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:
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.
Is it possible to upgrade the processor on a Satellite Pro M50 to say an Intel Pentium M 755 SL7EM Socket 479 (mPGA479M) or is the BIOS locked to accept only Celeron M 350J, 360J, 370, 380?
You should first check chipset compatibility.
IIN case the chipset would support the new processor, you have a good chance to get the laptop works properly.
I think the old series M50 Intel 915 PM/915GM/910GML chipset support.
So, theoretically the
-Intel Pentium-M Dothan (725/730/740/750/760/770) 1.6 GHz, 1.73 GHz, 1.86 GHz, 2.0 GHz, 2.13 GHz
-Intel Celeron-M Dothan (350J, 360J, 370) 1.3 GHz, 1.4 GHz and 1.5 GHz
should be compatible.
But be aware that portable upgrades from manufacturers don t support the CPU.
So no one can tell which device is supported by the BIOS.
Also, the Pentium CPU would create and produce more heat and this may affect the functionality of the laptop. In the worst case system and the RAM would be crashes due to the higher temperature.
I have a PSA15E A10-IN running a celeron 2.0 chip. Anyone know if it is possible to upgrade the processor and if what chips it would take? Thanks in advance.
In most cases, the upgrade of the CPU is not possible because of the BIOS and chipset restrictions.
But sometimes it is possible to use a different CPU, which is supported by the chipset.
I have no idea what chipset supports your laptop, but you can check this in the Device Manager or you could install some hardware diagnostic such as Sisoft SANDRA or Everest Home Edition software.
Then, you can view properties chipset Intel ARK on page for a list of compatible processors.
However, Satellite Pro A10 is very old and I doubt its value to upgrade the processor because you won't see a great performance.
I have a Satellite Pro with a deleted warranty and I'm always happy with the speed of my CPU. Again a year from now I know I won't and I'm anticipating a CPU upgrade (after the upgrade of RAM and HARD drive) at this time. Some would say "sell & buy new", this approach will be more expensive because nobody wants to buy a laptop obsolete, but new compatible spare parts will become much cheaper...
After saying that & after reading a lot of 'IMPOSSIBLE' in this forum discussion, I'm almost certain this type of upgrade because my laptop has big brothers with the CPU, I would like to upgrade. There are also many sellers of "repair" off market where I can learn exactly what to do or what not to do. I'm not inexperienced because I deal with several desktop PC repairs & etc. of mine & my friends...
Having said all that, I wonder if it is STILL IMPOSSIBLE to upgrade a processor in my laptop? I know the risks, but I wasn't expecting that it would be a lot harder from examples of PC desktop. I don't think that incompatibility of CPU (pine, heat etc.) will be a problem since there bro as I said & I also manually checked all other requirements, such as the dissipation of heat, chipset compat. & etc...
Yet, I read something about "microcode" and the incompatibility of the BIOS. Here's the same thing? Given the new processor in its series does not guarantee BIOS compat. ?
That's all from me. All comments and suggestions are welcome as long as they came with an explanation. (written 'No you can't' without cause will not help at all)
> I know the risks, but I wasn't expecting that it would be a lot harder from examples of PC desktop.
Of course, the CPU upgrade is much trickier as an upgrade of CPU on the desktop PC.
If you want to upgrade the CPU, you should know...
-How to disassemble the laptop and remove all the covers and parts without damaging other laptop parts
-If the CPU is not soldered onto the motherboard and can be removed on a simple passerby
-If the BIOS can handle the new processor and fan table that stored in the BIOS would provide consistent settings for cooling the CPU properly.
-If the chipset is compatible and supports the new processor
-If the firmware needs to be updated (only by an ASP) because the wrong info of the DMI will not allow UC to perform with maximum efficiency.
-If the laptop will run stable after the CPU upgrade for the new processor is pleased to produce more heat.
As you can see the upgrade is not easy and certainly not possible.
I was wondering if I could upgrade the processor in the Satellite Pro C650 10Z for better performance in games. Is it possible to change the processor of this laptop?
And if it is possible, will require computer support the AMD Phenom II X 4 840?
> I was wondering if I could upgrade the processor
This not s official in charge, and if you do that, you lose the warranty. In your case I wouldn t this becaue she s too risky. In the worst case you damage something and then you have to buy a new laptop.
> for better performance in games
Game performance is mainly based on graphics card and no CPU, but updated graphics card is also not possible on laptop. On laptops there is no easy CPU or updates of graphics as on desktop computers.
