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Upgrade CPU for Toshiba L25

by Pituky / December 20, 2005 10:19 AM PST

I've seen the guide to disassemble the Thosiba L25, but anyone knows it replacing the celeron by a Pentium 4 M or Centrino, would work, and if there is no any bios limitation created by Toshiba, to avoid people messing around with upgrades?.
Thanks a lot!!!!
Robert (Pituky)

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Upgrade CPU for Toshiba L25
by Toshiaki / December 22, 2005 2:52 AM PST

the l25 uses a rs480 chipset, a pentium 4m can't be put in a pm socket with different pin.

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Chipset for Toshiba L25-S119 or L20-SP119
by Pituky / December 22, 2005 5:49 AM PST

Hello the Chipset is:
Xpress 200M for Intel

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satellite L20-SP119 L25-S119
by Pituky / December 27, 2005 10:09 AM PST

The chipset is not the problem, and there are several models of centrino or pent. M with PGA-479M that can fit in this laptop but...
If the motherboard implementation (chipset supports Pentium m or centrino) and bios were designed only for celeron, then i could find problems with voltages, centrino dual voltages, consumption watts (more heat to dissipate).....
Do not think they make system boards only for just one CPU, think the limitation could be in the bios...who knows, will see in the future when spare parts comes available, to be able check mobo details.


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