Having problems with your Everex StepNote VA4103M Notebook ?

Upgrade cpu My laptop is an Everex Stepnote nm3500w.I want to upgrade the cpu to a dual core x 2. I am wondering if the laptop cpu is soldered in or can I just remove and replace. And if I would need to do anything else like BIOS ETC.

Answers :

Yes, you can replace the processor in the LM7W. You can use either "Banias" or "Dothan" based Pentium M or Celeron M processors with a Socket 479 interface and 400MHz bus.
\012However, the laptop's BIOS will probably not recognize these other processors, so they will boot up in their slowest speed. You will need a third party processor manager like RMClock Utility to unlock the higher speed and lower voltage settings.
\012Also, if there are any processor microcode updates from Intel, you'll miss out on them. There is a rare chance this might cause issues. YMMV.
\012I've tested Pentium M 745 (SL8U6) and 1600 (SL6FA) processors and they both seemed to work.
You can at most upgrade memory, rarely video, but I never seen ugrading a CPU on a laptop, most of the time the CPU is soldered and the MB does not support upgrade.
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