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Problem upgrading laptop CPU

By vegasgmc
Aug 4, 2007
  1. I have a Compaq C300 that came with a Socket 478 Celeron M. I bought a socket 478 Centrino to upgrade but the Centrino wont fit in the motherboard. It has extra pin or the mobo socket is missing a hole. I mean all the pins line up with the holes in the socket except for one pin in a corner where there isnt a hole. Its like the Centino is for a socket 479 but Ive nver heard of that. Thanks
     
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    According to Wikipedia there is in fact a socket 479. I hope your day isn't ruined by this.
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    laptops usually aren't that upgradable. You will need to contact the maker to see if in fact, there are faster versions of your laptop.
     
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