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Satellite A40 - question about processor upgrade

Question: Satellite A40 - question about processor upgrade

If I upgrade my Satellite A40 processor to hyper threading technology to 3.00Ghz, the problem s does not pass my chipset to hypo threading, should I have a problem to my notebook conditions?.......

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Answer: Satellite A40 - question about processor upgrade


If you open your notebook and make something on your own you will lose your warranty.

Just for info; the processors used in portables are connected to the system board using a process called TCP (Tape Carrier Package). This is a permanent connection method and is used in the interests of miniaturisation and heat dissipation. As far as I know because of this connection method the CPU upgrade is not possible.

Good luck!

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Ok, So I Have A " Toshiba Satellite - A210-MS6 - " Model Laptop.
~Specs For The Processor Is " AMD Turion X2 TL-58 ", Maximum Is From 800Mhz To 1.9Ghz~

My Question: Is It Possible To Upgrade My Processor To The Newest Model (AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86)?

Reference Page - AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86

Answer:Satellite - A210-MS6 - Question - Upgrade Processor

I Dont Know What The is going on...But I See Other Posts Getting Answered And Mine Is Still Sittin' Here.....

Isnt Anyone Going To Answer This.. Simple ...... Question ?????

Damn Mofo's

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Hello !

I just bought my Satellite P300-27X, but i found out, that the processor is a little to slow... so now i am looking about upgrading processor... I've been looking at the intel dual core P8700, P9500 or maybe T9300 ( I generates 10W more of heat ?)....

Now i would like to ask if its possible to upgrade with written processors ? I have the same GM45 and socket BGA479... But the voltage is differerent on these procesors.. .

How do i change that ?

Do i need to put new bios -does it exist ?
What about heat ? I the current heat dissipaton OK for the 2,5Ghz processor ?

Thank you for you answers !

My laptop specifications:


Answer:Satellite P300-27x - processor upgrade question

Generally speaking CPU upgrade is not supported and I think it is not best solution for you.
Check also

In my opinion CPU on your Satellite has enough power for all operations you need. To increase notebooks performance, upgrade the RAM. As I can see it can be upgraded up to 8 GB.

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When I bought this model 6mths ago I got this one with just a T5500 @ 1.66GHz but since then Intel have reduced the prices approx 40% allow me the option of upgrading.

Has anyone got an idea how much I can upgrade to, the following list shows the T7600 @ 2.33 GHz compatible on Bus speed and Stepping. The only difference being the L2 cache, 4MB compared to my older one of 2MB will this have an effect.

Thanks for anyones help.

Answer:Satellite P100-429: Question about processor upgrade


The CPU upgrade is a little bit tricky on the notebooks and in most cases not advisable and not possible.
After the CPU upgrade it could be possible that the cooling modules don?t run properly and the notebook will overheats.
Why? Well, the new and stronger CPU produce more warmness and the temp would goes up. The fan table stored in the BIOS will not match with the new CPU and the cooling fans would work not correctly.
Furthermore the CPU upgrade will cancel your warranty! This is very risky!!!

Anyway, it looks like you want definitely upgrade the CPU??
So I would check the chipset installed on your notebook.
Try to find out the details of the chipset and search on the Intel page for the compatible CPUs!!!


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Hi everybody!

I own a satellite L850-1P9 and I would like to change the actual processor (i5 3230m ) with a i7 3540m or i7 3612qm and I'm wondering whether compatibility issues could be...

Thanks a lot for your help.

Answer:Satellite L850-1P9 - processor upgrade question

If you are sure you can change the processor, and know how to do it properly without damaging anything, then I think the i7 3540m would be the best.
Here is a link comparing the processors you mentioned.

As you can see, the sockets supported by the i5 3230m and i7 3540m are the same. I would still be careful though. I'm no expert. But from what I can tell there shouldn't be a problem.

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I'm looking to change the processor in my laptop, but does anybody know what is the fastest processor I can use?

Best regards,

Answer:Processor upgrade for Satellite M30-106

Hi there,

it?s not a good idea to think about upgrading your M30.

At first: if you really find out which the fastest CPU for your machine is, then you have ONE big problem which only from a technician can be solved.

The problem is that you need after installing the new CPU a microcode update of your system which means the new CPU data must be written to the bios.
Since you?re no toshiba technician (I assume you?re not :) ) you won?t have access to such tools. If no microcode update was performed, your CPU will constantly run at 600Mhz and no bit faster because the system does not know how to handle the CPU and then it switches to a safe mode.

So, if you are familiar with assembling/disassembling notebooks, if you know the amount of cooling grease (and which type of grease), if you have this utility then upgrade your system.
I heard the fastest centrino was a 2.4 Ghz CPU.
You can also check for more details.


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I have been reading about the L30 and wonder if you can modifty a Satellite L30-114 with a new Core Duo processor?
I have been reading around and found that the T2350 seems to be compatiable with it. Is this true?
If so, will you need to upgrade your bios or do anything to get it to work?


Answer:Satellite L30-114 PROCESSOR UPGRADE

Dear Friend,

I used to have a Toshiba L30 came with Intel Pentium T2060. After few months, I upgraded it to T2600 SL8VN (with newest BIOS from Toshiba). I mean, to any Mobile Core Duo, not Core 2 Duo. This upgrade has improved the performance significantly. However, there are things I would like to share with you. This is just a general guide from me and you may have better experience about this.

1. Upgrade the Processor:
Steps to undertake to make sure you get a suitable:
- Run CPUID - CPUZ and check the Package Type of your current Processor. Take a look at its pin number (socket). Then do a research on Google to see which one has the same socket as your
- Go to this website: to compare the current processor voltage/frequency with the one you think maybe suitable for your laptop
- If you intent to do an upgrade, you must know that you can unscrew all of the screw and know how to take apart your laptop before you upgrade the processor. So, why don't you take it apart first to make sure an upgrade can be done. *Please remember that CPU upgrade will against Warrenty*. After you take it apart, have a look at the pin on the current processor, which pattern does it has (I mean where the gap is, left/right corner, what pattern does it has). Use a pencil and a paper to take not this pattern at the corner. Then google image to compare this pattern with the one you are thinking about. If you want to get one from online market, y... Read more

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i own a toshiba satellite m60
Does anybody know if a processor upgrade is possible ?
I think that the centrolo core solo could be upgraded to centrino duo ( first generation of dual core for laptop , before core 2 duo )

Any help ?

Answer:Processor upgrade with Satellite M60

Hi there,

A processor upgrade is not possible, due chipset limitations. I?ve tried it in my M50 and nothing happened. Machine nor boot up neither makes anything.

And the other side is, you will lose your warranty if you?re exchanging core components, because you?re opened your machine and with this action you actually void your warranty.


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Can i insert into my laptop Toshiba Satellite L20-181 (Intel Celeron M processor 380) Intel Pentium 4 processor 521 (for laptop)?

Sorry, my english is low level.

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite L20-181


No, in my knowledge it?s definitely not possible to upgrade the Satellite L20 with an Intel P4 CPU.
As far as I knwo the motherboard supports an Intel mobile 479 socket and it should be possible to use only Celeron-M CPUs as follows:
Intel Celeron ?M 350 (1.30GHz) - 360 (1.40GHz) - 370 (1.50GHz) - 380 (1.60GHz) with the FSB of 400Mhz

In my opinion the stronger CPUs would cause a overheating?.

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I currently own a M70-144 this is my first computer, so I am new to this sort of thing.

can someone please let me know if it is possible to upgrade the processor.

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite M70-144


The CPU upgrade on the notebooks is a very tricky matter.
The technology is not the same like on the desktop PCs and the heat increasing could be a biggest problem after the upgrade.
Furthermore as far as I know Toshiba does not support any CPU upgrades and you can not be sure that the OS will rum stable after the upgrade.

Anyway, I have investigated a little bit and it seems that you could use following CPUs:
Intel Celeron M CPU up to 1.7GHZ, FSB 400MHz
Intel Pentium M CPU up to 2.26GHZ, FSB 533MHz

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Which processors can be put in L50-A-138?

Can I put Intel i7-2820QM?

Answer:Processor upgrade for Satellite L50-A-138

CPU upgrade or exchange is not supported so, in my opinion, you should not think about it.
More about that you can read on -

From my experience CPU upgrade (I?ve tested it on older models) will not offer some rapid performance boost. If you want more performance without any risk upgrade your 4GB RAM to maximal supported 8GB and exchange standard HDD with fast SSD.
Believe me you will see the difference.

