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Laptop Processor

Postby mido.813 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:00 am

I have a very simple Question
I know how to change my Laptop ram
but I wanna know can I change its processor is there any opening
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Re: Laptop Processor

Postby JabbaPapa » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:30 am

It is usually fairly difficult to do this, as it involves opening up the laptop as well as finding a compatible processor -- but laptop motherboards are usually designed for very specific equipment, and their BIOS may not always support a replacement CPU. Also a fair number of laptops are so designed so that you actually cannot open it where needed.

This would have to be a personal project on your behalf, and not guaranteed to succeed.
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Re: Laptop Processor

Postby ar1stotle » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:59 am

Well actually, I've found that with a few new laptops you just have to remove the heatsink and then you can remove the processor.... If you can get a compatible mobile processor, it might be possible. But you have to make sure the one currently in your laptop is accessible and as far as compatibility, it's hard to say.
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Re: Laptop Processor

Postby mido.813 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:25 am

In my Toshiba L300
there is 3 opening in the bottom
the first is the battrey
u can find the ram in the second
I didn't open the third before so I was wandering that if I can find the processor in it
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Re: Laptop Processor

Postby JabbaPapa » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:01 pm

This is from the Toshiba FAQ :

Toshiba wrote:CPU: The CPU is in almost all cases "socketed" which means the CPU is removable from the system board, which does not mean that the part should be exchanged/upgraded or modified by the customer.

A replacement of that system core component only will be made during a repair in an authorized service center if the component is defective and needs to be replaced. In a case of a defective CPU, it will be replaced with the same part and not with a higher type.

It is uncertain if the new CPU is compatible to the system board. The built-in chipsets may support from their technical specifications a wide range of CPUs but this does not imply that all CPU types can be used in a mobile system since the built-in cooling systems were designed individually for each model series to ensure the optimal operation of the machine. A wrong CPU can cause the system to overheat and damage some of the internal system components.
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