12-16-2014 11:33 AM
well, i would like to upgrade CPU on my E330 (3354).
in stock setup, it runs i3-3120M CPU, BIOS version H3ET72WW (1.09).
i have a couple of options to purchase i5 CPU for upgrade, but i'm in doubt what exactly CPU will work.
i've looked at lists of replacement parts found on lenovo site, but those appear to be outdated, since they even do not list my CPU, only the similar i3-3110M.
so, my i5 options are:
• i5-3210M (listed in lenovo docs along with i3-3310M)
does anybody know will these work?
12-17-2014 12:13 PM - edited 12-17-2014 12:15 PM
In principle, anything from the same generation that uses that socket should work.
AFAIK, there's no BIOS whitelist for CPUs. It is still recommended to replace it with one that doesn't exceed the TDP of your existing one to avoid heat issues.
09-14-2015 09:53 AM - last edited on 09-14-2015 11:46 AM by NateS
i would like to upgrade CPU (B970)on my E330 (3354DG) to Intel core i5-3210M
TDP is same (35W)
Chipset Intel HM77
BIOS version H3ET75WW(1.12)
Will these work?
Moderator comment: Merged in. Subject edited.