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T61 cpu upgrade issues to T9300

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Hi all,

 

I have a T61 (7659) with a T7300 cpu and m/b no. 41W1487. Can I upgrade to a T9300 cpu, by using a patched bios?

I have tried that once but the computer is unstable. I suspect the second-hand T9300 I got, is damaged.

 

Do all Merom m/bs can *unofficially* accept Penryn CPUs, with the exception of the startup message from BIOS?


Thanks a lot.

 

ajkula66
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Re: T61 cpu upgrade issues to T9300

Welcome to the forum!

 

I've installed T9300/9500 CPUs on numerous T61 boards with modded BIOS, and have never encountered a problem. YMMV.

 

Your likely culprit is indeed the CPU.

 

Good luck.

Cheers,

George




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Re: T61 cpu upgrade issues to T9300

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ajkula66 wrote:

I've installed T9300/9500 CPUs on numerous T61 boards with modded BIOS, and have never encountered a problem. YMMV.

 


@zz7...

i've got one those T61s that ajkula66 did and can reiterate the "no problem". :smileyhappy:

 

cheers!


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