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Upgrading a laptop processor

By dancurt ·
I have an IBM thinkpad 760XL laptop.
It has a intel 82437MX Pentium (r) processor which works fine, but I
cant install quite a few things due to the size of this.
I have managed to get hold of a 750mhz Pentium 3 processor, but need to
know if this can replace my old processor in this laptop.
AND, if I can change it, how do I do it?
Any help and advise would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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by mikex In reply to Upgrading a laptop proces ...

Hi your current CPU is :Intel? Pentium? 166MHz MMX

which means that it uses SOCKET 7 and you CANNOT Upgrade with a PIII 750

You can try with a Max of P 233 Mhz MMX

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by TheChas In reply to Upgrading a laptop proces ...

In addition to answer 1, many laptops have soldered in processors. The entire CPU board needs to be changed to upgrade the CPU.

Further, even if you have a socketed CPU, you likely need the mobile (low power) version of the CPU.

To be brutally honest, it's time to bite the bullet and get a new(er) laptop.

Chas

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by RCOM In reply to Upgrading a laptop proces ...

nope won't work

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