07-27-2012 08:20 AM
12-08-2014 11:07 AM
Hello,i also have this problem.I have a i3.I can upgrade to an i7?which i7 processor I can use on my g570 motherboard?i have to buy another motherboard? and a graffic card?
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Hello Guys, I decided to upgrade my lovely laptop instead of buying a new one. I upgraded my ram to 8 gb and hdd to ssd. I also want to upgrade my processor but could not find a proper answer about "which i7 processor I can use on my g570 motherboard" I'll be the happiest man if someone helps me with this issue... Thanks a lot.
02-03-2015 01:52 PM
Hi, i have Lenovo G570 Intel Pentium CPU B940@ 2.00GHz with 2GB RAM. can i upgrade it to i3 or i5 processor & 4GB RAM? Because im planning to upgrade my laptop instead of buying a new one. Hoping for your response. thanks.
04-13-2017 06:32 AM
Hi, im kind of new to the upgrading laptop and pc world and need a little help.
when upgrading the ssd and ram it's usually just a straight swap of parts but the cpu requires an update of bios is this correct?
how do I make the cpu compatible through the bios system.
A simple step by step guide would be very helpful.
Thanks modding world!!
04-16-2017 03:11 PM
04-16-2017 03:27 PM
Thanks for the advice, i will try that.
I did a little research and found that my board is hm65 and i currently have an i3-2350m installed. It is a PPGA988 (G2) socket. The intel website shows that the i7-2640m is the same socket with the same TDP and other stuff but im not sure if the i7 cpu will work if i just pop it in.
I will check with the support team but if anyone has done this or a similar upgrade I would love to hear a reply in the meantime.
04-18-2017 09:00 AM - edited 04-18-2017 09:02 AM
You will need your Maintenance Manual, a set of good screwdrivers (small sizes) and some plastic cups to hold the screws. Also - I use some high quality alcohol pads to remove the thermal past from the CPU / Heatsink. A good thermal paste like Artic Silver is also on the list of needed supplies.
1. Quality screwdrivers with magnetic tips are hard to find, but worth the price.
2. Use cups (small condiment cups) to hold the screws removed.
3. Take pictures of screw locations, mark cups to reference when putting them back.
4. Once screws / panels removed to expose CPU / Heat Sink Fan (HSF) then refer to manual for removal tips, and carefully loosen HSF screws and remove.
5. Remove thermal paste from CPU and exposed underside of heatskink,
6. Remove CPU, replace with new CPU. Wipe new CPU off with alcohol pad, wait to dry then apply thremal paste per manufacture instructions.
7. Replace HSF, tighten screws in crossing pattern.
8. Reassemble panels, goal is not to have extra screws left.
9. Double and triple check before power up, press switch and wait.
If all goes well, your machine will start up and let you know a new CPU was installed, may require entry into BIOS to set defaults to get it properly synced up.
04-19-2017 11:33 AM
Thanks everybody for your help.
I managed to successfully install an i7-2640m in my G570.
Everything seems to be working fine however there is one concern.
The cpu speed fluctuates like mad and the fan almost never stops.
the cpu temp is normal around low-mid 40C on idle but the fan will not stop.
I put my old cpu back in (i3-2350m) and all is good with stable cpu speeds and a quite fan.
Any advice guys?
04-22-2017 09:46 AM