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 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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Switching my desktop processor . Forum Processor Switch problems Forum Should I switch to intel or hold out for new amd processors? Forum Console gamer looking to switch Forum New Build Compatibility Forum EVGA 680I Chipset Processor Compatibility Forum Am i able to switch processors in my laptop Forum How to switch laptop display to native resolution in Ubuntu? Forum What is the purpose of a gigabit ethernet switch ? Forum Compatibility Issues? Forum CPU compatibility help Forum Compatibility Forum Will my mob support the AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Piledriver Forum Upgrading to Windows 8 - Processor Compatibility Forum Motherboard Compatibility Forum Can I switch my graphics card to a 7750? Forum Upgrading Processor on Dell Precision 390 Forum Is this compatible? Forum Highest availale processor upgrade to a amd 4400 Forum Phenom II X4 Processor Upgrade Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !