04-19-2012 09:01 AM
Ok .... After many online searches, local calls to computer shops, etc. etc. .. I finally scored a cpu for my 1.66 T2300 powered T60.
I was begining to loose hope I could find one and was considering lowering my sights to a 2.0 T7200 but I played the early bird this morning and got the worm. T7400 inbound to me from Chicago as we speak .... $26 tested and working... Im all fired up and excited.
What do I need to do now? Bios update?? Is their a specific Date I should look for that will insure I have the right Bios?
What are you guys doing when installing a used chip.. throw it in? clean off old Silver and re apply ?? new silver over old? Cleaning the used chip?
04-19-2012 09:22 AM
04-19-2012 03:13 PM
I felt lucky when I saw it.. It came from a damaged laptop. Some guys just want to recoup a little and have no other worries. I just passed on parting out an old laptop of mine that had a cracked screen because I couldn't power it up and double check it before selling... i just didn't want any returns or unhappy folks if something had changed since i put it on the shelf.... My ebay rep is %100 and i just didn't feel like running that rep through a gauntlet over $50 or so of parts.
I'd seen quite a few T7200/ 2.0 s at $35 to $40 .... cheapest T7400/2.16 id seen til this one was $60.. most were $80 and up.
04-19-2012 05:07 PM
That's a very fine CPU, and an excellent deal.
My daughter has it in her T60 (see my signature) and it runs extremely well given the age of the T6x platform.
Enjoy the upgrade.
04-20-2012 09:57 AM
@Kyle: I am planning to buy a T7200 on Fleabay, around 45 bucks was the cheapest I have seen.
04-22-2012 09:50 AM
Finally I bought a used T7200 on fleabay, it was 43 bucks with shipping. Installing it will be the 2nd phase of my upgrade project on my T60, the first was RAM (now 3 Gb). The next phase would be the HDD (with clean installation of Win 7) and the battery. More to come...