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    Default Laptop CPU upgrade?

    Anyone know can you replace a Intel Yonah Core Duo T2400 processor laptop, with a Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 Socket M. The laptop model Dell precision M65 used both, but not sure if they did a motherboard change.

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    They both Socket M and both have same FSB speed etc ... both use same intel chipset ... I would also read up to see if your bios supports it.

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    the bios will support it in a degraded mode if the firmware doesnt handle it correctly, so it will still be updateable

    the question is to know if your manufacturer will or have released the firmware update

    I have one certitude though, if the CPU is of the same model but just a beefier version, there will be absolutely no problem getting it updated as it only involves a multiplier change by the bios

    be careful the CPU is REALLY the same model, as there usually are revisions for frequency steps (eg. REV1 1 to 2GHz, REV2 1.8 to 2.3GHz, REV3 1.9 to 2.6GHz, etc..) and those might require a small bios upgrade

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    As others have said you must check with the company and BIOS and make sure they are compatible. I have an older HP laptop with a desktop AMD A64 3000+ clawhammer core cpu and wanted to replace it with a Turion (mobile version) but when installed the computer would not post

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