Upgrade CPU on Satellite Pro C660-219


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:
http://Ark.Intel.com/PL/compare/52955, 49020

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

Tomasz Kowalski


> 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.

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