07-11-2009 01:31 PM
Another processor upgrade question:
the newly release P9700 is not offered yet for T400, hovewer I am wandering if it would work, considering that is similar with the other Penryn processors.
Or does it have to be included by Lenovo in the bios specifically - which I doubt they have done if they don't offer it ?
thanks for your comments,
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07-15-2009 09:01 PM - edited 07-15-2009 09:01 PM
It's not whether a certain processor is supported in the BIOS, it's whether a family of processors is supported by the BIOS.
The P9700 has a CPUID string of 10676h, which is the same as the P8400. This string represents the processor family and included features. Thus it would be correct to say that it is a direct replacement.
07-16-2009 05:17 AM
Great !, thanks a lot Ortegaluis - I was puling my hair trying to figure this one out.
And you were right on the money, this morning somebody over at NBR forums let me know he just put a P9700 in his T400 and it's working fine.
much appreciate your help,