Question Upgrading processor on a Gateway M285-E

KRZSTORM58

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Can I upgrade the processor on a Gateway M285-E from a Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz to Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz?
 

VirtualLarry

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Usually, it comes down to the system chipset and mobo BIOS supporting:
1) That FSB speed
2) That nm litho (45nm support)
 

blckgrffn

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But... it's not soldered in? That's a socketed CPU?

I know I played with some mobile Pentiums and stuff back in the day but I thought that was in the time of soldered mobile CPUs...
 

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But... it's not soldered in? That's a socketed CPU?

I know I played with some mobile Pentiums and stuff back in the day but I thought that was in the time of soldered mobile CPUs...
Well it would be a shame if it is soldered, because I looked that model up and it was a thicc and heavy girl. I mean a heckin' chonker! :D The T7600 is also for sale on ebay and is an old school pin grid chip. Definitely was available for drop in regardless of what Gateway did with it.
 
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Jimzz

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The T7600 was a OE option. Make sure you have the newest BIOS and it should work.

Just don't spend much on it. Cheaper to buy a new $200ish laptop if you're in the US.

Like this...

Not great, but better than a T7600 system.
 
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