Upgrade CPU on Satellite A100-521
Hi all, looks like a good forum here! I'm looking for more information about upgrading the processor on my Satellite A100-521.
The current main specifications are:
Intel Celeron M 360 (1.4 Ghz, 400 Mhz FSB)
2 GB RAM PC2-4300
60GB OCZ SSD 2 Vortex
Windows 7 (works well, but without Aero)
So it's the CPU that's the weak link, verified by the Windows performance index.
I did some research and it seems that the chipset is AMD Radeon Xpress 200 m http://www.amd.com/u...s-200m-amd.aspx which is apparently compatible with some Pentium and Core 2 CPU: http://en.wikipedia...s_200_for_Intel
Any ideas what I could update? Didn't need to be very fast, just a little faster with the processes of daily...
Upgrading CPU is generally very delicate due to the compatibility of the BIOS.
Although the chipset would be able to handle new CPU, BIOS can cause problems.
But no one is able to say that if cell would stable after these updates if you want to be 100% sure, I recommend choosing a CPU that has already been used in the A100 series
Otherwise, it would be possible that new CPU would not be addressed by BIOS correctly.
I currently have a Satellite A100 with a Centrino Duo T2400 (1.83 GHz) CPU inside her. I was thinking of upgrading the processor in the system and I was wondering how the options available to me?
I think go to a Core2Duo processor as well as upgrade the RAM to 2 GB (Vista Ultimate is a little slow when running many applications therefore wanting to upgrade the two CPU & RAM).
The upgrade of the processor is not a problem for me (and I'm not worried about voiding the warranty that the price of notebooks came down significantly that buying a replacement would be less of a hassle to return the machine to the Toshiba).
Thanks in advance
PS. Vista works perfectly well on the A100 with full Aero tirned on with the mobility X 1400 module provided.
at first, I must say, I Don t understand these people who are trying to change the basic elements of a laptop. It s not your desktop! ;)
Why you´re so buy this machine? Why you don t buy a machine with a Core2Duo processor? Perhaps you then Don t have to risk voiding your warranty. So, it s isn't my problem, but I just wanted to say.
On the technical side (now we´re come to my thing :)) upgrading your machine will be impossible in this way you would expect.)
The centrino duo is a cpu so so familiar with chipset you´re plug, then you know that the intel 945 GM chipset, which is integrated in this series of machines, is just specified to handle pure mobile cpu´s mobile.
And what you think is the core 2 duo? It s not a mobile CPU and it s not possible to manage a core2duo with this chipset. Maybe a CoreDuo...
Just a quick reminder: centrino duo has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the Core2Duo architecture!
Have you even thought about the heat dissipation? How a cooling system that has been designed with a centrino duo would handle a Core2Duo with absolutely different heat?
I recommend to upgrade your RAM and do not install is not useless software that breaks the performance of your machine, so won´t you need to cancel your warranty...
I wish you a good weekend and good luck in the upgrade of your machine
I own a laptop A100-0FH with the core duo T2050 @ 533 MHz FSB processor. I intend to upgrade the processor T2700 core duo @ 667 MHz FSB. Does anyone have any information that might be useful before you go ahead and finish the upgrade? I've already updated the bios and memory is 4 GB maximum - I want to just make sure that the thing will work before I do it. Someone did he do this upgrade in the past? My cooer will handle the extra heat?
Thanks for the comments...
This Satellite phone resembles a Canadian machine.
In any case, the CPU upgrade on laptop is very delicate and especially is not possible for different reasons.
Best performance and the higher temperature may be the biggest problem
T2700 2.33 Ghz CPU is faster as a 1.6MGhz CPU Core Duo T2050 and they produce more heat. So maybe the laptop wouldn't not stable after the upgrade.
Check out this page of Intel:
So I do not really recommend upgrading the processor on your laptop.
PS; Don't forget that you will lose the warranty if you remove the covers and open the laptop
Hi, can someone tell me if it is possible to upgrade the processor T2500 in my book of 192 A100 for cpu T7200, thank you
Update CPU is very often displayed theme. In this topic you can read different comments, but yesterday I found very good display written by swordbreaker. Please check it under http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=20417
I am trying to upgrade the memory to 2 GB, as described in the user manual.
The computer does not start with the two new modules inserted. It will start with 1 GB installed in each slot until the original 256 MB module is inserted in the drive on the right, but does not work when the two 1 GB modules are inserted. There are 2 slots and the maximum is 2 GB for this computer. It told me to update the BIOS that I have on this site, but did not work.
