Can i upgrade my laptops cpu to a dual core

Toshiba Satellite l455-s5975 notebook
June 8, 2011 at 12:07:08
Specs: Windows 7, 2.2ghz/ 2gb Ram
hi i own a toshiba satellite L455-S5975 which still has a single core processor
but i want more for this computer i donot want to buy a new one so i want to
make this one faster if someone knows which cpu is compatible with my laptop
it will be greatly appreciated...



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#1
June 8, 2011 at 20:48:11
The time to think about an upgrade processor or an improved graphics solution for a laptop is before you purchase it. Upgrades to laptops are expensive when possible and rarely satisfactory. Then there is the heat issue and battery life issue that would become a problem if you could upgrade. Laptops are always compromises between Size, weight, performance, battery life, price, and other factors and they need to match the best combination for usability. Then there is the graphics, with stock onboard graphics you get poor performance on gaming, video, CAD, Photoshop, etc. and changing the CPU will not improve that at all.
If you really need something better, see what resale value yours has (not too old) and upgrade to something that can handle what you plan to use it for or keep the portable for it's portability and get a desktop for performance for a lot less money than a laptop that will have less power for more money. Also the desktop will have more ability to upgrade if you ever need it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
June 8, 2011 at 22:23:31
thanks for the respond i also own an expensive pc almost 1000 bucks worth is an
HP Pavilion HPE h8xt... The reason that i want to upgrade my laptops cpu is to see if its possible and if it is how does it run, if it runs smooth how much battery life would i get
and if i dont like it is as easy as reinstalling the old cpu... I dont know if you get what i mean but thanks for your answer hopefully i get more posts with different answers and by the way my pc is a monster pc if you are into video editing, hacking, and just being like flash i recond it its worth it

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#3
June 8, 2011 at 22:56:45
Could you actually list the specifications: ie socket type and current CPU ?

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#4
June 8, 2011 at 23:02:51
I only know that the cpu is an IntelĀ® CeleronĀ® Processor 900 (1M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) thats all i know about the cpu of this laptop

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#5
June 9, 2011 at 02:28:37
It appears that Intel only made two versions of that family of CPU's:

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollect...

According to this link, it is based on the Penryn Core:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-...

The only way is to buy a Penryn Dual Core and try it ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...


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#6
June 9, 2011 at 08:58:25
nice so i can install any socket p processor?

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#7
June 9, 2011 at 13:50:44
No, that is not what I wrote, read again...........................

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#8
June 9, 2011 at 14:10:28
i know what u meant is that i only have to choices but i looked detailed at this links and saw the specifications of the cpu's and almost all the socket p processors are similar to the one that my laptop has here is an example

http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?i...

correct me if im wrong but i thing these might work


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#9
June 9, 2011 at 15:17:33
because it states Socket P does not mean any Socket P will work, the BIOS must support.

If you want to spend loads of dosh it is up to you, but personally if I was desperate enough would go for a T3000 Penryn, but it will still be a budget Laptop with an awful graphics chip.

It does support up to 8GB Memory ?? a better vfm upgrade !

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/lis...



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#10
July 30, 2011 at 13:15:29
JUST LETTING ALL OF YOU GUYS THAT ARE THINKING OF UPGRADING YOUR LAPTOPS PROCESSOR (CPU) IT IS POSSIBLE....

I UPGRADED MINE FROM INTEL CELERON 900/2.20GHZ TO AN INTEL CORE 2 DUO T6600 /2.20GHZ...

I HAVE A TOSHIBA SATELLITE L455-S5975 AND AS LONG AS YOU RESEARCH ABOUT YOUR SOCKET IS THE KIND OF CPU YOU WANT TO UPGRADE TO AND DON'T FORGET TO GET A THERMAL PASTE....

THANKS TO ALL THE HELP...


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