01-12-2009 07:27 PM
01-12-2009 10:45 PM
The processor is not soldered in. It can be upgraded up to a T9800 I believe. You can definitely upgrade to the P8400, P8600, P8700, P9500, P9600, T9400, T9600, T9800. The PXXXX series processors are 25W power design while the TXXXX series processors are 35W power design. I really am not sure about the X9100 or QX9300. The X9100 being a Core 2 Extreme mobile and the QX9300 being a Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor. Both are 45W power design but I wouldn't know if the motherboard would support such high power supply to the processor. These are only 45nm [Penryn], 1066MHz FSB processors.
Remember, you could still utilize many 65nm or 45nm, Socket P, 1066MHz/800MHz/667MHz processors.
01-13-2009 09:30 AM - edited 01-13-2009 10:22 AM
01-13-2009 11:35 AM - edited 01-13-2009 11:43 AM
P7350 P9500 T9600
2.00GHz 2.53GHz 2.80GHz
3MB L2 Cache 6MB L2 Cache 6MB L2 Cache
25W Power Design 25W Power Design 35W Power Design
Thermal Specification 90*C Thermal Specification 105*C Thermal Specification 105*C
I will let you be the judge...
Personally, if I could get my hands on a retail or OEM version of the P9500 or P9600 or even a SP9400, I would go with either one of those. I currently have a P8600 which I upgraded from a Pentium Dual Core T3200. The only thing the P9500/P9600/SP9400 has over my current processor is 3MB more of L2 cache.
01-13-2009 11:44 AM - edited 01-13-2009 11:45 AM
01-13-2009 11:49 AM - edited 01-13-2009 11:53 AM
I highly doubt that the QX9300 will work with the Y430/530. You do realize that it will go for around $1000, right? And besides the fact that it uses 45W power design [as well as the X9100] is just something to be worried about as it could fry your motherboard for trying to draw more wattage. If only someone would be so daring as to even try it. Also, the processor cooling system might not be adequate for cooling the QX9300.
Edit: Removed the Y730 from the current discussion because it is available with the X9100.
01-13-2009 11:57 AM
01-13-2009 12:06 PM