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Old 01-14-2008, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MY close bud offered to sell me his laptop for $350 its an averatec 4200. I've seen it and he takes care of his stuff nothing is wrong with it. BUT, I want to upgrade the processor, If Im not mistaken he has the Pentium M 730, Its the M that is 1.4ghz. Now what would be my best upgrade to put in there? I thought about a pentium M 1.86ghz but then i saw Intel Mobile P4 HT 2.8Ghz Laptop CPU ... I know you should never just go by Ghz alone , So which architechture is better?
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, If your interested shoot me a pm, I have a pentium M 1.7 ghz with the heatsink and ill sell it to you for 10 dollars or something.
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I might be interested. It should be a drop in right? I'll pm later if you don't mind.
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The pentium M is going to offer better battery life and run much cooler. Also the Core2Dou chips are based in part on them, so they are generally better than pentium 4s.
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^^ I figured that about the petiums being hot... So it looks like pentium m is the way to go...
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