Processor also known as CPU

Laptop processor CPU

A processor also known as CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the brain of a laptop computer. The processor is one of the main components in a laptop. Laptop processors are made mainly by Intel and AMD.

The processor connects directly to the system board via a processor socket aka CPU socket as it shown on the picture below.

Processor CPU connected to motherboard

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.

Question: Can I overclock the CPU in my laptop?
Answer: No, you cannot. In most laptops the BIOS doesn’t give you this option.

Question: Can I upgrade the CPU in my laptop?
Answer: Unfortunately, laptop manufacturer’s do not provide this information to general public. Yes, it’s possible on some laptops. You’ll have to find a new CPU which fits the same socket and try it.

Question: Are CPU failures very common?
Answer: No, they are not. CPUs fail rarely. If your laptop stopped booting, the CPU will be the last component to blame. Check the memory and motherboard first.

 

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    KRathbunBISD Says:

    Push the power button, blue light comes on, battery light flashes blue, can hear internal fan (softly) nothing happens (No Display on screen no nothin). Tried removing battery. Tried booting without the external battery (static boot?) Nothing happened. Reseated memory (twice) Nothing happened. That’s all I have tried! Need help please!

  2. 36
    David Says:

    i have a laptop, it will on but it will not display on the screen and check the ram it is ok, but when i lose the board from the system i try another processor it work, i decided to fixed it back with the processor i get it could not work but if i life the system board up from the carcass, it it will work and display on the screen and i fixed it back it will not work (please what is the problem)Sir help me

  3. 35
    Repair Man Says:

    @ brendan,

    can i replace the cpu in a toshiba satellite a660

    Do you mean replace it physically? Yes you can.
    Check out guides at Irisvista.com/tech/

  4. 34
    brendan Says:

    Hi can i replace the cpu in a toshiba satellite a660 17e

  5. 33
    Professional Gamer Says:

    THIS IS A WARNING
    Hi…
    i am a gamer and have the latest gadgets for a computer
    my computer box is large as 3 ordinary computer
    i have 3 video cards , 4 hard drives with 2TB,
    THX motherboard…
    and probably about 400 games and 3000 movies
    but when i saw that their is a intel icore i7 2900k best version (what a lie)
    i got some money and bought it for about 600 which was a rip off -.-
    but it was shit
    i7 is shit
    so i went back to icore i5 the best their is

  6. 32
    nobin mathew Says:

    hi i have lenovo G460 laptop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ G Hz

    CPU Speed
    You Have: 2.1 GHz Performance Rated at: 3.78 GHz
    i want 2 upgrade my CPU can i do it . change my CPU 2 i7 processor thanks

  7. 31
    Agron Says:

    I need a processor(cpu)Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 1.8 GHz for laptop Fujitsu Siemens Amilo pi 2515.can anyone find it for me?and how much this cost?help me please.

  8. 30
    Repair Man Says:

    hardik,

    i have compaq presario c795tu ,in my laptop lan is working but not bluetooth ,i want to know can i know that my laptop has bluetooth hardware or not without touching any hardware

    Take a look in the device manager. If you have Bluetooth module in the laptop, it will appear in the device manager.
    If you don’t have it, you can buy a small USB Bluetooth plug. It’s small and you don’t have to disassemble the laptop.

  9. 29
    hardik Says:

    i have compaq presario c795tu ,in my laptop lan is working but not bluetooth ,i want to know can i know that my laptop has bluetooth hardware or not without touching any hardware ,i dont want to do any opening and closing like opening keyboardetc ,through software,i lost my mannual also and compaq website is showing nothing,one thing more i want to ask that which is better XP or windows vista ,THANK YOU

  10. 28
    Evi Says:

    Yeah, I’ve figured that out since. Thanks for answering though. I chose an i5 Intel. AMD is nice when you want a budget computer :P.

  11. 27
    Repair Man Says:

    Evi,

    I know, I’m asking questions about everything :P . I have an AMD CPU. I’m going to build my own computer, would you suggest AMD or Intel? Intel is more credible to me, but I don’t know much about AMD.

    I would go with Intel.

  12. 26
    Evi Says:

    I know, I’m asking questions about everything :P. I have an AMD CPU. I’m going to build my own computer, would you suggest AMD or Intel? Intel is more credible to me, but I don’t know much about AMD. I suppose it would depend on what the computer is for?

  13. 25
    Repair Man Says:

    Duaine,

    Intel 2.20GHz P4

    I checked parts listed for Toshiba Satellite A15 laptop and along with Celeron 2.4GHz they mention Pentium 4 2.2GHz for same motherboard.
    I think you can use this one. This is my guess.

