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CPU options for Vaio PCG-K23

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Matthew Clark, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Matthew Clark

    Matthew Clark Flightless Bird

    I have an antiquated Sony Vaio PCG-K23 that's about to undergo
    "surgery" to replace the ailing cooling unit. But I figured while I
    had it open, I might update the CPU to something a bit more power
    friendly, or at least not quite the heat monster. I was able to get
    the parts list enough to see there's currently a SL6PF Intel P4 in
    there with a ATI RS200MP chipset (which had little info on which CPUs
    it supported). But I can't tell what my CPU options are. Any ideas?
    Thanks.

    Matt
     
  2. ~misfit~

    ~misfit~ Flightless Bird

    Somewhere on teh intarwebs Matthew Clark wrote:
    > I have an antiquated Sony Vaio PCG-K23 that's about to undergo
    > "surgery" to replace the ailing cooling unit. But I figured while I
    > had it open, I might update the CPU to something a bit more power
    > friendly, or at least not quite the heat monster. I was able to get
    > the parts list enough to see there's currently a SL6PF Intel P4 in
    > there with a ATI RS200MP chipset (which had little info on which CPUs
    > it supported). But I can't tell what my CPU options are. Any ideas?
    > Thanks.


    The only way to know for sure is to find out from Sony. However it's my
    experience that Pentium 4 (M) motherboards will only take P4 (or P4-based
    Celeron) CPUs. I skipped the abimination that was P4 myself and went from P3
    to Pentium M.

    You're probably best off selling it to someone who buys by numbers (GHz) and
    replacing it with a Pentium M machine IMO.
    --
    Shaun.

    "Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's
    warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchet, 'Jingo'.
    Nota bene: 'Return to' email is very rarely checked, if at all. It's spam
    city but is a req. of my NNTP providor.
     
  3. Barry Watzman

    Barry Watzman Flightless Bird

    From what I can tell, that is a desktop, not a laptop, CPU. Since it's
    near the top of the speed range already, you may not be able to do much
    at all in terms of an upgrade.


    Matthew Clark wrote:
    > I have an antiquated Sony Vaio PCG-K23 that's about to undergo
    > "surgery" to replace the ailing cooling unit. But I figured while I
    > had it open, I might update the CPU to something a bit more power
    > friendly, or at least not quite the heat monster. I was able to get
    > the parts list enough to see there's currently a SL6PF Intel P4 in
    > there with a ATI RS200MP chipset (which had little info on which CPUs
    > it supported). But I can't tell what my CPU options are. Any ideas?
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Matt
     
  4. ~misfit~

    ~misfit~ Flightless Bird

    Somewhere on teh intarwebs Barry Watzman wrote:
    > From what I can tell, that is a desktop, not a laptop, CPU. Since
    > it's near the top of the speed range already, you may not be able to
    > do much at all in terms of an upgrade.


    Heh! That'll teach me to not do the research.. Still, the answer's the same,
    find out from Sony.

    You're right from what I can tell. It's an old Northwood PGA desktop CPU so
    there's little to no chance of an upgrade as the only thing that might
    possibly work in there is a PrescHOT and you wouldn't want that!

    If it were mine I'd be looking to downgrade the speed and upgrade the L2.
    (Actually I'd be looking for a buyer.)

    Oh, I Googled Sony Vaio PCG-K23 CPU upgrade yesterday and saw that the OP's
    asked on a few forums as well (unless they're all just leeching usenet) but
    I didn't see much in the way of replies.
    --
    Shaun.

    "Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's
    warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchet, 'Jingo'.
    Nota bene: 'Return to' email is very rarely checked, if at all. It's spam
    city but is a req. of my NNTP providor.

    > Matthew Clark wrote:
    >> I have an antiquated Sony Vaio PCG-K23 that's about to undergo
    >> "surgery" to replace the ailing cooling unit. But I figured while I
    >> had it open, I might update the CPU to something a bit more power
    >> friendly, or at least not quite the heat monster. I was able to get
    >> the parts list enough to see there's currently a SL6PF Intel P4 in
    >> there with a ATI RS200MP chipset (which had little info on which CPUs
    >> it supported). But I can't tell what my CPU options are. Any ideas?
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> Matt
     
  5. Matthew Clark

    Matthew Clark Flightless Bird

    On Feb 21, 4:40 pm, "~misfit~" <sore_n_ha...@nospamyahoo.com.au>
    wrote:
    > Heh! That'll teach me to not do the research.. Still, the answer's the same,
    > find out from Sony.
    >
    > You're right from what I can tell. It's an old Northwood PGA desktop CPU so
    > there's little to no chance of an upgrade as the only thing that might
    > possibly work in there is a PrescHOT and you wouldn't want that!
    >
    > If it were mine I'd be looking to downgrade the speed and upgrade the L2.
    > (Actually I'd be looking for a buyer.)
    >
    > Oh, I Googled Sony Vaio PCG-K23 CPU upgrade yesterday and saw that the OP's
    > asked on a few forums as well (unless they're all just leeching usenet) but
    > I didn't see much in the way of replies.


    Yeah, I finally had to crack the hood to swap out the fan unit. It's
    an SL6PF
    processor (2.8GHz, 533FSB, 130nm, 512kB L2, Socket 478). If the ATI
    chipset
    could handle 90nm, I might be able to slide into something with 1MB
    L2, but
    I can't seem to find anything definite about what the chipset can
    handle.

    And I'd LOVE to toss this thing entirely and go with the latest &
    greatest,
    but alas, times are tough and I have to make due... :/

    Matt
    side upgrade to something with bigger cache
     

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