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Processor & motherboard upgrade for my laptop

Q: Processor & motherboard upgrade for my laptop

I have a dell latitude c640 laptop ddr sdram, P4, 1.20GHz, HDD 30GB, L2 Cache 512 KB, and RAM 256 MB.
I need to remodel the laptop so that it can work with virtualization simulations & have atleast 4GB RAM. Can you kindly let me know the processor, motherboard, and specifications of other upgrades which will be compatible enough to enable me to reuse THIS very laptop just by upgrading it? Also let me know an approximate cost estimate.
I repeat kindly let me know the specifications of the above which will work with this series of laptop for virtualization simulations using Virtual Box, OpenvSwitch, Xen etc.

Thank You!!!

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A: Processor & motherboard upgrade for my laptop

Laptops do not have standardized motherboards that will interchange. If and I stress IF there is a motherboard you can use as an upgrade, you would need to contact the manufacturer for the specific details. There is little to no way for anyone to know these details, outside manufacturing service department.
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A:Motherboard/Processor upgrade help

Well at the least you are looking at a new CPU. Chances are you will need a new motherboard as well, but maybe not. Other things you may need to upgrade is the RAM and powersupply - but again maybe not.

Can you post you motherboard model, RAM type and speed(ie PC2100), and powersupply make and wattage. Also post any Systemax model number. You can find all this using Everest: - just note that you may want to look at the RAM visually to see if whats being reported is the correct info - you could have faster RAM running at a slower speed.

Also note that in most cases you will need to format and reinstall Windows when upgrading the motherboard due to the change of the motherboard chipset - its also just a good idea to do.
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A:I'd like to upgrade my processor and possibly motherboard?

Hi fcKid,
what GPU are you using?
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A:Oblivion lag. Upgrade motherboard or processor?

Hello, HyperDrive! From my own experience, upgrading the processor can improve performance. I have read an article somewhere that stated that no matter how powerful your graphic card is, the processor speed will be the limiting factor of the performance. Therefore, the processor should be taken into consideration as well. I used to play Oblivion on a Celeron processor too, and the game lagged as heck! I then bought a new computer with a better graphic card and processor and the game ran quite smoothly. Anyway, I heard that it is difficult to upgrade the processor alone. I heard that you must upgrade the motherboard along with the processor, because each processor is specially made for a specific motherboard. I am not sure whether that is true, but you can ask other computer experts for more information.

When I played Oblivion on a Celeron processor, I found numerous tweaks for both the game and the graphic card driver that helped me to play Oblivion slightly smoothly. Here are the links to the tweak pages:

In the NVIDIA control panel, I suggest you put the slider to the "Performance" point if you do not know how to use the advance settings. Only use the advance settings option if you know what you are doing!

I hope that the information that I have given you are beneficial in solving your problem. Good luck!

NOTE: According to my friends, Oblivion is a laggy game itself! A few of my friends have reported that even though his computer is the latest gaming rig available, Oblivion still ran laggy at a High graphics setting! For me, I always play Oblivion at the Medium graphics setting. I value performance over graphics!
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A:Motherboard & processor upgrade questions

One thing you should know about the AMD HD-4x series cards is that AMD is not keeping up with video driver updates for Win8. I have a 4290 and am running Catalyst 13.1 "legacy" drivers -- and installing those in Win8 was a real chore.

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A:Abit IPE35-E Motherboard Processor Upgrade

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A:Upgrade processor in my HP Pavilion g6, motherboard: Hewlett...

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A:Upgrade processor or motherboard on Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower

I have mentioned list of processors which are also compatible with Vostro 230 mini tower.


Code Name


Clock Speed

Front Side Bus



12 MB

3.00 GHz

1333 MHz



12 MB

2.83 GHz

1333 MHz



4 MB

2.66 GHz

1333 MHz



4 MB

2.50 GHz

1333 MHz



6 MB

3.33 GHz

1333 MHz



6 MB

3.16 GHz

1333 MHz



6 MB

3.00 GHz

1333 MHz



3 MB

3.06 GHz

1066 MHz



3 MB

2.93 GHz

1066 MHz



2 MB

2.80 GHz

1066 MHz



2 MB

2.70 GHz

800 MHz



2 MB

2.60 GHz

800 MHz



512 KB

2.20 GHz

800 MHz

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A:Laptop processor upgrade?

