Aspire 7112WSMi CPU upgade Dual core?

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  1. Simon Shepard

    Simon Shepard Newbie

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    Greetings :)

    Few week's ago i was handed two Acer aspire 7112WSMi's to my sad discovery the CELERON 420 M's installed lack the tech to run windows 7, 8.1 or even 10 (32-bit versions)

    this is the hardware specs of both laptops


    Processor
    Processor family Intel Celeron Mobile
    L2 Cache 1 MB
    Processor front side bus 533 MHz
    Motherboard chipset Intel 940GML Express
    Processor Model 420
    Processor Clock Speed 1600 MHz
    Disk drive
    Total Storage Capacity 120 GB
    Hard disk rotational speed 5400 rpm
    Memory
    Internal memory type DDR2-SDRAM
    Internal memory 1.5 GB

    My question is i have seen people with the same MB chip set upgrade to C2D's if this is indeed the case would a certain C2D work with these?

    it means they can be more useful as dual core systems as both laptops are in near enough mint condition and i wouldn't want them to go to waste.

    If anyone has upgraded a similar chip set or the same model of laptop please let me know.

    thank you
     
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    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    1.5GB DDR2 RAM, performance below P4 from circa 2000 and 120GB 5400 RPM HDD's?

    Why continue torturing yourself with this obsolete platform?

    Time to pass this on to someone you don't like or, finally, recycle it to end the pain for all. ;)


     
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    Starlight5 Yes, I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    @Simon Shepard if it has 940GML - then T1350 is your best bet, which is still very anemic single-core CPU, definitely obsolete nowadays; if has 943GML or better chipset, best you can put is T7600(G) - but I suggest T7200 because you can get them for ~$2.5 each. You need to identify the chip to be sure.
     
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    @Starlight5 it is a 940GML however i have seen people report that dual core (core 2 duo) work in 940GML motherboards.
     
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