This question is just for my interest/fun guys, so if others need help go there first.
I have a HP Compaq nx7400 that is old but running like a champ, but I always wondered if I could squeeze a little more performance out of it. I'm guessing (from what I've been told) that an SSD would be the better path.
I am wondering if I could/can benefit or even install a better faster cpu? Or would the whole mother board have to be changed?
I've researched this a bit first but come up a little empty. These are the CPU's that HP says my laptop supports. Right now it has the T5500:
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7400 (2.16-GHz, 667-FSB, 4-MB L2 cache)*
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7200 (2.0-GHz, 667-FSB, 4-MB L2 cache)*
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83-GHz, 667-FSB, 2-MB L2 cache)*
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500 (1.66-GHz, 667-FSB, 2-MB L2 cache)*
Intel Celeron M Processor 430* (1.73-GHz, 533-MHz FSB, 1-MB L2 cache)
I don't use it that hard so don't know if this would cause any overheating issues or not but just wanted the extra speed and cache. I wonder if the pc that has the T7200 or 7400 has a better fan to handle more power. Just cleaned the fan and re-pasted the heat-sink so all is good in that area.