P3 to P4?

By rcooper732
Oct 5, 2006
  1. I have an IBM ThinkPad A22m with a P3 1 Ghz processor. I was wondering if I can upgrade to a P4 processor or is it possible?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    generally it is quite difficult to upgrade laptop CPUS. The cases tend to be well sealed and the parts more difficult to tinker with. I don't recommend such upgrades for the average person.
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Can a P4 even compatible with a P3 mobo?? I always thought that they had different pin setups from what I've heard.
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    hi cooper,

    the short answer is no, you can't. they require different chipsets, sockets, memory, etc.

    the entire motherboard would have to be replaced to do it.

    cheers :wave:
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