I received a Toshiba Satellite L45-S7409 laptop for Christmas and I'm interested in upgrading the processor. It has a Intel T2310 1.46 GHz dual core processor and I want to know what my upgrade options are. Any help is appreciated.
From CPU World: Pentium Dual-Core Mobile T2310
Show related & motherboard compatible CPUs. You'll want to stay in the same 35W TDP as the T2310 so that makes the logical replacement choices:
Pentium T4400 2.2Ghz
Pentium T4500 2.3Ghz
Thanks for the fast reply. I was told that it came from a local resale shop so I'm pretty sure it only has a 60-90 day warranty and I don't know the original purcahase date so it may have expired. I didn't get any paper work or the receipt either. I was told that the laptop cost about $150 including sales tax. Thanks for the link and the suggestions. I will get a T4500 off eBay since they are so cheap. Thank you so much for this info. You've been a HUGE help to me.
I had to revisit this thread for a second. I was going to purchase the upgrades today, but now I'm wondering if the upgrades will be enough or are they simply pointless. I know many people are moving to computers with more than 2 cores/large amounts of ram and and I'm sure software makers will start utilizing additional cores/ram as well. This laptop is kinda limited since it can only have 2GB ram and a 2.3Ghz dual core processor and pretty much stuck on 32-Bit since a 64-Bit OS would probably run very slow with teh small amount of ram. If I install these upgrades will it be able to handle certain things like HD Video Conversion/Editing...etc with up to date versions of Pinnacle Studio and other programs like it, Blu-ray Disc Playback/Burning (if I choose to install a blu-ray burner in the future), Music Editing and Adobe Programs (CS3 and up)?