Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Improving Laptop Hardware


23 Aug 2012   #1

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motherboard for my laptop to enable me to fit a faster more uptodate processor.Have contacted Toshiba but as my model is obsolete they do not want to know.The laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FK and I have the full specification details for both motherboard and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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #3

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #5

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #6

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #7

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..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #8

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

There is only one answer to WHS,still trying to improve it further,I think it is called progress.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Improving Laptop Hardware




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Improving Laptop Hardware
Thread Forum
Solved General Laptop Hardware Question Hardware & Devices
Improving airflow? More fans=higher temps Hardware & Devices
Improving Router Antenna Network & Sharing
Identifying hardware in my new laptop?! Hardware & Devices
Improving Battery Life Performance & Maintenance
Improving internet connection Network & Sharing
Improving Audio Glitch Resilience in Windows 7 News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33