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Upgrade my old Toshiba p755-s5215

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone, this is my first post so thanks for having me! Ok... yeah before everyone says buy a new laptop.... I have new laptops... I have had this old Toshiba P755-s5215 for a long time and its a tank and had been the best laptop I ever had. Its 8 years old and is still 100% usable for web surfing and youtube etc. Anyways. I want to upgrade it as much as possible, I have ordered a 500gb crucial MX500 SSD, 8 GB kit of ram to upgrade from the 6gb it came with etc. What I am curious about is if its possible to upgrade the CPU from the i3-2310m to a i7-2620m? Same socket and all. However I dont think the p755 series ever came with  the i7-2620m.   Im tempted to just try it but was wondering if anyone has ever done it. Im certain I can upgrade to i5 2410m, but would rather go with the i7.

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considering the socket for all 3 is the same, initially the features like turbo boost may be a problem but since you said the i5 works, i also did some looking up on Intel's website, could not find a reason for it not to work. Though it may happen that some processor features will be restricted (cant assure)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

It could work.... but if its not compatible with the BIOS... its a crap shoot. Im gonna update the BIOS and yolo it. If it doesnt work I will resell the i7 and buy a i5. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

well...I will let yall know tomorrow how it goes. Going to clone my HDD to this SSD tonight and tomorrow I am gonna tear it down for RAM, SSD and hopefully CPU upgrades. If all else fails I will at least be rid of this slow HHD!! I doubt I will see much difference in the additional 2gb of DDR3.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So. I got the SSD in and 8gb of ram. Man its way faster. Went from forever to boot to 18 second boot time to windows 10. Gonna do the cpu swap next. Wish me luck. Hopefully it boots lol. I cant find anyone else that did this particular cpu swap on this laptop. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well I can confirm! i7-2620m will indeed work fine on Toshiba p755s!  It turbos fine and performs well for older hardware! I guess that's about all I can do to this old dinosaur haha.  I should have tested it before the upgrades. oh well haha. I am happy with it so far as the upgrades have at least made it usable!

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/25090028

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