One more thing. I don't know how old your notebook is but such action will cancel the warranty.

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Can I replace my Intel celeron with a full Intel pentium for my laptop Satellite L30-105? As it's so slow I've only had it since Feb 2007, plus half my hard disk has vanished also?

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite L30

You can use Pentium M CPU, because the difference between Celeron M and Pentium M is the cache size, and Celeron M doesn't uses SpeedStep technology, but the FSB and the Socket are the same.

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Can I buy and change processor on my laptop? I have i3 and would be interested in getting better one.

Thank you.

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite C660


Generally speaking CPU upgrade is not possible. More about that you can read on follow Toshiba document

I also think that such upgrade on newest notebook models is risky and unprofitable. You have new notebook with valid warranty. After upgrade it will be cancelled. You also don?t know how it will works due to hardware construction and cooling system.

At least for that money that you must put into upgrade you could buy other notebook with more powerful CPU and hardware in general.
Sorry but for me this makes no sense at all.

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Is it easy to upgrade my Intel celeron to something like an Core i7, because I want better gaming performance or should I just by a desktop computer and upgrade that?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite C850-1NU

Hardware upgrade on notebooks is very limited and CPU upgrade is not supported.
Please check

In my opinion CPU upgrade is not solution for you.

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Hi guys,

I have recently picked up a cheap Satellite Pro L450D-12X, I'm happy enough with the graphics card as I only play out dated games anyway, but I plan to bump the RAM up to 4GB from the 2GB it currently has, also it only allows 1.75 of RAM to be used and I believe that's down to the version of windows it runs?

But im also not happy with the processor
type : AMD Sempron? Processor for Notebooks SI-42
clock speed : 2.1 GHz
2nd level cache : 512 KB

I was wondering what is a better compatible processor, hopefully something duel core that wil go straight in,
any replys welcome,
Thank you

Answer:Processor upgrade on my Satellite Pro L450D


You can use ONLY AMD CPUs since the notebook supports the AMD M780G Chipset.
But even if you would find an compatible CPU for AMD M780G Chipset, there is a still question regarding the BIOS support.

The point is that CPU upgrade is not supported by any of notebook manufacturers? you can do something like that only at your own risk?

The RAM upgrade is supported and you can upgrade the RAM up to 4GB RAM using for example DDR2 800MHz modules

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Hi all.

I have a Satellite Pro SP 2100 laptop with a 1.5 GHz Celeron processor (SL6FN).
Its getting a bit long in the tooth so I decided to buy a 2.0GHz Pentium Mobile processor - SL6FK with 512KB L2 Cache. I researched on the intel processor finder and the CPU-World website to see if this processor would be compatable - it seemed hardly any difference, same pin number, same socket but when I installed it all i get is a continuous beep on power on and no Toshiba Logo.

I had to go down to a 1.8GHz Celeron which is a bit quicker but hardly the same as a full blown Pentium.

There IS a 2GHz Pentium Mobile processor version of the SP2100 - i assumed the harware would be identical but i am obviously wrong.
I did try flashing the BIOS to the latest version but to no effect. Is it a BIOS issue?
maybe the BIOS in my laptop with the SL6FN processor is not compatable with the new processor? And to think - me a Network Manager of 7 years!

Hope someone can help,


Answer:Processor Upgrade on Satellite Pro SP 2100


You should read:


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i need a little help, i have been looking for some information on upgrading my pentium III 600mhz for a slighty faster one.

i have read that it is possible to upgrade to 700mhz but im looking for someone who knows what the max type of processor i can use in the machine.

im looking for a pentuim 3 upgrade not celron

it would be a great help from anyone

Answer:Satellite Pro 4320 Processor upgrade


I've read in the internet that the SP4320 was only shipped with the 600Mhz processor!

Otherwise it can be that the processor is stucked together with the mainboard! So a replacing doesn't function!

In the end it can make problems and you can damage something like mainboard! If you want to do it, you make it on your own risk, but anyway good luck!


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I have Laptop: *SATELLITE C670-17M*
My processor: *Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 MHz*
My Chipset is: *Mobile Intel? HM65 Express Chipset*

So, If you look and click *Compatible products* you can see all compatible processors that you can use with this chipset right?

My question is, Can I upgrade my current processor with all of processors on that list?

Thanke you,


Answer:Processor Upgrade on Satellite C670-17M

> My question is, Can I upgrade my current processor with all of processors on that list?

Probably yes.
But fact is that nobody would be able to answer this question since such CPU upgrade isn?t officially supported. This means that notebook manufacturers don?t provide any information regarding such upgrade and compatibility.

You can try such upgrade at your own hand and hope that BIOS would be able to handle such new CPU.

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Hi everyone!

I bought this fatntastic laptop recently and i was just thinking if it is possbile to upgrade the processor to any intel dual core?

Answer:Satellite T110-107 and processor upgrade

Generally speaking it is not possible -

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I've already upgraded the laptop from a T1600 (Celeron), to a T3200 (Pentium Dual Core). But does anyone know how far I can upgrade in the 478 P range of processors?

If so, could you supply the processor numbers?

+Message was edited: Model number changed in subject+

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite L300-1BV

Satellite L300D-1BV is not know to me. Is this model number correct?

However, generally you should check the chipset compatibility.
In case the chipset is compatible and would support the CPU, you have good chances to get it running.

But I'm not quite sure if BIOS would be able to handle the new CPU properly.

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Does anyone know whether the L30 (PSL33E) supports core 2 duo?
And if so, has anyone tried it?
(also, have noticed that newest bios for these online is v2.60 and mine is v2.80 from new)

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite L30 (PSL33E)


No I don?t think it is possible because of the chipset. The chipset could not handle the new cpu. The other thing is:

How do you want to install it? Do you know the instructions how to exchange the cpu in a mobile system? It?s not the same procedure like in a desktop.
I did once and I had many problems, especially with that "microcode" thing, because you will need a special DOS-based program which writes the microcode of the cpu into the bios due to the features of the cpu.

This program is only available to toshiba technicians and I didn?t get managed to get a copy of that program.

So just forget your idea and benefit from my experience (and don?t waste money and time :) )


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Can I upgrade the processor from the T7200 to the T7600 Processor?

My processor spec:

Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7200

sSpec Number: SL9SF Package Type: Micro-FCPGA
CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz Manufacturing Technology:65 nm
PCG: Core Stepping: B2
Bus Speed: 667 MHz CPUID String: 0X6F6
Bus/Core Ratio: 12 Thermal Design Power:34W
L2 Cache Size: 4 MB Thermal Specification:100C
L2 Cache Speed: 2.0 GHz VID Voltage Range: 1.0375 - 1.30V


Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7600

sSpec Number: SL9SD Package Type: Micro-FCPGA
CPU Speed: 2.33 GHz Manufacturing Technology:65 nm
PCG: Core Stepping: B2
Bus Speed: 667 MHz CPUID String: 0X6F6
Bus/Core Ratio: 14 Thermal Design Power:34W
L2 Cache Size: 4 MB Thermal Specification:100C
L2 Cache Speed: 2.33 GHz VID Voltage Range: 1.0375 - 1.30V

Answer:Satellite P100-286 - Processor Upgrade

Upgrading the CPU in a laptop is risky because of cooling designs. If you install a faster/hotter CPU, it could cause overheating and possibly damage other components.

But if you insist on upgrading the CPU, you should check what CPU was released in other P100 models, and upgrade to one of those. That way you have a better chance of avoiding overheating problems, and ensure the CPU is compatible with the BIOS.

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Hi all,

Well, this forum has been great for me so far, thanks JohnnyS!!

Wondering if there might be someone out there who can help me with the following problem:

When I right click on 'My Computer' (running winXPpro) I see the following-

*line 1* Intel(R)
*line 2* Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70Ghz
*line 3* 1.69Ghz, 768 MB of RAM

I would assume that the two readings of processor speed would indicate the maximum processor speed (*line 2*) followed by the actual speed (*line 3*). If this is the case can I squeeze the extra 0.1Ghz out of her, is it worth it and if the answer to each of these questions is "yes" then how do I do it?

Secondly, if I wanted to upgrade (/replace with a slightly faster one) the processor would this be possible?
If so how high can I go and where could I get such a thing? Is there anything I need to be careful of?

Many thanks to all of you experts helping us beginners out.


Answer:Getting the most out of Satellite 1900-803 processor / possible upgrade?

