i wanna upgrade my wife's toshiba satellite l305-s5944 laptop cpu,right now its a 2.16 dual core, after i installed sisoft sandra ....i come to conclusion i can have 8 g of memory with 64-bit , and i can upgrade cpu i ques...im looking to INTEL Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz 1066MHz E8335 CPU (SLGEB) or
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile E8435 3.06GHz 6M 1066 SLAQD CPU, now u may say its not worth ...maybe ur right but pls help me out here and let me know if i can upgrade at least.
second concern it says i can have ddr3 when right now i have ddr2....can i? I would really appreciate ur input here.
As far as I know, that laptop cannot exceed 4GB of RAM. With this understanding, I am assuming you can only have DDR2 memory in there. If you were planning on upgrading the CPU, the E8335 CPU (in my eyes) would be sufficient.
sisoft sandra says 8 g so i assume 4 g because wind vista 32-bit? intalling win 7 64 bit...would recognize 8 g?
about the cpu im not sure if its compatible those 2 cpu's with the laptop ....and if i can change at all the cpu...somebody sad its soldered on mobo?....
According to the PDF I linked, it states there that your laptop can only support up to 4GB of RAM. In that case, no matter what version of Windows you have (32-bit or 64-bit), no amount of RAM is going to get you past 4GB.
In the event that it is upgradable to 8GB, then yes. You are correct. Upgrading to 64-bit will allow the OS to recognize all of your memory that you install.
Ref: upgrading CPU. For laptops, yes the first and foremost problem is IF it is soldered in - Newer Laptops, may or may not. Older (5/6 yrs) laptops almost always.
However a second hurtle - ?? if MB and bios support the CPU you like to install. Laptop Manuf seldem publish a listing which CPU is suported. And you can not always go by the series (ie L305-XXXX). Bios for laptops are very restrictive in what they allow you to modify.
Good example, My A305 has a space for a 2nd HDD, BUT they did not srick tha $2.00 connector to plug one in. The pin-out is there, just no connector. If I did go through the trouble of putting the connector on, I have NO idea if the Bios would support a 2nd HDD.
Want to speed it up, get her a SATA II SSD.
.. Fast, SMALL, and expensive just like a sports car. - LOL
.. Only valid on L305, if you can get one big enough for operating system, Her programs, and Here DATA. Have Toshibia A305 with a SATA II 128 Gig SSD, Love it.
now im more confused than ever )....but as im reading ur post and seeing that u have the op. to have the 2 hdd...u know what? im the guy who would go 4 it... so i thought i will upgrade the bios to latest version then intall a windows 7 64-bit ...than check if it recognizes more than 4 g memory...and if this all goes well than i will open the laptop and take a look at the cpu problem..if it soldered than just forgot about it if not...ill may take a chance on it
like i sad im the guy who goes for it ...right now im waiting for my p4 3.8 ghz 670 for my dell 4700...nobody gives me a chance on it.. ))
thx for ur input, makes a great difference when u have multiple opinions.
ok guys the new bios its up , i take a serious look to the cpu's what i mentioned above
and ..they have 1066 fsb...now my mobo supports max 800fsb....it would work?
the cpu specs says its for g45/p45 chipsets...my mobo its that.
Now if i install that cpu..than hes just gonna adjust to mobo fsb? 4x200? than it wont work at full capacity right?
please just en-light me about cpu mobo fsb options. thx for are ur replays
si im ok now guys , if i wanna upgrade cpu needs to be the x9000 witch is 200$...it wont happen anytime soon but i got smarter buy signing up here thx to u guys and for ur replays.
i consider this post solved .
thx again too everybody who participated on this post.