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Repairing, Upgrading and OverClocking of Laptop and Notebook CPUs

Do you have to replace, upgrade or overclock the CPU of your laptop or notebook? Here are links to free do-it-yourself instructions. If you have written a processor overclocking, upgrading or repairing guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry.



Acer Aspire 3050 CPU upgrade from Sempron to Turion x2 Tl 50, an illustrated guide.
Acer Aspire 5652 Special-Tuning: how to replace the Intel Core Duo T2300 processor with a T2600, and access the two memory slots (in German).
Apple iBook 366MHz FireWire How to overclock the FSB: take apart pictures and resistor schematics.
Apple iBook Moddings, overclockings and disassembly (in French).
Apple iBook 2001 Accelerate your MAC: Overclocking Guide 100Mhz bus speed, 600MHz CPU Speed.
Apple iBook Dual-USB How to mod, overclock and disassemble (in French).
Apple iBook Dual-USB An overclocking HOWTO with pictures (in Japanese).
Apple iBook Dual-USB An overclocking HOWTO with pictures.
Apple iBook Dual-USB  [archived link] A hard drive replacement and overclocking guide.
Apple iBook G4 Everything you need to know about modding, overclocking and disassembly (in French).
Apple iPad The A4 microprocessor is the heart of the iPad. Here is a deep peek inside the chip.
Apple PowerBook 1400 Take apart pictures, overclocking.
Apple PowerBook 2400 Quick take-apart for the intrepid who want to replace the hard drive or add a G3 upgrade themselves (includes a video).
Apple PowerBook 2400 Step-by-step take apart and CPU upgrade guide.
Apple PowerBook 2400C Upgrading memory, hard disk and CPU (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook 3400 Changing cpu-to-bus ratio settings.
Apple PowerBook 5xx Memory and hard disk upgrade, keyboard exchange, modem installation, CPU upgrade (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook 5300 Overclocking manual and resistor schematics.
Apple PowerBook Duo Some overclocking hints (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook G3 A galore of information about modding, overclocking and disassembly (in French).
Apple PowerBook G3/1998 Wallstreet/Mainstreet How to increase the clock speed (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook G3/1997 Kanga How to increase the clock speed (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook G3/1997 Kanga How to increase the clock speed.
Apple PowerBook G3/1999 Lombard How to increase the clock speed (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook G3 Pismo Upgrade tutorial: from G3 processor to G4.
Apple PowerBook G3/2000 Pismo How to increase the clock speed (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook G3 Lombard A story of an overclocking surgery.
Apple PowerBook G3 Lombard A story of an overclocking surgery (in French).
Apple PowerBook G4 Plenty of great information about modding, overclocking and disassembly (in French).
Apple PowerBook G4 Speed bump from 400 to 500.
Apple PowerBook G4 17'' Need for speed: Cracking open the notebook.
ASUS L2000D How to disassemble the case and upgrade the CPU (in Italian).
ASUS M3N Take apart and overclock HOWTO.
ASUS W3J Ultimate hardware upgrade tutorial: this tutorial is for those lucky notebook owners who are considering upgrading, or replacing internal hardware parts inside the notebook. While this notebook is no longer manufacutred, there will be some who are considering upgrading the hardware to run Vista, or for those who have just purchased one at bargin prices! To perform the RAM, HDD and CPU upgrades, you will need a Phillips screwdriver, a credit card, and possibly some inspiration.
ASUS Z71A A step-by-step guide to assemble a barebone DTR notebook. Includes some overclocking tips.
Clevo 7500a/7600 (Nan Tan) This guide explains the do's, dont's and how of overclocking and CPU upgrading of the laptop.
COMPAQ Armada 100S (aka Mitac 5133S)  [archived link] RAM upgrade, hard disk upgrade and AMD K6-2+ CPU overclocking as well as underclocking instructions (with jumper settings and voltage table). Battery replacement (in German).
COMPAQ Presario 1200 CPU upgrade to a Pentium III 1000.
COMPAQ Presario 1600 Dip settings, overclocking.
COMPAQ Presario 16xx Non-factory approved upgrades to repair damage to the power connector and upgrade the CPU.
