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Toshiba M45-S331 CPU upgrade possible?

By kingsxwc
Feb 15, 2012
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  1. I have an old Toshiba Satellite M45-S331 with a Pentium M 730 CPU (1.6Ghz). I think the Pentium M series of processors went up to something like 2.2Ghz. I was going to give it to my daughter (10 yr) to play with, but I wondered if I could upgrade the CPU. The 730 has a 533 FSB which I think is the fastest FSB these processors came with and it is a socket 479 which I also think was the only socket used for these processors. Looking at Wiki, the core voltage is the same for the 533 FSB units (1.26–1.356 V) up until model 760 (2.0Ghz). After that, the core voltages go to 1.26–1.404 V. Would it be possible to upgrade to a 760 or higher?


    Sorry if this is a duplicate post, I didn't see my first post on the forum.
  2. herbalfire

    herbalfire TS Member Posts: 50

    yes i beleive you can their are 2 types of laptop socket one is like a normal pc mobo soccket and the other is pinless were the cpu is soldered onto the board if this is the case it may not be worth it as you are likely to do more damage than good


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