Upgrading CPU from i5-2410m?

May 31, 2017 5:48AM PDT

I current have a 2011 Toshiba satellite, after changing the thermal paste I discovered that the processor is not soldered to the motherboard, and is removable.

I have seen on other forums that people have upgraded their 2410m laptop to a quad core i7. Is there any better processor that would work besides an i7-2670qm? As far as the extra heat goes, I already have copper shims around to the copper heat sink mod, as well as a cooling stand.

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Well you could upgrade
May 31, 2017 6:06AM PDT

other components and see a greater benefit. SSD would show best performance increase and memory increase second.

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I have already upgraded to an ssd and RAM
May 31, 2017 6:40AM PDT

As well as taken the disc drive out to put a large hdd in its place.

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Nod to orlbuckeye
May 31, 2017 6:34AM PDT

SSD will get you a big step forward in overall performance. Follow others when doing such upgrades. Only try new paths when it's OK it won't work out and you can take the loss.

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PS. Please don't leave out details.
May 31, 2017 7:23AM PDT

When folk ask this question, if you don't tell us, we take the machine as otherwise stock.

As to the CPU choice, you not only have the obvious chip form factor to deal with but is the BIOS supporting that CPU and finally the CPU TDP must be close enough on Watts to not trigger a meltdown.

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May 31, 2017 3:47PM PDT

Tell the model number of this machine.

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