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July 30, 2012 10:26:47 AM

I have one question: I have a laptop Toshiba Satellite L655-11U with CPU intel core i3 and chipset intel havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge rev 02. Can you tell me who the best CPU I can put?

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July 30, 2012 10:44:30 AM

an i5 5**m

Any one of that series will have the same socket and max TDP. the i5- 580m is the top of that series.
July 30, 2012 11:00:43 AM

OK, thanks!!
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July 30, 2012 8:43:17 PM

I performed the same upgrade on 2 of my laptops that had the same HM55 chipset.

the 580M is the best, but hard to find, especially cheap! the i5 450M or i5 520M are solid, and you can get an i7 in the form of a dual core 620M or 640M. they would be about on part with a i5 580M, though the 580M is clocked a little higher. the i7 620M is a little easier to find and runs ~$200 US while the i5 520M ~$120 US ( I don't know where you live so prices may vary). if you can find a 580M they push ~$300-400, while any of the i5's or dual core i7's fall within the TDP of the chipset you got and offer basically the same benefits of more cache and turbo boost!

Dry
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July 30, 2012 8:51:18 PM

DryCreamer said:
I performed the same upgrade on 2 of my laptops that had the same HM55 chipset.

the 580M is the best, but hard to find, especially cheap! the i5 450M or i5 520M are solid, and you can get an i7 in the form of a dual core 620M or 640M. they would be about on part with a i5 580M, though the 580M is clocked a little higher. the i7 620M is a little easier to find and runs ~$200 US while the i5 520M ~$120 US ( I don't know where you live so prices may vary). if you can find a 580M they push ~$300-400, while any of the i5's or dual core i7's fall within the TDP of the chipset you got and offer basically the same benefits of more cache and turbo boost!

Dry



Hi :) 

And you forgot to add the disadvantages >>>> more heat and a shorter cpu life.....assuming the OP is confident in not wrecking his lappy when he strips it all down....

All the best Brett :) 
July 30, 2012 8:52:34 PM

maybe, the heat jump of the i5 over the i3 isn't THAT big to be noticeable unless the OP's laptop's heatsink was only spec'd for EXACTLY that CPU.

Of course, completely destroying the laptop while taking apart is a legit concern, HAHA

Dry
July 30, 2012 8:54:11 PM

lots of little tiny clips to crack and fly across the room!

Dry
July 30, 2012 9:11:47 PM

I don't have a problem with the heat, because I've put on cooling base... What interests me above is to be the processor as quickly as possible because I make several videos in cinema 4D and the rendering is very slow with the i3 ...
Sory for my english...
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July 30, 2012 9:14:38 PM

Hi :) 

We often have customers in my shops who say..... "I took this laptop apart and put it back together , and now IT DOESNT WORK"

They then nearly die when we say it will be 2 hours labour (£100) to strip and rebuild , with NO guarantee they have not wrecked it....

All the best Brett :) 
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July 31, 2012 8:13:22 AM

So long as he goes for the i5 5xx series it has the same TDP so the temps will be within spec. ^^
August 1, 2012 5:05:44 PM

I too have youtubez videos, check them out, but remember, I'm a rambling idiot! :) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=386USr4wY4Y

I got one of me putting a better 'video' card in the same 7741 laptop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwwzqsiJMTE

Brett:

I do notice that the laptop does run hotter now, but switching the Pentium for the 520M didn't make that much difference in how the vent 'felt' but adding the motherboard with the 5470M video card made a HUGE difference in the heat output!

Its not really that fast of a card, but its fast enough to play Halo 2 @ 1080 on PC so I can get all the achievements - even thought that is 2005 Direct X9 tech.

I mainly use it for media and wanted the Radeon chipset for hardware decoding, which it does reasonably well... I was looking for the 5650M chipset, but noticed when I received the board it only at 2 RAM chips instead of the 4 I was expecting... oh well... :/ 

Dry
August 2, 2012 8:48:12 PM

americanbrian said:
So long as he goes for the i5 5xx series it has the same TDP so the temps will be within spec. ^^

I guess I put the i7 640M. This will be within spec?
August 2, 2012 8:52:32 PM

DryCreamer said:
I too have youtubez videos, check them out, but remember, I'm a rambling idiot! :) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=386USr4wY4Y

I got one of me putting a better 'video' card in the same 7741 laptop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwwzqsiJMTE

Brett:

I do notice that the laptop does run hotter now, but switching the Pentium for the 520M didn't make that much difference in how the vent 'felt' but adding the motherboard with the 5470M video card made a HUGE difference in the heat output!

Its not really that fast of a card, but its fast enough to play Halo 2 @ 1080 on PC so I can get all the achievements - even thought that is 2005 Direct X9 tech.

I mainly use it for media and wanted the Radeon chipset for hardware decoding, which it does reasonably well... I was looking for the 5650M chipset, but noticed when I received the board it only at 2 RAM chips instead of the 4 I was expecting... oh well... :/ 

Dry

Is it possible to have problems with temperature? Now, however, usually at 50 ° -60 ° ...
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August 3, 2012 8:44:14 AM

Simos805 said:
I guess I put the i7 640M. This will be within spec?



Yes,

35W is the TDP for your system.
August 6, 2012 8:02:05 PM

Simos805 said:
Is it possible to have problems with temperature? Now, however, usually at 50 ° -60 ° ...



My i5 520M I put in my Acer 7741G runs around 55 C, and that was similar to the temps I got when the laptop had the Pentium 6100 in it, so that sounds about consistent with what I'm getting. The 640M has a clock speed that's 400 mhz faster, I doubt that would make a bigger difference in temps. should be ok

Dry
August 6, 2012 8:03:02 PM

Did you end up getting anything?

Dry
August 6, 2012 8:23:50 PM

DryCreamer said:
My i5 520M I put in my Acer 7741G runs around 55 C, and that was similar to the temps I got when the laptop had the Pentium 6100 in it, so that sounds about consistent with what I'm getting. The 640M has a clock speed that's 400 mhz faster, I doubt that would make a bigger difference in temps. should be ok

Dry

How can I find the best motherboard for my laptop?
August 8, 2012 3:18:03 PM

the one that's in it is probably the best... with something like that, that's probably the only one you can get... and it usually costs WAY to much to get another motherboard for the laptop anyway, by the time you do that, you might as well start looking at getting a new laptop

Dry
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