COMPAQ Presario V5000US This notebook looks quite old due to the rapidly changing of semiconductor's world, upgrading some components can extend its life for at least a few years. How about spending about $75 and getting a decent performance from your old laptop sound to you? To boost the performance, we have to max these two main factors. For memory, it might be a bit hard to get a good deal since this is DDR-333, not currently DDR2. For the CPU, in this case, the only choice you have is upgrading to Turion64 series, e.g. AMD Turion MT-37.
DELL Inspiron 6000 Overclocking instructions.
DELL Inspiron 9100 Overclocking manual with take apart pictures.
DELL Inspiron 9300 How to replace your existing 533FSB CPU with a 400FSB CPU. A hands on guide with pictures for doing the pinmod and applying thermal compound to the GPU.
DELL Inspiron 9300 Notebook overclocking guide explaining the 400MHz to 533MHz Front-Side-Bus - FSB pin modification trick.
DELL Inspiron E1505 Want better performance from your laptop? The conventional wisdom has long held that you should simply buy a new one. You can put such conventional wisdom aside: upgrading a laptop may not be for the timid or the impatient, but if you're handy with a screwdriver, and the sight of a circuit board doesn't scare you, an upgrade can be a far more affordable solution. Upgrades covered: RAM from 1GB to 2GB, HDD from a 5400RPM, 120GB drive to a 7200RPM, 200GB model, miniPCI wireless card from 802.11b to 802.11a/b/g, BlueTooth card added, optical drive, LCD screen with better resolution or matte instead of glossy, CPU from a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo to a 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7200, graphics card nVidia 7300 with a more powerful ATI X1400.
DELL Inspiron mini 9 Ten ways to upgrade your netbook. Due to their diversity, netbooks don't share common upgrade paths as typical desktop PCs do. Here are instructions for: battery replacement, rearranging the keyboard keys, upgrading the solide-state drive, adding more RAM, overclocking the processor, improving the Wi-Fi from 802.11g to 802.11n, adding a touchscreen, adding a GPS receiver as well as adding a drive-activity light.
DELL Precision M75 How to upgrade the notebook's CPU, replacing the Yonah T2400 Core Duo processor with a Merom T7600 Core 2 Duo. The general description of the upgrade should also apply to the DELL Latitude D820, a notebook almost identical to the M65, aside for the GPU. The upgrade itself was really no trouble at all, thanks to the service manual and the helpful numbering of screws, especially for the heatsink.
DTK MaxForce 8575  [archived link] Set the Proper Jumper Settings for CPU.
ECS DeskNote A929 An illustrated step-by-step CPU installation guide, with pictures explaining how to open and close the socket with a screwdriver.
eMachines M5305 A selfmade laptop processor replacement, explained in detail with photos and some sophisticated instructions for building a tool to open the CPU socket.
eMachines M6805  [archived link] This page documents the efforts of upgrading and tweaking the notebook computer. It explains the extreme difficult nature of the memory upgrade, because out of the two memory slots available for upgrades, one is buried deep within the laptop and to make matters even worse, part of the PCB of the 5-in-1 Media Card Reader partially obstructs the memory slot. There are also photos of upgrading the CPU from the AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ to the AMD Athlon 64 3400+ DTR.
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D-8820 How to cure overheating problems which caused a shut down everytime an application was started more demanding than Mozilla Firefox. Some under the skin dust-cleaning of the heatsink, reattaching the CPU and applying a fresh set of cooling paste fixed the issue.
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7300 How to replace the Celeron-M CPU with a Pentium-M processor (in German).
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V2030 How to upgrade the 1500 Celeron M processor to a Pentium M CPU of a higher speed (SL7EP 1700 Pentium M with a 2MB cache).
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9200 How to add a 10k resistor to the 4th pin of the Chip-ICS 9LPRS365BGLF to overclock the laptop CPU (in Russian).
Fujitsu FMV Biblo NC313  [archived link] Tricks and tips to run the CPU at higher speed (in Japanese).
Fujitsu-Siemens LiteLine 6133 SX (aka Mitac MiNote 6133 SX, IPC Topnote 6133, HPC NOTE 6133, NetBook 6133, Notestar NP 6133) Complete disassembly, upgrade tips for CPU and battery repair (in German).
