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Laptop cpu upgrade? compatible processor list?

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March 21, 2012 3:12:31 PM

I have this laptop; Toshiba Satelite L550 1CC, currently has pentium dual core t4400 2.2ghz, and i think Socket P, im looking to upgrade this to perhaps a 3ghz dual core, or maybe a quad core of at least the same speed. Any body know compatible cpus? Ive looked about and cant really find anywhere that will say which ones are compatible :/ 

Thanks in advance :) 

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March 21, 2012 4:11:09 PM

Thanks, but how do i know if my laptop will recognise the cpu properly? And it requires more watts than the one in it right now, will my motherboard give it the right power?
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March 21, 2012 4:15:23 PM

And also if it supports the FSB?
March 21, 2012 4:15:27 PM

Matt_1 said:
Thanks, but how do i know if my laptop will recognise the cpu properly? And it requires more watts than the one in it right now, will my motherboard give it the right power?


Matt, please listen...

Most laptop today and before that, they are all soldered onto the motherboard. Therefore, it's not upgradable... :( 
But, if you have a high-end gaming / engineering laptop, then there is a chance that you can upgrade GPUs & CPU, not just Memory and HDD / SSD.
March 21, 2012 4:18:15 PM

This laptop is socketed, not soldered, i checked... The gpu cant be upgraded but i dont need that, i use video rendering programs which only use cpu, and not graphics
March 21, 2012 5:35:52 PM

Matt_1 said:
This laptop is socketed, not soldered, i checked... The gpu cant be upgraded but i dont need that, i use video rendering programs which only use cpu, and not graphics


Then check your power-supply Wattage and the processor Wattage. If it's over the limit, then you can't upgrade your laptop...
March 21, 2012 5:41:26 PM

Also, if I were you, I would do some research about your laptop motherboard. For example, what socket does it use?
a b à CPUs
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March 21, 2012 5:50:16 PM

Hi :) 

And after checking ALL the above..then think about the EXTRA heat created....and HOW precisely you are going to cool it...and NO your current heatsink/fan wont cope...

All the best Brett :) 
March 21, 2012 6:19:28 PM

Im fine with cooling, its a rated 95w cooling setup (upgraded) and the core 2 qwuad can output max up 75~w (i think)
March 21, 2012 6:27:02 PM

Its got a 120w power supply, battery can supply 100w (only lasts 20mins tho) but im not runing it on battery anyway :)  and its Socket P.
March 21, 2012 7:25:39 PM

Im getting a core 2 quad extreme 2.5ghz... If it works im happy, if not, well i can always send it back :)  wish me luck and ill let you know soon :) 
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