> it will support the AMD Phenom II X 4 840
Just for your information: the Phenom II X 4 840 is a desktop processor and not for laptops. ;)
This time my question belongs to the CPU in my Satellite Pro 2100. Currently under construction in an Intel Pentium 4-M GH 1.9, my question is, wether I could built in a processor (more powerful sense) "superior". Have seen CPU type Intel Pentium 4 M up to above 3.0 GH. Of course, this is related to the FSB, and due to the fact that I don't know what kind of motherboard I have, I just want to know if anyone here knows the maximum.
I know there is Toshiba Satellite Pro Notebooks with 2.2 GH Intel Pentium 4 M processors inside.
happy to all boards
I remember well the Satellite Pro 2100 was equipped with 5 different Intel Pentium 4 - M s CPU
1.7 GHz, 1.8 GHz, 1.9 GHz, 2.0 GHz, 2.2 GHz
So, theoretically, you can insert a 2.2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 - M CPU.
But please don't ask me if it is really possible because the CPU upgrade on laptops is different as an update on the desktop.
On some older portable computers, the CPU has been fixed for the mobo and it was not easy to remove it.
That's all I can say about this case.
I'm looking to upgrade my Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200 2 GHz. (to 667 Mhz front side Bus)
I have some difficulty to find CPU can be installed safely.
Can someone direct me to some that can be installed and give a performance increase?
Thanks in advance.
You need to know a few facts about upgrading the CPU.
First of all computer laptop manufacturers don t support these updates and that means gift of manufacturers of portable t provided no details on processors taken in charge.
But in most cases a CPU upgrade depends on the BIOS and chipsets support.
In your case, it is essential to know which chipset was built in Notepad.
Knowing this, you can use the Intel ARK page to get information on chipsets and processors supported.
But even if the chipset would support the new processor, it is still pending regarding BIOS support.
In the worst cases, the BIOS won't be compatible with the new processor and finally, it would mean that the phone would not work properly.
I mean from my point of view a CPU upgrade does not provide a significant performance gain. There will be a small increase of performance, but in my opinion upgrade anther as a switch of the SSD HARD drive would be much better.
I did these updates in the past and I was quite satisfied.
Is it possible to upgrade the CPU in my laptop? If so what can we use to better speed?
At first check it please this Toshiba document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm
I tested 5 Lightroom on my Satellite Pro C660 and it worked fine.
I decided to do it, and that week Lightroom 6 came out, so I bought Lightroom 6.
LR6 gets to the start screen, then stops and closes the Windows7.
I contacted Adobe and they went on my machine and identified the problem as being the graphics card and says I need an update of the driver.
I've been on the Toshiba site and it says that the latest driver is 184.108.40.2069, which is the one I currently have (and was changed in 2012).
I've been on the Intel site and their obtrusive says that the machine has a pilot custom then contact Toshiba.
I looked around the Intel site and tried to install that seem to be plausible drivers, but have not found one that would install.
My installation includes a monitor LG 22 "connected to the laptop with the spread of the desktop on both screens (laptop and monitor).
No one knows what would be the upgrade of the driver I need or how can I know?
The page Intel graphics driver can be used, and you can also download the driver directly from the page.
This CPU does support your laptop?
What Intel GPU (Intel HD graphics chipset *) is the support of laptop?
The Intel download page provides a driver Intel as an exe or zip package
You need to download and unpack the zip package.
You will then be able to update the driver in Device Manager, choose the Advanced installation update procedure.
I recently bought a PSC0MA Satellite Pro C660-01K00V from a seller online with guarantee all covered. He came like a usual model would come like but with 6 GB of RAM. I thought it was a great buy so I bought it.
After it happened, I looked at the specs on the website and it said that the max is 4 GB of RAM. I don't know what happened. The memory in the machine is 1 x 4 GB Kingston 1 x Samsung (original).
Could you tell me what it is and if I can probably not even 8 GB hold?
Why you n t according to the official specs?
Satellite Pro C660 has Intel GL40 Express Chipset and the chipset is limited to 4 GB of RAM. This means that your laptop supports only 4 GB of RAM and no more.
But usually 4 GB is enough for most applications, and I don't see a reason why a 6 GB upgrade would be so important ;)
Well, Toshiba said the Satellite Pro C660 2DJ is not able to upgrade Windows 10. This time I found statement opposite on other sites and installed it. I'm happy enough, because I use it. Ah there is always a but... the Chicony USB 2 Laptop camera is registered as a device, but with (!) in yellow showing no driver. I found a driver for this device, but under Windows 7 64-bit.
