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Hello, I have a HP notebook that constantly overheats because of its creaming hot P4 at 3ghz, i wm going to switch it out for a lower P4. Can i put a Pentium M? i dont know the socket is called, But im preaty sure its a mobile P4.
 

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Sorry, you can't do that
Pentium-M has a special socket just for it and no other processors uses it. The cpu you have most likely is socket 478, while the Pentium-M is socket 479. Yeah it sucks that there is just one extra pin but it just won't work.
 

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To the best of my knowledge, the Pentium 4 M (socket 478) and the Pentium M (socket 479) cannot simply be swapped. To be sure of what you have, run CPU-Z. It should give you all of the info on your processor.
 

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i have kinda the same question, but im thinking about upgrading my cpu to another M cpu... i have a celeron 1.5 right now with 479skt. its a celeron M379 can i just swap out? dont need like 3.0 or anything, but like 2.2 or something.
 

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I was pretty sure the 2.2Ghz P-M was the fastest they had. Also keep in mind that the way the Pentium M processes instruction codes is different than the original P4. The 2.2Ghz P-M is actually about equivalent to the 3.0-3.2 P4, as I understand it.

I don't know if you would have room for this Higgins but didn't asus or someone make a P4-PentiumM converter for desktop use? could you squeeze that baby in there?
 

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Well, I dont know about your laptop, but the CPU in my laptop is solderd in (like a northbridge), so you cant swap it out.
 

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oh, well its no big deal then i guess. i put a gig of ddr2 in here and it screams for a 1.5 celly... can open photoshop in 2 seconds flat
 

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Yeah i was suprised, but the P4 is in a socket and i took it out to clean the white thermal crap HP, and put on some a5s or whatever. The heatsink screws on to the CPU so i wouldn't beable to put a conveter on there. This thing overheats all the time, I want to down clock it, but my mobo has a ATI northbridge [dunno where the heck that was made] so none of the OC apps support my board. Would swaping out for a slower P4 do anygood? The heat problems are so bad the thing cant run AquaZone for 5min before it overheats. I bought this thing last year for $1400, and now HP will refund for only $600 =\\ BTW it has DDR1 memory. What if i took off the bottom plate and had a 120mm fan blowing in there? Now theres an idea.
 
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