help processor experts

By Majury · 5 replies
Jul 19, 2006
  1. hey guys

    i have an intel celeron m 380 1.6ghtz processor
    installed in my laptop (equium L10-300) im thinking about upgrading the cpu because it's slow.. i have upgraded the Ram and HD so i feel this is the next step

    however there are a lot more factors to conside when buying a cpu

    im thinking of buying this cpu:

    its an Intel Pentium M Processor 760 2.00Ghz SL7SM
    i need to know if this processor could be installed without any problems . its FSB is 533 which means the clock needs to be 133 but my laptops FSB is 400 and clock is 100 at the minute.
    will the new cpu work in my laptop? am i understanding the busses correctly??
    there is no option to change the clock or multiplier in the bios and i doubt i would be able to change any jumpers on a laptop

    any help very much appreciated

    ps. i have tried to provide as much info as possible if you need anything else let me know

  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    It should work. Your FSB should automatically jump to 533 when you install your CPU. You're currently using 400 because the Celeron can´t go faster.

    I'll check compatibility and tell you the result.
  3. Majury

    Majury TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok cheers mate
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    It should work. I've seen some equiums with a Pentium M CPU.

    It should be way faster than the Celeron M, and the battery should last longer.
  5. Majury

    Majury TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your help.. How much of a performance boost do you think i would get?
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    What are you trying to improve? Games or general performance?

    If you wanna improve general performance, the PM CPU is gonna perform better, but of course, you need enough RAM (512MB or preferably 1024MB).

    If you wanna improve game's performance, the PM CPU will be WAY better than the Celeron, because it has 1MB more of L2 cache (1MB vs 2MB), but you'll need a good graphics card.
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