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N series A tutorial for the reduction of temperature in your laptop. It involves three main steps and about $20 worth of material. This instructions will help especially if your laptop keeps shutting down unexpectedly. It explains how to determine that temperature is causing the problem actually. It shows how to take apart the beast, how to remove dust from the heatsink and the vent and how to applicate thermal compound to the processor.
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S-2110 Completely take apart this laptop to replace the CPU with a newer model of AMD Turion 64, MT-37--2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache--to replace the old one, MT-28 which is 1.6GHz 512kB L2 Cache. Taking all part apart is not that hard, the hardest part is to know how to detach the hinge cover and once you knew; that's it, what you really have to do is to know where all the screws were and put them back in the right positions.
Gericom Silver Shadow How to do a processor upgrade.
HP Pavilion N5190 Shared knowledge: a take apart picture gallery and disassembly guide. Cleaning the fan from dirt and remounting the CPU using thermal conductive paste. Upgrading the hard drive. Replacement of CD/DVD, LCD video driver board and BIOS battery. Fixing a broken power adapter jack.
IBM ThinkPad 240, 310, 315D/ED, 365X, 380E/ED, 380XD, 535, 535E, 560/E/X/Z, 600, 760/XD/XL Overclocking HOWTOs and disassembly pictures (in Japanese).
IBM ThinkPad T41p CPU Upgrade: from Pentium-M 1.7GHz Banias to 2.0GHz Dothan.
Kapok NetWork 1100AT (aka Umax, Clevo, Gericom) A complete step-by-step upgrade tutorial: processor (Intel-Tillamook to AMD K6-II 400 Mhz or better to K6-III), memory (128MB 66Mhz SODIMM), hard disk (30GB), optical drive (TEAC CD-ROM to DVD-ROM Torisan DRD-U424 and TFT display replacement (in German).
MaxData Eco 4000A This tutorial covers upgrading components and parts of the laptop and details of the technical process involved in installing them. It details several upgrades: 1. RAM: 1GB DDR 400 (PC3200) in 2x512 2. CPU: AMD Sempron 3100+ (1.8ghz) 3. Internal Wireless 4. Internal Bluetooth 5. Hard Drive: 60GB 7200RPM with 8MB cache 6. Optical Drive: QSI DVD+-RW SDW-082S 7. Heatsinks and Cooling.
MicroPro MicroDesk Essential 200B Desknote (aka ECS?) Barebone assemblation and overclocking instructions.
MiTac MiNote 6133 How to upgrade the CPU, explanations and pictures (in German).
MiTac MiNote 8575A  [archived link] How to replace a desktop CPU (Celeron 2,6 GHz) with a mobile CPU (Mobile Pentium 4 1,7 GHz). An illustrated take apart and upgrade tutorial (in German).
NEC Versa LX Overclocking instructions.
Olivetti Echos Overclocking tips and tricks (in Italian).
Olivetti Echos P75 Jumper refererence, replacing the P75 processor with a P120 processor.
Panasonic CF40 (ProNote SD)  [archived link] Getting higher CPU clock speed (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-M32 Hard disk upgrade and overclocking manual.
Panasonic S-51 Let's Note Overclocking and disassembly pictures (in Japanese).
Sony VAIO PCG-505EX/64 Clocking up the notebook CPU (in Japanese).
Sony VAIO PCG-6C2L  [archived link] Disassembling your laptop and upgrading the hard drive/CPU.
Sony VAIO PCG-FX501 How to change the CPU, fixing the noisy keyboard (in German).
Sony VAIO PCG-GRX Series CPU upgrade procedure.
Sony VAIO PCG-S360S Three upgrade guides: hard drive replacement, CPU change and CD/DVD drive enhancement.
Sony VAIO VGN-FS-70B An illustrated hard disk and CPU upgrade guide.
Sony VAIO VGN-S360s This Upgrade guide for the Sony VAIO S series of notebooks explains how to upgrade the following components: Hard Drive upgrade, CPU Upgrade using Arctic Silver gel coolant, CD/DVD Drive upgrade guide.
Syntax AP7600 Overclocking a Pentium 4 notebook.
