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Lenovo G560 CPU Upgrade

2021-01-13, 20:00 PM

I have an old laptop i wanted to upgrade from a Pentium to an I7, i checked with intel and https://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Core_i7_Mobile/i7-640M_(PGA988).html it should be compatible but when i turn it back on i can hear the fan fire up for a second then it shuts down before anything gets displayed on the screen. Has anyone had success with upgrading a G560 to an I7 or am i wasting my time? I double checked that i didn't bend any pins and the CPU is fine. I'm aware that its old, because of this i found parts way cheaper than buying a new laptop. Pretty inexpensive for ram/cpu/ssd and it'll be more than enough for running linux with what i'm trying to do. I haven't tried to replace the ram/ssd yet, only the cpu has been changed.

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Re:Lenovo G560 CPU Upgrade

2021-01-13, 21:44 PM

Hello @Static9479482,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

We suggest you to provide the machine type model / MTM (ex. 81C70000RK) from the sticker and the chip set as it would help us detail more about your machine variant.

 

Also, you may try to browse for these threads by our one of our support specialist regarding CPU upgrade here and here.

 

Please access the links among the forum that are still related to your query as these may help.

 

Update us how it goes.

 

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Re:Lenovo G560 CPU Upgrade

2021-01-15, 1:32 AM

The model # is 0679, I dont see anything about MTM and provided a picture of the sticker. The model for my motherboard is NIWE2 LA-5752P if that helps. According to this http://www.laptopschematic.com/lenovo-ideapad-g460-g560-z460-z560-schematic-niwe2-la-5752p/ . My chipset is Intel Ibex Peak M (HM55 i believe)

 

Edit: In one of those posts you linked to, another user posted "Technically listed compatible sockets and CPU upgrade here as compared the to manual list for same chipset support." That link is where i saw the I7 620M should've been compatible in the first place before i purchased it. 

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Re:Lenovo G560 CPU Upgrade

2021-01-15, 22:36 PM

Hello Static9479482,

 

As mentioned, those listed in the manual should work.

 

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