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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:20 pm 
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Will changing CPU from a Penryn T8300 to a T9300 or T9500 affect or void the LenovoThink plus waarranty on a T61P ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:00 pm 
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SKA wrote:
Will changing CPU from a Penryn T8300 to a T9300 or T9500 affect or void the LenovoThink plus waarranty on a T61P ?
Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: The CPU is usually not considered to be a CRU (="Customer Replaceable Unit"), like e.g. the keyboard or memory modules, so only a certified service technician may open up the machine without voiding warranty.

But if you are able to do it very carefully without leaving any noticeable traces, and keep the old CPU around in order to swap it back prior to to have the machine being serviced under warranty, then this should be a minor concern. Personally, i wouldn't want to submit my still valid warranty to the risk of being voided just by a dumb negligence on my behalf while trying to do as described, and i definitely wouldn't recommend it either. But after warranty expiration, nothing would be able to prevent anyone from repairing his/her own machines to one's heart's content.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:53 pm 
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Thanks ,rumbero !

Guess its worth more to extend warranty before it expires than any "small" enhancement got by
T8300 -> T9300 (increase 0.1Ghz + 3MB L2 cache)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:16 am 
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A faster drive, like the Mometus XT, or SSD is probably a better path to make your machine feel more responsive. Typical notebooks usage i.e. Office and Internet do not push the CPU much, but faster boot times and application launch times will much more noticeable.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:05 pm 
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Just make sure that your laptop is actually eligible for a warranty extension...

AFAIK, some of the T61/p model numbers were "blacklisted" at one time, stripping them of the ability to get the warranty renewed...

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