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Can you upgrade cpu mhz?


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I have a IBM thinkpad 390 which has 128mb ram 40gb hard drive and 233mhz cpu. Can you
upgrade the mhz? If you can how? Can you install it at home or do you have to have a expert install
it? How much would it cost to update it? Also My computer is a pentium 2 With Windows Xp SP2. Thank you so much :tazz: !
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The motherboard will have a maximum size limit on the speed of a CPU which can be used with it

Notebooks are usually best left to specialists
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do you know what the max cpu limit is?
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Download Everest Home Edition here

Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for motherboard name then motherboard chipset and post them here
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Motherboard Name IBM 2626AR1

Motherboard Chipset Intel Triton 82430TX
These are them
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Try here and click automatically detect

http://www5.pc.ibm.c... ?OpenNavigator
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when I clicked on the link it took me to http://www5.pc.ibm.c... ?OpenNavigator where
I looked on the right and you cant click on automatically detect. But the thing under it says display assesorys you can click on that.
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It wouldn't say much without the model number
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How can I find the model number?
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Download Everest Home Edition here

Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for model number
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This is what it said

Product 2626AR1
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If I understand correctly you have a slow computer (P2) with a small and relatively slow ram (128 Mb, most probably SDRAM with maximum speed of pci 133). This computer will never be fast with windows XP and SP2. On Your computer you may find a sticker which tells you to what operating system it was designed, most probably win 98 or win ME. I have seen many times that people "upgraded" their OS only to find out that they have a dead horse under them. If I understood your post correctly then you will be much better off (speedwise) reinstalling your old OS.
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I had a look at their site but they must call them by different model numbers in different markets

Get the page for your location and see what accessories or upgrades are available
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Well on the underside of my computer it has the windows xp OEM sticker so I was just wondering
how I can upgrade my cpu proccessor.
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