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

    London, UK
    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!

    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
    socketed - you can't solder a cpu :)