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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by KProvost, Sep 10, 2013.

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  1. KProvost

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    Can I change my Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5914 built with a AMD Sempron™ 3600+ CPU to a AMD Athlon 64/X2 CPU. Toshiba Tech support tells me that the processor is soldered and built into the motherboard but it is not. Both processors are socket AM2
     
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    The only hardware upgrade that you can usually make to a laptop is to add more RAM - if it supports adding more.

    From what I've read so far, that model laptop comes with the AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.00 GHz processor and supports up to 4 GB of DDR2 PC2-6400(DDR2-800) RAM.

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    It may be true that the CPU is soldered on, some manufacturer's do that with certain laptops.

    But if it's not soldered on it doesn't necessarily mean you can use another CPU. The BIOS has to support the new CPU, the socket has to be the same, you have to factor in any additional power usage from the new CPU, and additional heat generated by the more powerful CPU.
     
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