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CPU Upgrade troubles.

by kelford1988 / June 5, 2008 2:08 AM PDT

I'm in the process of trying to upgrade my laptop. A VAIO VGN-FE28H it has the T2300 1.66GHz processor which I am looking to upgrade. I dont research and know that the Motherboard and FSB dictate the available upgrades along with the BIOS.
The problem is I can't find the details to this I've tried using CPU-Z and HWinfo but no value for FSB appears! I have a Intel i945PM chipset if that helps.

Could someone tell me if a T2600 would work or better CPU that would work? Or just how I would figure it out myself.

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But how will?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 3:40 AM PDT
In reply to: CPU Upgrade troubles.

You determine if the heatsink, fan is designed for the higher watt output? And the CPU power supply isn't ready for such a change unlike desktops.

In fact I may take a bet you are applying what you learned in desktops to laptop upgrades. If so be aware that CPU upgrades in laptops are rare to never seen events.

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Worth it?
by kelford1988 / June 6, 2008 2:13 AM PDT
In reply to: But how will?

Thanks for the reply. By that do you mean its probably not worth it as the hassle and possible problems Submit weight any minimal gains I'll get?
Also when doing my home work on it Thermal power output was something that cropped up, both CPUs been 31W. Is that what your referring to?

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That 31W is TDP not what it really draws.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2008 2:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Worth it?

I wouldn't use the TDP Watts to answer that question. But yes it matters if the dollars are or are not worth it. Some will upgrade for the few hundred bucks the CPU will cost and take the chance. Others will complain that no one knows if an upgrade will work.

Let me be blunt. This is not like desktops where you have a document or supported CPU list. This is rarely done for reasons we've discussed.

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by kelford1988 / June 7, 2008 10:22 AM PDT

Thanks for the reply, from you've said ill probably give it a miss and try something else to speed things back up a bit.

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