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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-19-2018
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Lenovo g510 cpu upgrade to a higher wattage one

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? 

Best regards,


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Re: Lenovo g510 cpu upgrade to a higher wattage one

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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