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Solved How To Change CPU

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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).

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  1. 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?

    http://support.toshiba.com/support/…

    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.

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Toshi…

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

    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-…

    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.

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