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How to Configure from 2.8ghz to 3.06ghz Toshiba CPU Satellite Notebook

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September 26, 2008 10:16:19 AM

This is my first time on any forum so bare with me.

First, I have a Toshiba Satellite A75-S206 Laptop and was curious if I can upgrade the CPU from currently, 2.8ghz Mobile Intel Pentium4 processor 5181MB L2cache, 533 Mhz FSB to a Mobile Intel Pentium4 processor 532 1MB L2cache, 533 Mhz FSB 3.06 ghz (Model A75-S209). I tried with the 3.06ghz but it will not boot all the way it stays in black screen. Do I have to configure the Bios before I put the new CPU? I thought once you put the CPU the BIOS would recognize it.

I had to replace the original motherboard because the old one burnt out and I figured since I had to buy a new board I wonder if I can upgrade the CPU. I do know that the next model number after mine is the A75-S209 which are very similar except the CPU Speed (3.06GHz) and extra parts. If it can not be done than fine I just thought to try and ask. If anyone can help please do so and reply. Thank you in Advance. :pt1cable: 

September 26, 2008 4:36:33 PM

It really depends on whether the chipset on the motherboard will support it. It looks like two processors are completely two different generation.

Pentium 4M 2.80Ghz
http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SL7...

Pentium 4M 3.06Ghz
http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SL7...

You should double check with the manufacturer's page to see if the new CPU is indeed offered. There is a chance that BIOS does not recognize the CPU, and / or the CPU voltage is set too low / high. To be honest unless you're very sure about it, changing CPU on a laptop is never a good idea.
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