Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

What is my motherboard!


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Peptobismol165

Peptobismol165

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 147 posts
Hello!
My friend is hoping to upgrade his Laptop's processor. I don't know what motherboard he has and he won't let me borrow his computer to check. He dosen't know how to get into his BIOS and I don't know how to explain it to him. Can someone tell me how to find out his motherboard type or could you tell me what it is?

His laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975

Thanks!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
Laptop processors are not very upgradable, if at all, and they're very expensive. Going into the BIOS isn't going to tell him anything so I wouldn't even go there.

The standard processor for this model seems to be a Celeron 900, which runs at 2.2Ghz, though some of these processor types are apparently known to be soldered on the board. If that's the case an upgrade isn't going to happen.

Why does your friend want to upgrade the processor?

Edited by Neil Jones, 01 September 2010 - 03:27 PM.

  • 0

#3
Peptobismol165

Peptobismol165

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 147 posts
He heard you could upgrade Computers (desktops), so he thought you could do the same with laptops. I did too! So instead of buying a new one he was just going to have me put in a new processor for him.
  • 0

#4
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
In theory, you can. Don't expect it to make a massive difference though.
  • 0

#5
Troy

Troy

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 8,839 posts
A few weeks ago I upgraded the processor in a friend's Acer 5315 laptop. He had a Celeron in it that ran pretty shocking and I recently had a customer with a similar laptop that the motherboard had died in it (so he just gave it to me for parts)... but the RAM/CPU was heaps better so we threw it all in and it worked great! Went from pathetic Celeron and 1GB RAM to a nice 2GHz Core 2 Duo and 2GB RAM, the performance difference was amazing. Too bad his battery life more than halved... But he mostly uses it plugged in so he wasn't bothered by that.

So it can be done but you'll have to research and find out what is possible with your friend's exact laptop.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP