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Toshiba Satellite M45-S169 CPU Upgrade

I have been doing a lot of research after recently acquiring a M45 laptop (after repair of the once-dead motherboard, the C2 ceramic capacitor next to CPU was shorted and replaced, also replaced the Mosfet surface mount IC), and so far there is no documentation, no resource guide, nadda as far as hardware upgrade for the S169 model. Apparently wasn't an option for this model, may dissuade from their premium models at the time. The processor is a SL8MN Celeron 380 M 1.6Ghz 400FSB Dothan core with a 21watt power consumption rating.  
Then given these numbers to go by, would it be illogical to assume that the SL8U6 with almost identical specs (except for cache, 200Mhz higher clock frequency and the expected VCC increase) would be able to run on this setup? In maybe a minor flaw would be the core speed remain at 1.6Ghz, however that would still not be enough to negate the performance of the system. TDP is still the same 21watt.

With that being said, has anyone had any experience with the M45-S169 or M45-S1691 with upgrading the CPU? Don't worry about my experience, if I can repair the motherboard on this laptop (which ran me a whole $9.50 shipped from Ebay) I think I can more than qualify for a CPU swap. :)

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  • jsr0828 Dec 29, 2008

    Luckily it is a Micro-FCPGA (non-soldered) socket, however the chipset supporting the 533Mhz FSB is unknown, the higher end models used the Intel chipset compared to the ATI chipset on this laptop. 


  • Arthur Dlugokenski Feb 19, 2009

    Curious if you swapped out for the pentium and ditched the celeron, I have upgraded acers and dells running amd chipsets, which m45 has ,but not seen any info with intel ,,or toshibas,



    My daughters m45 could use some pentium power in hers,



    Thanks



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I have a M70 with Celeron 390M, I was able to replace it with a Pentium M740 1.73ghz/533fsb, the Bios is able to detect the new CPU but once Windows XP is loaded, it's running at 798mhz (133mhzx6) with multiplier set at 6 instead of 13. I heard so much about Speedstep suggestions, but I set the power seting at the highest, but all test resulted with CPU running at 798mhz at all time. Any more suggestion?

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The chipset will support pentium M processors and some pentium 4 notebook processors. the bios should recognize the processor's new speed and should be able to support a 533mhz fsb. as long as your celeron is not soldered to the socket, you should be fine with the upgrade.

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ok

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