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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedComputer wont boot after mobo/processor switch Forum Solvedcompatibility with motherboard,processor and video card Forum SolvedWhat do you need to switch from an AMD processor to Intel? Forum SolvedAMD Processor switch? Forum SolvedI have an intel Haswell i5 4670k processor right now. Can I keep everything the same and switch out for an i7 4930 K or i7 496 Forum SolvedBGA processor socket switch Forum SolvedConfirmation of motherboard-processor compatibility. Forum SolvedWhat processor you I can switch to my laptop? Forum SolvedCompatibility of motherboard and processor Forum Solvedmotherboard compatibility with processor Forum SolvedMotherboard and processor compatibility? Forum Solvedprocessor motherboard compatibility Forum Solvedmotherboard compatibility with processor Forum Solvedmotherboard compatibility with processor Forum Solvedprocessor compatibility with motherboard Forum SolvedProcessor & Board Compatibility Question Forum SolvedCan processors switch between running full physical cores and clusters multi cores. Forum Solvedmemory compatibility with processor Forum Solvedxeon E2620 processor compatibility Forum Solvednvidia gtx 660 compatibility with processor Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !