Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5
Default upgrade to fastest CPU from T2050...

I have a gateway mx3702 with 2 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. I have the stock 1.6 GHz processor. the specs are here:

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/...5898Rsp2.shtml

so i currently have the intel core duo T2050.

i actually replaced the motherboard awhile back so know the exact model. it is a 40GAB1230-C300. it's specs for a processor are:

Supported: Intel® Yonah Celeron® M
Package: Socket uFCPGA 478 pin
FSB: 533 MHz

For more of the mobo specs you can go here and scroll down to the "Compatible Specification":

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gateway-MX31...31bf08&afsrc=1

So my question is what is the most powerful processor I can upgrade to with this motherboard? Some research led me to believe it might even be possible to utilize a core 2 duo processor.

anyway, thanks in advance. i would just like to know the most powerful processor for sure as my own research had people on the net saying different processors.
__________________

ftngrave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
OhSnapWord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,853
Default Re: upgrade to fastest CPU from T2050...

Upgrading the processor in a laptop is more complicated than it's worth. Sometimes the BIOS doesn't support the new chip or the cooling proves to be inadequate.
__________________

__________________
FX-8350 @ 4.7 cooled by H80, 32GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133, Asus Sabertooth 990FX, 2x Radeon HD 7850 2GB in X-fire, 500GB Samsung 850 Evo, 4TB Seagate, 3TB WD Black, 2x 1TB WD RED in RAID 0
OhSnapWord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5
Default Re: upgrade to fastest CPU from T2050...

ok, thanks for the info.

just to know for future reference, is upgrading a CPU generally "more trouble than it's worth" for only laptops or for desktops also?

anyone else have any thoughts?
ftngrave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: upgrade to fastest CPU from T2050...

Only for laptops. With desktops many chips come with a heat-sink that is powerful enough for every-day use so you don't need to worry about frying anything.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0