Upgrading processor on Laptop

Clevo / ajp / D500p laptop
February 16, 2009 at 11:06:21
Specs: Windows XP, p4
Anyone got experience with upgrading the processor on a clevo laptop (especially d500p)? Would they have any tips/advice for it (apart from an obligatory "get someone professional to do it)?

i hear the memory of a clevo can go up to 2Gb, any tips with that?

would a new bios have to be sought to do that?
any ideas what the latest bios would be and where i could get hold of it?

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February 16, 2009 at 12:37:42
Laptops are designed to vary the speed the CPU runs at...this helps to keep the heat down & the battery life up. Unless you change the settings to run the CPU at full speed all the time, you won't see any difference in performance except under high load conditions. And if you do configure the CPU to run at full speed all the time, battery life will suffer significantly.

How much memory do you have? From what I've been able to find, the Clevo D500P came with 128MB DDR333...that's pretty pathetic for an XP machine. Your laptop accepts a max of 1GB (2 x 512MB). I suggest you max out the RAM.



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February 16, 2009 at 12:46:41
yep, taken it up to 1gb, all on one module, shame i can't use the spare one to boost it to 2.
(thanks for the response btw).

it's alway's plugged in, never use it on the go so the battery isn't really an issue. any advice how to change settings of CPU?

and also importantly, any advice with getting access to the relevant motherboard section?

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