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    laptop cpu upgrade possible ?

    i was wondering if it is possible to upgrade my acer aspire 5335 cpu ???
    here are the specs, was hoping to slap a c2d into it and get the celery out ?
    as there is some nice cheap c2d cpu's
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    Processor 1 ID = 0
    Number of cores 1 (max 1)
    Number of threads 1 (max 1)
    Name Intel Celeron M
    Codename Merom
    Specification Genuine Intel(R) CPU 575 @ 2.00GHz
    Package (platform ID) Socket P (478) (0x7)
    CPUID 6.F.D
    Extended CPUID 6.F
    Core Stepping M0
    Technology 65 nm
    Core Speed 1994.8 MHz
    Multiplier x FSB 12.0 x 166.2 MHz
    Rated Bus speed 664.9 MHz
    Stock frequency 2000 MHz
    Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
    L1 Data cache 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L1 Instruction cache 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L2 cache 1024 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
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    Northbridge Intel GL40 rev. 07
    Southbridge Intel 82801IM (ICH9-M) rev. 03
    Memory Type DDR2
    Memory Size 3072 MBytes
    Channels Dual, (Symmetric)
    Memory Frequency 332.5 MHz (1:2)
    CAS# latency (CL) 5.0
    RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 5
    RAS# Precharge (tRP) 5
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 15
    MCHBAR I/O Base address 0x0FED10000
    MCHBAR I/O Size 4096
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    Re: laptop cpu upgrade possible ?

    Hopefully someone will correct me. But I have a feeling laptop CPU's are soldered in are they not? And maybe locked in the bios?

    I may be wrong though!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    ...and it's *slow* - really slow, slower than a really slow thing swimming through treacle, one handed, and only kicking with one foot.

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    Re: laptop cpu upgrade possible ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMLr6pthFKs
    not sure if mines is like this ? ( i hope it is )

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    Re: laptop cpu upgrade possible ?

    Thinking about it. I have actually seen some like that!

    Good luck dude, just open it up and see whats what

    (Disconnect battery + mains before!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    ...and it's *slow* - really slow, slower than a really slow thing swimming through treacle, one handed, and only kicking with one foot.

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    Re: laptop cpu upgrade possible ?

    just opened and it is just like that

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    Re: laptop cpu upgrade possible ?

    I would upgrade the bios to the latest so that it can support the latest cpus for that chipset. Then you would probably be better going to an acer specific forum. ( According to a thread over at Acer guy website you can go with a core 2 duo with 667Mhz FSB, check this out though.)

    chipset Upgrade path

    Acer related forum

    Just remember too watch out for a few things after the upgrade like heat build with the new cpu. Noise might be louder if the system's trying to keep it cool.
    Last edited by Pilgrim_uk; 04-01-2012 at 08:46 PM.

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    Re: laptop cpu upgrade possible ?

    Laptops are often BIOS, chipset and power restricted, you'll have to do some digging about that model of laptop as to what cpu it can take, just because a cpu is the same socket and will fit doesn't mean it'll work.

    replacing the cpu can be easy or hard, depends on the laptop, removing the cpu and fitting a new one is easy, getting to it can be very complex, some laptops it's easy, on others you will have to strip it right down.

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