I am currently using 1 modules of 1 GB and 256 MB provided with the computer module. I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-521.
The two new modules have the same specifications as the old module?
In my opinion, the new modules are perhaps not fully compatible with your laptop or are not compatible in Dual Channel mode.
What is the exact label of the two modules?
For the upgrade, you need DDR2-533 modules. I searched a bit using Google and the reference is PA3411U-1M1G.
I had the misfortune to get 2 SODIMM KVR667D2S5 / 1 G for my laptop Toshiba Satellite A100-551 that don't work by themselves a single sodimm or as a pair, it doesn't matter which slot they go-they do not work.
However when the 512 MB sodimm Moose is placed in one of the slots - anyone - either of the kvr etc. SODIMM work giving a total of 1.5 GB of ram.
Please help me solve this problem.
Also is it poss to upgrade cpu IE is nested cpu. I already upgraded a laptop cpu when thay had nested CPU, so I am aware of the problems that arise
Thank you all for your help in this matter.
> I had the misfortune to get 2 SODIMM KVR667D2S5 / 1 G for my laptop Toshiba Satellite A100-551 that don't work by themselves a single sodimm or as a pair, it doesn't matter which slot they go-they do not work.
It of clear-> modules seems to be not not compatible ;)
> However when the original 512 MB sodimm is placed in one of the slots - anyone - either of the kvr etc. SODIMM work giving a total of 1.5 GB of ram.
Can't believe that! As far as I know this laptop was shipped only with a 512MB DDR2 533 MHz (PC2-4200) 200 - PIN SODIMM module.
Of course you can improve the memory up to 2 GB using two modules 1024Mo.
Compatible memory that you can find here:
> Also is it poss to upgrade cpu IE is nested cpu. I already upgraded a laptop cpu when they had nested CPU, so I am aware of the problems that arise
Well, what say, the CPU is hit you can find easily by using a material like Everest diagnostic program. It would provide useful information on your laptop hardware.
But to be honest, I'm very skeptical as to upgrade CPU on laptops.
If you have already modified several processors on laptops so you know that's not very simple and more complicated as the CPU upgrade on desktop computers.
What CPU can be used to upgrade the Satellite A100-683. Currently, the Intel Core Duo T2250 was installed.
I want to upgrade my CPU and memory. ;
(1) what is the maximum CPU that is supported by the motherboard?
(2) what type of CPU kan I use. Thinking about a processor Intel Core T7200 and T7600?
(3) of memory can what type I use to upgrade to 4 GB?
Looking forward to any thagt answer is useful!
In my view, given that your machine is no longer in warranty, won´t you get all the problems or the revocation of a kind of warranty when opening your machine and make some techno as work top. :)
1. This should be the T7600 Core2Duo
2. use the T7600
3. 2 GB + 2 GB? ;) T
Seriously: Try to use DDR2 at 667 MHz front side bus frequency.
That's all, have a few questions?
I wonder just to upgrade CPU on my laptop to get some perfomance.
I did the upgrade of RAM to 8 gb and 64 bit Win7.
Now, it's processor i3 - 370 M (3 m cache, 2.40 GHz).
I'm sure I can go to i3 - 390 M (3 m Cache, 2.66 GHz) processor, but it will be useless IMO.
It has same Cache and just a little bit faster CPU count:
I need someone to answer the question: can I ride this laptop an i5 or i7 without problem with compatibility with the motherboard?
Sorry for my poor English, but I think you will have a point of my case.
I do not want to play games, but need more power for hd video editing when I'm outside my home office
> I need someone to answer the question: can I ride this laptop an i5 or i7 without problem with compatibility with the motherboard?
You should know that upgrades of processors are not supported by any laptop manufacturer. This means that no one can tell if a CPU would be fully compatible and cause no worries. These upgrades are own risk.
You could read this statement from Toshiba about upgrades.
[Is it possible to upgrade the CPU or GPU of a Toshiba laptop computer? | http://APS2.Toshiba-tro.de/KB0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm]
The point is that even the chipset which is part of the motherboard would support the new processor, BIOS would not fully compatible and the combination of BIOS and the new processor may cause new troubles.
The camera seems to supports the INTEL HM55 chipset and to my knowledge, the Toshiba Satellite C660/C665/Pro C660 series is based on a Dual Core/Quad Core Processor (* Intel Arrandale processors *)
So if you want to find a compatible CPU, you should check the processors owned by the family of processors Intel Arrandale.