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19-Sep-2011, 05:04 AM #1
CPU upgrade for ThinkPad T60
present CPU is T2300 running at 667 MHz FSB;

intend to upgrade it to either T7100 or T7300 running at 800 MHz FSB;
will the notebook boot ?
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19-Sep-2011, 09:27 AM #2
Modern laptops are not designed to have their processors upgraded. The motherboards are proprietary, so unless Lenovo guarantees the processor will work, it may not. You will probably also have a heat problem since laptops are designed from the ground up for efficient cooling.

A processor upgrade is not likely to make much of a difference in performance on a laptop, and the risks are significant.

If you want to improve performance, upgrade to a solid state hard drive.
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19-Sep-2011, 10:13 AM #3
I am not looking for performance but instead a CPU that supports VT
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19-Sep-2011, 05:31 PM #4
I don't think that's a function solely of the processor. I think the chipset and motherboard factor into hardware virtualization support.
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19-Sep-2011, 06:28 PM #5
the chipset is a 945PM
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20-Sep-2011, 06:19 AM #6
The 945PM chipset only supports processors with a 533MHz. or 667MHz. FSB.
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20-Sep-2011, 06:24 AM #7
that's why I am surprised at the CPUs

T7100/T7300/T7500 run at 800 while

T7200/T7400/T7600 run at 667
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