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pwolfe
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Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

Can the processor in the y430 be upgraded?  I dont care about warranties, I dont think there's a device in my house left that hasnt had the warranty voided on it.  Specifically, I really just want to know if the processor is soldered in, or if it is socketed.  I/m away from the device or I would crack it open myself and see.
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Re: Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

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.


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pwolfe
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Re: Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

Would the jump from 25w to 35w be a massive battery lifetime decrease, or would it be negligable?  I'm thinking of going all the way to the T9600 @2.8ghz
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Re: Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

Same question: Can I swap my cpu p7350 in y530 with t9600 or p9500? Got PM45 chipset mainboard. Which one would be better option?
Message Edited by eeKyy on 01-13-2009 10:22 AM
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Re: Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

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...

 

Intel Core 2 Duo P7350

 

Intel Core 2 Duo P9500

 

Intel Core 2 Duo T9600

 

Note:

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.

Message Edited by ortegaluis on 01-13-2009 11:43 AM

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Re: Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

So answer is positive? Smiley Wink all will be working fine?  What about power design? one more (maybe stupid maybe not Smiley Wink ) what about QX9300?
Message Edited by eeKyy on 01-13-2009 11:45 AM
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Re: Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

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.

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Re: Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

I can have OEM QX9300 for about $500 so just wondering Smiley Wink so I will stick to 25W power design with P9500 then. What do you think about RAM can I upgrade it to ddr3?
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Re: Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

According to this Intel overview of the GM45 chipset and this overview of the PM45 chipset, your laptop does support DDR3 RAM.

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Re: Lenovo y430 proc upgrade

I really appreciate all the help you've given me. Cheers man!!!
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