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Tominacus
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T61 CPU Upgrade Question

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Re: T61 CPU Upgrade Question

No you can't.

 

What CPU do you currently have in there?

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Re: T61 CPU Upgrade Question

Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 Processor 2.2GHz
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I don't think t61 motherboard can take 1066 bus cpu.  You want a t9300, it's your best bet for price/performance and mostly temp.  I think it's 45nm so it'll be a little cooler than other options.

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Re: T61 CPU Upgrade Question

If your system came with a Penryn capable system board you can use upto T9500 cpu, if it has a Merom system board the fastest cpu you can use is T7800. 

 

In order to be sure which board you have I'd need the FRU number that is usually under the ram chips on the 14" widescreen, but if your T61 has a 2007 production date then it cannot run a Penryn cpu, if it has a 2008 production date then you could have either board.

 

Your production date is a four digit code following your serial number displayed as YY/MM

 

It is however possible to use a Penryn cpu on a merom board if you use a modified bios.

 

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Re: T61 CPU Upgrade Question

I have A 2008 T61. The FRU: 41W1489 -What board do I have? And what socet do I have for the CPU? I currently have the Intel T7500 processor. This laptop is very slow.

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