I have a acer 3680 that someone gave me, it has a celeron M 520 and i upped the ram to 2 gb. I was wondering if i'm able to upgrade the proc. If so what option do i have. thanks
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6/29/07 at 5:12pm
The 3680 seems to have the Celeron M 420.. a derivative of the Core Duo and using Socket M. If this site is to be believed (yea I know not the exact same model, but its a 3680 and likely to use the same motherboard), the chipset is an Intel 940GML. This unforunately supports only the Celeron M chips. You won't be able to use an Core Duo or higher. http://www.slickdeals.net/forums/sho...uid=0&t=358871
as you all should know, most acer 3680 models with the celeron m430 and up have the intel i943gml express chipset. these boards are able to accept up to a core 2 duo 5300 or any other mobile c2d that supports 533mhz FSB. I'm replying on my acer 3680-2682 with a t5200, it runs circles around the celeron m440 that was in it. but the feign of heart need not apply... this mod includes almost completely disassembling your acer, because you have to lift the heat pipe to get the processor off the socket, and as is the case in my acer, the heat pipe runs first, over the processor, then over the gma950 graphics, then off to the top left corner, so it kinda snakes around the MB. But ONLY a 533mhz FSB c2d will work, no 667mhz, and mos def no santa rosa class chips(800mhz).