So I finally got my laptop that I've been longing for (due to a little bit of financial help from my 'rents, since the 12th was my birthday
). It's a 1.8GHz P4-M, which is fairly fast, but eventually wont be fast enough.
To start off, I know the advantages of a P-m over a P4-m. I bought the P4 because of price restrictions. Had to get something used, and the P-Ms were too much.
So I'll get to the question. Can I upgrade a P4-m to a P-m?
It's pretty simple, yes/no question.
I have searched around for an answer through google, but to no avail. All I could find are upgrades through the same CPU model (which I found that I can get an applicable P4-M up to 2.6GHz.)
I know for a fact that there are 400mhz (fsb) versions of the P-M chips with the correct number of pins, so it wont be a size issue that I know of. I'm just curious about what my laptop motherboard will do with this semi-foreign CPU in it.
So, assuming this is not possible, I have another question.
What sort of reprocussions will I suffer if I simply upgrade to a higher clocked P4-M? Will I have dramatic heat changes, or even problems? (I'll definitely check to see what the highest CPU they put in my particular model is before I buy one, and not exceed that) Will it have effects on battery life? (hopefully not, due to speedstep?)
If you have any answers to these questions, that'd be sweet if you could... answer them. Thanks, all.