Gateway m320 cpu upgrade

By eyemfedup2
Feb 24, 2010
  1. i recently posted an inquiry about upgrading my CPU
    it now has a 1.4
    I'm looking to bump it up to a 1.7 to 2 ghz single core
    i dont plan on keeping it I'm raising funds to upgrade my dell 1525 listed in a previous post
    I'm having a little trouble figuring out what cpu would pop in with the least of trouble
    can anyone help me out
    thanks as always
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I am assuming you have the Celeron 1.4Ghz chip in your M320.

    When upgrading a CPU on an OEM system, often times the motherboard is going to be the limiting factor. For that reason I always try to find a chip that Has the same socket (Obviously) Runs on the same FSB, and will run on the same chipset.

    Your Celeron M that comes with the M320 is socket 478 and runs on a 400Mhz FSB.
    That is the same Socket and FSB as the Pentium M that was also offered in the M320.

    They are fairly cheap on Ebay. But I have only been able to find a 1.5 Pentium M. No 1.7 or 2.0. An example auction can be found by clicking HERE

    Now all of this is several generations ago, and while the Pentium M is a faster chip then any Celeron of the same flavor, don't expect it to be competitive with things on the market today.

    If you have anymore questions just ask.
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