Solved How to change cpu

August 28, 2017 at 12:29:53
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Celeron Clockspeed: 2 Gigahertz/ 4gb ddr3 Ram
So basally i have a old Toshiba Satellite L635-S3030 laptop and i was wondering if it was possible to change the CPU (like remove the CPU it has now and change it all together) And if it can be changed whats the max i can go? Is a Intel I going to work? and if so if it's no trouble And i can change the CPU then the last thing i need to know is what kind of socket does it have? 9(this is my first time using this so sorry if this queston is a little weard).

See More: How to change cpu

August 28, 2017 at 15:50:13
✔ Best Answer
Changing the CPU in a laptop can be very tricky. It's likely that dozens of tiny screws will have to be removed, along with the screen, keyboard, heatsink/fan, etc. According to the spec sheet, your laptop has an Intel Celeron P4600 which is a socket PGA988 CPU. I'm guessing it's about 7 years old?

You will have to do some digging to find out which CPUs are supported. The following site states the Intel Core i3 370M & Intel Core i5 480M were used in the L635 series, but that's not a guarantee. You can find either of those CPUs on eBay for about $10. The integrated HD Graphics are the same in all 3 CPUs; the only difference is the i5 has a slightly higher turbo-boost. So no matter which CPU you have, graphics performance will not change.

CPU Boss says "CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i5 480M vs the Celeron P4600".

Maxing out the RAM to 8GB & replacing the HDD with a SSD, plus a fresh install of Windows will definitely boost overall performance. But your money might be better spent on a new laptop.

Report •

August 28, 2017 at 16:45:11
Ok cool thanks I found out how to get the cpu out but i didn't know if it can support those but what cpu would you recommend for school work (cause that laptop is really just work laptop i use for my school and some youtube once and awhile)

Report •

August 28, 2017 at 19:35:58
Before trying to upgrade the CPU first try what riider suggests and max out the amount of RAM you have installed, upgrade from the basic hard drive to a good quality SSD drive, and reinstall Windows from scratch (or else spend a lot of time cleaning out a lot of junk and junk programs, then fixing/tweaking windows for performance). A clean install of Widows from a non-branded disk or download will make a lot of difference as will the SSD drive, probably at least twice the difference you will feel with a CPU change and the added memory will also make things snappier, especially if you tend to keep a lot of stuff open at the same time.

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

Report •

Related Solutions

August 28, 2017 at 19:47:43
ok cool thanks

Report •

Report •

Ask Question