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Was it you I was talking to about upgrading an old i7 620m Toshiba laptop? If Im right, wanted to follow up just got around to it today, slapped an SSD into it and even Windows 10 with only 2gb is doable now compared to an HDD. Just ordered a 2gb stick to compliment the 2gb stick in it so I can up it to 4 and make it a useful machine again. Very surprised how much faster it is now.
The laptop itself is EASILY upgradeable finally turned it upside down and all upgrades are quick open panels so adding SSD and RAM is 30 second process.
But its thermal throttling itself now lol so time to take it apart and add some TG Kryo
I hope it was you iirc that I was talking to about doing this, if not oh well my bad!
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I didn't get to the thermal paste yet (set power management stuff to keep it cool enough) and after a couple hours its thermal throttling pretty hard (1.1ghz average) so my kid cant do her ABCmouse stuff on it at that point. Got 2gb stick incoming from ebay which should make it a hair snappier (surprised how snappy it is with a 60gb SSD with Windows 10 on it - I may just slap a 256gb SSD of better quality though, I could feel its performance tanking while downloading and installing stuff). Im hoping taking it apart is easy enough.
Thanks for the convo!
I went to take it apart, and F that its a 100% complete dissassmebly of the entire unit to get to bottom side of mobo...its going to be used for kids browser educational stuff so I don't want to spend that kind of time on it lol...set fans to max in bios so it peaks around 65c now, but at some point some BIOS setting is dropping clocks to 1.2ghz after it hits some built in thermal hit and I have to figure out what to disable in BIOS to stop that from happening (its quite slow single core at 1.2ghz) as its not holding any extreme temps (I think during boot up its just getting hammered and hits the TJMAX and some intel thing stops it from boosting or sustaining clocks based off a quick reddit search)