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- Brian Hall
February 7, 2006, 4:17 pm
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I have an old Alcam 400 laptop I bought back in 1998. It has a
4GB HDD, 800x600 screen, an AMD K6-2/300, and uses the TX
chipset. I have 192MB in it, and when booting Linux I use
"mem=64M" to load Linux only in the first 64M, using the
upper 128M for swap and tmpfs.
It it possible to swap out the CPU in this laptop? The K6/300
is incredibly slow. I have a K6-3+/450 w/ 256K cache I'd love
to drop in this laptop, has anyone done this? Are there jumper
settings (voltage) for the OEM motherboard used in this laptop?
The K6-III+ would cache all the memory, allowing me to boot Linux
normally. Second choice would be to use a Pentium MMX 233 CPU,
which as I recall "felt" faster than the low-end K6-2s.
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