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Rcttexas

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Jan 10, 2002
Location
Austin, Texas
I have a laptop with a moble PIII 450. I am a whole lot more familuar with AMD produtcs than Intel. I would like to know what kind of chip a M/PIII 450 is(like socket A, Slot A ect)? What is the biggest chip I could put in it.
 

JCLW

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Apr 1, 2002
It'll be either BGA or micro-PGA. I don't think you'll have much replacing it - it's probably soldered on. :(

- JW
 
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kamilkluczewski

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Oct 16, 2002
Location
Canada
I have a PIII 900

Its not soldered on, cause that would increase production costs, plus if you fry your MOBO your manufacturer would most likely wanna give you a new MOBO and use your old CPU as opposed to replacing everything if it was soldered on. Anywhoo, yanked up my PIII 700 and dropped in a celeron 1.13 and gained 1000 points on PC mark. Went from 2332 to 3332. Not to shabby you would think, make sure you find out what kinda socket, BGA of micro-PGA. No point buing a new CPU without being able to stuff it in there.

Also replase the thermal paste with AS3 when you take it apart, i did and now my fan turns on once an hour as opposed to every 15 minutes.

I have an IBM T22 900, i put 700 above because thats what it runs at on batery and thats how i use it most of the time.

Good Luck friend and ejoy your laptops new found power.


Kam
 

ssspy007

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Oct 7, 2002
does n e one know an easy way to tell the difference between the bga and micro pga?