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T61 7500 Upgrade

2008-07-04, 12:33 PM

I have a T61 7500 2.2 ghz laptop. Is it possible to replace my 2.2 ghz processor with a faster one, without replacing the

motherboard or anything else?

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Re: T61 7500 Upgrade

2008-07-04, 13:56 PM

Hi, and welcome to the forums!

 

What you currently have is a "Merom" CPU, upgrades include a T7700 (also a Merom) and Penryn CPUs (up to a T9500). Both types of these CPU's (Merom and Penryn) use socket P and work using the same motherboard chipset (GM965), so theoretically it should be possible.

 

However, unless the Penryns require some additional thermal IC for proper function -  such an upgrade would depend on the motherboard revision, the newest version mobos already carry all hardware fully supporting Penryn CPUs, earlier version mobos may not. A BIOS upgrade would also be in order.

 

Would be best to get input from a Lenovo engineer on this one for clarification on motherboard revisions and Penryn upgradablitlity on the T61 series system boards.

 

Hope this helps

Message Edited by icantux on 07-04-2008 09:58 AM
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Re: T61 7500 Upgrade

2008-07-05, 20:14 PM

 I think it will. Thanks

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Re: T61 7500 Upgrade

2008-07-07, 15:54 PM

Hello  eu5277,

 

Could you please post if you come up with anything on this?? I would be very interested to hear if you had any luck! Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Singtoh 

7663-A22,T61 14.1 Wide,T7300 2.0gig processor, 4 gig RAM, 500gig Seagate Hybrid HDD, 200gig Ultra Bay HDD, Ubuntu 64 Bit.
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Re: T61 7500 Upgrade

2008-07-07, 17:54 PM

I believe this was answered on the Thinkpads.com forum a few weeks ago.  There was some issue with a "thermal sensing error" using the Penryn CPU.  Do a search on Thinkpads.com for this.

Keith
Currently 2xT460, 4xT430, Ideapad K1, H520S,
Formerly 1x600E, 1xT40, 1xT41, 2xT42, 2xT61p, 1xT420




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