01-31-2010 12:19 AM
I have a T60 (model 1953-DAF) with a 1.66GHz CPU (type T2300E). I wish to upgrade the processor to one with has VT capability (Virtualization Technology to support 64bit), say T2400 or above.
I would like to know if there is any limitation imposed by the current model as far as CPU upgrade is concerned. I don't know where to find this information.
If that can be done, is there anything I need to do apart from replacing the CPU physically?
Thanks a lot for your assistance.
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01-31-2010 12:41 AM - edited 05-10-2010 04:50 AM
you can upgrade to T7xxx and T5xxx CPU with socket M format. There is nothing that you really have to do to upgrade other than the CPU. I recommend that you get the T5xxx, i.e. T5500 or T5600, etc.
Only the T7xxx has VT and 64 bit.
T5xxx in Socket M does not support VT, it only supports 64 bit.
The T2x00 CPU can only support VT and NO 64 bit OS support.
01-31-2010 03:19 AM
Thanks for your quick reply and for your suggestions.
The T5600 looks more interesting as it's also a 1.83GHz.
If I understand correctly, I should look for a processor with similar FSB speed to what I currently have? I can't upgrade from a 667MHz to a 800MHz, right?
Thanks a lot for your response.
01-31-2010 04:17 AM
socket M Core 2 Duo Merom processors maximum FSB was only 667 mhz, there was never anything more than that. You would need to find Socket M Core 2 Duo Merom processors.
02-04-2010 03:14 AM
I need your help again on the following issue :
Yesterday I upgraded my T60 laptop processor (was a 1.66GHz) to a T2400, i.e 1.83GHz that has VT capability. After installing the CPU, I went to the BIOS, enable VT in the CPU section, save the config, then switch off the laptop for a few seconds before I restarted it.
The laptop came up fine. I then downloaded the VMware-guest64check-6.0.0-45731.exe utility to check if the laptop is capable of supporting 64bit guest OS via VMWare. Unfortunately I got the message :
<<<This host is not capable of running a 64-bit guest operating system under this VMWare product...>>
Any idea why am seeing this message. The T2400 is indeed VT-capable according to Intel's website.
Thanks for your help.
FYI: I'm running Vista Home Premium Edition (32bit)
02-04-2010 03:21 AM
try to update the BIOS if you can, i am not sure about the whole VMware thing, since i never use them.
02-05-2010 01:23 PM
As I said before, I have done that already but no luck.
I just upgraded my BIOS to the latest 2.25 version, but same result.
It sounds to me I does need to have both Intel 64 (or EMT64) AND VT - This processor has only VT.
I'm giving up
02-05-2010 02:37 PM
What processor exactly have you installed?