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Paper Tape
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W510 CPU Upgrade - i7 820qm to i7 840qm

My W510 came off warranty 6 months ago so I'm considering upgrading the cpu from the 820qm to the 840qm. A check on Intel's website shows that the socket type and die are the same for both processors. My questions are:

 

1. Is this upgrade possible?

2. What are the potential problems, if any, of doing this upgrade?

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Registered: ‎07-19-2012
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Re: W510 CPU Upgrade - i7 820qm to i7 840qm

Hi there SirStiggie:

 

I don't have an exact answer for you, but I have some links to useful resources/info available on the support site:

 

Detailed specifications - ThinkPad T510, T510i, W510

 

     -and-

 

CPU removal and installation - Thinkpad T510, T510i, W510

 

Hopefully that helps a little..

 

 

 

 

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Re: W510 CPU Upgrade - i7 820qm to i7 840qm

I doubt you would notice the difference
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Re: W510 CPU Upgrade - i7 820qm to i7 840qm

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I would agree with richk, its not much of a cost effective upgrade. Check this neat chart: Intel Core i7 820qm vs 840qm

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