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Hello everyone. I recently got a laptop for free from my brother. And i'm wondering if i can replace the stock Celeron 900 2.2GHz (Single Core) with a Core 2 Duo (Any model)

Specs:

eMachines E525
Intel Celeron 900 2.2GHz
4GB DDR3 (2GB stock)
250GB HDD
Windows XP / Ubuntu

Since i have never owned a laptop, i'm not experienced with them as i am with desktop pc's. Anyway, in theory all Core 2 Duo TXXX series that has a FSB of 800, Multiplier at x11, TDP at 35W and is a Socket P (PGA478) should work right? As i said, i'm not experienced with laptops at all, so all help is appreciated. Maybe you have upgraded your CPU on this laptop? If so tell me please.

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Originally Posted by j0rpi;12337997 
Hello everyone. I recently got a laptop for free from my brother. And i'm wondering if i can replace the stock Celeron 900 2.2GHz (Single Core) with a Core 2 Duo (Any model)

Specs:

eMachines E525
Intel Celeron 900 2.2GHz
4GB DDR3 (2GB stock)
250GB HDD
Windows XP / Ubuntu

Since i have never owned a laptop, i'm not experienced with them as i am with desktop pc's. Anyway, in theory all Core 2 Duo TXXX series that has a FSB of 800, Multiplier at x11, TDP at 35W and is a Socket P (PGA478) should work right? As i said, i'm not experienced with laptops at all, so all help is appreciated. Maybe you have upgraded your CPU on this laptop? If so tell me please.

Cheers

Official answer, not possible.

Google search yields that the laptop uses the Intel GL40 chipset.

Intel Reference Page.

If you click on the Compatible Products link on the left, and then Processors, it lists all of the compatible processors for that chipset, and not a single one is a Core 2 Duo.

Intel Celeron 575, T1600, T3300, T3500, 585, 900, T1700, T3100.
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I see, to bad. Si-Soft Sandra states that it's a GM45/PM45 chipset, in which i can see supports the Core 2 Duo. Anyway, these Core 2 Duo's (that are shown in the 'compatible processors' are running at 1066MHz FSB and if it were possible the chipset would probably clock the CPU to it's lowest multiplier). Is it worth upgrading the CPU to a Celeron Dual-Core then maybe?

Cheers

Edit: ComGuards, i saw this thread http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/334009-gl40-chipset-cpu-compatibility-5.html And they have succeeded to upgrade the CPU on the GL40 chipset to a C2D T5750, T5850, T7500, T9300 and i think theres alot more, but i havn't read the whole thread. What do you think about it? Should i try get a cheap C2D and plop it in? I also noticed the guy that upgraded to the T9300 had a very similar laptop as mine, except it had an Celeron M575.


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Edited by j0rpi - 2/10/11 at 10:48pm
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I'd just go for the T3500 since its supported. It's a Celeron Dual core, based off C2D architecture. It won't be very much slower at all compared to an Allendale C2D really.
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Pioneerisloud, you sure it's worth getting the dual core celeron then? Would this help the frame rate a little bit maybe? I'm still interested in putting in a C2D though.
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From what I've read it's best to stay with what is supported. There are forums and areas that deal with trying this. For instance my laptop is socket P but never supported a t9300. Doesn't mean someone hasn't tried.

Here's a good example. Not supported, but done.
http://miket-blog.blogspot.com/2008/03/dell-vostro-1500-cpu-upgrade-to-penryn.html
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I contacted a guy today and he had a T9300 for sale, ~35 bucks. I thought it was so cheap so i took my chances and bought it. Dissassembled my laptop and installed the CPU. Now i just had to cross my fingers and hope that it would work. And yes, upgrade was successfull. Everything is much faster now. I think i just made a very good deal, don't you think? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by j0rpi;12352911 
I contacted a guy today and he had a T9300 for sale, ~35 bucks. I thought it was so cheap so i took my chances and bought it. Dissassembled my laptop and installed the CPU. Now i just had to cross my fingers and hope that it would work. And yes, upgrade was successfull. Everything is much faster now. I think i just made a very good deal, don't you think? smile.gif

Um...yeah. that's a great deal, and a much better cpu
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That's a used one. On Amazon.com it's for sale for $307. I didn't know mobile cpu's were that expensive? Also, my t9300 is obviously a used one. I want to pimp my laptop with the Core 2 Duo badge which i didn't get biggrin.gif Anyway, if you can get your hands on this CPU for the same price as me, just buy it and see if it will work on your laptop. Afterall, 35 bucks is nothing. Really recommend this CPU smile.gif
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