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X200 CPU upgradability?

2009-09-10, 1:18 AM

hi guys.. i got a free Intel P8700 (2.53GHz) Penryn CPU from a tradeshow.  it's a socket P, which if i'm correct, it is the same as the one used in X200. 

 

the one i have is the X200 w/ P8600 (2.4Ghz).  so, here comes the questions:

 

1) can the X200 current CPU be upgraded to P8700?  will the board suport it?

2) how to open up the X200 to gain access to the CPU?

3) what kind of paste would i need to put in between the CPU and heatsink?

 

thanks!

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Re: X200 CPU upgradability?

2009-09-10, 4:06 AM

The cpu on the x200 is soldered to the motherboard, so you can't upgrade it. 

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Re: X200 CPU upgradability?

2009-09-10, 20:50 PM

DOH!  for real?

 

that's just wrong of them to do that!!!!!

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Re: X200 CPU upgradability?

2009-09-10, 21:32 PM

This is the keep the motherboard profile low and so a larger fan can be put in, also this will maximise the thickness of the magensium alloy casing and roll cage, this is one of the reason why X200 have a tougher casing material as compared to the offering by HP, Sony, Toshiba, etc. This is common in all X series laptop. 

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Re: X200 CPU upgradability?

2009-09-10, 23:29 PM

ok, guess i'll put it on fleabay to sell this cpu.

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Re: X200 CPU upgradability?

2009-09-11, 2:32 AM

make sure you sell it for a good price, since these CPU are pretty expensive. My friend got one for 270 AUD. 

 

The speed of P8700 is around P8600 is around 1 to 2 percent better at beast, so not much of a lost. 

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