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Old 04-01-2009, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've searched the forums and most say don't try and upgrade your laptop. That being said, I'd still like to do it if possible. I stream a live video and it freezes and says buffering constantly. The internet connection is good (I think T1 and I used a cable to connect). The minimum processor speed to stream the video calls for 2.4ghz

I have a Toshiba satellite tablet. I ran cpu-z and this is what is says
Processor: Intel pentium M 725
socket 479 mPGA
1.6GHz

Clocks:
Core speed598.5 MHz
multiplier x6
bus speed 99.8MHz
rated FSB 399 MHz

Memory
DDR 1024MBytes
PC2700 (166MHz)

I don't know if any of this helps or is needed. Ive taken it apart a few times to repair power adapter and install more memory but thats all.

Is there anything I can do? Do I have to change the processor or can I do something else?

I don't really have the $$ to buy a new laptop even though that would be easier.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Check your BIOS, you may be able to change clock speed there. If not (and you probably won't be able to), you may be able to find a modded BIOS or a way to mod your own BIOS to support overclocking. I overclocked my video card in my laptop with a BIOS mod, but I haven't tried the CPU.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can practically guarantee you won't be able to do a cpu overclock, Toshiba neuters most of their BIOS' so most features are removed. It's a bad idea in a laptop anyhow, the heat buildup will likely be too much. You might be able to upgrade the cpu but I don't think it will go past 1.8 ghz. I can do some checking a little later but I'm pretty confident in that.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ok.. thanks. Any other ideas to make it stream video better?
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Are you streaming or transcoding on the fly? You can forget real time transcoding, and, from the top of my head, you should be able to stream a regular length DivX film which is at maybe 2 Mbit/s with the sound.
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