I have a GW 7405GX and the warranty expires in 1/2006. I've been thinking of doing some upgrading after it does and was wondering if anyone has tried installing a Turion in one of these notebooks. After reading around some it seems that I would need to go at least one model higher to get the same or comparable performance (eg: ML-34 to equal 3200DTR). Currently the fastest model is the ML-40 but AMD plans to go higher by the end of the year w/ Socket 754. When the Turion first came out the only comparison benchmarks I saw written were those comparing it with a Pentium M, with the Turion coming up short on battery life. That said, I can only guess that the Turion outputting 25/35 watts has got to be able last longer than the Mobile64 DTR outputting 85 watts in the same notebook. Where I see a problem in replacing it would be with the BIOS. I don't envision GW ever offering an updated BIOS for the 7405GX. What I'm wondering is whether the BIOS will recognize a Turion properly and run with the requisite voltage. If anyone has tried this, please post your results. I'd also like to try running Corsair XMS PC3200 sodimms but have not been able to find any postings regarding that model in these notebooks either.
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9/5/05 at 6:46pm