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Wondering if a P-III laptop can be updated to a P-IV

By Techmeniac
Dec 31, 2004
  1. I have an IBM laptop
    it is a P-III 900Mhz and a 512MB ram
    windos 2000 Pro.

    I wanted to know if my laptop can be updated. ?????????????????:confused:
    The thing is i work with Desktops and stuff. I can kill them and make them alive again but laptops is other world??????????????
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    The P4 uses socket 478 and the PIII uses socket 370. The fastet processor you can get for that is 1.13 ghz.
     
  3. Techmeniac

    Techmeniac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    dude i appreciate jyor help but could jyu be more specific
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You can't change processor generations on desktops without using special devices like Powerleap & even that isn't sure to work. The situation is even harder when it comes to Laptops. In other words, no you cannot.
     
  5. Techmeniac

    Techmeniac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Not Even If You Change The Motherboard
     
  6. Luzer

    Luzer TS Rookie

    no

    It would be a complete waste of time. On a notebook everyting is integrated (meaning the NIC,Video,Sound are built right in to the MOBO). You just cant upgrade it and use the other parts. Area 51 has just(i think in the last few months) a way to upgrade your vidcard in a notebook pc.

    in short no. if you think it is to slow donate to a place that needs it ,or even put Linux on it.

    -why cant i put urls on the board?-
     
  7. Techmeniac

    Techmeniac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    right guys, i believe there is no point in trying, so i will let my laptop be as is. but i was tinking if Win XP will go with it, or make it faster.
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Windows XP will run slightly slower then Windows 2000 on that machine. It's up to you to decide if the extra features & eye candy is worth the extra burden on your system.
     
  9. Techmeniac

    Techmeniac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Thanks a lot man
     
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