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So I have a Lenovo 3000 C200 from 2006 or so. Ghetto fabulous, I know. Anyway, it's starting to get sluggish when I do processor intensive things, like when I run Digsby, Firefox and Songbird at the same time (*rimshot*). What I was wondering is, what's the biggest meanest processor I can stick in this poor thing.

This is what CPU-Z says about the motherboard and processor;

  CPU-Z version 1.46

Processors Map

Number of processors    1
Number of threads    1

Processor 0
    -- Core 0
        -- Thread 0

Processors Information

Processor 1 (ID = 0)
Number of cores        1 (max 1)
Number of threads    1 (max 1)
Name            Intel Celeron M 420
Codename        Yonah
Specification        Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU        420  @ 1.60GHz
Package            Socket 479 mPGA (platform ID = 5h)
CPUID            6.E.8
Extended CPUID        6.E
Core Stepping        C0
Technology        65 nm
Core Speed        1596.2 MHz (12.0 x 133.0 MHz)
Rated Bus speed        532.1 MHz
Stock frequency        1600 MHz
Instructions sets    MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
L1 Data cache        32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache    32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache        1024 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control        no
Features        XD

My knowledge in this area is a bit limited, but I'm guessing that I need to find a Pentium Celeron M for Socket 479. Yes? No? Maybe so? Any vendor suggestions?

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I had the same problem with my old IBM. I loved it, shit was sweet... but since it was the Celeron M model(socket 479) there was only one other processor i could use :(. The best thing is to google the MoBo and see if it will support a different processor, and if it does which ones. Desktops also use a 479pin however are usually not interchangable(i know of certain bulky dells that used desktop processors). Another alternative is RAM. Other than monitor what what is used during statup(>start>run>msconfig>) alot of those things my be hogging memory...and like moonlit said, a new lappy.

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