Toshiba P755-S5215 - want to upgrade CPU

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  1. TaZMaNiaK

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    #1 TaZMaNiaK, Jul 7, 2016
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    Hey, I got this laptop for basically free, and I figure I want to beef it up and grab the digital entitlement for W10 before it expires. I can upgrade the CPU, max out the RAM (8GB), throw in an SSD (Samsung 850 Pro), and have a pretty decent machine for about $200, far less than buying a new laptop with similar performance specs. It has a socketed i3-2310M, which by my research I should be able to swap with an i7-2760QM - as long as the BIOS will support it. Can someone take a look at the BIOS for this guy and see if that CPU is supported? And if not can you check if it can be modded to accept it?

    It has an HM65 chipset, so it should be supported. The steppings are different though, I know that's important for dual processors but don't know if it would make a difference in a single CPU... Will it work?

    And I know it has higher TDP, but it is only 10 watts, and I have upgraded my other Satellite from a Sempron SI-42 to a Turion ZM-80 (10 watt difference there too) and it has been running strong for years. Only reason I'm dumping it is it chokes on 1080p video, otherwise I'd keep it.

    Thanks!

    The latest BIOS is here: http: //cdgenp01.csd.toshiba. com/content/support/downloads/say1v280.exe (sorry, can't make clickable links yet, so you have to remove the spaces)
     
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    #3 TaZMaNiaK, Jul 7, 2016
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    Sorry, but I have no clue what that means.. My google-fu is weak on this, it keeps running me around in circles, lol! :)

    Best I can come up with is a no? Based on the fact that v2.10 came out in July '11 and the i7-2760QM says it was released in 4Q11 (which would be September or later)?

    Again, if that is the case, can the BIOS be modded to support it? I'd really like to use this one because according to cpu-upgrade .com it's a 250% performance increase over the i3.
     
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    Ok I read what you linked to, but I still don't understand how to do what you say, as this is not a UEFI BIOS so I can't use UBU. And I don't have any spare chips in case it bricks so I don't really trust myself to get it right the first time..

    Can you help me out and put it together for me?
     
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    Hello? Anyone?
     
  7. TaZMaNiaK

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    Just wanted to say thanks for nothing everyone. Jesus Christ I ask a simple question of people who know what they're doing and I cant even get an acknowledgment. f**k you all.