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Lenovo g510 cpu upgrade to a higher wattage one

2018-09-19, 21:10 PM

Hey, so i've been thinking about upgrading my lenovo g510 cause its kind of 'stuck' with probably the worst cpu in the G- series (pentium 3550m) don't get me wrong its served me really good but i guess its time.. So i've been looking for a newer one to match the TDP (35w) but the i5/i7 counterparts (T series) are kind of expensive (300-350$ used) and a little higher wattage processors (again from haswell) are hitting up to 100$ max for a high ish end i7 CPUs . I've got my eyes on a i7 4710mq but its 12watts higher TDP and i have no clue if the laptop could handle it *also did a HDD to SSD upgrade so i have no clue if that would affect anything*. Like would the brick handle it? Would my laptop like detect and take potential of the i7? 

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Re: Lenovo g510 cpu upgrade to a higher wattage one

2018-09-21, 19:48 PM

Hi Reisser,


Welcome to the Community Forums. 


Difference on TDP may not be allowed by the BIOS so similar TDP is advised. Potential i7 choice for the system (hardware manual item 8 page 82) with the same 37 W upgrade of Intel Pentium 3550M as :


PN 102500541 HSW CPU Intel I7-4702MQ 2.2G 4cPGA processor

PN 102500540 HSW CPU Intel I7-4700MQ 2.4G 4cPGA processor 


I hope this helps answer your query.



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