Upgrade 370 socket with any other 370

June 22, 2011 at 03:14:20
Specs: Windows XP
I have an 800MHz Celeron Coppermine-128 socket 370 100 FSB cpu in a tosh 1800-100 laptop.
Can I upgrade that with any higher MHz cpu in the socket 370 family without too much hassle?

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#1
June 22, 2011 at 03:29:51
You need to find out if the machine will support anything faster. It's not just the type of socket that can limit an upgrade. If the BIOS doesn't support it then it'd be a waste of money.

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#2
June 22, 2011 at 04:35:57
Did you mean a Toshiba Satellite 1800-100 ???

http://www.toshiba-europe.com/bv/co...

It may or may not support a P III 1000mhz, but you would hardly notice the performance increase if at all.

Windows XP is the issue not the CPU, you would be better off with Linux like Puppy Linux or go back to Windows 2000, considering the maximum memory is 512mb.

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#3
June 22, 2011 at 04:55:12
How much RAM do you have? You need at least 512MB for reasonably good performance with XP. It appears that's the max your system will support. A CPU upgrade won't make up for lack of RAM. If you still have just 128MB, you should seriously consider Cloudcentric's advice about Linux or Win2k.

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#4
June 22, 2011 at 05:06:49
"one can not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear"

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#5
June 22, 2011 at 23:51:48
Thanks everyone - some good advice - will give it some thought.

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#6
June 22, 2011 at 23:58:46
"Did you mean a Toshiba Satellite 1800-100"

Yep. I don't really need to push it too much. Not for what I want to do.
I thought I would kick it up to the top end of the Coppermine-128 family which is about 1 point something GHz and that would be fine for me.

Is that possible?

I have XP with 512 RAM but have used to nLite to strip XP down but it seems that Linux would be the option to take.


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#7
June 23, 2011 at 05:19:23
Short of a new system, a lite or lean installation of linux would be your best option, especially if your main use is email, web browsing, office documents, and similar.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
June 23, 2011 at 06:58:14
You can't overclock a laptop.

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#9
June 23, 2011 at 12:54:22
"It may or may not support a P III 1000mhz, but you would hardly notice the performance increase if at all."

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