Hi friend,

how you?re doing? Hope well, today I give you some another hint (which, I hope, would perhaps help you...or not ;) )

Your CPU is already running at *1.70* Ghz but windows displays it often with some mhz more or less. If you want to know if your CPU is really running at 1.70 Ghz then download "CPU-Z" which is a good an reliable tool regarding measurements on the CPU.

There should be also a tool which shows the frequency of the CPU in realtime and you will see that the CPU frequency is not constantly running at 1.70 Ghz, it?s more like a clock-generator (what a CPU is) which goes *around* 1.70 Ghz.

Surely you can try to upgrade but here in this forum no one will give you some instructions or hints. If you want to know the capabilites then check out which chipset is installed and with these specs you should be able to find out which CPU probably would fit or not. A little bit research is never wrong ;)

Here?s a (hopefully) helpful link for you:

Otherwise, my advice is "never change a running system"


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Can I upgrade my processor?
How to upgrade processor from T5750 to T8300?

Answer:Satellite L310 - How to upgrade processor?


Many people ask for the CPU upgrade but the answer is always the same;
CPU upgrade is not really advisable and in most cases not possible because of different reasons.
First of all, BIOS has not been designed and tested with different CPUs.
Secondly it depends on the chipset what CPU would be compatible.
Check the chipset specifications!

Last but not least the notebook must be disassembled and this is tricky!
You could damage other parts and make more troubles.

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Hi there.

I own a X200 satellite and i've been thinking about upgrading my processor, actually a T5450 (really bad).

I would like to know mainly two things:
1) Is it possible?
2) Which chipset, socket is compatible to the processor T5450?



Answer:Re: Satellite X200: Is Processor Upgrade possible?


> 1) Is it possible?

Generally speaking, the laptop isn't designed for Cpu and Gpu upgraded but only for memory and hdd.
You can even read from *Toshiba technical support*

> 2) Which chipset, socket is compatible to the processor T5450?

according to the intel site: Sockets Supported PPGA478

Note, Bios also should support a new Cpu, otherwise, it's useless. I don't know, if your Bios will support such upgrade as don't have any technical documentation for your model

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Can someone tell me which processors I can upgrade to. Currently I have an Intel T4300 in a Satellite L500-19X running windows 7

Answer:Satellite L500-19X - Processor Upgrade

As you probably know CPU upgrade is not supported so it is not so easy as you probably think, I mean if you want a list with processors that you can use.

More about that you can read on
I just hope someone has made such upgrade and can post report about it.

In my opinion there is no reason for such critical upgrade. You can upgrade RAM to maximum and maybe use faster HDD to get more performance. Everything else can be pretty risky.

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Is it possible to replace the Intel? Core? Duo T2350 (1.86 GHz) by Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 / 2.1 GHz / 3 Mo Cache ?

Best regards

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite A200-18W

Hello Xavier

As you probably know CPU upgrade is not supported. I understand you that you want to have more powerful machine but have you tried to make lower level hardware upgrade to get better performance? I mean RAM.

Satellite A200 is known to me and I still use old P200. With maximum RAM and Win7 32 bit my P200 runs perfectly. For everyday activities and older games machine is perfect si I think CPU upgrade is definitely not necessary.

Is there some ?special? reason why do you need faster CPU?

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I am creating this thread to find out if it is possible to upgrade or change the processor from my laptop.. I can barely work with the programs I have to at university..

Beside the processor, which is an *AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (2 CPUs), _~1.4GHz_*.. I have good Memory *RAM: 6GB* and good videocard: *AMD Radeon HD 7310 (3GB)*

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite C855D-13L - is it possible to upgrade the processor

Hi Cosmin

The whole CPU upgrade story is a little bit difficult.
Lets talk about facts:
- Fact is that notebook?s manufacturers don?t support any CPU upgrades and don?t advice such upgrade.
- Fact is that notebooks use special BIOS versions modified for each notebook series and therefore different CPUs might cause problems due to BIOS compatibility. In worst case your notebook would not boot up after CPU upgrade.
- Fact is that your notebook supports AMD Hudson A68M chipset and ONLY the AMD CPUs would be supported by the chipset.
- Fact is that notebook disassembling procedure is not very easy and there is a high risk of part damage while disassembling the unit.
- Fact is that you will NOT notice big performance boost after the CPU upgrade. I would recommend you to replace the HDD with an SSD drive to get performance boost.

These are some facts which you should consider before thinking about the CPU replacement.

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Hi everybody,

I have a Satellite 2430-402 with P4 2.53 GHz.
Is it possible to change the processor to a newer/faster one (up to 3.4 GHz)?

Many thanks in advance

Answer:Re: Satellite 2430-402: Processor upgrade possible?


Possibly another old Intel P4 CPU would work but you will not be able to upgrade and to use newer CPUs.
Furthermore an stronger CPU would create more heat dissipation and this would lead to a higher temperature which could affect notebook functionality.

So even if a new CPU would be recognized by BIOS correctly, it could affect the notebook functionality.


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I have a Toshiba Satellite L450D-113 with a sempron Si-42 processor S1G2 socket. I am looking to upgrade the processor to something more powerful but I am having trouble deciding what processor to use.
I was looking at something like the turion ultra zm-80 and was wondering if this would work and could a S1G3 socket processor fit.

The laptop is going up for sale and this is quite important.


Answer:Processor Upgrade on Satellite L450D

Hi Harry

CPU upgrade can be pretty complicated on mobile machines and it is not supported on Toshiba notebooks.
Before we start discussion about CPU upgrade check please official Toshiba document about CPU and GPU upgrade -

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Currently running the stock P8400, am probs gonna upgrade it soon, i know the natural route is probs the P9700 but [here|] has the T9900 and X9100 as compatible upgrades as well and 1-2 Quad-core processors, but they run at higher voltages, does any1 know if this laptop has adequate cooling for these processors?
Has any1 upgraded to any of these?

Will I have BIOS problems? Will i fry my motherboard?


Answer:Satellite P300-19Q - Processor Upgrade


CPU upgrade is not supported from Toshiba so everything happens on your own risk. I assume nobody has tested such quad core CPUs on P300 so it?s risky upgrade in my opinion and I wouldn?t do this. I doubt the cooling system, mainboard and BIOS is also designed for such high performance quad core CPUs?

Do you really need a quad core? The Intel P8400 is still pretty fast CPU and should enough for all applications. :)

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Hi to all, i'm new to the forum.
I have recently updated :-my ram to 198mb, latest bios, and succesfully installed a 20gb hard drive (an archos mini hdd) and loaded windows xp.
My problem is that i want to play dvd movies (from a playlist- in file mode) but POWER DVD requires a higher processor speed than the 300mhz.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO INSTALL A 360Mhz processor in this laptop?
Or use another dvd play software which works at 300Mhz ?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:satellite 4030CDT processor upgrade possible ?


it is not possible to upgrade the CPU of a notebook, because it is fixed mounted on the mainboard. With ram and hdd you have almost everything upgraded that you can.

About the software I'm not sure. I think you have to try some programs.

Good luck!

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Hi there, i would like to know if I can Upgrade my processor in my Notebook? There is build in a AMD Turion? X2 Dual Core? RM-70 (2 x 2,0)
I have found a cheap ZM-82, it is based on the same socket and the TDP is just 4W higher than the RM-70, can someone tell me if it is possible?
Sorry for my poor english :(

Also i have found some ZM-80, ZM-86 and ZM-87, may they also work in my Notebook?

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Answer:Processor Upgrade on Satellite A350D-10O


Generally speaking CPU upgrade is not possible. More about that you can read in

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I currently have a Celeron M 1.4GHz CPU in my notebook, model 360, socket 479. Is it possible to upgrade this to Core Solo or Core Duo (not Core 2 Duo)? If not what are my upgrade options? I'd be happy with the Pentium M processors.

CPU-Z says my motherboard is an ATI SB400 with an RS400/RC400 Chipset. I've tried googling this for processor support but it always birngs up the desktop versions, not mobile.

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Answer:Upgrade Processor on Satellite Pro M40 PSM46E

Generally it?s not easy and not advisable to upgrade the CPUs on the notebooks because you will get no warranty that after such upgrade the notebook will run stable.
The faster CPUs produce more warmness and this could lead to the overheating.

But in my knowledge the units were delivered with these CPUs:
Intel Dothan Processor (533MHz) 730(1.6G), 740(1.73G), 750(1.86G), 760(2.0G) and 770(2.13GHz)

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is possible to upgrade the i3 processor in the Satellite L500-1WH to i5 processor?

I have an i5 processor from a laptop HP and i want to upgrade the Toshiba, if it is possible.


Answer:Satellite L500-1WH is upgrade to i5 processor possible?


