I have done my homework and read about ever thread on the ml3109. But most of these posts are old and I would like to know that is the absolute best upgrade is. I know that the Intel t7200 2.0ghz will work with this motherboard. But will the t7400 work? Or what is the best possible cpu to upgrade? The t7200 on ebay is about $40, is there a better value cpu? Not worried about overheating, as I have cleaned all dust from the cpu fan. Help, please!
Gateway ml3109 cpu best possible upgrade
Upgrade your Bios to the latest version always is best.
Stick with a processor of the same FSB. You can get a large
increase, and still stay with the same Bus Speed.
Your original idea for the 2.0 Core2Duo is what I run in mine.
That with 4Gb memory (careful on this upgrade....the board is particular
which memory works). Also I used a 320Gb 7200rpm HD.
Between the 3 upgrades, it's proven to be very stable and quick.
Why update the bios? I thought this was a unnecessary risk if all things are running correctly.
Careful with what type of ram? Did you find a way to run 4gb with vista 32 bit? I have 2gb now, and thought the 4gb only worked if you are running Vista 64 bit.
Also, what do think about upgrading to a ssd hdd? I can get one for $67, or do you feel the 7200rpm is where it's at?