It would be very risky to install an old original driver now that Windows 10 is fine? As a rider to this, I know now there are thousands of people who were sure that their machines would be upgraded to Windows 10 and they are desperate because very little work. Thoughts, anyone?
Win8 Toshiba does not offer driver webcam more as the operating system uses standard Windows driver.
I did not pass my S50 - B Satellite so I do not know if I have an identical problem on my machine.
I'm really interested if another user of the forum has the solution for this.
I've been locked out of my bios and I don't know the password. My little brother was playing with my laptop computer and accidentally set the supervisor password. Is it possible that I can recover the password or reset it? I really need to change my boot sequence as I just bought a new SSD and need to format my laptop. Suggestions will be highly appreciated.
Here's my version of bios and details of laptop
Toshiba satellite Pro C660-29W
CPU Intel Core i5 2410 M
8 GB Ram DDR3
BIOS: BIOS FRIEND - installation utility Aptio
BIOS system ver: 1.50
THIS Version: 1.50
Supervisor password is very important safety device and a kind of reset of the user is not possible. You can cancel it, but you must know the correct password to confirm that you are the real owner computer laptop.
Toshiba provider in your country can help you with this. You just approve that you are owner of the laptop, and they can cancel it for you. Of course, you must pay for it.
As far as I know, there are several techniques for the removal of password and it depends on phone model.
Contact the closest Toshiba ASP and ask for help.
My HARD drive died, so I decided to upgrade my Satellite Pro C660 - 1 9 to an SSD.
I made a USB bootable with Win8 and starts very well.
The problem is that it does not detect my SSD, so I can proceed with the installation.
SSD appears in BIOS but not in Windows Installer.
He said that there is a missing driver.
I downloaded the AHCI drivers (XP, only ones available) and even in this case, after you have selected the only rider that appears, it says no new device found.
I tried to change the SATA from AHCI mode to compatibility mode and it's the same thing...
What can I do?
Thanks for the help.
More old Windows XP need a driver AHCI Intel's but I think this isn't a problem with SATA driver missing because as far as I know Windows 8 as well as Win 8.1 already contains the drivers to recognize the SSD or HARD disk drive.
In addition, the installation of the OS should be possible even if the driver would be added for this procedure, you must use the "compatibility" mode
As you say, the compatibility mode is not working too, so I think there is another problem.
However, page driver Toshiba also provides a driver Intel RST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) (Windows 8 - updated) you can try to add during the installation of the OS.
But I m wondering if you would be able to install this Win 8 on common SATA HDD.
Have you tried to format the SSD using a different computer, then install Win 8?
Give it a try.
Hi guys I was wonder if anyone could help please.
I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite Pro C660 - 2 DR who seems to be defective (just out of warranty).
Everything worked fine until we came to a morning market and found that the screen remains off (black screen). There are no output through the VGA as I tested it on an external monitor.
The CPU fan turns for a few seconds and then turns off.
There is no noise from the hard drive read/write either. The power light stays on. I removed the hard drive to access data on another system that worked Fortunately
. I also removed the RAM, battery and optical drive, but there is still no output to the screen.
Is it sounds like a faulty motherboard?
The laptop seems to be in excellent condition.
Is there something else I can try please? I would be very grateful for any advice.
Yes, it looks like the faulty motherboard or a part of the motherboard as RAM or CPU.
You said that you have already removed the RAM, but have you used a good RAM module tested?
Theoretically, it could be just a problem of RAM but in the worst case, you will need to replace the motherboard and I think it would be really expensive repair.
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-2JD.
The keyboard has stopped working, it only works when the keyboard screen is selected as soon as I close the screen keyboard that it stops working. I plugged another keyboard that doesn't work or only works of the mouse and the keyboard on the laptop works ok. I used the Ubuntu live CD, and the keyboard works with it, but not in windows.
I have restored the laptop to factory settings and also make a clean installation still does not work only when the screen on the keyboard keyboard works. Does anyone have any ideas of what is the problem? It seems that something prevents the loading keyboard driver.
Start your laptop and enter the BIOS settings. Keyboard works in BIOS mode?
Have you tested using \Windows in "safe mode" (F8)?
Please test and send feedback.
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