  14. 24
    Duaine Says:

    I have a Toshiba Satellite A15-S129 that has a 2.4 GHz mobile celeron processor and it is easy to access it to replace it.
    Is there a better or faster processor I could use, such as a Pentium 4?

  15. 23
    princewill Says:

    my laptop doesn’t beep and no display on the lcd. could this be a processor problem, or is the mother board fried?

  16. 22
    Repair Man Says:

    Steve,

    would that 4gb of additional ram be worth it? considering laptops have standard of 2 slots, and so far 2 2gb sticks are in, Would replacing them with 2 4gb sticks be worth it or not? and I’v checked with Everest software and it says that they can handle 8 gigs.

    Yes, if the laptop can handle 8GB. I would go for it.
    There shouldn’t be any problem with the OS because you are running a 64-bit OS.

  17. 21
    Steve Says:

    In repsonse to Repair Man, Now after that upgrade to the harddrive (which I do notice a difference, by the way, Thanks), would that 4gb of additional ram be worth it? considering laptops have standard of 2 slots, and so far 2 2gb sticks are in, Would replacing them with 2 4gb sticks be worth it or not? and I’v checked with Everest software and it says that they can handle 8 gigs.

    it has DDR2-800 in it (a corsair and a Samsung(came with))

    Everest says these are supported memory types. DDR2-667 SDRAM, DDR2-800 SDRAM, DDR3-667 SDRAM, DDR3-800 SDRAM, DDR3-1066 SDRAM

    any suggestions? or should I just leave it be.

  18. 20
    Repair Man Says:

    Steve,

    I was thinking of upgrading my processor in my Laptop, a Toshiba A305-S6905. It has intel cor 2 duo t6400 (2.0, etc) and was wondering if replacing it to the intel core 2 quad Q9000 (2.0 etc..) on the intel site, its the same socket. I think it would make a difference, do you?

    To be honest, I don’t know if you will see any improvement in the laptop performance after this expensive upgrade. I’m working on 3-5 year old laptops and they work just fine for me.
    You can boots the laptop performance if you upgrade from a 5400RPM hard drive to a 7200RPM hard drive and you’ll see the difference after that.

  19. 19
    Steve Says:

    Hey. I was thinking of upgrading my processor in my Laptop, a Toshiba A305-S6905. It has intel cor 2 duo t6400 (2.0, etc) and was wondering if replacing it to the intel core 2 quad Q9000 (2.0 etc..) on the intel site, its the same socket. I think it would make a difference, do you?

    Also, the laptop has 4gb of ram, may bring to 8 later, and runs win 7 64bit (yes, its a 64 bit system even though it came with 32 bit Vista)

  20. 18
    Repair Man Says:

    paulopopas,

    i got one toshiba with one processor 1.8ghz can i change for one bigger?

    Most likely yes, if there is one that fits the CPU socket.

  21. 17
    paulopopas Says:

    hi repair man :

    i got one toshiba with one processor 1.8ghz can i change for one bigger??

  22. 16
    Repair Man Says:

    arty,

    hi i have a toshiba satellite p100-160
    it starts up after 2-3 min stays on for 15 to 20 min.
    i have put now mem init now hard drive i can not find the them cut out to see if its that can you help please thx

    I would try to help you if I can understand what’s going on. Can you provide a better, more detailed explanation of your problem?

  23. 15
    arty Says:

    hi i have a toshiba satellite p100-160
    it starts up after 2-3 min stays on for 15 to 20 min.
    i have put now mem init now hard drive i can not find the them cut out to see if its that can you help please thx

  24. 14
    MARCOS Says:

    Is there a “parts number catalog” of each notebook model?

    I am trying to produce panel-pc’s using notebook parts, but the parts suppliers seems to don’t have this information.

  25. 13
    Repair Man Says:

    rojen salino,

    i just want to ask if what is the most expensive parts of laptop. because my auntie’s laptop was damage. she said one of its part has been broken.i just want to know if u have an idea if what it is.

    The most expensive parts in a laptop are the motherboard and LCD screen.

    my pictures and important documents were saved ion her laptop. is there any way to get the pics even it is damage? is there any part to be removed in order to get my pics and docs again.

    You can recover your documents from the hard drive using an external USB eclosure.
    1. You remove the hard drive and I assume it’s not damaged.
    2. You install this hard drive into an external USB enclosure.
    3. You connect this USB enclosure to another working computer.
    4. When the drive appears in My Computer, you access the drive and back up all personal files.

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