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PCK11800
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Lenovo X220 - How get it run as fast as possible?

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 Smiley Very Happy.

 

Will appreciate any answers.

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

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. Smiley Sad

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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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