I bought a broken Toshiba Satellite A105-S2101 laptop off eBay. It would freeze on the BIOS loading screen; I found out it was just a bad DVD drive. I replaced it and all is well, except it overheats and shuts off after approximately 15 minutes.
- it has an Intel Celeron M 420; it’s a Socket M,
- the fan works, of course,
- the heat sink is clean,
- the thermal paste was pretty dry, so I ordered some; it’ll be here in a few days,
If it still acts up after new paste, would one of the other Socket M CPUs better as far as staying cooler? It doesn't necessarily have to be faster.
According to CPU-World these are the available Socket M CPUs,
- Intel Core Solo
- Intel Core Duo
- Intel Celeron M 400 series
- Intel Celeron M 500 series
- Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile
- Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
I read on a Yahoo Answers post that Celeron M's are known for getting hot, and even a Core Duo would run cooler.
But the info on the Xpress 200M chipset says it supports "Intel® Pentium® M, Intel® Celeron®, Celeron® M and Intel® Pentium® 4 processors"
THEN a guy at this link (Notebook Review Post) says he bought a Core Duo CPU and put it into a similar laptop with the same chipset and it worked, so I don’t know what to think.
Anyone have more knowledge on this?
I would like to get a Core Duo T2300E if it would work, and if it would run cooler, they have them less than $10 all day long on eBay. I just going to resell the laptop after I get the overheating problem fixed.