08-14-2016 08:00 AM
I have just aquired a very cheap Z580, it contains the i5 3210m 2.5ghz CPU. I have added and extra 2gb RAM taking it to 8gb. I will be using this computer on the road for light video editing and transcoding. The software i use is CPU heavy, so I have thought about upgrading it to an i7. If this is possible does anyone have any recommendations.
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08-14-2016 12:12 PM
08-14-2016 01:41 PM
I should have mentioned in the original post that i didn't want someone just telling me to buy something else, to spend more money etc..... You didn't answer a single thing i asked, so why comment? I have an i7 that should work in this model, i was just asking if it was possible and wanted to see what people recommended. I have a nice edit suite in the office so don't need to spend a ton of money on something that comes on the road witrh me.
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08-15-2016 08:34 PM
You might be able to upgrade to something like the Intel i7-3610QM, but first make sure your CPU is not soldered onto the motherboard. Also, upgrading from an i5 to an i7 results in a lot more heat- make sure your laptop can handle that amount of heat.
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08-15-2016 08:42 PM
Your machine's CPU is socketed. Have a look at pages 86-87 of the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_z380_z480_z485_z580_z585_hmm_1st_edition_fe... to see which CPUs (item #8) were configured in the machine.
Hope this helps a bit.