Typically laptops are not CPU upgradeable, unless it was a choice at purchase time as to processor speed. (In which case the system could be capable)

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A:Laptop Processor Upgrade

What's the full model number of the lappy? It may require a new motherboard if available. Many use soldered in CPU and aren't upgradeable.
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A:processor upgrade (laptop) ?

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A:Can I upgrade my laptop processor?

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A:Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

See if this finds any new drivers:

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Hello GLENDAGIRL. Welcome to the forum.

Not necessarily. If the problem were in the motherboard's CPU socket that could be mistaken for a CPU error.

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A:is it my processor or motherboard?

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A:New motherboard and processor

The really won't know until you try it.Technically...MS considers a change of motherboard alone as a change of systems. That would make the textbook answer depend on the type of license you have for Vista.If the license came with a system assembled by one of the OEMs...or is a MS System Builder/OEM license...technically, MS has the right to tell you that such license is not transferable.If it's a retail license where you bought/installed Vista on the could move it with no problem.In won't know until you try. I know for a fact that many XP users in similar situations...have made the changes mentioned (and more) and had no problem with PA after the changes.Vista is a tad more recent than XP...and the rules being applied may be a bit different...hence my answer.Louis
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Home page.

Here is the page that tells you how.

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Find the model number of the new board and see if the old CPU will match the allowed CPU's for that model board
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> product key, motherboard change wont effect it and should work fine.
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before :
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What kind of HDD do you have?
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A:Motherboard or Processor

Corrupted files usually point to a corrupted\failing HDD.

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What kind of memory are you going to be re-using, DDR or DDR2?
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A:New motherboard and processor

Buy a new comp. You are wasting money re-placing that stuff.

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It would be pretty close to impossible to hack a processor and change any of it's characteristics - like making it display a corporate logo or any other shenanigans.
And I can't imagine the chip manufacturers doing so for them.

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also, got these off some bar codes on my mobo: uyqb72402334pc45cma and 02010bg00004-g (might be able to help me find something on it?)
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I guess this would work?:

Do I have to buy a new fan and heat sink?

To remove the old one, I just remove the fan and pull it straight out?
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A:Will this processor work with my motherboard?

Quote: Originally Posted by Evilhugbear

Hi, I just wanted to know if the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz will work with my GIGABYTE GA-M78SM-S2H motherboard (That is what the manual says). I saw in a review that it is AM2+ compatible and my mobo manual says it is AM2/AM2+, is this true?

And also if I will need a fan or the stock one will work fine.

First off let me say that a question of this kind can easily be solved by visiting Gigabytes website, they like most major mobo manufacturers have great online support. Here is the CPU Support list for your mobo:

The answer is No, your mobo does not support that CPU, it will take the Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz with BIOS revision 3.1.

Do you need a fan? Im unfamiliar with the AMD Phenoms and their stock fan, but I never stick with the stocker, as I'm an overclocker!

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A:Can I replace Processor on motherboard?

Sure its possible.

What processor are you looking to upgrade to? If you are upgrading to a p4, you should make sure your mobo supports that processor. Give me a little more info on what you are trying to upgrade to. Do you have the mobo book. It should say what processors it supports.
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A:Will this motherboard support this processor?

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Minimum System Requirements
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A:Changing motherboard and processor

Its always a good idea to fresh install when changing motherboards. A fresh install will minimize any issues that could arise from different hardware configurations. I've also heard that Windows setup detects an SSD and optimizes Windows for use with the SSD.

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A:Solved: I'm Looking For A New Motherboard and Processor

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A:Need to know if this motherboard will support my processor, RAM and GPU

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A:Motherboard/Processor Question.

Installing a motherboard is a fairly straightforward process, but if its the first time you've done it, it can be problematic.

You have to install the case separators, the processor, fan, video and audio cards, and modem.

You also have to connect the power supply and the electrical connectors. But these are things that are explained in the setup manual. Its not as difficult as it seems. Also, modern motherboards come jumperless so that's one thing you don't have to worry about.

I advise you to learn how to do it, you'll save a ton of money over the long run and you'll get what you want..

I would get someone who know what he's doing to help me through the process.

The first time I did it, I spent 2 days, then after I figured it out it took me and hour...