What processor can I upgrade to from an Intel Pentium M?

By clovisd
May 29, 2011
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  1. Here is my pc specs:

    Intel Pentium M 740
    Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (Build 7600)
    CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 1 Cores - 1 Threads
    CPU PSN : Intel Pentium M processor 1.73GHz
    CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2)
    CPUID : 6.D.8 / Extended : 6.D
    CPU Cache : L1 : 32 / 32 KB - L2 : 2048 KB
    Core : Dothan (90 nm) / Stepping : C0
    Freq : 1729.08 MHz (133.02 * 13)
    MB Brand : TOSHIBA
    MB Model : HTW00
    NB : Intel i915PM/GM rev 03
    SB : Intel 82801FBM (ICH6-M) rev 03
    DirectX Version : 11.0
    RAM : 2048 MB DDR2 Dual Channel
    RAM Speed : 266 MHz (1:2) @ 4-4-4-12
    Slot 1 : 1024MB (4300)
    Slot 1 Manufacturer : Melco
    Slot 2 : 1024MB (4300)
    Slot 2 Manufacturer : Melco

    I would really like to be able to update/upgrade my processor.

    Toshiba M70

    Thanks ahead of time, clovis
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    "I would really like to be able to update/upgrade my processor"...

    Why? Upgrading the CPU in a laptop never gives much gain in performance. You are limited by the 533MHz data bus. You can increase the system Ram to the max allowed (you may have the max memory installed already) and install a bigger capacity hard drive. Doing this will give you a good increase in performance, much more than just changing the CPU

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