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Lenovo G560 0679 CPU Upgrade 2019

2019-04-21, 16:49 PM

I have a Lenovo G560 with an Intel HM55 Express Chipset, version 2.12 of BIOS, a Pentium P6200 CPU, and no dedicated graphics. I also have a brain-full of forum knowledge, lol. My EXACT question is this...

 

Can I upgrade my CPU to an Intel Core i7-640M?

 

According to my research, this processor is the fastest, best processor that is compatible with my computer's chipset, and I understand that some have already tried to use this processor only to find that it does not work. But since it is a semi-new year, and I'm not even sure if I have the latest BIOS yet, I want to try to upgrade in order to have a long term laptop. I've seen on some forums that the CPU didn't work, but the forums were dated. I've also seen that the lenovo G560 sometimes came with a dedicated graphics card from AMD/NVidia (although my PC does not have this), could this be a possible compatibility issue? Lenovo says the G560 can accept an i5-520M. But I don't see a reason it shouldn't work, except for a possible BIOS whitelist. But even then, I have seen on another dated forum that lenovo does whitelist WLAN cards, but not CPUs.

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Re: Lenovo G560 0679 CPU Upgrade 2019

2019-04-22, 1:11 AM

Hi there!

I've seen other users on the forums confirm that an upgrade to an i3 or an i5 works fine, but no one upgrading to an i7 yet. 

 

Lenovo does list the i7-620M on its parts list, so I would assume the i7-640M should work also since they use the same socket. To be safe though, go with the i7-620M as that is officially listed on the parts list. 

 

 

Make sure that you are sourcing your processor from a place that accepts returns if the part doesn't work. 

 

Hope that helps!

 


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Re: Lenovo G560 0679 CPU Upgrade 2019

2019-04-22, 2:03 AM

Thank you for the fast reply on Easter Sunday.

 

I checked the specs of the 620M and while it is not he best compared to the 640M, it is definately an upgrade to the Pentium P6200. The only question I have for you is where that part list came from. I have the G560 0679, and according to forums, there are multiple variations of the G560.

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Re: Lenovo G560 0679 CPU Upgrade 2019

2019-04-22, 2:15 AM

It's from here: https://download.lenovo.com/UserFiles/UserGuide/en/User's%20guides%20and%20manuals/G460-G560/Lenovo%20G560%20Hardware%20Maintenance%20Manual%20V2.0.pdf

 

Lenovo groups all the different models together into one HMM document. 

 

 


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Re: Lenovo G560 0679 CPU Upgrade 2019

2019-04-22, 2:26 AM

Thank you sir, I will try this i7.

 

I did research and it looks like this is the best processor for the G560, SO THEY SAY...  I will let you know if the upgrade works out, as a future answer for all those other people out there looking to upgrade an old computer.

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Re: Lenovo G560 0679 CPU Upgrade 2019

2019-04-28, 9:05 AM

GREAT NEWS!! IT WORKS... The I7-620M works in my motherboard. Thank you sir for your help and advice. Although the CPU runs a little bit on the hot side, the fan still keeps up.

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Re:Lenovo G560 0679 CPU Upgrade 2019

2021-03-24, 16:45 PM

Hi,

I'm trying to upgrade the cpu of my old Lenovo G560 as well. I plan to increase the memory and put an ssd disk. Please.....3 questions!!!

 

 

Is this the i7 processor?

 

Intel® Core™ i7-620M Processor (4M Cache, 2.66 GHz) Product Specifications

 

Thid you increased the memory to 8gb? What is the reference of the memories?

 

Memória Ram 4GB Ibm-Lenovo G560 (0679-xxx) (DDR3-10600) Notebook Memória offtek | eBay

 

Can i put another disk (SSD) and mantain the old one? SSD + HDD? I saw that there are adapters to replace the DVD drive with a disc drive.

 

Please help!!!

 

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Re:Lenovo G560 0679 CPU Upgrade 2019

2021-04-01, 3:21 AM

i7 620M works from upgrade from i5 430M.  Problem only 32-bit OS works. How can I get a 64-bit OS to work? 

Boot Linux 64-bit, than it turns off the computer during the boot.  I can boot 32-bit Wins 7 32-bit. Win 10 upgrade will not take.

 

The BIOS was upgraded to 2.15 29CN38WW (V2.15) but the EC shows as 29EC17WW (V1.05)?

Can you trick the system to load a 64-bit version of the BIOS? 2.15 x32 and x64 should be for 32 bit or 64 bit respectively. 

 

Uses InsydelH20 Setup Utility

 

i7 620M works, never tested i7 640M?

 

 

 

 

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Re:Lenovo G560 0679 CPU Upgrade 2019

2021-04-05, 20:22 PM

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Does yourr system support a 64-bit OS?

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