Originally Posted by Jeff F.
Great to know. This is my next upgrade.
How much more does it heat up when pushed? Also, have you noticed a big hit in battery life?
BTW, where is the CPU? Is it accessable under the keyboard? A picture of where the actual CPU is and what screws you need to remove would be fantastic.
It looks like the CPU heatsink is held down by the 4 screws above where the memory slot is. I would suspect that typically Intel uses a thermal pad. Jeff, you might consider using Arctic Silver for your new Dothan. There is a very detailed an excellent "How To..." at the Artic Silver site. Be careful not to scratch the heatsink surface which will contact with the Dothan. I do not know if there is a latch in or around the socket. I remember reading somewhere by Got-Chow in this forum that after he built his Compal, his system refused to boot because of a dead processor, another story about the system not booting because of CPU not seating properly.
Jeff, thanks again for sharing the picture showing the memory swap underneath the keyboard.