Hello, I've been browsing the forums on cpu upgrades and reading alot, doing research and watching videos on upgrading processors. I want to put a duel-core 2ghz into my thinkpad r61 which you'd think would already have one but this model is different and they put in a celeron m 540 1.8ghz cpu. The gpu is intel x3100 which I run xp to reach its full power of 384mb of graphics that meets alot of games minum requerments like resident evil 4 and gta sa. Driver 3 asks for a 2ghz cpu, so I'm thinking 2ghz duel-core would push these games along much as I have good graphics for these games from around 2002 - 2008. Of course newer games wont run but thats fine. Anyways just wanted to know what my laptop could handle ? Its gm965 chipset, whats the limit ? Can I do 3ghz or qued core, or just duel-core? I did my research and found out celeron m 540 is socket P. I found alot of good processors for very cheap and need to know what it can handle and what FSB speed would be best for best performance.
I found my system board FRU number, Now a 42W7872 is Penryn and no bios mod is needed. My board number is 42W7825 and is gm965 chipset. Serial code was dated 07/09 in the that order. Which my model is 8935 a47. And L3-B9173. With this information can anyone make the statement that T7300 will work with just installing it and having no mods on the bios ?
I wasn't sure, I thought as long as I stayed in the T series and have socket P then I'd be okay.
I really would like to put in Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile T3400 CPU SLB3P Socket P 2.16GHz 667MHz 1MB. It sounds good but theres a few others I have seen that does not cost alot of cash, INTEL CORE 2 DUO T5900 SLB6D 2.2GHZ 800MHZ 2MB SOCKET P....... Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile 2ghz SLGJN Laptop CPU Socket P 2.0GHz 800MHz 1MB..... Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile T2330 Laptop CPU SLA4K 1.6GHz 533 1M Socket P ........... Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4300 Laptop CPU SLGJM Socket P 2.1Ghz 800MHz 1MB .......
Thats T3400, T5900, T2330, and T4300.
But in another forum someone said the best bet was T7300. If anyone can help I'd really be happy.
Here is the link for another forum I asked this question to. http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardwar ... e-cpu.html