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 08/02/2010 10:21 AM
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Upgrading Processor on Toshiba Satellite Pro L450D
so basically i wanna upgrade my laptops processor as i have amd sempron si-42 its single core and 2.1ghz 32bit and i wanna upgrade it to

amd athlon 64 x2 64bit
i got this from a desktop computer but on the internet i see it works on a laptop too.

also because im upgrading to 64bit from 32bit do i need to upgrade bios or anything, and if yes what steps do i go through,

installing new windows 64 bit or upgrading bios or upgrading the processor,

my bios version is TOSHIBA 1.20, 17/11/2009
smbios version 2.4,
i have 2gb ram
 08/02/2010 10:36 AM
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Its not going to work... Your laptop uses a Socket S1g2 which is a mobile socket. If you have a dual core desktop processor, it was designed for a desktop socket such as Socket 939, Socket AM2(+). This does not have the same pin out as a Socket s1g2. Also keep in mind that the TDP of your processor is 25 watts which is rather low. This means that the cooling solution your using in your laptop won't be able to cool anything over 25 watts so even if you did get hold of a faster processor that works in your socket, you might run the risk of overheating frequently.

May I ask why your moving to 64-bit? You really don't need 64-bit as it won't make anything faster. It just allows you to use more than 4GB's of memory and since you got 2, it doesn't seem necessary unless you up the ram to 4GB's or beyond.

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Edited: 08/02/2010 at 10:43 AM by FrozenSteel
 08/02/2010 10:41 AM
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Oh, here the first one is running amd athlon 64 x2 64bit
http://uk.computers.toshiba-eu...L450D-series/1075520/

also, what would be the best processor i can upgrade mines to, also can i have a list just incase some are expencive.

thanks
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also can i get a fan upgrade to help run a faster one?

and i dont wanna get an up grade to 64 bit, was only going to do that for the processor if it works. but it seems like it dosent so i shall not.

Edited: 08/02/2010 at 10:51 AM by moos121
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Unfortunately, you can't upgrade the processor to anything faster as that is the fastest in its TDP class. Some Turion X2's are compatible with the socket but I doubt the laptop would be able to dissipate the heat fast enough. An AMD Turion X2 RM-77 or AMD Athlon X2 QL-67 would be the fastest you would put into the socket which would double processor performance.

Upgrading the fan unit is pretty much impossible in the retail market as every laptops cooling unit is proprietary. Now if you were good at working with metal and knew your way around this laptop, I don't see how you couldn't craft your own cooling unit. But that takes skill

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im dreaming, i can never make a fan lol. so will i be able to run the turion or the amd you quoated without any problems?
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You'd be taking a chance as they run a little hotter but yea, they should be able to boot that computer and give you a boost in processing speed.

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can u gimmi more info too, what steps to do first, do i have to update my bios, do i install win 7 64 bit first or after i change the processor, or update bios thanks.
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or can i run both bits?
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Do some research online first to see if anyone has done a processor upgrade with that laptop, because sometimes on occasion a laptop won't take a processor upgrade. I'd even call Toshiba and see what they say about a processor upgrade on that model. I'd then crack open the laptop and see if its a processor with a socket. If its soldered in, you out of luck. The next step would be to upgrade my BIOS to the latest revision. After that, I'd order the part and see if I can buy it from a place that accepts open box returns just in case the computer doesn't take it. Lastly, I would reinstall the operating system.

You can use either 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows no matter what you decide to do. The current processor you have in there does support 64 bit operating systems.

This doesn't seem like a bad deal

Shippings 5 dollars to the UK

Keep in mind replacing a laptops processor can be a very risky thing to do.

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Alienware m17x R4
17.3" 1920x1080 -- Intel Core i7-3820QM -- 16GB DDR3 1600MHz -- Intel 520 180GB SSD -- 750GB 7200RPM Data HDD -- Slot BD-ROM -- 2GB AMD 7970m -- Intel Centrino 6250+WiMax -- Mediacom 20 Mbps Internet Connection

Edited: 08/02/2010 at 12:20 PM by FrozenSteel
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yea i was gonna get this one, is there anywhere online where it would tell me if its soldered in?
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Nope, you'd have to get a look at the socket unless Toshiba has a service manual on their website

One question, why did you want to upgrade the processor?

EDIT: Just took a quick look and didn't find one, so your going to have to check to see if it has a socket.

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Alienware m17x R4
17.3" 1920x1080 -- Intel Core i7-3820QM -- 16GB DDR3 1600MHz -- Intel 520 180GB SSD -- 750GB 7200RPM Data HDD -- Slot BD-ROM -- 2GB AMD 7970m -- Intel Centrino 6250+WiMax -- Mediacom 20 Mbps Internet Connection
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because i have a single core and its terribly slow, cant run many games, i have a ati radeon 3200 hd graphics card which is kinda useless with that processor
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