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Re: advice on upgrading hard drive and cpu of laptop

I checked the lap-top. the CPU is mounted on some kind of board, and then
the board is mounted on some kind of socket.. I am fairly new to hard-ware
manipulations as this, but have worked before on archaic intel 8085 8086

and is this Athlon 150 Mhz 5x86 chip supported in Linux??

Praveen Kamath

On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Russell Coker wrote:

> On Friday 05 January 2001 14:25, Kamath wrote:
> > I think you are speaking something of what I am looking for here!!
> > I have been thinking seriously about upgrading my lap-top, which has
> > survived long...
> > I have a "toy" 486 lap-top (486 DX4 75 Mhz to be precise) And how can I
> > upgrade the processor etc on this please!!
> >
> > My laptop is a Compaq LTE Elite 4/75 CX
> >
> > any places where I can get info on how to upgrade this lap-top?? from 486
> > to say a reasonable speed pentium processor??
> The main criteria is whether the CPU is socketed or soldered onto the 
> motherboard.  If it's soldered in then there's nothing you can do.  If it's 
> socketed then you can find a better CPU that fits the socket.
> AMD used to sell 5x86 CPUs that went in 486 sockets and were considerably 
> faster than 486 CPUs.  You could probably get a 5x86 at 150MHz to fit in the 
> same socket which would be 4 times faster if you can find one.  They haven't 
> been sold new for years so it'll take a bit of luck to find one.
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