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Old 01-28-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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I'm kind of in the dark ages with my thinkpad but I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the processor?
Right now I'm working with a 700 MHz P III and 256 MB ram.
I recently replaced the motherboard because some power surging problem so taking the thing apart agian wouldn't be a problem.
I know I could get up to 512 ram but I was wondering if I could upgrade the processor to 900 MHz or 1 GHz? And If I am able to would I have to upgrade the fan as well?
Pretend that I could pick up the processor for cheap.
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As long as the processor uses the same socket and the motherboard supports the chip, then of course. Just do some research ahead of time.
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i have a t30 ...love it
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I've got an R51.

Go to http://www.lenovo.com/support/us and click on AutoDetect my system. Once you have that info, you can download and/or read a ton of info that should help you out
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Thanks for the help guys.
I did some searching over on forum.thinkpads.com and found that I may be able to upgrade to the 1 GHz processor but its not a definite. Some motherboards it works on and others it dosen't. They make it seem like the only way to find out is to try. So, thats what I'll do.
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RAM would be my first thing to upgrade, then i'd worry about the proc.
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I did some searching a while back, one I found out how easy these ThinkPads are to get open. I could upgrade to a better, used, laptop for the price of a new processor...
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Taking it all apart really isn't that bad. I got the processor for $50 shipped.
I did get some ram too. Also $50 shipped. I'll have 384 once upgraded.
If I would have waited, I could have got both cheaper but I don't really think $100 was that bad.
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