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Maverick6575
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Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

I've gotten all sorts of mixed answers, so I'm going to ask directly here at Lenovo:

 

Can I upgrade my B570 from a Pentium B950 2.10GHz Dual core?

And if so, what processors are compatible with my motherboard?

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Re: Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

Hi Maverick6575,

Please check the link below. It may shed some light on the processors that is able to fit your machine.

http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/3book.pdf

hope this helps and do let me know should you require further information.

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Re: Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

So the processors that are fitted in the laptops above are all compatible with my B570?


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Hi Maverick6575,

Please check the link below. It may shed some light on the processors that is able to fit your machine.

http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/3book.pdf

hope this helps and do let me know should you require further information.

Regards

 

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Re: Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

Hi Maverick6575,

Thanks for posting back. The Processors i listed earlier are meant for those machine with the machine type model Smiley Sad1068). Do you have the same machine type model? If you are unsyre could you possibly PM me ur serial number and let me check this up to confirm,

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Re: Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

Yeah, my box says it's a 1064.

Can you provide any infomation on CPU upgrades in similar models?

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Re: Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

Also, the Pentium B950 has the integrated Intel HD 3000 GPU, so does the processor I select need to have the 3000, or can I get one with Intel HD 4000?

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Re: Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

From what I can understand, the Intel HD 3000 was installed into Sandy Bridge CPUs, and the Intel HD 4000 was installed into the newer, Ivy Bridge CPUs. So is the (I assume 1068 motherboard) compatable with Ivy Bridge, and therefore Intel HD 4000 GPU? Or do I need to select a Sandy Bridge CPU with Intel HD 3000?

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Re: Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

@Maverick6575...

 

Your B570 hardware maintenance manual is located here:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM010963

If you look at page 63, you'll see that the CPU is socketed (vs soldered), so you should be able to swap in an upgrade of some type. Please note that you'll need to completely remove the system board to do so, as the CPU is on the underside of the board. Also, please look at pages 77-78 for CPUs (item #11). I only see i3, i5 and i7 CPUs, though.

 

Hope this helps to clarify a bit.


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Re: Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

That helps a lot! Thanks

But now I have another question:

That manual said that some of the models have an NVIDIA GeForce 430M dedicated GPU. Is there a slot for a GPU on my 1068 motherboard?

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Re: Can You Upgrade the Processor in a Lenovo B570 Laptop?

You're welcome.

 

The discrete GPU and its asociated componentry are soldered to the system board. There's no slotted graphics card, per se.

 

Regards.


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