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Old toshiba l305-S5875. New cpu upgrade?

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May 7, 2012 10:03:13 PM

So my processor is a crappy Merom Intel Pentium t2390(dual core 1.86 GHz) and I am thinking of upgrading it. I know it is stupid to upgrade parts on a laptop, but I would like some suggestions. I was looking at upgrading to a Penryn Intel Core 2 duo t9900. Do you think that I would be able to do so? I also have a site below listed for where I found socket information for my motherboard.



Motherboard:
http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/506299/211431619-543...

Current Processor:
http://ark.intel.com/products/35153/Intel-Pentium-Proce...(1M-Cache-1_86-GHz-533-MHz-FSB)


Looking at this Processor:
http://ark.intel.com/products/39312/Intel-Core2-Duo-Pro...(6M-Cache-3_06-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB)

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May 8, 2012 1:33:54 AM

Make sure you know how to switch out CPUs on laptops. It's a lot more difficult than in desktops. Can you get to the CPU? Also, if you're trying to upgrade for faster gaming, I think you're out of luck. You can't get the latest IGP because of socket differences... it's like upgrading five years down from an i3- 2100 to an i3-2370. The IGP is the same... the chip is a little faster. At least that's how I think it is... the socket changes with every "tock" (give or take), and every "tock" presents a boost in power ("ticks" are usually not so good).
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May 8, 2012 1:35:52 AM

So Merom to Penryn was a tick?
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May 8, 2012 1:45:54 AM

Yes (at least according to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Tick-Tock ).

I'd try to upgrade the entire laptop... I don't think you're going to be able to upgrade it much. Or get a really small desktop (you'd be surprised at how small some of them can get..)
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May 8, 2012 1:52:07 AM

I've upgraded a Merom to a Penryn. It worked well. I got a killer deal on the C2D and couldn't turn it down. It would be much more cost effective today, however, because the C2D T7200 is ~$40 on eBay.

Now, ~$225 for a T9900? Save a bit more money and get a new laptop. Not cost-effective.
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April 16, 2013 4:11:10 PM

nbelote said:
I've upgraded a Merom to a Penryn. It worked well. I got a killer deal on the C2D and couldn't turn it down. It would be much more cost effective today, however, because the C2D T7200 is ~$40 on eBay.

Now, ~$225 for a T9900? Save a bit more money and get a new laptop. Not cost-effective.


Unfortunately I just did this and the chip I used seems to be incompatible :(  Mine was a bit higher end model then what the poster has, a S5927 with a 2.16GHz Pentium Dual-Core Merom. Though I'll admit, I went with one from a MacBook Pro (E8335 or something, ~2.93GHz), but I kinda hope that is why since I'd really LIKE to use a Penryn :\
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