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  1. Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    I want to upgrade CPU on my Satellite A300-PSAGCE, BIOS 2.20.

    Now I have Core2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz - PPGA478 (Socket M)
    PM45 (Revision / Stepping 07 / B3) + Intel 82801IM ICH9M (Revision / Stepping 93 / A3)

    Intel website - Compatible Processors

    Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9300 (12M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9800 (6M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9900 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P9500 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P9600 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P9700 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9550 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9600 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8800 (3M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600 (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8700 (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P7570 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8400 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6670 (2M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9100 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9100 (12M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

    What CPU models BIOS 2.20 supports?

  2. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Generally speaking Toshiba doesn’t support CPU upgrade so before we start discussion about CPU upgrade check follow Toshiba document at first - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

  3. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    It's not about Toshiba to change CPU in my Laptop, but me order a CPU and put it in.
    Laptop is old enough to have no warranty.
    Just have to find out what CPU's are supported by Bios 2.20 - it immediately will answer my to question.

    P.S.

    I do not support drugs,terrorism and etc., it's a crime, BUT PEOPLE DO IT!

    Toshiba does not support CPU upgrade, it's NOT a crime. WHY CAN'T I DO IT?

  4. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Generally speaking you can upgrade the CPU but only at your own risk but nobody would be able to say if notebook would functions after CPU upgrade.
    Important is that your chipset would support the new CPU.

    From my knowledge there are no details and info what CPU is supported by BIOS…
    So you will need to test it…

    But from my knowledge there are different A300 notebooks which were equipped with different CPUs.
    For example the A300-1EI PSAGCE supports the Mobile Intel(R) PM45 express chipset and was equipped with Intel CORE2 DUO P8400 (2.26GHZ) 1066MHZ.
    So in my opinion BIOS should provide a support for P8400 as well as for higher CPU for the same family like P8700.

  5. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Paolo30 , thanks.

    A300-1DV with Core 2 Duo T9300 Processor 2.5GHz

    Is there any owner of A300-1DV one this site to compare everest with?

    +Message was edited: wrong links has been removed+

  6. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Thanks for feedback…
    Regarding the [Satellite A300-1DV|http://it.computers.toshiba-europe.c..._ID=1061845#0]
    I’m not owner but it seems that this A300-1DV was released for Italian market and it supports the same chipset Mobile Intel(R) PM45 Express Chipset like the A300-1EI.
    ..and the CPU is Intel Core 2 Duo processor *T9400*

  7. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Big question if it have the same BIOS...

  8. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Hi

    That’s easy mate… the Satellite A300-1DV belongs to the PSAGCE series as well as the A300-1EI
    Therefore the BIOS is the same… :)

  9. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Agree with you 100%. that's why I'm looking for t9300 right now. (ordered just now)

    T9300 SLAYY
    Manufacturing process 0.045 micron
    Level 1 cache size 2 x 32 KB instruction caches
    2 x 32 KB write-back data caches
    Level 2 cache size shared 6 MB
    Features

    MMX instruction set
    SSE
    SSE2
    SSE3
    Supplemental SSE3
    SSE4.1
    EM64T technology
    Execute Disable Bit technology
    Virtualization Technology
    Dynamic Acceleration technology

    Low power features

    C1/AutoHALT, C1/MWAIT, C2, C3, C4 and C6 core states
    Stop Grant mode
    Sleep mode
    Deep Sleep mode
    Deeper Sleep mode
    Enhanced Deeper Sleep mode
    Deep Power-Down state
    Dynamic FSB Frequency switching
    Enhanced SpeedStep technology

    Message was edited by: Sidi4Di

  10. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    The upgrade was very successful.
    Writing now from upgraded Toshiba.

    Idle temp - 42~45C
    Stress test - temp about 65C
    works faster - very easy to see in Everest tests.

    56$ -Intel T9300.

    PS

    If someone interested, have Everest Report before and after.

  11. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Thanks for this nice news!
    Very appreciated!

  12. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidi4Di View Post
    The upgrade was very successful.
    Writing now from upgraded Toshiba.

    Idle temp - 42~45C
    Stress test - temp about 65C
    works faster - very easy to see in Everest tests.

    56$ -Intel T9300.

    PS

    If someone interested, have Everest Report before and after.
    This is a great news. I have Toshiba A300-149 (designed for Turkey). I want to upgrade my PC too. Which CPU would you suggest for me? Is it possible to use i3 processor?

  13. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkarpuz View Post
    This is a great news. I have Toshiba A300-149 (designed for Turkey). I want to upgrade my PC too. Which CPU would you suggest for me? Is it possible to use i3 processor?
    My Toshiba is exactly Toshiba A300-149 PSAJ0E. My current CPU is T5550. I have purchased a T9400 and installed it after updating my BIOS to v4.20. Unfortunetely, I get a blank screen. How can I learn the model of appropriate CPUs? Thank you.

  14. Re: Satellite A300-PSAGCE CPU upgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkarpuz View Post
    My Toshiba is exactly Toshiba A300-149 PSAJ0E. My current CPU is T5550. I have purchased a T9400 and installed it after updating my BIOS to v4.20. Unfortunetely, I get a blank screen. How can I learn the model of appropriate CPUs? Thank you.
    Now, I have inserted T3400 and it worked. It seems that 667mhz is the key. T9400 is 1066mhz and it is too high for the motherboard.

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