Originally Posted by spaanplaat
I have the same cpu and was wondering how to change the cpu. Is it very hard to do?
I'm not new to custom building a pc, but I'm new to the notebook scene.
Is it almost the same as changing the cpu in a regular pc? And will every socket P cpu do or do I need to stick with the same T series CPU due to any heat problems?
It would be great if someone could tell me this.
First, you have to disassemble the notebook to the point where you can access the CPU. That process is going to be somewhat different for every different model of notebook out there, but the general idea is to flip the notebook upside down, unplug it and take out the battery, then take out every screw you can find, and keep taking off chassis parts until you can access the CPU. Once you get access to the motherboard, you'll need to remove the heatsink (which is attached with more screws) in order to uncover the CPU. If you can get to that part, the rest is easy. Just loosen the screw holding the CPU tight (just turn it counter-clockwise. it doesn't come out), pop out the old CPU, pop in the new one, re-tighten the holding screw, use whatever thermal grease you want, and put everything back together again.
Any socket P CPU will work as long as you've got a chipset that supports it. Intel's current (Montevina / GM45 / PM 45) chipset can handle CPUs with 533 Mhz-1066 Mhz FSB.