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Toshiba Satellite hardware upgrade

By sh3r
Feb 3, 2012
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  1. Hi Guyz,
    I have Toshiba Satellite C660-195 with Celeron Dual Core CPU T3500 @ 2.1 Ghz and 4GB ram. I want to upgrade my CPU for a better speed and performance (not videos and games!! ) because usually i have to run many virtual machines and heavy softwares. Are there any suggestions? would it be compatible with Corei 7 or something ? Is this possible anywayz?
     
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Most likely not, and it certainly won't work with the new generation (i5/i7) CPUs. If you're running VMs all the time I'd recommend replacing it with a laptop that has a 4 core, 4 thread (8 in total) CPU with lots of RAM (6GB+).

    You current CPU is far from ideal for running VMs, given its lower performance characteristics.
     
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Cheaper, easier, faster to switch machines that to attempt a lovable repair of that one with those upgrades... It can be done, but you have to have a reason why you would wnat to do that.
     
  4. sh3r

    sh3r TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @raybay:
    reason is that : i am in the final year of my BS(Software Engg) and i have a course "Software for mobile Devices" i wanna do iPhone development by running mac as VM.
     

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