Such similar questions have been posted in the past. If you would use the forum?s advanced search option, you will get lot of threads about this theme.

First of all you have to know that notebook manufacturers (no matter what manufacturer) don?t support CPU upgrades officially.
In case you would like to upgrade the CPU, you can do it at your own risk.

Secondly you should check the chipset which is used in the notebook.
I guess this unit supports an Intel HM55 chipset.

I found info about CPUs which are supported by HM55 chipset (click on compatible products)

But even if you would choose one of the mentioned and supported CPUs, the BIOS might not support it because the BIOS was designed and modified for the L500 and not tested with other hardware parts.

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Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Satellite L350-12N laptop?

If this is possible, what is the maximum clock speed that the motherboard can support?

Answer:Satellite L350-12N - processor upgrade?


Such upgrades are usually not easy and often not possible and not advisable.

The CPU can causes trouble with the BIOS and the higher CPU speed produce more heat dissipation which could lead to an overheating.

So I would not upgrade the CPU because a new one cost a lot of and you will not get much more performance.


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I just upgraded my ram from 1 to 3 gigs hoping it would boost performance of some games.
It did but they are still a little choppy. It has a t2050 @ 1.66Ghz. I am looking at a pentium 4 661 w/ 3.6 Ghz but am not sure if it is compatible with my laptop.

Other than that I have xp media center edition, 100GB hdd, 1TB external.
Not really many new games but classics like swat 4, rainbow 6 series, half life 2 (which works pretty well now), stuff like that.

This is my first thread anywhere, thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:I want to upgrade processor on Satellite A105


First of all the CPU upgrade is not advisable because of some reasons;
- higher performance -> means more heat dissipation -> means higher temperature -> means risk of overheating
- BIOS compatibility problems since the BIOS has not been tested and configured for new CPUs.

But generally speaking you can use just only CPUs which are compatible with the chipset of your notebook. Check the chipset and search on Intel page what CPUs might be compatible with the chipset.

But from my experience the CPU upgrade will not lead to performance boost? of course the stronger CPU is better for gaming but you will not notice big difference since good graphic card is also very important for gaming.

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I have a Satellite L500-1QE and i want to know if i can change my processor to something new, because now i'm using Dual-Core 2.2Ghz T4400.

(I don't know a lot about upgrades thats why i'm asking)

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite L500-1QE


You should ensure that new CPU would be handled by the chipset built in the notebook.
I think your notebook supports the Mobile Intel(R) GM45 Express Chipset.

I checked the Intel page for compatible CPUs and it looks like these CPUs would be supported by chipset:
? Intel? Core?2 Extreme Processor X9100 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9400 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9600 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9500 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8600 (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8400 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor 575 (1M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor 585 (1M Cache, 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Extreme Processor QX9300 (12M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9800 (6M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8700 (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Quad Processor Q9100 (12M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor T1700 (1M Cache, 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9550 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor T3100 (1M Cache, 1.90 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9600 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor T1600 (1M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
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Can the processor for the Satellite C650d-10k be replaced with a new more powerful one?

If so what processors will be compatible with it ?

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite C650d-10K

Before we start discussion about CPU upgrade check please this Toshiba document at first -

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please could anybody provide me an information does L635-133 supports i7 CPU? I would like to upgrade this laptop but I didn't find any info if MBO can handle it.

Thank you!

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In the last couple of weeks I bought a brand new Satellite L750-201 (PSK6ME-026004EN) from PC World in the UK which has an i3-380M 2.53Ghz with front-side bus 1,066Mhz.

Compared to my 6-year old Toshiba laptop it's lightning fast and I'm generally very happy with it, however post-purchase I was dismayed to find that the CPU is a first generation Intel and not 2nd-gen like most of the others on Sale.

The i3-380M has a Passmark CPU mark of 2337 and along with the 6GB of RAM is sufficient for my current needs, especially now I've installed Ubuntu Linux as dual boot with Windows 7.

In the future though I may wish to upgrade the processor and almost wish I had held out for an i5.

Question: What are my options for upgrading the CPU? Obviously motherboard spec comes into play there.

I'd like as much technical info as you can give me as I'm a software engineer with some hardware knowledge/experience.

Thanks in anticipation.

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Answer:Satellite L750-201 - Processor upgrade

> Question: What are my options for upgrading the CPU? Obviously motherboard spec comes into play there.

The CPU upgrade might be possible but you have to use the CPU which is supported by chipset on the motherboard.

But there would be still a question about BIOS?nobody can say if new CPU would be handled by BIOS properly and in worst case the notebook would not run stable after the CPU upgrade

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Does anybody can I upgrade the P3 processor with a P4 , respecting voltage requirements?

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite 3000-514

Sorry, but as far as I know, it's not possible to upgrade the CPU of a notebook this way.

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My current sys uses a Biostar GeForce6100 M9 socket 939 Motherboard with an Athlon 64 3200+ Venice processor with 3 G Ram running Vista Business Edition. I'd like to upgrade the processor to one that would speed up video encoding. What would give me the most bang for the buck? Any suggestions?

Answer:Processor Upgrade Question

You'd want a dual core Athlon64 X2 or an FX processor. I'd also get the fastest processor you can since the 939 platform is going the way of the Dodo.

I see only has the X2 3800+ and the 4400+:
I think the 4400+, 4600+, 4800+, or 5000+, or the FX-60 should do the job well. Even the 3800+ will do better then the 3200+.


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I currently have a P4 with 1.8G processing speed with a 478 socket and 400 bus speed. If I upgrade the chip, would I have to get the same bus speed or could I shoot for 800 bus? Your help or comments would be greatly appreciated.

Take Care!

Answer:Question regarding processor upgrade

As for upgrading your processor you will need to check with the motherboards website to see what cpu's it can handle. As for a 800mhz fsb its really dependant on the motherboard. If this is a fairly new motherboard. It may support it, otherwise you may just be stuck with maxing out the processor with a 400mhz fsb. Which i believe is a p4 2.6ghz if i recall. Just check to make sure the board can handle a 2.6ghz before buying it.

Is this a custom built pc or a hp, dell, etc?

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I have an Elite Group (ECS) K7VMM+ motherboard which has an AMD Athlon XP2200+ 1.80GHz processor which I want to upgrade.The manufacturer's website has a list of processors they've tested on the motherboard and the fastest I can see is the XP2600+. Do I have to use an AMD processor or can I use another type?

Answer:Processor upgrade question

AMD and Intel use different sockets and even between types of the same make Yours is a socket A AMD board

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I have a very simple question. My computer is quite antiquated by todays standards and I am in the process of upgrading. My first priority is to get a new processor, the processor I am currently using is an Intel Pentium MMX 82439tx 233 megahertz. My problem is how do I find out how many pins my motherboard supports so i can upgrade to a newer CPU. If you need more info let me know and I will be glad to find out, any input would be greatly appreciated.                                                                                                                  Thanx

Answer:processor upgrade question

If you have a Pentium I - 233 that is probably as high as that motherboard can support.TO find out for sure we would need to know the exact motherboard model. That could be found by running Everest Home. a new motherboard would be required, then a new processor, then the different type of memory that would be required, then a hard drive that could keep up with it, a new power supply unit to run it, etc. You would be better served getting a newer machine rather than trying to upgrade this, cost wise.

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i have a two part question.

ive had my system for a few yrs now, and i was thinking about upgrading the memory or processor or both.

currently the processor have a P4 2.4ghz and i think i can go up to 3.06ghz. would that make a significant increase?

secondly i think my RAM is a s.o.b. cost wise to replace. i have 2x256 of rambus inline pc1066. from what ive researched, it is pretty pricey to get that exact memory.

is it possible to get different ( cheaper ) memory. according to this link about my system: ( it says i have that or pc800. im not sure if i can interchange the ram or not.

any help is always appreciated. thanx in advance,


Answer:RAM & processor upgrade question

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Hey guys,

Right now in my computer I've got a 800MHz Pentium III on an AOpen AX3S Pro motherboard. I was wondering what kind of processor I should upgrade to, since the one I've got in there now is obviously 5 years old. I have Everest Home Edition and yet I can't seem to find out what type of processor socket I have. My best guess as to the socket type would be maybe a socket A, but then again I am not sure. I know that AMD Athlon processors are socket A compatible, but I'm not sure which one is worth it. Is there a notable difference in performance between the 2400+ and the 2800+? Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks again,

Answer:Processor Upgrade Question

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I currently have an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ in the system you see in my sig. I was thinking of upgrading to an XP 3200+ or an XP 3000+, and I have basically 2 questions.

