Hi, i have a sony laptop, quite old, i am trying to put a new cpu in it, however the cpu will slot in but wont slide along to lock into place. it is an old type socket and doesn't have a locking pin or arm, just slides to lock..any ideas...regards - colin
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Your problem is either the memory or the Graphics Card. The DV6000 series was one that had tons of problems with the Nvidia Graphics Card. Oh, since you switched motherboards, did you put the cpu in from the old motherboard and did you apply a fresh coat of Thermal Paste between the Heat Sink and CPU?
You can replace the CPU if the new one is compatable with the computer. Basically get the same CPU from a site like
then take the laptop apart and discharge yourselve after taking out the power supply and battery. Make sure to apply new thermal compound to the CPU prior to starting the laptop back up. Hope this helps -Ryan
Compaq Presario 700 Memory Maximum Memory 384MB Memory Slots 1 (1 bank of 1) non-removable base memory 128MB Machine name: Compaq Presario 700 CPU options: AMD Mobile Duron (900MHz) Chipset: VIA ProSavage KN133 HD Bus: Ultra ATA-66 Front Side Bus options: Memory Speed options: PC133 144pin SDRAM SODIMM
Hope this helps you out. Have a Happy and safe 4th of July weekend!
Acer Aspire (NoteBook) 3660 Series
Please see below for the Memory ( RAM ) upgrade options available for the Acer Aspire (NoteBook) 3660 Series.
Memory Details for the Acer Aspire (NoteBook) 3660 Series
Standard Memory :
Maximum Memory :
Total Memory Slots :
Memory Type :
DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM
take a look into bios and see if the the there is a shut down at certain temp is set ..to be sure ..just restore to factory defaults ...but the best thing is to take a look and remove the settings if there is a temperature limit on ..cpu temp...its risky ..but I always let it without limit and it was ok ...
Did you check the AMD site for compatibility? If they are, you could have a bad chip, it could have been mishandled or inserted incorrectly. Visual inspection first for burns, contaminated or bent conductors. Static discharge will kill cpus.
I had such dreams too with one of my old Vaio. I really wanted to upgrade the processor and graphic chipset. Turns out that the latter is impossible (it was soldered to the motherboard - it wasn't a graphics card, just an all-in-one chip), as for the processor I was able to take it out but I ran into several problems:
1) vaio added electronic components to the motherboard that made higher CPU speeds unachievable even if the motherboard's cipset (VIA) was able to do that.
2) the cpu maker (AMD in my case) kept telling me that their mobile cpu were custom designed for that specific laptop, so new cpu would be incompatible. Also mobile CPUs are, apparently, only sold to laptop makers, unlike OEMs... (eBay but at ur own risk!).
3) When buying a new CPU, u need to check factors such as the number of pins (mobile cpu are much smaller), voltage, current, wattage and heat dissipation (very important, ur current heat sink was designed for ur current cpu).
But maybe things have changed now. In my case, I could only upgrade the RAM and the hard-drive to larger and faster versions, and the difference was quite significant difference. Faster booting and better internet experience.
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