Processor switch compatibility Tags: CPUs Tecra Processors Compatibility Last response: April 28, 2010 2:10 PM in CPUs Share sparteca April 28, 2010 10:56:37 AM i have 2 toshiba laptops, satellite a200 and tecra A3. satellite currently has celeron m 1.86ghz code name yonah and the tecra has celeron m 1.4ghz code name dothan. the satellite is dead now so i want to switch the processor, is it possible? and if i do a try, will a non compatible processor damage the laptop instantly or just wont boot up? i also found that the tecra has a socket 479 and satellite has socket M (478). and by the way is it possible to use a processor with 478 pins on socket 479 as well? i also have an option to buy a second hand Pentium m 740 1.73ghz. compatible with my machine(s)? More about : processor switch compatibility | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove womble April 28, 2010 1:37:21 PM You might strike it lucky. I have an L30 laptop here with a Celeron 410 and looks like it will take the older Core Duo quite happily (according to the forums...will find out in a few days!). I good start would be to have a look around the Toshiba support forum:- Karl | Report abuse womble April 28, 2010 2:10:50 PM On initial digging around I didn't see anything on cpu upgrades for the A3, hope you have more luck or maybe ask them directly. The A3 did seem to be available with a few variations on the 533 bus Pentium M. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Processor switch compatibility> Related ressources: ForumSwitching my desktop processor . ForumProcessor Switch problems ForumShould I switch to intel or hold out for new amd processors? ForumConsole gamer looking to switch ForumNew Build Compatibility ForumEVGA 680I Chipset Processor Compatibility ForumAm i able to switch processors in my laptop ForumHow to switch laptop display to native resolution in Ubuntu? ForumWhat is the purpose of a gigabit ethernet switch ? ForumCompatibility Issues? ForumCPU compatibility help ForumCompatibility ForumWill my mob support the AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Piledriver ForumUpgrading to Windows 8 - Processor Compatibility ForumMotherboard Compatibility ForumCan I switch my graphics card to a 7750? ForumUpgrading Processor on Dell Precision 390 ForumIs this compatible? ForumHighest availale processor upgrade to a amd 4400 ForumPhenom II X4 Processor Upgrade More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !