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Lenovo Y510 Cpu Upgrade

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Hi guys, been checking around communities with this question and this forum by far seems most active!

Heres to good luck and my first post:

I consider myself to be fairly technology inclined, though I find myself in a bit of a hard spot when it comes to this problem.

I purchased a Lenovo Y510 through Intel Retail Edge (A program for retailer associates to get gear for cheap in exchange for learning about their product.)

The specs are as follows:
Processor: Intel T5750 (2.0GHz)
RAM: 4GB DDR2 800MHz
HDD: 250GB 5200 RPM Hitachi

I am getting my hands on a Signature Edition of Windows 7 Ultimate and would like to upgrade, but I noticed my Laptops processor is slightly lacking in terms of features.

Mainly of course, VT (Virtualization Technology) - One of the main reasons to own 7. (XP VT)

Anyways, I found out that my processor is 667Mhz FSB, and is Socket P or 478-pin Micro FCPGA.

On Intels website it suggests that this processor is NOT embedded and therefore can be removed. Albeit it being costly ~$200, I would want to go through with this should it be possible.

My concern is of compatibility.
What factors go into upgrading aside from socket?

Say the MB max FSB is 667MHz, what happens should I select a 1066MHz processor? Will it bottleneck, or what if it's a slightly different voltage? What if it runs at a different Wattage / Lower or Higher? (I know Lower = Less power consumption) - I just want to know WHAT I need to know before I go ahead and make a purchase.

I have disasembled and built numerous computers / desktops. I used to work for Circuit City and was a Lead Tech. Processor removal / upgrades (In a Laptop) are just foreign territory for me and I would prefer to KNOW what I'm walking into rather than going in blind.

Normally anyone asking me for advice I would recommend to just leave it be and buy something with a bit more punch already built in...but I am fond of this laptop, and aside from the Intel GMAX3100 Integrated card, it is the best laptop I have ever owned.

If I could get a spec of my motherboard I would, but I'm still working on that...

Let me know what you guys think!

I was looking at the Intel T78000 BTW - When on Tech Support for Lenovo they told me that was the highest processor this model came with (At the time) I am clueless if the MB was simultaneously upgraded when they used the other processor.

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I did a bit of snooping.
All I could find was my Bios - AMI 06CN33WW
Also under board information was NS1Q86L04101400

Not that this really helps.

Downloaded EVEREST Hardware identifier
FieldValue
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID64-0100-009999-00101111-012009-Crestline$SPDY0001_BIOS DATE: 01/20/09 VER: 06CN33WW
Motherboard NameLenovo Invalid

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus TypeIntel AGTL+
Bus Width64-bit
Real Clock167 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock667 MHz
Bandwidth5333 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus TypeDual DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Width128-bit
DRAM:FSB Ratio10:5
Real Clock333 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock667 MHz

My Motherboard is LENOVO SPEEDY, but I have yet to find specifications, nor one disassembled in terms of photos.
Lenovo Y510
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 LENOVO SPEEDY Intel GMA X3100 2x 2GB DDR2 800MHz OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 5200 RPM Hitachi DVD +/- RW 32-Bit Vista Home Premium 15'' WGA Display 
Power
90W AC Adapter 
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Lenovo Y510
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 LENOVO SPEEDY Intel GMA X3100 2x 2GB DDR2 800MHz OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 5200 RPM Hitachi DVD +/- RW 32-Bit Vista Home Premium 15'' WGA Display 
Power
90W AC Adapter 
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Lenovo Y510
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 LENOVO SPEEDY Intel GMA X3100 2x 2GB DDR2 800MHz OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 5200 RPM Hitachi DVD +/- RW 32-Bit Vista Home Premium 15'' WGA Display 
Power
90W AC Adapter 
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Lenovo Y510
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 LENOVO SPEEDY Intel GMA X3100 2x 2GB DDR2 800MHz OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 5200 RPM Hitachi DVD +/- RW 32-Bit Vista Home Premium 15'' WGA Display 
Power
90W AC Adapter 
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When it comes to the Lenovo systems, they have a great forum set up for users. In there, there is this post:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-...ons/td-p/14857

Understand that the only confirmed working CPUs are the ones people said 'I did it and it worked'. While I got word from Intel and Lenovo that certain chips 'should' work... understand the difference in Theory and Reality. Just because something theoritically works with a certain chipset doesnt mean it will work.
I myself decided to go with the T9300. Im considering upgrading to a T9500, but havent yet.

Hope this helps.

ps. i found this forum via a google search to see if I could find anyone with a confirmed case of the T9500 working. As you can see by my post count im not a member here. I just felt it would be wrong not to give you the information in the post i linked to above.
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Thank you very much!
This really helps out and makes things a bit less overwhelming - next on my list is a DIY photo guide to taking this bad boy apart.

Oh and the cash, lol.

Anywho - I appreciate the help.
Lenovo Y510
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 LENOVO SPEEDY Intel GMA X3100 2x 2GB DDR2 800MHz OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 5200 RPM Hitachi DVD +/- RW 32-Bit Vista Home Premium 15'' WGA Display 
Power
90W AC Adapter 
  hide details  
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Lenovo Y510
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 LENOVO SPEEDY Intel GMA X3100 2x 2GB DDR2 800MHz OCZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 5200 RPM Hitachi DVD +/- RW 32-Bit Vista Home Premium 15'' WGA Display 
Power
90W AC Adapter 
  hide details  
Reply
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