(1) Would it make much of a difference at all to upgrade from what I have now to the 3200+, or will the difference be unnoticeable?

(2) How much of a difference is there between the XP 3200+ and the XP 3000+? I was thinking of saving a few bucks and getting the XP 3000+, simply to be able to use the 400 FSB. Would the extra MHz be worth like 20 extra bucks for a 3200+?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:Processor Upgrade Question

i would just overclock the cpu too 3200 speeds and save some money

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Is there any way of upgrading my processor from a 1.44 to anything higher?

Answer:Question about upgrading processor for Satellite L30-101

No, there is no way because:

- It?s too expensive
- it?s complicated exchanging it when you?re no notebook technician
- you won?t gain any performance (especially when comparing performance vs. price)

Rather upgrade your RAM and your HDD since these components are upgradeable and better comp. WILL give you better performance.


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Now I have P4 2,66 GHz but i want 3GHz with HT.
IT?s possible to change?
IF yes, what does it costs approximately?

Answer:Satellite P20 - S303 Processor Question

Why does nobody help `me?
Please, I want to know!

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Can anyone please tell me what cpu's i can install in my s9349?
fsb is in bios updates sais v.2.10 bios supports t 8100 ,t8300,t9300,t9500 only
and v2.30 - penryn and merom cpu microcode the question is..can i install any 800mhz processors or only listed in BIOS?


Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite X205 s9349

so at these days, ill try to upgrade from T7500 into X9000. (X200-21D)

But for your question, it think you can use any 800FSB merom or penryn mobile, that has 35W TDP. (and upgrade bios, to version 2.50)

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i have satellite mx30-113 with 1.63 mhz processor, 1 GB ram,can i upgrade its processor to duo core processor?
if i upgrade to 2 GB ram any advantagr in speed?

Answer:Satellite M30x-113: CPU upgrade to duo core processor

The M30X series have a 478M CPU socket, and most Core Duo processors in the market need a 479Y socket, so the answer is "no". You may upgrade the processor, as long as the new one fits in a 478M socket. Ask your computer dealer for Socket 478M CPUs.

Disclaimer: If you are thinking in replacing the CPU by yourself, keep in mind that it is a dangerous procedure, and it may void the warranty. If in doubt, you should contact a Toshiba service partner.

You *might* get a speedup by upgrading to 2 GB memory, but only if you're hypertrashing at the moment. In other words, if you run lots of memory-hungry applications, and the hard drive LED is blinking all the time, you'll get a speedup. If the HDD LED is mostly off, you'll get nothing.

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I bought this for my daughter to use at school hoping it was more than adequate to do schoolwork and of course it is. But she also does video editing for school and occasional games; not processor intensive games like Call of Duty but still some that require speed and RAM.

So I upgraded the Ram with a 2GB and a 4GB to total 6GB, but I'm reading it is better to have matched memory chips so should I go to two 4GB or two 2GB or leave it as is?

The BIGGEST drawback to this machine is the slow processor - 1.3 GHz AMD E Series. Is there any way to upgrade that or swap it out for a faster processor? The S5503 comes with a 2.3GHz Sandy Bridge Core i3-2350M.

Can I put that in my machine?

Answer:Processor upgrade on Satellite C665-s5515

Generally speaking CPU upgrade is not supported. I recommend you to upgrade RAM to maximum level and optimize preinstalled OS.
Please note that notebooks series C are definitely don?t have the best performance but they are good at the price.

For better performance you need notebook with better hardware. Something from series P.

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I have a Satellite L300-15v , with celeron processor 560 i think :(
Wanna ask u if I can upgrade the processor or replace to a core 2 dual ,
This processor is so lazy :(

Many thanx ...

Answer:Satellite L300 - Celeron processor upgrade

Hi, I found this article, have a read:

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Hello all ,

does it possible to upgrade the processor from Core i3 to Core i7 ?

or the processor built in the mother board ??

What about the VGA card ? if i need to upgrade it in the future to another one ? possible or not ?

thanks for help

Answer:Satellite L505 13T - upgrade of processor + VGA chip


You can read in *Toshiba Technical Support*

Generally speaking, the laptop is not designed for Cpu and Gpu upgrade but only for memory and hard drive. Even Cpu is compatible with your motherboard, who knows if Bios will support it as it is not pretested.....

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Is it possible to upgrade or change the satellite pro 6000 motherboard or processor ??
To have a faster motherboard or processor on it.


Greg (french guy with bad english)

Answer:Motherboard or processor upgrade Satellite Pro 6000

I wanted to upgrade my old laptop as well, but after researching it, I ran into a brick wall.

You cannot upgrade the Mainboard because it is a non-standard design. Laptops don't use standard designs like Desktops.

It's not recommended to upgrade the CPU because the laptops cooling system is designed for that CPU. If you upgrade the CPU, it may overheat, or may not boot up if the BIOS cannot recognize the new CPU.
Even if you install a faster CPU, it wont make much difference. For example, replacing a Pentium4 1.6GHz with a Pentium4 2.0GHz is only 400MHz difference. There is no way you can install a newer CPU like a Pentium-M or a Core2Duo because the Intel Chipset on the mainboard simply cannot support the new architecture.

Your best option would be to upgrade the memory, or sell the laptop and buy a faster one.

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hi folks,this is my mobo click here i have windows xp a 1.8P4(400mhz fsb) 512ddr ram a radeon 9000 128mb and a soundblaster live 5.1.i enjoy games and the time has come to upgrade as newer games are now requiring me to lower the settings a bit in order to play smoothly so im in the market for a new graphics card and processor.for graphics im going for a raddy 9600 but as for cpu the thing is my mobo can only support up to a 2.4P4 400mhz(which is fine) but i cant see these for sale in any shops only the new 533 and 800mhz models.i know i can get a 2.4P4 400mhz from a web store but heres the problem,i dont use a credit card and dont want to.anybody know of a high street retailer that still sells them or a web shop that will take a postal order? LOL!ta.

Answer:processor upgrade question(where to purchase)

Hi huggyg71, Give my local shop a phone call, I'm sure they will accept your payment with pleasure if they have the correct items in stock.Ask for Glen, he's the owner of the shop. Say that I recommended you to them from the PCA forum. click here

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Hi all I have an ideacentre AIO 700 24ISH WITH INTEL I5 CPU. cAN i UPGRADE TO AN i7 if so which one supports it cheers.
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

Answer:700 24ISH AIO - Processor upgrade question

HI tescr500 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
CPU upgrade for your model :  Intel Core i7-6700 3.4G 4C FRU part number 03T7446 (page 68)
From your Core i5-6400  you can change it to Core i7-6700 (replacement guide  of Intel CPU page 39).
Hope this answered your query. 
Update us. 

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This question is about XP, but it relates to the processor.

I want to upgrade my processor but have been informed that my xp might not work afterwards as I'm effectively putting it onto a new computer.

I tried ringing Microsoft, but were as much use as a trap door in a canoe.

It is an OEM version and I'm still on SP1 - can't make the jump yet!!

The motherboard is an ASRock K7VM2 motherboard.

If anyone could help, I'd appreciate it.


Answer:Processor Upgrade / XP Home Question

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Here are the specs: [quote]CPU:Intel Pentium T4400Cores 2Threads 2Intel Pentium T4400Code Name - PenrynPackage Socket P (478)Technology - 45nmSpecification - Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GRAM:Memory slotsTotal memory slots 2Used memory slots 1Free memory slots 1MemoryType DDR3Size 2048 MBytesChannels #SingleMOBO:Manufacturer LENOVOModel NITU1 (U2E1)Version Lenovo G450Graphics:Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset FamilyHard Drive:Manufacturer Seagate ST9250315ASForm Factor 2.5"Heads 16Cylinders 16,383SATA type SATA-I 1.5Gb/sDevice type FixedATA Standard ATA8-ACSSerial Number 5VCB9RW1LBA Size 48-bit LBAPower On Count 2958 timesPower On Time 292.3 daysSpeed, Expressed in Revolutions Per Minute (rpm) 5400Features S.M.A.R.T., APM, NCQTransfer Mode SATA IInterface SATACapacity 233GBReal size 250,059,350,016 bytesRAID Type None[/quote] I shall appreciate a reply...

