I'm considering upgrading the proc on an old laptop, a Gateway Solo 1150CL. I've already upgraded it quite a bit: the RAM is at max, HDD is 5400rpm, OS is W2K-Pro, new keyboard & the wireless "G" card is great.
It came with a Celeron Mobile 550 MHz but I've seen some cheapish eBay procs at 800MHz (micro-PGA2) ,
Like these ones:
I don't want to disassemble the sucker only to find the proc is soldered in or otherwise inaccessible.
Don't want to find the new proc isn't supported by the chipset (i82443MX) etc.
Can you tell from this excerpt off a Gateway support page whether it's in a socket or hardwired?
Could you help advise me whether this is a dumb project or not?
(Gateway Support is otherwise worthless on ths question)
Excerpt from Gway support site:
Processor packaging: Intel Micro-BGA2 connector
Processors: ((Solo 1150CL) 3500866, 3500867 – Intel Mobile Celeron at 550 MHz
3500967, 3500968 – Intel Mobile Celeron at 650 MHz
3501047(TFT), 3501051(HPA) – Intel Mobile Celeron at 700 MHz.
[ 700 MHz was highest speed proc offered at that time (11/'00) ]