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I have an HP G60-501nr I got off amazon black friday for $199.

It came with a celeron 900 (800mhz)

If I drop a core2quad in (also socket p) but it's a 1066 chip,
would it just run at 800mhz mem speed or not work at all?

Belarc agent comes back telling me the board supports 1066.
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It may work or not, depends on BIOS support. I can't be of much more assistance than that as this type of mobo don't have bios support list easily accessible at it'd take me too long to find out. You should find out one of two things:
*which mobo you have and search if it has bios support for the C2Q/C2D with higher than 800MHz fsb (knowing the chipset could also help as if it's a 800-only chipset you can forget about fsb 1066 support)
*are there any other products based on the same mobo/chassis that are shipped with C2D/C2Q? if yes, it's likely the latest generic bios can add support for those particular CPUs on your board too.

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Couple of issues that i see.

1. Will the bios support the chip.
2. Can the laptop, electrically speaking, handle the chip.
3. Price of a laptop chip.

Just price alone may be a good enough reason to just get a new laptop all together.
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The motherboard in the system is also used in HP models with Core 2 Duo P7000 and P8000 Series CPU,s I would imagine any of those should work fine. You could also look at Pentium Dual Cores, I would probably look for a lower watt CPU, to eliminate any heat issues.
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P8000 probably I wouldn't want to exceed 35w spec
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