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04-15-2008

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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-06-27, 2:47 AM
Hawk, would you mind running the tool SIW (its freeware) and posting the info from "Sensors" and "CPU Info" please. With the T2330 processor, my average temp with no apps running is 126 degrees Fahrenheit and 146 degrees while I am playing a 3D game. I'm trying to see if it makes sense to upgrade the CPU or buy a new laptop altogether, I'm left-handed and I'm fed up with the left wrist area being too hot. Thanks!
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03-21-2008

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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-06-27, 11:22 AM

I'm not inclined to install SIW but I do have Orthos installed along with RMClock.  I ran Orthos to stress both cpus at 100% for 10 minutes.  The temperature rose rapidly to 120+F.  Over the next 4-5 minutes it slowly climbed to a max of 139F where it stabilized.  After stopping Orthos, the temp fell rapidly to 100F (after 30 seconds) and after 4 minutes it was stable at 85F.

 

Hope that helps.  Under routine use I never notice any heat from my Y510.  But when I pay attention I do note that the left side palm area is slightly warmer than the right.  I'd think that is to be expected as the cpu resides there.  Only times I've been able to stress it out is using something like Orthos.   Most of the time under routine web browsing, email, MS Office apps, etc. use, the cpu idles along at 830 to 1250MHz - only ramping up when it has a momentary task to do.  I have not done any undervolting nor any overclocking and don't feel it would be worthwhile to do so.

 

Performance increase is noticable but not dramatic.  I'm guessing the hard drive is the limiting performance factor.  When (and if) an affordable BIG 7200 rpm drive in this form factor comes along I might upgrade that also.   I found a 500GB 2.5 inch drive but it is also 5200 rpm and wouldn't help much if any with performance.  Give it another year or so and who knows?  Even SSD drives _might_ breakthrough with cost/size/performance - but they have a long way to go.

 

 

 

 

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03-12-2008

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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-06-27, 11:51 AM

7200rpm HDDs are already available and they can be compared to middle-end desktop 7200rpm HDDs. Heat and noise are increased but not significantly comparing to 5400rpm.

Regarding CPUs temp - the coldest CPUs are 8100 and 8300 since they are 45nm. All mobile Core2Duo CPUs are designed to have a termal limit of 100 C degrees (125 F is near 52 C).

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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-06-27, 12:07 PM

The T9300 is also 45nm Penryn (sp?).  

 

I'm watching for low priced 7200 rpm, 250+Gb drives in the 2.5" 9mm form factor?

 

My preference would be to get 320Gb or larger and thus I may have to wait a while...

 

 

 

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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-06-27, 12:36 PM
Yes, 9300 is also 45nm. I know 320GB 5400rpm hitachi 2,5" 9mm drives, not sure about 7200rpm.
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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-07-04, 17:37 PM
Thanks Hawk for doing the temperature test. Armed with that information, I have decided to save up and get one of the high-end Thinkpads, where the processor is located closer to the hinge on the notebook. Now I know which processors to look for when I shop.
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06-23-2008

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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-07-21, 22:33 PM
Check out my DIY CPU install section for a T8300,pretty straight forward excep for the fan removal.Forget the Lenovo trap stickers everywhere.They have to be removed thus the waranty will be void but who cares.A wise notebook  user would never have problems anyway.
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07-29-2008

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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-07-29, 16:41 PM

What about the new P8400 or other P-prefix cpus? If they're compatible, battery life should increase, as they have a TDP of 24 W instead of 35 W like the T-prefix cpus.That's if they are compatible, though.

 

They're just out, so i don't know if anyone can get their hands on one yet.

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10-13-2008

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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-10-13, 20:53 PM

First of all, congratulations on your upgrade success! 

 


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Warranty?  You've got warranty?   Mine went out the window when I replaced the WiFi adapter with a 4965b/g/n and upgraded the memory to 4Gb..  :)  They do put little self-destructing Lenovo stickers on everything inside that they don't want you to remove.   I figure it'll run cooler without those pieces of paper inside anyway!  lol
 

 

Your post interested me as I've tried to upgrade the WiFi adapter myself with an Intel 4965 B/G/N and received the dreaded "Non supported hardware" BIOS message. 

 

If you could be kind enough to let me know what part number of card you put into your machine or where you purchased the card,  I'd be tremendously grateful.  (I'm getting kind of sick of running wireless G on my N network)

 

Thanks for the posts!

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03-21-2008

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Re: y510 CPU Options

2008-10-14, 11:29 AM

Check out http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=222645&page=2 for the answer.

 

The generic Intel 4965 did not work for me either.  Would not even allow the Y510 to boot with that card installed.

 

The Lenovo version of that card (Lenovo PN: 42T0865) looks exactly like the Intel card - but obviously the chip is internally identified as a Lenovo item.  It installed and worked flawlessly.

 

Good luck on your upgrade.

 

 

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