Upgrade CPU to run win 7 64 bit.

Gateway Mt6840 notebook
December 4, 2009 at 08:19:14
Specs: Windows Vista 32bit
I received a win 7 64 bit os and tried to install it on my laptop, but found out the processor is unable to handle this. I was given a trial version of 32 bit just to try out on a separate HDD and I like it better than Vista. I am looking to upgrade my processor to possible run the 64 bit version. These are my system specs:
CPU Intel Core Duo T2450 2.0G
Memory: 4 g (Vista 32 bit only sees 3g)
OS: Vista 32
Mobo: Not sure, is there a software that I can use to check all of those specific spec?

Thanks
simtech


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#1
December 4, 2009 at 08:21:19
you`ll need Intel Core 2 Duo...

download astra32 for the motherboard model ( to choose a processor for you )


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#2
December 4, 2009 at 08:32:21
Try here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/wi...

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#3
December 4, 2009 at 09:51:21
After checking some information from gatewaty (no help about upgrading) my Mobo is:
(4006126RMotherboard w/UMA Graphics 945GM and IEEE 1394)
The interesting thing is the gateway spec site shows my cpu as:
4506411Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.00GHz 533GHz 2MB L2
any way.......
I was wondering if I would have to upgrade the mobo also, to accommodate the new cpu? I really like the win 7 and it suck that I have the 64 bit version and not the 32 bit. Is there another way to find out if the Intel Core 2 Duo... cpu is compatible with my mobo.
thanks for the great feedback.
simtech

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#4
December 4, 2009 at 09:56:18
As likelystory said, you`ll need to run Microsoft Upgrade Advisor so as to see what component needs to be upgraded for Windows 7 ( x64 ) installation and use...

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#5
December 4, 2009 at 10:13:13
I did run the MS upgrade advisory software but it did not say anything about the upgrade ability to win 7 64 bit. I'll take a wild guess and say it cannot run it even with upgraded cpu....Here is the infor. from my base core in the performance
Component Details Subscore Base score 3.1
Processr Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T2450 @ 2.00GHz
4.8
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
4.6
Graphics Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
3.2
Gaming graphics 224 MB Total available graphics memory 3.1
Primary hard disk 65GB Free (139GB Total)
4.9
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

System
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Manufacturer Gateway
Model MT6840
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable No

Thanks for your help.


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#6
December 4, 2009 at 10:18:29
so you don`t have intel core 2 duo...so as to run Windows 7 x64 Bit, you`ll need to get one...

I couldn`t find the supported CPU`s by this motherboard...I hope it supports Intel Core 2 Duo...but I think it doesn`t...if so, you`ll need a new motherboard and everything...

...and please be careful while buying a new CPU --- make sure it`s supported...


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#7
December 4, 2009 at 11:52:24
Core Duo = 32-bit

Core 2 Duo = 64-bit

T2450 = Core Duo = 32-bit = no Win7 64-bit


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#8
December 4, 2009 at 12:00:28
945GM-based laptops support Socket M Core 2 Duo CPUs. You might need to update the BIOS first. Just make sure not to buy a Socket P Core 2 Duo; these work only in newer (i965+) laptops.

I'm running a C2D T7200 (2.0GHz, 4MB L2, 667FSB) in my 945-based lappy. The CPU support for my laptop lists:

Core Duo:
T2300, T2350, T2400, T2450, T2500, T2600, T2700

Core 2 Duo 2MB:
T5200, T5500, T5600

Core 2 Duo 4MB:
T7200, T7400, T7600

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#9
December 4, 2009 at 12:03:33
This tells you everything...just choose one of the Core 2 Duo`s and buy it...then enjoy Windows 7 x64 Bit...

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#10
December 4, 2009 at 12:12:13
This is great Info. i appreciate all the feedback from each one of you. Thanks! I going to look into the on of those cpus and update the bios...Great info!!!
thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#11
December 4, 2009 at 12:16:18
wowowo...please land yourself...updating BIOS is potentially risky...

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/1...

make sure you have the right BIOS file as well as you have a stable power source ( I recommend using a UPS updating BIOS ) , because if the BIOS updating is interrupted, the system won`t boot...

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#12
December 4, 2009 at 12:31:28
I understand staying on the ground...its just that I have been searching for info on this for most of the week and so far, most of the site (beside this one) have said it can't be done with my laptop. I even asked about the bios, the cpu and pretty much..just go out a purchase a 32 bit ver. of win 7 or new laptop and it will be cheaper in the long run. I've had good experiences and very bad one when flashing bios in the past, I do understand the risk and again thanks for the heads up.

simtech


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#13
December 4, 2009 at 12:35:04
OK, OK, I feel it my duty to warn you and to point you to the right way...then it`s your choise what`s next...

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#14
December 4, 2009 at 13:42:51
Thanks. I do appreciate you look at for me.

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