying even a modest new computer,which will have modern,faster,and more upgradable components.Right now,about any AMD64 is quite affordable.
from your reference i could get the info that your pc is running with the mainboard similar to FIC - am37,and with that the below mentioned processors are supported.
AMD Athlon? XP 2600+ (266 FSB)
AMD Athlon? XP 2400+ (266 FSB) Model 10 w/ 256K Cache
AMD Athlon? XP 2400+ (266 FSB)
AMD Athlon? XP 2200+ (266 FSB) Model 10 w/ 256K Cache
AMD Athlon? XP 2200+ (266 FSB)
AMD Athlon? XP 2100+ (266 FSB) Model 8
AMD Athlon? XP 2100+ (266 FSB) Model 6
AMD Athlon? XP 2000+ (266 FSB) Model 8
AMD Athlon? XP 2000+ (266 FSB) Model 6
AMD Athlon? XP 2000+ (266 FSB) Model 10 w/ 256K Cache
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