Upgrade CPU on Satellite A40


I m wondering if anyone knows what the best processor I can put in my Satellite A40, as the current is on its way and so I m wondering if I can put in a Pentium M because I think he has the same socket.

Thanks in advance



To be honest I recommend you to use the option of advanced search on this forum and use CPU upgrade as a term to search and read some of the proposed topics. I hope you know that people think upgrade CPU.

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