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celeron 2.6 to pentium 4 2.6 - is it worth it?

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Hi all,

I have a friend who has an Acer Travelmate 244LM laptop. Its quite old and still works well. I will be doing some upgrades on it for him next week in terms of RAM and HDD. In this laptop it is possible to change the CPU too and I am wondering if it is worth doing it for him or whether it will cause more problems than it solves.

The model has a Celeron 2.6Ghz CPU (socket 478) at present. I am looking at upgrading it to a Pentium 4 2.6Ghz (socket 478) or higher. I am planning on using a Northwood chip as I have been told that the Prescot chips generate more heat. Is this feasible/worth the hassle? Are there likely to be heat issues? He is not going to get another laptop until this one dies so this is simply about making this one a little faster for him. He uses it mainly for interenet, movies, music, and a few old games.

Any help on the this would be appreciated. Many thanks.
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Do NOT attempt this unless you are experienced in taking apart laptop computers. I learned the hardway that they are just not worth taking apart unless you have a lot of experience. They are totally different than desktop computers and unless you have the right tools( miniature screwdrivers for instance) you will destroy more than you will fix.

Second thing is there is not enough speed difference for it to be noticeable. All you gain is a higher L1 cache.

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