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t470 motherboard/cpu

2019-06-12, 22:37 PM

Hello,

Is it possible to upgrade the processor/motherboard of Lenovo t470 laptop from i5 6200U to i7 6600U?

I know that the processor is soldered on the motherboard so both need to be replaced. I just wanted to upgrade it to a faster cpu and still use everything else in the laptop..... memory, hard drive etc.

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Re: t470 motherboard/cpu

2019-06-12, 23:41 PM

Is it possible?  Yes

 

Is it a good idea?  Probably not.

 

In these cases, it is generally better to sell your machine and buy one that meets your need.  BTW, you didn't ask, but if you replace the machine for a faster CPU, the 8th gen models, like T480, are much fasterthan the 7th gen.  It was the first significant performance improvement in 4 generations of CPUs.


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Re: t470 motherboard/cpu

2019-06-13, 4:24 AM

 Thank you for your quick response Rich. This laptop was actually given to me with a bad motherboard. I was thinking of replacing the motherboard with the OEM but I figured if I can put a faster one in there it'll still be cheaper than buying another laptop altogether. I'm not planning to do any hardcore gaming or anything of that aspect. But I do want something that's will handle surfing listening to music and so on. My current laptop is over 10 years old and it still works well but it's stuck on Windows 7.  I've checked the price between an OEM replacement and the upgrade and the difference is really not that much. I just figured if it was worth it. The cost would be under $300  which is still a lot cheaper than buying a new laptop.

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