Answer:[QUESTION] Can I upgrade my G450 processor?

hi PinoyAko,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
The Lenovo G450 uses the Intel Penryn-3M 35W TDP microprocessor. Upon checking the spare parts, these are processors that are tested to be compatible for the PC
INTEL T4400 2.20G 1M R PGAINTEL T6600 2.2G 2M R0 PGAINTEL T4300 2.1G 1M R0 PGAINTEL T4200 2.0G 1M R0 PGA
There's no guarantee that all other Penryn-3M 25W or 35W TDP microprocessors on this list will be compatible but your best bet is the INTEL T6600 2.2G 2M R0 PGA,
Hope this helps.

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I recently ordered the Lenovo A720 desktop and I'm wondering if I could replace the 3rd generation i5 processor with a 4th generation i7 instead? Any and all advice is appreciated.
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Answer:A720 - Processor Upgrade Question

Hi Dmarco79
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
You can visit this Maintenance manual for A720 and see the supported CPUs
Page 62
Hope this helps

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Hello,I recently purchased a Pentium III 866 MHz Compaq Deskpro EN from a local school for $5. I plan on using it as a TV/Multimedia Center. I'd like to max out the RAM, put in a DVD-Rewriter, newer video card, USB 2.0, wireless keyboard and mouse, bigger HD, and get a couple of wireless controllers to play old Nintendo and Super Nintendo games on it; but have a couple of questions:My biggest concern is upgrading to the fastest processor I possibly can - most likely purchased on eBay. The motherboard is a Compaq 0684h that has a Socket 370. My question is, how fast of a Pentium III can I put in it? I see that Pentium III's range from 450 - 1400 MHz. After looking at the Wikipedia page about Pentium III's, my processor's clock speed is 866 - so it must be a coppermine. Can I only use another coppermine processor - the 1133 MHz model being the fastest? Also, when I do upgrade the processor, can I use the same heatsink I used on the 866 MHz, or do I need to purchase a better one - and if so, what kind/specs?My second question - I've been scouring the internet trying to find out what kind of AGP Bus my computer has (2x, 4x, 8x), but have been unable to locate any information on this model (compaq is terrible about numbering these business models!!! argh!!! lol). The system came with a 16 MB Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro card installed - I would like to upgrade it to a faster Nvidia card, possible a Nvidia 6800 ultra. Would an 8x card be backwards compatible with a 2x or 4x AGP slot? My la... Read more

Answer:Pentium III Processor Upgrade & AGP Question

With all that upgrading, Might be better to buy a New Computer.

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I picked up a 3000 H210 57091130 at a great price during Circuit City's going out of business sale. Now I find it is a little slow for my needs. I installed an LG bluy-Ray drive and find the machine just can't keep up. I did put in a nVidia GeForce 9400 GT video card and it now plays Blue-Ray at 720p. If I go up to 1080 the screen flashes. Not enough processor for the task. I am running Vista Premium so I also turned off the Areo stuff for a little more speed. Two questions; 1. The unit came with an Dual Core E2220 2.4 GHz, 800 FSB chip. I am looking to upgrade to something faster and find I can't get any real info on the Lenovo motherboard. I feel certain just moving up to an E5400 will work with the motherboard because the only real difference is 2 MBytes of L2 vs the E2220's 1 MByte. Clock speed I think is 2.8 GHz. The FSB is the same 800 MHz. This processor is not listed as Blue-Ray capable by PowerDVD so I am hesitant to spend the $80 bucks t find out it is still a little short. This is a fairly new chip so perhaps PowerDVD ju8st has not tried it. To be safe they recommend an E6300. That chip has 1066 MHz FSB and I can't find anywhere if that would work with my motherboard.  Any one know if the E6300 should work? Are they jumpers to change the FSB bus speed from 800 to 1066?  2. My viedo card has an input connection for sound so it can be passed to the TV via the HDMI connection. I can't find anywhere on the Lenovo motherboard wher... Read more

Answer:H210 Processor upgrade question

 go here and read this. It is all about overclocking. chat to the others. some one their may be able to assist you in what oyu need. this lenovo/IBM forum is hit and miss. i have been up and down the site but can not find the answers i need hopefully u will find ur answers here.

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First al all, good morning to everybody. I have a Satellite 1800-100 with a 800 mhz celeron CPU.
I have from another DESKTOP PC, a 700 PENTIUM III, and i want to upgrade my toshiba with this processor. I probed 1 year ago this 800 mhz celeron CPU over this desktop computer and it's work, because this Satellite's CPU is not a special laptop chip, with less power, etc. It?s a normal desktop CPU.

But i want to install the 700 mhz PENTIUM III CPU inside laptop, but....
Do I need to change jumpers in 1800-100's motherboard to install the 700 mhz pentium III, or this motherboard is be able to autodetect the processor's type and autoconfigure itself.

Answer:Question about changing processor in Satellite 1800-100


Usually the CPU replacements on the notebooks are not supported and it?s always a very risky game. It could happens that notebook will not run correctly or will not
Anyway, I?ve found out that the Satellite 1800 series supports a Pentium III or Celeron processor.

This CPU could be used:
- Pentium III processor with a 750/800/850MHz internal clock, 100MHz bus and 1.70V core operation
- Pentium III processor with a 1000MHz internal clock, 100MHz bus and 1.75V core operation

- Celeron processor with an 800MHz internal clock, 100MHz bus and 1.70V core operation
- Celeron processor with a 700/733/766MHz internal clock, 66MHz bus and 1.70V core operation

> Do I need to change jumpers in 1800-100's motherboard to install the 700 mhz pentium III, or this motherboard is be able to auto detect the processor's type and auto configure itself.
In my knowledge this should run automatically. You don?t need to change anything.

But note; I?m not 100% sure if you will be able to remove the CPU because the CPU could be soldered on the board.

best regards

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Hi Everybody!

I have old Toshiba Satellite A100-811 (motherboard: Capell Valley (NAPA) CRB based on Intel 945GM Express chipset, BIOS: Phoenix updated to 6.00) and I would like to replace processor for newer. My current CPU is Core 2 Duo T5600 @1.83GHz, Socket 479mPGA. I would like to install Core 2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33 GHz. According to Intel website, compatible with 945GM, and 479mPGA socket is T7600 SL9SJ/PBGA479.

link to specification:

I would like to be sure if T7600 SL9SJ/PBGA479 will be cooperate with this laptop.

It would be a great help if you could give me some advice and confirm if it will be right choice:-)


Answer:Satellite A100-811 processor upgrade T5600>T7600

Nobody will be able to say if such new CPU would work properly with this notebook because CPUs upgrades are not supported by any of the notebook manufacturers.

But from my own experience CPU upgrades are possible sometimes.
If the chipset would support the new CPU, you?ve got good chances to get it running.
But I?m not quite sure about the BIOS supports?but usually it should not be a problem.

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I have a Satellite NB10-A-104 with a Celeron CPU N2810 on a Socket FCBGA1170.
In order to obtain better performances I replaced Windows 8 by Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bits and upgrade to 4 Go.

Its clearly better.
But I was wandering if I could upgrade the CPU to a faster one? I look forward to your recommendations.

Thanking you in advance for your replies.

Sincerly your's
A French user.
Andr? Roy

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Hello All,

How is it going?

I have a small question.

My Laptop model is A350-x6310 (psal6g-01p00y)
The processor in my laptop is intel core2duo p7350.
Unfortunately it doesnot support intel virtualization so i am planning to replace it withintel core 2 duo p 8600.

I would like to know is it possible?
I have heard that now a days processors are soldered to the laptops and its not possible to replace them.

Any help on this would be appreciated.

Thank you and kind regards

Answer:Can I change/upgrade the processor of Satellite A350-x6310

Hi mate

Theoretically this would be possible since the CPU is just mounted and not soldered on the motherboard.
But as I said it?s theoretically only because the BIOS has not been configured for another CPU?s.
In worst case the BIOS would not be compatible with the CPU and the notebook would not boot up or the OS would not run stable?

Furthermore the stronger CPU develops more heat dissipation and this could lead to a higher temperature and to unexpected shut downs?

So in my opinion it?s not worth to upgrade the CPU because you will also not notice any boost performance?.

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I am having Toshiba satellite 1410-S102 laptop, it has 128mb ram, 1.6GHZ celeron processor, 20GB HD etc

My question is i have seen many forums reading them, which tells this laptop supports upto 512MB of RAM, fine... But can i upgrade its celeron processor with 1.6 Intel orignal or 2.0GHZ Intel original as its speed truly sucks?????

Kindly suggest me with wise advise if this upgrade is possible or not???

Plz don't tell me buy newer laptop etc... All i am only interested to know if i can upgrade laptop processor or not??? some1 told me its soldiered into mother board so you can't, now kindly suggest if i can????



