Great machine, but not pin-moddable
I bought this lappy yesterday from BB for $450. Great laptop, good build quality and nice little screen. I upgraded the memory from 256mb to 1gb right off the bat. Hard drive quiet, but slow. So I threw in a "spare" Hitachi 7200 rpm. Now MUCH faster. I also got annoyed from the constant fan running. Knowing that Celeron M's have speedstep disabled, I put in my Pentium M 1.6 cpu. Great design, cpu easily upgraded as it's only under a cover underneat laptop. Now runs much cooler and battery life went from 2.25 hours to 3.5 hours (estimated) Now feeling a little gutsy, I decided to try pin-modding it. This cpu has run happy in my desktop overclocked @ 2.13 @ 533mhz bus. The via/s3 chipset is supposed to be able to run @ 533 so I did the pin-mod. Turned it it on and of course it still only running @ 1.6ghz. Tried a different pin-mod location and still no go. For the adventuresome out there make sure you orient yourself correctly with the socket as the socket in this one is oriented 180 degrees from a standard centrino socket. If you don't know what I'm talking about you shouldn't be pinmodding lol.