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Lenovo X220 - How get it run as fast as possible?

2015-06-24, 9:22 AM

I have a Lenovo X220 running Windows 7 with an Intel i5 2430m clocking at 2.40 gHz and an integrated video card. It's my only computer right now (I will not be getting a new one in the forseeable future) and so I play all my games on it. However, with the new games coming out requiring system requirements over 2.40 gHz, I was wondering is there anyway to push my CPU speed beyond 2.40 gHz without changing the CPU?

 

If it's not possible, is there any compatible CPU upgrades which I can get for my Lenovo X220 which allows me to run GTA 5 at medium to high graphics at over 30 fps? I live in Hong Kong however so if you can provide any addresses to get these replacement CPU, that would be nice :D.

 

Will appreciate any answers.

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Re: Lenovo X220 - How get it run as fast as possible?

2015-06-24, 9:30 AM

Welcome to the forum!

 

Unfortunately you can't swap the CPU since it's soldered into the motherboard, meaning if you need more CPU power you'll need a new motherboard.

 

The most powerful option is an Intel Core i7-2640M (2.8-3.5 GHz, 4MB L3 Cache).

 

I anyhow doubt that the CPU above will play GTA5 correctly, I think your biggest bottleneck is the graphics card. :smileysad:


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Re: Lenovo X220 - How get it run as fast as possible?

2015-06-24, 9:36 AM
The only way to increase laptop performance significantly for gaming in this case is to use eGPU via ExpressCard slot.



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Re: Lenovo X220 - How get it run as fast as possible?

2015-06-24, 9:41 AM

What is that? I mean, what is it and how can I install it?

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2015-06-24, 9:42 AM
But my video card is integrated... how can I change it?
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Re: Lenovo X220 - How get it run as fast as possible?

2015-06-24, 9:55 AM
Google will help, it's a complicated enough task to discuss details here.

A couple links FYI:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/diy-egpu-experiences.418851/page-403#post7572285
http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2109-diy-egpu-experiences-%5Bversion-2-0%5D.html



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Re: Lenovo X220 - How get it run as fast as possible?

2015-06-24, 9:59 AM
right, i did. now I understand it. Thanks a lot!

(Now, i need to find it in Hong Kong.. this is gonna take forever XD)
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