TadPole SparcBook 3 Installing memory, disassembling and adding backlighting and repairing a broken mouse pointer, upgrading Microspeed Trackball.
Toshiba DynaBook V486E How to overclock the CPU (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook V486AVS Tricks and tips to run the CPU at higher speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook SS475 Disassembly and overclocking instructions with pictures (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook SSR575 Getting higher CPU clock speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook GT475 Tricks and tips to run the CPU at higher speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook GTR575 Disassembly and overclocking instructions with pictures (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook GTS575 Getting higher CPU clock speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook GTR590 How to overclock the CPU (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook SS3000 How to overclock the CPU (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook SS3010 Tricks and tips to run the CPU at higher speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba DynaBook SS3020 Disassembly and overclocking instructions with pictures (in Japanese).
Toshiba Libretto 20 Tricks and tips to run the CPU at higher speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba Libretto 30 Disassembly and overclocking instructions with pictures (in Japanese).
Toshiba Libretto 50 Overclocking to 166MHz.
Toshiba Libretto 70 Overclocking to 200MHz.
Toshiba Libretto 100 Overclocking instructions.
Toshiba Libretto All about overclocking the Libretto series.
Toshiba Libretto Modifying the Libretto series for overclocking (in Japanese).
Toshiba Libretto M3  [archived link] Overclocking instructions.
Toshiba Libretto 100 Overclocking to 266MHz.
Toshiba Libretto 50 Getting higher CPU clock speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba Libretto 60 How to overclock the CPU (in Japanese).
Toshiba Libretto 70 Tricks and tips to run the CPU at higher speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba Libretto 100 Disassembly and overclocking instructions with pictures (in Japanese).
Toshiba Libretto L30 Taking apart pictures, overclocking instructions and hard disk upgrade (in Japanese).
Toshiba Libretto FF1100 Getting higher CPU clock speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba Portege 300CT Overclocking the CPU.
Toshiba Portege 300CT  [archived link] Taking apart for overclocking (in Japanese).
Toshiba Portege 310 How to overclock the CPU (in Japanese).
Toshiba Portege 620 How to overclock the CPU (in Japanese).
Toshiba Portege 660 Tricks and tips to run the CPU at higher speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba Portege 300 Disassembly and overclocking instructions with pictures (in Japanese).
Toshiba Satellite 110 Tricks and tips to run the CPU at higher speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba Satellite 200 Disassembly and overclocking instructions with pictures (in Japanese).
Toshiba Satellite 300,305  [archived link] Tricks and tips to run the CPU at higher speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba Satellite 310  [archived link] Disassembly and overclocking instructions with pictures (in Japanese).
Toshiba Satellite 440 Getting higher CPU clock speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba Satellite 460 How to overclock the CPU (in Japanese).
Toshiba Satellite 5005-S507 How to change the CPU, with take apart pictures.
Toshiba Satellite A30 Clean a laptop heatsink: If your notebook is experiencing Blue Screen of Death - BSODs or complete shut-downs then the culprit be a dusty, dirty CPU and heatsink. This means it's time to clean it and gain back stability. Just how to do it is what this guide is all about.
Toshiba Satellite M40-277 Overclocking picture guide for laptops using a 400 MHz FSB CPU. By inserting a copper wire in 2 holes into the 479 socket, the motherboard will bring the Front-Side-Bus up to 533 MHz, running the CPU at 133% over spec. In total this gives an 25% increase without extra cooling needed. This mod takes about 10 minutes!
Toshiba Satellite Pro 420 Getting higher CPU clock speed (in Japanese).
Toshiba Satellite Pro 430 How to overclock the CPU (in Japanese).
Toshiba Tecra A9 How to overclock a notebook with a TME-locked PLL or some other blockade by modding the clock generator.
N.N. Howto: Pentium-M Overclocking (BSEL0 wire-mod).
N.N. Laptop Pin Mod Overclocking Guide for Pentium-M CPU.
N.N. Pin Modding and Overclocking a Pentium-M Guide.
N.N. Replace or upgrade notebook and laptop CPUs: surface mounted versus socketed CPUs.
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