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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:10 am 
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Hello,

I need upgrading my old T60p with 64bit CPU (software requirements). I know that T5500 or T7200 would fit but
1) what are the best options in performance and performance/bucks ratio?
2) is it possible to replace T2600 with processor running higher than 667MHz?
3) will it be neccessary to replace some other parts when changing the CPU?
4) any other things/restrictions I should know/consider/pay attention to before I decide to upgrade?

I would appreciate your help. My config is 14" T60p, T2600, 2GB

Thank you,
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:12 am 
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Cheapest option would be T5500 or T5600 but the best bang for the buck option would be T7200. You can go for T7400 (slightly more expensive) or T7600 which is the fastest one available on T60/p maschines but those cost insane money.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:44 am 
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I have the T5500 in my R60e. They can do x64 and for general usage, it's fine. I'll point out for general usage a SSD is much more likely to make your system seem faster than the CPU.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:13 am 
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ZaZ wrote:
I have the T5500 in my R60e. They can do x64 and for general usage, it's fine. I'll point out for general usage a SSD is much more likely to make your system seem faster than the CPU.


Coming from a former SSD user. This is honestly a very good way to speed up your system!

Oh I miss my SSD :(

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:36 am 
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I need upgrading my old T60p with 64bit CPU (software requirements).


the man needs a 64bit OS apparently, not just a speed increase..

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:28 pm 
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BillMorrow wrote:
the man needs a 64bit OS apparently, not just a speed increase..

yes. at this moment the highest priority is 64bit CPU. I also wanted to change the display but from what I have read it looks that there is no IPS option for this 14.1" T60p model (is that true?)

so, 667MHz Socket M CPUs are the only option to look for, right?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:02 pm 
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geos wrote:
also wanted to change the display but from what I have read it looks that there is no IPS option for this 14.1" T60p model (is that true?)

so, 667MHz Socket M CPUs are the only option to look for, right?

An IPS screen is an option only on the 15" 4:3 aspect ratio ThinkPads. The standard XGA LCD is not IPS, but the SXGA+ and UXGA LCDs are IPS.

I believe you could swap in a 4:3 T61 board. That would get you access to faster CPUs and FSBs, 8GB of memory and SATA II speeds with Middelton's BIOS hack.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:25 pm 
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ZaZ wrote:
I believe you could swap in a 4:3 T61 board. That would get you access to faster CPUs and FSBs, 8GB of memory and SATA II speeds with Middelton's BIOS hack.


Thanks! Is this generally true for any T61/T61p motherboard, ie. that it can access 8GB of memory and use SATA II hack?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Yes, any T61 mobo can handle 8GB RAM.
You need a Core 2 Duo CPU, as well as a 64-bit OS.
Only mobos from a T61 with 14.1" Standard 4:3 LCD will fit in a T60 base (after some small modifications).
All other T61 boards are too big.

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Thanks guys!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:09 pm 
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geos wrote:
Is this generally true for any T61/T61p motherboard, ie. that it can access 8GB of memory and use SATA II hack?
Additional info:
Parts for the ultimate 15” T60 UXGA FlexView w/T61(p) mobo?
T61/X61 SATA II 1.5 Gb/s cap - willing to pay for a solution

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