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Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-02-11, 18:32 PM

Hi, I bought the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p 59390909 That comes with an Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5 GHz Processor, mainly because it was $200 cheaper than the I7, but now that i have money saved up, i was wondering if i can upgrade to an I7 and which model should i get.

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Re: Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-02-11, 19:12 PM

hi zzcarloszz,

 

Thanks for Posting!

 

This is your system's Hardware Maintenance.

 

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y410py510p_hmm.pdf

 

At page 86 you'll find compatible CPU/Processor for your system

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Regards

Solid Cruver

 

 



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Re: Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-07-11, 22:46 PM

I have the same problem. the link takes me to blank page. I got the Lenovo Y510P 59407445. With i5 and would love to uprade to I7. What CPUs would be plug&play? Thanks

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Re: Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-07-11, 23:05 PM

Updated link to the Y510p HMM:

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y410p_y510p_hmm.pdf

 

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Re: Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-07-12, 18:20 PM

Thanks I`ll get reading now. Sorry for being off topic but any RAM recomendations? looking for 16GB clocking at 1600 or more, New to Gaming laptops :smileyhappy:

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Re: Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-07-12, 18:23 PM

Could try this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kingston-16GB-8GB-x2-Memory-RAM-For-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y510p-Laptop-/310924593268?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_MemoryRAM_JN&hash=item48648cc874

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Re: Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-07-12, 20:42 PM

Perfect!!! So swaping the i5 4200 for i7 4800mq and those Kingston 2x8GB RAM. Along with GT755M in SLI Should my y510p should be runing pretty well. Too bad i dont have that FHD Screen but from what my friend told me the 1366 x 768 glare screen isnt too bad. 

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Re: Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-07-12, 21:25 PM
Well, that could be, but you really notice the high resolution of a 1080 screen. And I think it isn't enough for 15". The perfect resolution for a 15" screen is something like 8K, may be a little less could be all right. So, if you can, a 1080 screen worth it.
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Lenovo Y510p, Intel Quad-Core i7-4700MQ up to 3.4GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, nVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD, 1TB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD M.2 (cache), Intel Wireless-N 7260, 72Wh
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Re: Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-07-13, 1:40 AM

Do you guys use mechanical/hybrid drives ?? 

 

That seams like like a lot of work & money changing a CPU to realize its not going to be noticeably faster. Correct me if i am wrong on this, but your hard drive is bottle necking your new system right now correct? The i5 is no dog, it will scream with good memory and a good drive,  The ssdhd on the other hand still only spins 5400. Going from i5 (2.5?) to an i7QM not going to make your drive spin any faster. The tiny cache is nice but once you use a pure SSD computer you'll never buy anything else. Them CPU's are still quite pricey also, a 500gbSSD is 2ish.. OR 2 SSD and rapid drive if your not using W-8

 

With a proper drive setup you might not need-want to change that CPU.

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Re: Y510p CPU upgrade?

2014-07-13, 12:13 PM

I have a 1TB 5400 HDD + 25GB SSD cache in the M.2 bay. The system is fast enough. Windows 8.1 boots in 15 seconds, even using a 5400rpm HDD. The SSD in the cache helps programs to start quicker, and may be the booting of the OS is slightly faster. Of course, if you use a SSD and install there everything, you will see a huge difference.

 

IT ALL DEPENDS how you use your laptop. If you say "your HDD is bottlenecking your system" I'd say that's not true. When I'm applying an effect to an audio track, the CPU is the one that has to do all the work. When I am rendering a video, the HDD has nothing to do. So, you may be wanna upgrade your CPU cause your everyday tasks use CPU.

 

In my case, I do this kind of things:

1. Unrar .rar files almost everyday

2. Apply effects to a song

3. Export and convert audio tracks

4. Compress files into 1 .rar

5. Extract audio tracks from videos

6. Playing games

7. Render videos

8. Use Photoshop

9. Merge subtitles, audio tracks and video tracks

 

And a few little more things. Well, for points 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8, an i7 is what I need. For the rest of the points, the HDD is the device that is slowing down the whole process. Though there are some points that use both of them and if you upgrade any of the 2 components, you'll see a difference.

 

I have an i7, but I wanna replace my HDD by a 750GB SSD so I can use it for everything. When I'm extracting audio tracks from videos, or adding large audio tracks to a program, the HDD really slows down the process. When you enter to a folder, all the thumbnails will instantly be loaded if you're using a SSD. Every single program will load ridiculously fast. If I had to choose between an i5 and a SSD or i7 and a HDD, I'd to the the first option because you will notice the SSD in everything, and the CPU only in certain situations. AND, moving from an i5 to an i7 will suppose an improvement in terms of percentage MUCH MORE low than moving from a HDD to an SSD.

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Lenovo Y510p, Intel Quad-Core i7-4700MQ up to 3.4GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, nVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD, 1TB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD M.2 (cache), Intel Wireless-N 7260, 72Wh
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