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Toshiba Satellite p20 psp26e-02v79-en

Working on an old laptop for my daughter as a starter and have already installed the maximum 2gb of ram. The machine is still quite slow and sluggish and was thinking about upgrading the cpu which is a Pentium 2 3.2ghz. Anyone have an idea if this is possible on this machine and if so which cpu I need to get please?

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Re: old laptop

Forget about that. It won't become faster than it becomes after a factory restore. That's back to 2005 or so (it was "top of the line" in 2004).

Kees

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That's older than my son's old laptop.

I did take a 2009 Sony and did a last upgrade with a SSD and it seems much faster. Changing the CPU is rarely possible and since the HDD is largely responsible for most delays, that's where you look for changes on such gear.

If this is an really old laptop with IDE drives, do not upgrade. Move on.

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