07-14-2011 09:03 PM - edited 07-14-2011 09:17 PM
I have a Lenovo M58p Model 6137CG3 with 3GB and a Core 2 Duo at 3.0Ghz with the latest bios firmware.
My question is, can I replace the processor with a Core 2 Quad Q9650 Processor 3.0GHz ?
Also, the memory, I would like to upgrade it to at least 8gb if not 16gb... The motherboard have 4 memory slot, can I use 4 sticks of 4GB PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 UDIMM ??
Is that possible?
Edit: In case that the processor can be replaced, do I need to replace also the fan cooler?
Thanks in advance.
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07-15-2011 05:27 AM - edited 07-15-2011 05:40 AM
it doesn't list the Q9xxx CPU in the above list.
i think from memory it can only support 4 sticks of 2 gigs for a maximum of 8 gigs.
There is only fan kit listed in the above, which is the:
Intel 95W/65W heatsink kit, no fan grill 43N9897
so i suspect you can use it for up to 95 w tdp cpu.
Had a look at another document, this time it liswts the Q9xxx CPU as been supported on this a model of M58p.
I would assume that the Q9xxx should be supported, but can't say with 100% certainty.
07-15-2011 11:50 AM
Thanks for your reply.
I think i found different information.
Released on 13 Apr 2011
Chapter 10. FRU lists 437
Says that it support Microprocessor, Q9650 Yorkfield 3.00GHZ 1333FSB 12MB VT, TXT E-0
At intel website:http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/chipsets/q45/q45-overview.htm
Supports the Intel® Core™2 Duo and Intel® Core™2 Quad processors with Intel® Virtualization Technology◊1, and Intel® Celeron® processor.
About the memory, in the changelog file of the bios update it says that it now support 4gb memory sticks.
Changes for 5CKT67A/5CJT67A: 1. Support 4GB DIMMs.
Note: Only DDR3 SDRAM DIMMs can be used.(this info is on the above pdf.)
What do you guys think? does anyone have tried this?
07-15-2011 05:38 PM
07-15-2011 07:51 PM
12-07-2012 05:56 PM - edited 12-07-2012 06:42 PM
I going get that if it is compatible with my M58p. Anyone know how to find out?
I am "HOT" on the Q9650.
12-13-2012 12:53 AM
Found out that it is compatible but I look at the twin brother X3370! It cheaper and lowers the chances that it have been overclocked. I decide to try to buy a second hand CPU for once. Talked it over with a friend and that all he buys!
Hope Lenovo is loosing it's bios so the X3380 works or I will be out a couple of big bills.
12-29-2012 09:30 PM
I upgraded my M58P from a E8400 to a Q9650. It faster on some operations; but it not that much faster in general. I wasted $330 to find this out! I think that if you are running many applications at the same time; that where the Quad type CPU kick in; but I just using mostly IE brower sessions and they can be handled by the Duo Core 2 CPU fine.
It is a little faster in general but I would go out and buy the Quad at the same clock speed. I just was not thinking right!
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