2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2010 10:02 AM by Adolfo_Intel

    What processor can I use?

      I checked my device manager, and i saw 2 chipset names:


      1. Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Series PCI Express Root Port - 2A41
      2. Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Series Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A40

       


      Not sure which on i'm using, however I wish to upgrade my processor, I currently have:

       

      Mobile Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 @ 2.26Ghz. 64bit Win7.

       

      What other processor can I use?


      Thanks,

        • 1. Re: What processor can I use?
          Aryan2411

          Hello,

           

          It is very difficult to suggest any compatible cpu for your oem board.

           

          Based on ark website, the cpu P8400 is compatible with these chipsets, so i would assume that your board will have one of these chipsets.

          http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=35569

           

          As a reference, you can check the compatible cpus for these chipsets, and then you will need to check with the board manufacturer whether they have validated the cpu and if there s any bios that is required/

           

          All the best,

           

          Kind Regards,

          Aryan

          • 2. Re: What processor can I use?
            Adolfo_Intel

            Keep in mind that the compatiblity between the processor and the motherboard is determined by the motherboard manufacturer, not by the chipset manufacturer, so I would strongly recommend contacting the motherboard manufacturer, or in this case the laptop manufacturer, for them to provide you a list of supported processors for your laptop system.