I was thinking of getting a better cpu for my laptop, the one i have at the moment is a core 2 duo T6500 2.10ghz (socket P, code name penryn).
I did some reading and came to conclusion that as long as the code name and socket match, i can replace it with any other cpu.
The cpu's i was thinking of are the core 2 duo T9600, T9800 or T9900.
Am i right in thinking it is this straight forward? or will there have to be a BIOS update or something else i have missed, also, are there any better cpu's out there that i could replace it with?
Also, i dont know if this is important, but in Device Manager under Processors, it actually has the T9600 driver
instead of the T6500 which is installed, which leads me to belive it could just be a swap job.
The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A500 - 15N with the core 2 duo T6500, 4GB ram and cpu-z is telling me that the bios is version 1.90 and that the chipset is an intel gm45/gm47.
Any info on this would be very helpful and if iv missed any details out jsut gimmi a shout.
oh and i wish everyone a happy new year!