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I have a lenovo c-series / c-325  machine type: 3095  sn# ********* it has a 1.65ghz cpu I am trying to find out if I can upgrade to a 2.8 cpu or is my computer all-in-one just no good any more. ???   and Lenovo support is no help at all thank you maybe some of you guys can help me .    I wish to use it for some game play that is all
Mod's Edit: Serial number removed from public view to protect owner from its unwanted use.
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Answer:C325 (3095) - Processor upgrade question.
as this only shows 2 models both with the same cpu i would say no, as they would not test any other cpu with the mother board as they dont need to, can look on google as someone might of done it and it worked or there is a work around.
one thing you have to look at is the cooling of the cpu if you change it for a faster one it will produce more heat and the current one might not keep your system cool enough

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Hello. I recently acquired an old Dell XPS T450 to tinker around with. It currently has a P3 450, but I would like to explore the possibility of upgrading to something faster. I have never upgraded a processor before, so I really do not know where to start. I have run some system diagnostic tools and learned that the motherboard is the Intel SE400BX-3.  Where do I find out what the max processor speed for this mobo is, and what do I look for while shopping ebay for an upgrade?  What should this cost me? (little, I hope) PK

Answer:Old Dell T450 processor upgrade question

You can look on the Dell website, but realistically a P3-600 would be the top out probably, and that would not be worth the cost, even if minimal.If you post the service tag (on the machine or onscreen in the BIOS - F2 during boot) I can advise further.Those BX boards were good for their time. I have a few chugging along quite well.  

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Current Configuration: 7668CTO with Intel L7500 1.6GHzIs it possible to upgrade the CPU or is the CPU soldered to the motherboard?Also, does anyone know the FSB and Socket of the motherboard&cpu?  Thank you. 


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Answer:Is it Possible to upgrade processor on X61s? (Newbie question)

Welcome to the forum! It is not possible to upgrade the CPU on X series since it's soldered to the motherboard, and is not socketed. Hope this helps.

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Is a X9000 compatible with this laptop ?


Answer:Question about Processor Upgrade on Tecra A9 (PTS52E)

It should be Tecra A9 right?

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Hi, i have a Sat Pro 6100 and currently my processor is powered by :-
manufacturer : Intel?
type : Mobile Intel? Pentium? 4 Processor - M
clock speed : 1.8 GHz
Front Side Bus : 400 MHz
1st level cache : 12 KB
2nd level cache : 512 KB
core voltage (AC) : 1.3 V
co-processor : integrated in processor
system bus : PCI

I would to upgrade this to at least 2.8Ghz
I need to find out what is compatible with my computer.
Could i use a Mobile Pentium 4 Processor or do i need the specific one that i am currently using that has the M symbol?
I was looking at this page
and it appears that the highest processor speed for
Mobile Intel? Pentium? 4 Processor - M
is 2.6 Ghz, can i not exceed 2.6Ghz?

I am interested in this spec and do you know if my computer will work with it?
Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processors

Spec Number
Processor Frequency
3.06 GHz CPUID String
Package Type
478 pin PPGA Core Voltage
Bus Speed
533 MHz Thermal Guideline
Core Stepping
D1 Thermal Spec
L2 Cache Size
512 KB Manufacturing Technology
0.13 micron
L2 Cache Speed
3.06 GHz Bus/Core Ratio
Spec Update

OEM Order Code

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Answer:Processor speed upgrade for 6100 question

The only change I know for sure is... your battery will get empty faster.

Even if it is possible to upgrade your Laptop to such a speed consider the money you will have to spend for the expensive CPU... maybe a new laptop would come cheaper.

Sorry, I have no clue about the compatibility, but am interessted, too. Please keep us posted if you have any news from other sources.


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I've currently got an AMD Athlon 2000+ 1.67Ghz processor on an MSI motherboard (not sure which one) with 768mb RAM.I'm considering upgrading the processor, doesn't need to be top of the range but something that will make do till I possibly buy a new dual core PC with Vista next year.What processor should I go with? How will I know if it is compatible with my motherboard?Is it advisable to a novice like me to install it?Also, I've got a nice set of Creative 2.0 speakers on order but currently I don't have a separate sound card. I only really need them for music rather than games. Should I invest in a sound card or don't they make that much difference?

Answer:Processor upgrade / sound card question

Sound card first. It depends, onboard sound is a hell of a lot better than it used to be, I'm happy enough with it but it really depends on what you think. I would try it with the speakers and see if you're happy with it, if not then get a sound card.Changing a processor, you can do it yourself, its not as easy as putting in more memory but it certainly isn't all that differcult. Before going into this find out if your motherboard can take a faster processor. If it can't then saying any more is a total waste of time. Download this and run it and see what it sayd your motherboard is click here then post back

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My computer currently has an AMD V140 processor (Single Core) that runs at 25 Watts. I want to upgrade it to a Turion II (Dual core) that runs at 35 Watts. I want to know if this will be a problem especially since I am running a Toshiba, Which are known to run a little on the hot side to start with

Answer:AMD processor upgrade - large wattage change question

Have you checked that the motherboard is compatible with a dual core processor. An additional 10 Watts should not be a problem but the extra heat might be although that may be overcome by using a cooling pad.

What is the model of the PC.

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I bought a processor from new egg to increase my processor speed from 2 Ghz to 3 Ghz. It comes with a new fan and heatsink assembly that AMD insists on being used. That's probably a good idea because it looks a little more complex than the original cooling system. The new chip will generate 50% more heat. Before I removed the old assembly i noticed that the fan connected to the MB with a 3 pin 3 wire connector. Red Blue and Black. But the new fan connector has 4 pins and 4 wires, Red Blue Black and Yellow. My question is how shall I connect it? 

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I want a bigger hard drive but xp home edition is pre installed. If i change the hdd i dont think the recovery disk would work to re install xp. How do i do this without buying a new version of windows? Oh it is a notebook satellite pro spa10.

Answer:Satellite Pro A10: Question about HDD upgrade

Sorry but why you suggest the Recovery CD will not recognize the new HDD?
Fact is if the BIOS will recognize the new HDD then you will not have any problems with recovering and the OS installation.

If you want to upgrade the HDD you have to use an compatible one. Then simply boot-up from the recovery CD and the OS will install on the new HD drive.

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I want to upgrade my notebook with a new CPU.
The (hardware) socket ist a 479. But when I ask Intel about my current CPU, it tells my that it is a 478.
The Chipset is an Intel 852/855 GM/GME, after Intel ChipsetUtility.

I am a little confused about the different data about the socket.
With CPUs will fit?

Answer:Satellite A10: CPU Upgrade question


I?m not sure about the CPU socket in the Satellite A10 but I use the tool called ?Everest home edition? and this tool provides all necessary information about the kind of socket and another important CPU info.

But as far as I know the Satellite A10 and Pro A10 was delivered with different hardware specifications and different CPU?s.
It seems the Intel Pentium 4-M and the Mobile Intel Celeron CPU are compatible:

Mobile Intel Pentium 4-M model
A 1.80/1.90/2.00/2.20GHz Pentium 4 processor with a 1.80/1.90/2.00/2.20/1.20GHz internal clock, 400MHz bus and 1.30/1.20V core operation
Mobile Intel Celeron model
A 1.80/2.00/2.20GHz Celeron processor with a 1.80/2.00/2.20GHz internal clock, 400MHz bus and 1.30V core operation

But I really don?t recommend the CPU upgrade.
As far as I know the microcode must be updated after the CPU and motherboard replacement. If you don?t update the microcode the CPU will run only at 600Mhz.

Be careful!

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I've recovered my son's old A40 from Virus and spyware infections. Now I want to upgrade.

At present, I still have the old Bios and a 30GB 4200RPM IDE disk. (model n PSA45E-007N1-EN)
Is it like the A10 that accepts maximum 60GB drive or can I go bigger ?

One supplier suggests I stay at 4200RPM but to ask Toshiba what they recommend, so far no reply.
Any suggestions ?

Many thanks

Answer:Satellite A40: Question about HDD upgrade


How did you try to ask Toshiba??? As far as I know you can ask the authorized service provider in your country for information but not a Toshiba directly.

However, I have investigated a little bit here in the forum and found this thread:

and this one

It seems there are no official informations but the user ?henrivdw? has upgraded the A30 (similar to A40) with the 80GB HDD successfully.

