UpgradesI bought my MT3705 around Feb 2007, and since then slowly reconstructed the LAPTOP. Ripped out the mem and replaced with with 2x1GB Transcend 667Mhz DDR2, runs at 553. Ripped out the HD, stupid Hitachi 4200RPM to a WD 160GB 5400Rpm, ripped out the Samsung L632 DVDR for a Optiarc 5540A, (shoulda got an Liteon). Ripped out the 6cell batt for an 8cell batt. I must say, the HD upgrade and the RAM upgrades made the biggest difference. I have seen people with the same motherboard install a T2300E, a T5400, and a T7200 with success running @ 667FSB. But honestly, the T2060 really kicks any Celeron M or Pentium 4 M's butt cause its a Core Duo. Yeah the Cache is stripped to 1MB, but u know its really the perfect blend of power consumption and performance. Dont waste the dollars on a new processor, just use it for a new laptop. I've seen benchmarks on replacing the T2060 for its 2MB sister the T2300, and ur only getting a 10% boost at the cost of overrunning your chipset, and burning the battery and buring additional $50 used/$130 new processor for a T2300. The T2XXX (Core Yonahs) use 31W, the T5XXXX and T7XXX use 34W (despite being Core 2s. The PATA interface maxes out at 32MB/s, and your 533 mem burns 4.3G/ sec.Hence the things really slowing you down is the motherboard, the HD/HD interface, and that mem monger MS Vista.
Payed 600 bucks for the laptop, but in upgrades ( mem $50, HD $75, DVDR $50, Battery (never hurts to have second batt so we wont count that) Sor thats almost $200 extra, plus Gateway's support really sux, locking their optical drives, bios, drivers ln the hardware used in their notebooks. Its impossible to find their updates. I love my mt3705, but when i breaks or come the end of this 08, Im going back to Dell or HP.