My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L305, Windows 7, 4GB ram, and it just has a single-core processor right now. Is there any way I could upgrade the processor, or is my motherboard limited to the one it already has?
(Solved) - Upgrade laptop's processor?(8 posts)
In any event processor updates seldom improve the operation of the computer and is usually a waste of time. About the only really economical update that can be made to a commercial system to speed it up would be to maximize he memory for your motherboard and Operating System. (Max memory for a 32-bit OS is 4GB - and it does not use all of that)
Laptops are more problematic, besides the motherboard not supporting a better processor, you have to worry about heat and power supply capability. Also if a larger heat sink might be required.
Thanks you for the replies.
So, as I suspected, upgrading the processor would probably be a pain in the ass (if possible at all) and might not even lend any real results?
The full model number is: L305-S5919
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.16GHz
64-bit Operating System
Taking into consideration Irv's and others, laptop processor upgrades are quite labour intensive, the time taken to get the old one out then inserting new one ( should it work at all )
The Satellite L305 is not worth the effort.
As Owen correctly posted, it is better to buy a new machine.
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