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Windows 7: Improving Laptop Hardware

23 Aug 2012   #1
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Improving Laptop Hardware

Is there anyway I can build my own motherboard for my laptop to enable me to fit a faster more uptodate processor.Have contacted Toshiba but as my model is obsolete they do not want to know.The laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FK and I have the full specification details for both motherboard and processor.Tried contacting Intel but as the motherboard is Toshiba's own they were unable to help.


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23 Aug 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Sure, if you have unlimited talent or money or both. Wave enough money around to the right people and you will find a taker.

Practically speaking, no---nothing you could do would be cheaper than buying a new laptop.
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23 Aug 2012   #3
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Tried buying a new Toshiba and paid 1,150 for one of their latest models.It was delivered on the Friday and I returned it on the Monday due to faults.This three year old model has been faultless and performance has been much improved since I doubled the memory and changed the hard drive for a solid state drive.
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23 Aug 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
This three year old model has been faultless
So why do you want to wreck it?
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23 Aug 2012   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When you make the decision to buy a laptop, you are making the decision to give up any chance of system upgrades. By system upgrades, I mean what matters most, in CPU, motherboard, and graphics. A three year old laptop should still run very well, especially with memory and an SSD. That's what I use for my everyday work system. It's a Dell Latitude E6400 that's nearing 4 years old.
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23 Aug 2012   #6
doubled822

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP
 
 

Any particular reason sticking with Toshiba? I know a lot of people with them, but I wouldn't recommend them. I have a dead one that is a few years old, fried CPU. Another victim of the dreaded AMD Turion x64 dual-core processor nightmares.
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23 Aug 2012   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: I just ordered a new Toshiba X870 I configured and it is supposed to ship on the 28th. I hope that I have as good luck with this one as the other 8 that I have had. First was a 286 laptop and a 386 one.

rich

PS: over $2K with my customization but should be worth it..
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23 Aug 2012   #8
doubled822

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP
 
 

I actually have a Toshiba from 1996 that still runs perfectly, and even holds an hour charge on the battery yet! Windows 98, 64mb RAM, 4GB hard drive, 166MHz Pentium, LOL. Even has a lone USB port. I just know I've worked on a lot of them for friends (newer ones of course), most typically those AMD CPU's overheating, and hard drives failing.
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23 Aug 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My Toshiba laptop runs flawlessly too. I put a Vertex SSD in and it is now my fastest system (i5 and 6GB of RAM). Even my desktop with an i7 and 8GB of RAM cannot beat it - except for video encoding/editing..
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24 Aug 2012   #10
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

There is only one answer to WHS,still trying to improve it further,I think it is called progress.
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