10-03-2008 02:35 PM - edited 10-04-2008 03:03 AM
remember that if you fiddle with those internal components, your warranty are automatically voided. But having said that you should find out what Intel Chipset your got, use PC Doctor 5 that comes with your computer, is it a GM945 or GM965 chipset. GM965 supports Socket P which is not compatible due to the different pins to Sokcet M used on GM945.
Socket P (GM965) is compatible with;
Core 2 Duo, T5xxx, T7xxx, T8xxx, T9xxx
Socket M (GM945) is compatible with
Core 2 Duo, T5xxx, T7xxx
So make sure you find out the exact socket type and motherboard you got, before you go out to buy your new Core 2 Duo processor.
That is the shortcut to service training video for your laptop.
10-10-2008 09:48 AM
Would the same apply for a 3000 v100? I think the chipset is GM945. 0763 has a Core Duo T2300 currently.
Which BIOS version is required to run a Core 2 Duo? There is a video on how to remove the processor but where can I find one that shows how to access the processor (remove entire bottom cover?)
10-10-2008 08:23 PM
have a look at the video links.
The GM945 chipset use the Socket M format, so it has different pin counts than Socket P format in the GM965, so make sure when you upgrade you get the right socket type CPU.
Socket M format supports Core 2 Duo cpu of T5xxx and T7xxx of Socket M type...
If you are going to upgrade to a T5xxx series then don't bother, it is a waste of money, as the performance increase is minimal for most apps that you will run. I would rather save up the money and get a new laptop, then sell your current laptop.