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06-02-2012

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cpu compatibly question help

2012-06-02, 17:09 PM

hi,


i have lenovo e420. i have changed everything on the laptop, the ram, hard drive, optical drive, wifi card. i now plan on changing out the cpu to an ivy bridge cpu. i have the core i5 2520 which has the socket of ppga988 stated on intel website. i wanted to change the cpu to intel core i7 3720, which has the socket of fcppga988. i wanted to know if core i7 3720 is compatible with my corei5 socket. i looked around some say it may some say it wont be. i wanted to change out my cpu because i needed a little gaming performance on my laptop. on cpu work it says that it combatibly. i just wanted to know more information before i do anything, or if you have a better opinion about this matter please let me know.

 

thank you

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02-08-2012

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Re: cpu compatibly question help

2012-06-03, 0:14 AM

I've been told ivy bridge isn't comaptiable with sandy bridge chipsets.

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12-20-2008

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Re: cpu compatibly question help

2012-06-03, 5:18 AM
it won't be compatible, not because of the socket format, but due to other problems. However, some group of people are working on a mod to allow the backward compatibility.
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07-05-2011

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Re: cpu compatibly question help

2012-06-15, 13:05 PM

Lead_org, could you leak some info about that mod?

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Re: cpu compatibly question help

2012-06-15, 14:08 PM
i don't know much information, other than some people are in China are working on this problem.
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Jin Li

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