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Upgrading Old Laptop CPU - Final Thoughts/Recomendations

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#1 LoboTek


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 03:09 PM



I am looking to upgrade my laptop's CPU in order to get better multitasking and overall performance from it, atleast until I purchase a new daily driver. I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX and it comes with a Intel Celeron Processor 900 (1M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB). I am looking to upgrade that CPU to an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 (6M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 800 MHz FSB), which seems to be the best option after reading up on a few forums of people trying to do the same thing. The CPU's share sockets (PGA478) and TPD (35w), other than that I'm not sure what else I should be looking for in terms of compatibility.


Here are some CPU-Z screenshots to help:




So my questions are:

Do you guys think this upgrade would work and give me a bit more multitasking power (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)?

Am I missing anything that might make my CPU choice incompatible or a bad idea?


Any and all advice and or recommendations would be greatly appreciated, it is my first time upgrading a CPU so I may be ignorant of some aspects of the process. Thank you all, in advanced.


Note* The RAM (2GB) and HDD have already been upgraded to 4GB and a Scandisk SSD




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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 04:41 PM

Well...a laptop with a Celeron processor...is not built for multitasking or much of anything other than surfing the Web.  See 2010 Review.


If you have obtained 6 years or so of reasonably expected use out of this system...it's probably time to think about purchasing another.


IMO, there are a ton of laptops currently on sale, new and refurbished models.  I would suggest that you look into those before trying to turn this HP product into something it was never intended to be.




When speaking of "upgrading a laptop" there really isn't much that can be done but improving the motherboard/CPU/RAM basically means buying a different model than you currently have.

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