Good luck

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Hello, just wanted to update my laptop, and just interesting. Is this laptop supporting 160 gb ?
Maybe even, what the biggest HDD support this computer ?
Because i am thinking on 120gb or better 160gb... And dunno what to do :)
Satellite A10...
Thanks for any advices

Answer:Question about HDD-upgrade on a Satellite A10

Hey there,

I think you should try it, because I think that machine was shipped with a maximum of 80GB, but I am not sure. You have the following options:

1. Buy a HDD with about 120GB. Test it, you cannot damage anything. If the drive would not be recognized then bring it back to the shop and try a HDD with less memory (100GB). Repeat the procedure, if the drive was recognized, hold it. :)
2. Buy a 80GB HDD, which is known to work in that machine. Thats the "secure" way.
3. Do nothing and buy a external USB-HDD. ;)

I hope I could give you some thoughts on your way.


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I would like to upgrade the standard HGST HDD to a faster Seagate SSHD, and the problem is that in this model L50-A-19N there is no HDD cover, the whole laptop bottom must be removed like in this Link: [Video|]

My question is can I upgrade the Disk by Myself and if not what can I do to replace the Disk not losing the warranty. I read the manual for this model and there is nothing about HDD upgrades there.


Answer:Satellite L50-A-19N HDD upgrade question

Usually on most notebook models HDD is placed at the bottom and access to it is not complicated. As you can see on your notebook model it is not so easy and HDD exchange is not supported. With other words it should not be done by notebook owner.

Valid warranty is very important so please don't do anything on your own. HDD exchange in your case can be done by authorized service provider. If they do this warranty will not be cancelled.

Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. Addresses and phone numbers you can find on

Good luck

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I have found out how easy it is to remove the current DVD Writer on my Satellite S70-A (10 seconds) so no problems there.

I see that there is a small lug at the back of the writer allowing the writer to be locked in place by the small bolt that holds the HDD/RAM cover in place

Can I buy a Blu Ray player which has this lug already fitted or I can I fit the lug afterwards?

Can anyone suggest a suitable Blu Ray player to buy as a direct replacement.

Answer:Question about Blu-ray upgrade on Satellite S70-A

Most of S70-A notebooks are offered with DVD-multi optical disc drives. Just few of them are offered with 9.5MM BD-ROM. Unfortunately I don't know which model of BD-ROM is this exactly.
It is not easy to find any information which model can be used on your machine.

I’m not 100% sure but it could be UJ162 UJ-162.

Let’s see if someone else can find exact info about that.

Anyway, in worst case you can order it and test it. if there is some problem simply send it back.

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My Satellite A30-104 has recently come to the end of its warranty, and having had to open up the heatsink for cleaning and seeing that the CPU was accessible, I wonder if there is any (likely) scope for upgrading it.

The processor is a Celeron (Northwood) 2.6GHz. I'm not looking for more grunt, I'd prefer a lower-power chip, though the much larger L2 cache of a Pentium 4 is also desirable. I'd be very grateful if anyone could advise whether any upgrades are likely available, and if so which chips would be appropriate? If I can give any more useful spec information, please ask.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Question about CPU upgrade for Satellite A30-104?


Generally it?s not advisable to upgrade the CPU on the notebooks because nobody can say if the notebook will run properly and stable after the upgrade.
The heat and high temperature inside the notebook could be a serious problem.

Anyway, I think the notebook supports an Intel 852GME chipset.

The Intel 852GME chipset is optimized for the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor, features a 533 MHz system bus and up to 2 GB of high-speed DDR 333/266/200 memory.

But I?m not sure about the socket? it?s either 479 or 478

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I only have 192mb of RAM on my laptop, is it possible to increase this, if so how and how much to?

Answer:Satellite A60-672: RAM upgrade question


according the notebook specification you can upgrade RAM up to 1280MB max. Compatible modules are:
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)
PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G)

You can use 1 GB RA module and upgrade the notebook to the max level.


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I am having a Toshiba Satellite A60 S-131 bought 2 years ago.
I want to know whether it is possible for me to upgrade the 40GB HDD to a higher capacity HDD(internal) and to upgrade my RAM from 512MB to higher.

Also I had already inserted a 256MB DDR RAM in the empty memory slot almost 1 year ago.

Help will be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A60-131: Question about HDD and RAM upgrade

Hi Pranjal,

You can definitley upgrade your hard drive to a larger capacity version. You should find that an 80Gb or 100Gb will work just fine. You will need to make sure that you obtain a new drive with the same physical characteristics as you existing one. The following link will help you to remove the hard drive.

You may also wish to get a new hard drive with a faster rotational speed (5400rpm or even 7200rpm).

I believe the maximum RAM for the A60 is 1.25Gb which comprises 1 X fixed module (I presume yours is 256Mb which means that you can install one further module of up to 1Gb capacity. RAM modules are available in 256Mb, 512Mb, and 1Gb capacities.


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i want to change the processor of my laptop that have a intel t2310 (1.46Ghz/1Mb cache) and i've tried with a intel t7200 but doesn't worked.
Can anyone tell me what processors i can install in the laptop.

Thank you,

Answer:Satellite L40-15G - CPU upgrade question


You can use only the CPUs which are supported by chipset and BIOS.
As far as I know the Satellite L40/EQUIUM L40/Satellite Pro L40/Satellite L45 computer is equipped with an Intel Pentium Duo Processor or Intel Celeron M Processor.

These processors were built in:

Pentium Duo Processor (533MHz) 1.6GHz (T2060) /1.73GHz (T2080)/1.86GHz (T2090)/1.86GHz (T2130)


Celeron M Processor (533MHz) 1.73GHz (430) /1.86GHz

I think you can use these CPUs.

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Hi there people.

I have upgraded the memory on my gf's quite old a60 laptop, but want to upgrade the cpu as well now as she is running the celeron 2.8.
The laptop manual says i can have the followng cpu's:

Intel celeron up to 2.8ghz (which i currently have)
Mobile intel pentium 4 processor up to 3.06 ghz
Mobile intel pentium 4 processor up to 3.2 ghz supporting htt

other processors may be introduced and a level 2 cache from 128kb to 1mb

I am trying to work out whether this means i can have the northwood 130nm 3.2ghz or whether i can have the prescott 90nm 3.2ghz.

If I could have the prescott, would I not be able to get the 3.46 ghz prescott?
As these cpus are quite hard to find, i am just checking to see if i can have any of these..., also how easy is it to get in and change the chip inside the laptop :D

While I am asking, is it worth upgrading the hard drive from 40gb 4200 rpm to a 7200 rpm one?

Many thanks for your time people

Answer:Satellite A60 - CPU upgrade question

I wouldn't install a Prescott, they get very hot! The cooling fan may not be able to keep the CPU cool.

Installing a Northwood would be the best option. Looking in google, it appears this laptop can definitely accept Northwood CPU's.

The jump from a Celeron to a Northwood is a big step. But from Northwood to Prescott is only a small step.

I would choose this one:

As for the HDD, 7200RPM drives can get hot and are noisy, and are not that much faster than a 5400RPM drive. A 5400RPM HDD would be the smart choice.

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Hi can someone please tell me what I need to upgrade my laptop? I cannot work it out exactly what I need please can someone tell me e.g. pc2100 or pc 2700??? also what mhz?

Answer:Satellite A60-108 Ram upgrade question

This is the relevant Crucial Technology memory upgrade page.
Satellite A60

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is the above laptop easy to upgrade with an ssd?cant find any info anywhere on it not evan a review

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Hi, new to this forum.
I tried to find a direct contact to ask this, but could not locate any email options on the website, only phone numbers, which aren't an option right now as I have other obligations during business hours at the moment.

I'm a computer technician of 30 years and have today purchased a new Satellite Pro R50-C PS566A-004001 with an i7-5500U, 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD Notebook for a customer of mine. He has requested an additional 8GB of RAM, which I purchased at the same time from my wholesaler. On opening the box I discovered there is no access to the memory slots or the Hard Drive. The Toshiba Website states in the specs that the RAM is expandable to 16GB, but it appears the back cover has to be fully removed to gain access. I would like to check if I remove the back cover will this void the warranty. The specifications on the Toshiba website do not state that it is not user accessible to change the RAM, where as from the research I did for the customer, other cheaper models do state this. I have sold Toshiba and other brands Notebooks in the past and have always ensured that the specifications for the laptop did not say the RAM was non user accessible, and as such that I would be able to upgrade the RAM as customers request.

As above, I just wish to check that upgrading the RAM on this laptop will not void the Toshiba warranty, since the specifications do state that the laptop is expandable to 16GB of RAM, and do not state that it is not user accessible/u... Read more

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