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Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

Hi,

I was wondering if I can upgrade my laptop CPU to a i7. The TDP diference is 10W, of a i3 to i7.

It's a Lenovo g470.

Chipset HM65 B3. -> http://ark.intel.com/products/chipsets/52774

20V output @65W - AC adapter

Lenovo - Essential G470 14" laptop

2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2330M Processor ( 2.20GHz 1333MHz 3MB ) TDP = 35W

Thanks.

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Re: Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

according to the manual, you can upgrade to intel i7-2620m 2.7g 4m 2c j1 pga processor.

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/UserGuide/Guide_show_1319029486729.html


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Re: Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

Do you know if it's possible to change to i7 2630QM?

 

 

Because i7-2620M is dual core and i7-2630QM is quad core.

 

 

Thanks again.

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Re: Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

according to intel, your main-board supports but i can't guarantee if it works.


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Re: Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

Yes, but I need to know if the bios will recognize the processor. All processors listed are suported by the main-board. But like I said i need bios support too.

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Re: Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

according to manual, bios may not support it but there's a possibility that it may work.


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Re: Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

Yigit, I need some confirmation about that possibly, because i don´t want to buy something that will not work. All big companies give information about compatible processors. I know the chipset can handle it. But how I know if the BIOS does? Thanks

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Re: Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

use ebay, if it doesn't work, return it.


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Re: Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

@fEaRz,

Please note that this is at your own risk and if the CPU is not in the BIOS whitelist, the CPU would not work and Lenovo engineering would not add it into the list if its not designed to use the processor.

//JameZ
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Re: Lenovo G470 {CPU Upgrade}

JameZ thanks! How I can check the lenovo g470 bios white list? Thanks again.
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