Processor Upgrade on Satellite Pro SP 2100
I have a Satellite Pro SP 2100 laptop with a 1.5 GHz Celeron processor (SL6FN).
Its getting a bit long in the tooth so I decided to buy a 2.0GHz Pentium Mobile processor - SL6FK with 512KB L2 Cache. I researched on the intel processor finder and the CPU-World website to see if this processor would be compatable - it seemed hardly any difference, same pin number, same socket but when I installed it all i get is a continuous beep on power on and no Toshiba Logo.
I had to go down to a 1.8GHz Celeron which is a bit quicker but hardly the same as a full blown Pentium.
There IS a 2GHz Pentium Mobile processor version of the SP2100 - i assumed the harware would be identical but i am obviously wrong.
I did try flashing the BIOS to the latest version but to no effect. Is it a BIOS issue?
maybe the BIOS in my laptop with the SL6FN processor is not compatable with the new processor? And to think - me a Network Manager of 7 years!
Re: Processor Upgrade on Satellite Pro SP 2100
in response to: Alan_1066
Wow, Satellite Pro 1200 is really an oldie... It seems that you already use it for years now and are you satisfied with it?
To be honest in my opinion a CPU upgrade is not sensibly. Don’t expect a strong performance boost, I think you will only notice the faster CPU in some benchmark programs but it will not improve the performance of Windows.
Read also the link posted by Jeka-IL…
If your notebook isn’t fast enough anymore, you should think about a new notebook. Satellite Pro 2100 uses a pretty old infrastructure, so unfortunately there is nothing what you can do.