I just bought a Northgate laptop of this guy I know and I was wanting to upgrade it to its highest capabilities. The problem is, I can't find out any info on the motherboard. Here is a link to one just like mine (Northgate 2ghz, 512mb pc2100, 20gb hdd)
I'd like to know the model of the laptop, the fastest cpu I can put in it and the fastest ram it can use.
Replacing the cpu brings up two issues: will the bios support a faster cpu, ie. have the microcodes to recognise it, and will the cooling system be able to handle it?
Faster ram will probably be of no benefit, because the limited laptop bios will not support any faster settings than the ram it came with.
I'd be inclined instead, since you already have a decent amount of ram, to add a faster 5400rpm hard drive. This will make a noticable difference.