Replace The CPU In My Laptop

by on December 15, 2006

Q: I have a Dell laptop and want to know if I can put a Dual-Core chip in it. Sorry I am not savvy in this field, but my PC runs so slow, and I want to speed it up.

A: Unfortunately no. Most laptops (yours included) do not allow for CPU upgrades; you essentially have to purchase an entirely new laptop to take advantage of the latest technologies.

With that said there are a few things you can do to improve performance on your system:

1. Upgrade the RAM! More memory will make a large difference in how long it takes to boot, load applications, and how fast the computer responds to your commands in general.

2. Defragment that hard drive! Go to C: in My Computer and right click it. Select “Properties” then click on the “Tools”. From here you will want to click on the “Defragment now…” button. You will receive a few prompts after clicking the button; simply follow the prompts to initiate the defragmentation of your hard drive.

That should help increase your performance, however if you have already done this and you need more speed your only option really is to purchase a new computer.


2 Responses to “Replace The CPU In My Laptop”
  1.  

    I own the Toshiba Satellite A205-S7468 and wanted to know if I could upgrade the processor from the 1.5GHz that is in it now to the 2.66GHz.

     
  2.  

    As with most Laptops the Toshiba is also not upgradeable. Sorry.