Laptop failed cache memory - open box or wasting time?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mainframeguy, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Just thought it might be worth my while making a post before I pursue this.

    Been gifted a selection of broken laptops, one of the more promising on initial inspection was a Tosh Satellite (500?) which on closer inspection fails memtest reporting it is cache memory that's the fault.

    I know that means it needs a replacement CPU.

    I may well be opening the box to cannibalise the hard drive anyway, but I just got around to wondering if the CPU is going to be soldered in or if they ever socket them in laptops? It would be neat if I could swap out the CPU as the rest of the machine is superior to the HP omnibooks (though unfortunately they'll be different CPU's).
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    socketed - you can't solder a cpu :)