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 Post subject: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 5:54 am 
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I have x200 model 7458 and just wonder if it's possible to upgrade my cpu
to P8700
can anyone did it already or know about it ?



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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:39 am 
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No.

X series have CPUs soldered to the motherboard, not socketed like the rest of ThinkPads.

You'd have to swap an entire board.

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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:38 pm 
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If I have a soldering solution, what is the top CPU the chipsets of the following can handle ... ?
X31
X60S
R61
3000 C100

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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:54 pm 
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R61 does not have a soldered CPU, but a socketed one and the top AFAIK - with a modded BIOS - is X9000.

For X31 - theoretically speaking - should be 2.1 Ghz.

For X60S - once again theoretically speaking - Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33 Ghz.\

No clue on 3000 series - never touched it.

What type of a "soldering solution" do you have? A re-balling machine?

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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Wow, an X60S will support a Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33 Ghz. I'm impressed. Would allow 4GB RAM or did Lenovo cripple the hardware by not connecting all the pipes?

Yes, I found a tech company that's experimenting on boards of another make with a reballing machine.
It's unknown if the laptops' cooling will resolve the additional heat of different CPUs.
Adding copper shims was suggested.

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X31 2672 XXM Pentium-M 1.3GHz
X60s 1702-68U L2400 1.66GHz Core Duo
Compaq Portable (suitcase size, gone)
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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Chipset on all of these machines supports 3GB only...and there's nothing we can do about that.

But bear in mind that the CPU in question is around $100...

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Abused daily: R60F, R500F, T43pSF, T60, T61

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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Thank you for your insite and knowledge.
I was thinking a T7200 for my X60S.

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3000 N100 T2080 1.73GHz
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T41 2373 7FU Pentium-M 1.6GHz Banias
X31 2672 XXM Pentium-M 1.3GHz
X60s 1702-68U L2400 1.66GHz Core Duo
Compaq Portable (suitcase size, gone)
Mac Portable (first laptop in world, Stored
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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:05 pm 
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Why not just buy a full-spec'd X60 or X61 then? Unless you have an ultralight screen on that X60s, why hold on to it?

I do hope that your friends know what they're doing...

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Abused daily: R60F, R500F, T43pSF, T60, T61

For sale: T61p (4:3)


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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:08 pm 
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770E (relic not in use
3000 N100 T2080 1.73GHz
R61 773-1GU
T41 2373 7FU Pentium-M 1.6GHz Banias
X31 2672 XXM Pentium-M 1.3GHz
X60s 1702-68U L2400 1.66GHz Core Duo
Compaq Portable (suitcase size, gone)
Mac Portable (first laptop in world, Stored
Mac Laptop (Stored
Toshiba Tecra (Stored


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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:23 pm 
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My X60S is type 1702-68U.
How would I check the screen?

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770E (relic not in use
3000 N100 T2080 1.73GHz
R61 773-1GU
T41 2373 7FU Pentium-M 1.6GHz Banias
X31 2672 XXM Pentium-M 1.3GHz
X60s 1702-68U L2400 1.66GHz Core Duo
Compaq Portable (suitcase size, gone)
Mac Portable (first laptop in world, Stored
Mac Laptop (Stored
Toshiba Tecra (Stored


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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:31 pm 
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A T7200 or T7400 can be had for less than $100 if when money is available.
I'm out of work. Money is a huge factor.

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770E (relic not in use
3000 N100 T2080 1.73GHz
R61 773-1GU
T41 2373 7FU Pentium-M 1.6GHz Banias
X31 2672 XXM Pentium-M 1.3GHz
X60s 1702-68U L2400 1.66GHz Core Duo
Compaq Portable (suitcase size, gone)
Mac Portable (first laptop in world, Stored
Mac Laptop (Stored
Toshiba Tecra (Stored


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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:39 pm 
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I know that T7200/7400 can be had for way less than $100. However, you were asking for a fastest CPU that the chipset supports - which is T7600 - and that one is still around a bill...

You have a standard screen, not an ultralight.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product ... D=PD003540

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Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

Glorified typewriter collecting SSDI: A31p

Abused daily: R60F, R500F, T43pSF, T60, T61

For sale: T61p (4:3)


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 Post subject: Re: CPU upgrade
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:21 pm 
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The cooling and the chipset on the x60s is set-up for low-voltage CPU only.


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