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I have a Gateway MX6442 and I would like to know if I can upgrade the Motherboard or the CPU? I have upgraded the RAM to 2 gigs.

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Http://www.powerleap.ca/Downloads/GatewayGuide.htm
I don't think you can, check it out at the above website, i think these CPU's are bonded to the board i maybe wrong but i think thats the way it is.
A link to download your manual is below.
http://www.retrevo.com/support/Gateway-MX6442-Laptops-manual/id/606dj997/t/2/

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

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