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Re: Upgrading my processor
Hello, The following link will give you the information about what processors will fit in the 478 socket for the motherboard you gave in your post. It also gives you information on how to determine if a processor is compatible with your motherboard and information about upgrading. If this is not what you are looking for please let me know so I can assist you further.
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Well, it depends on your computer specification because every operating system has it own hardware requirements. Before upgrading to windows 7 make it sure your motherboard support the windows 7 operating system. In your case your motherboard supported by the windows 7 so when upgrading rather formatting your computer you must have the windows 7 installer. Then follow this video tutorial on how to setup your computer to windows 7. Before formatting you must have to back up all your data or files saved on your hard drive. Have a nice day
Oh boy, you're in the same boat i'm in with my dad's HP asus based OEM board. You're max choice in a regular core 2 duo is the E6700 @ 2.66ghz with a 1066 FSB (Front side bus). Reason being is likely identical to my situation. The board likely only supports a "conroe" core. It can't handle the "WOLFDALE", otherwise they would list higher ghz for an E6700. The E6700 is also available as a 3.2ghz with 1066mhz FSB, but its based on 45nm process, which requires different power regulation from the board. if you were to put in the wrong chip, you get nada. Not even POST errors from what i've read where others have tried and failed.
Unfortunately, E6700 @ 2.66ghz are a little rare, but they are on ebay for about 80-100 bucks, and various other places. Search for "E6700", but be careful to avoid the 3.2ghz's.
The only other choice for max is the Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 2.93 ghz.This processor looks like its about double the cost to the E6700 though.That's a lot of extra money to get only .27 gain in ghz though, IMO, though there could be other reasons to go extreme, like availability. There might be more of them!The same logic applies here. Stay with the 65nm process, and 1066 FSB.
Here is the tech spec page for your board. Its shows all the supported processors:
You might want to choose carefully on whether to upgrade this board's CPU. Might be time to scrap the whole board and get something with more FSB capabilities.
to upgrade your going to have to take the laptop apart and remove the heatsink on top of the cpu, then disconnect the cpu, and then install another cpu in place of it, apply therman greeze and put the cpu heatsink back on. and reassemble your laptop.
Compatibility: make sure that your motherboard supports the new CPU you have bought. If you are sure it supports it then make sure you have the latest BIOS or any firmware from manufacturer installed.
I am assuming that you have seated the processor properly and it also has a fan properly working over it.
Hope that helped!
Your mobo will take a pentium 4 socket 478 processor, what Ghz you want it upto you, i think they went upto 2.8Ghz but i could be wrong.
This is an old socket type board so you may be better upgrading it or try the internet for a supplier.
The max amount of memory you can use is 2GB of DDR memory 266MHZ or commonly known as PC2100.