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Can you upgrade a laptop procesor?


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Canorro

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Hi I have a new Acer 5315 with Intel Celeron 540 1.86 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache.I was searching and saw that they sell it also in a box so I guested it must be possible to upgrade to a Core Duo later right .
Also on what topic do i ask for BIOS flashing i hear that if you gonna upgrade the processor its better to update your BIOS. My BIOS Ver. 1.22 new ver. 1.34 from http://www.acerpanam...FTOKEN=30061500

Edited by Canorro, 31 May 2008 - 12:13 AM.

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If you're looking at upgrading a CPU, you're most likely better off looking at a new computer. I looked at an upgrade for a Celeron 1.7GHz, Socket 478 mobile, or whatever it is, and it was like $300-$400+ to get anything decent. Now, if yours is newer (socket 775) then it might be possible to get something for cheaper.

About the Core Duo - I wouldn't count on being able to upgrade it. I did a little looking, and it looks like pretty much anything you'll get for a dual core is going to have an 800MHz FSB, and unless your mobo will support it, it'll likely fry the board or the chip or both.
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I think laptop uses 495 instead of 497 for desktop i think my socket type is Socket P http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_P. Here are the specs http://en.wikipedia....eron#Merom-1024 also the only dual core i found with 533MHz was http://en.wikipedia.....22_.2865_nm.29 and a 1.4Ghz just $90.
Do you think it will work?
Also Intel Celeron T400 is Dual Core and I think it will be Socket P but i havent check the price.

Edited by Canorro, 31 May 2008 - 10:33 AM.

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