Laptops are typically a "What you see is what you get" sort of proposition. Sometimes you can add a little additional RAM, in a few rare cases, you've got a mini-PCI video card that can be swapped out, and there's always the HDD, but that's about it. Things like the CPU are soldered directly to the motherboard, and can't easily be removed. If you're handy with a soldering iron, maybe, but then you have to contend with the fact that the BIOS may not support the CPU you replace it with.
It's best not to even try, unless you don't care if it ends up being little more than a door stop or paperweight. Because if you try what you're thinking, that's a very distinct possibility. Best to just let it be a lesson for your NEXT laptop. Don't skimp. Save your money until you can buy a nice top end model.
I was wondering if there is a way to upgrade my CPU from a celeron to a pentium M or any other processor. I have a gateway m320, I opened the slot on the bottom of the laptop and i could clearly see the CPU chip. All i had to do was remove the heat sink and pop out the old CPU and stick in the new one. But i want to make sure that this is OK to do. I have a windoes XP home with 512mb and 40GB hard drive.
Reply with any thoughts.