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mmlambo
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Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

Hi All,

 

I am have a perfomance issue with my lenovo W510 i7 and have hence thought of upgrading the processor. Currenty it has an Intel Core i7 Q720 processor and my intention is to upgrade it to an Intel Core i7 4790 (BX80646I74790). Will i not face any compatibility issues?

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Re: Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

Welcome to the forum!

 

I was of the opinon your W510 will only support 1st generation Intel Core i7 models. Meaning you could upgrade to one of these CPU's:

 

  • Intel Core i7-820QM, 1,73 GHz bis 3,06 GHz, 8MB
  • Intel Core i7-920XM, 2,0 GHz bis 3,2 GHz, 8MB

 

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Re: Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

Is the processor in the laptop actually upgradeable? I had no idea.
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Re: Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

Yes, W510 has a socketed CPU so it's upgradable.

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mmlambo
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Re: Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

Yes, correct it is upgradable. I just was not aware that I could not upgrade it to a 4th generation processor.

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Re: Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

Has anyone tried upgrading to a G2 socket processor other than the first generation with a W-510?

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Re: Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

Is this marked a solution because you have tried it or because you have an opinion?

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Re: Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

This generation ThinkPad supports only 1st generation Core-i CPU's (source: Click me)

 


@jccombs wrote:

Is this marked a solution because you have tried it or because you have an opinion?


I never consciously tried a Sandy Bridge CPU since it's not supported. If I recall correctly I checked few forums in the past and nobody managed to do it (I think few tried and while the CPU may fit on the socket the laptop just won't start).

 

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Re: Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

Those are engineering specs .... does not mean other G2 processors won't work as they are same socket same wattage.

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Message 10 of 12

Re: Lenovo W510 Processor Upgrade

My real question was has anyone tried other CPU's?

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