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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by firedguy, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. firedguy

    firedguy Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2008
    i have a toshiba satellite L500D and i currently have an AMD Sempron M100 2ghz and it is really slow. i am wanting to upgrade to an AMD Turion II Ultra M600 TMM600DBO23GQ and i am fairly certain it is compatible but i dont really know. is there any reason why this would not work?
  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    It's almost always a bad idea to upgrade the processor in a laptop. The motherboards aren't "standard", they have to be completely torn apart which introduces all kinds of potential problems, and excessive heat is likely to be an issue with a more powerful processor.
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Heat/cooling, power consumption, BIOS incompatibility are all reasons why it may not work even if the socket is the same.
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