09-20-2018 03:31 AM
i have a lenovo thinkpad edge E530 and im wanting to basicly have a better computer to run games but i dont have the money to buy a new computer or what not but i was thinking am i able to get like a new cpu or what not (im not the smartest with computers so i really need help)
and if i am im wondering if i can get a graphics card or something idk but my computer is a laptop
heres some of the specs if it helps core i3 2350M (i think 2 cores) 2.30 GHz
i belive stock 3000 intel
if it helps there
but im wondering if i am able to swap the cpu and if it will run games better
like say if i got a intel core i5 8600k 8th gen cpu would i be able to put it in the computer or what im hopeing to get a core i5 but idk if it would be good so i need your help. it would be VERY HELPFULL
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09-20-2018 03:38 AM
09-20-2018 03:45 AM
ok thank you i guess i will just save up for a gaming computer i aalready know everything i want (my friend helped me out with it) its a desktop but thank you for the help
09-20-2018 05:29 PM
For accuracy and clarity, you can most certainly switch the CPU out on the E530.
Have a look at pages 82-83 of your hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/e530_e530c_e535_hmm_en_0b48439_03.pdf to see the steps. This model would appear to be easier than some, which require more extensive tear-down.
To be clear, you wouldn't be able to swap in an 8th generation CPU, but you should be able to use up to an appropriate 2nd generation i7 CPU.
If your machine is a Type 3259, you could go here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge... and expand the parts category listing on the left, to select Processors, and have a look.
If it's a Type 6272, go here to look: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge...
I can't say whether an upgraded CPU will accomplish your gaming goals, though, but it's important that you know that a CPU swap is possible.
09-20-2018 05:45 PM