$ sudo dmidecode # dmidecode 2.11 SMBIOS 2.4 present. 42 structures occupying 1436 bytes. Table at 0x000DC010. Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes BIOS Information Vendor: LENOVO Version: 61ET37WW Release Date: 06/04/07 Address: 0xE6B70 [...] Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes Base Board Information Manufacturer: LENOVO Product Name: CAPELL VALLEY(NAPA) CRB [...] Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 35 bytes Processor Information Socket Designation: U2E1 Type: Central Processor Family: Other Manufacturer: Intel ID: E8 06 00 00 FF FB E9 BF Version: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz Voltage: 3.3 V External Clock: 166 MHz Max Speed: 2048 MHz Current Speed: 1600 MHz Status: Populated, Enabled Upgrade: ZIF Socket L1 Cache Handle: 0x0005 L2 Cache Handle: 0x0006 L3 Cache Handle: Not Provided Serial Number: Not Specified Asset Tag: Not Specified Part Number: Not Specified $ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 14 model name : Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz stepping : 8 microcode : 0x39 cpu MHz : 1000.000 cache size : 2048 KB
I believe the chipset is "Mobile Intel 945GM Express", but I don't know how to verify it on a Linux system.
I'm not sure about the socket, but Intel claims "Sockets Supported: PBGA479, PPGA478". Now, I'd like to upgrade to the fastest compatible CPU available, but I'm a bit lost in all the details. Can you guys help me out with a couple of questions, please?
- What CPUs can I choose from? (I think it's only the Core2Duo line, but it should be enough for an upgrade)
- Can I use a 64-bit CPU?
- Can I use a CPU with a higher FSB than 667 MHz?
- Do I have to worry about additional cooling, or is it enough to check for similar voltage/TDP values?