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Windows 7: Upgrading CPU on an ASUS Laptop

27 May 2016   #1
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 
Upgrading CPU on an ASUS Laptop

Hello!

I recently got my hands on an old laptop, in a lovely condition, barely used.
It's an ASUS X50IJ-SX036. It'll make a very nice machine for web browsing and lighter tasks like that and so!

I've already bought some new RAM for it and replaced the hard drive, now I'm looking to upgrade the processor which is at 100% when watching YouTube videos.

I would like to upgrade from Intel Celeron T3000 to Intel Core 2 Duo T9300

How would I make sure that the new CPU will be compatible? I know the sockets are the same.

Will this new CPU work in this laptop?

CPU-Upgrade: Intel Celeron T3000 CPU


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27 May 2016   #2
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I'm not able to find an Asus X50IJ-SX036 laptop anywhere online. Do you mean an Asus K50IJ?
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28 May 2016   #3
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Yeah! that'll do. I believe X50IJ has different models, just like "Compaq Presario CQ70" has different ones like "CQ70-211EM" ASUS website seems to be very unorganized with missing information.

The K and X seem to be interchangable, too.
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28 May 2016   #4
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Kinda tricky de-soldering and then soldering in a new CPU,
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29 May 2016   #5
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
Kinda tricky de-soldering and then soldering in a new CPU,
While I appreciate your concern, as I've mentioned this is an old laptop. It's guts are about 8 years old. Unlike modern cheap-ass laptops, its motherboard doesn't bend where the cooler is attached (resulting in the solder joints between CPU and the motherboard cracking and coming off), and it uses a socket P to hold the CPU in place. No need for soldering, just need a flathead screwdriver.



I just want to make sure that replacing Intel Celeron T3000 with Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 is possible and that the new CPU will be compatible with the chipset and BIOS.

And maybe, I'd like to know if I'll get much if any better performance from the new CPU?
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29 May 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well as far as I know there`s one way to know if a cpu is supported by the motherboard, and that is to find the spec or spec upgrades info on the internet, I`m not sure if any spec sheet for a Laptop will actually show a cpu upgrade.

If you can`t find anything then it`s just gonna be trial and error.

I would think you`d see a good improvement with a Core 2 Duo, have you compared the specs of each cpu ?
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29 May 2016   #7
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Why yes, of course I have compared them both. Using CPUBoss, not reliable as I've been told, but gives a quick overview and comparison of each one.

I did some research but couldn't find any other information than the link I posted in the first post. ASUS doesn't seem to provide such documents, or to even have such information, however upon stumbling across the following thread, I am positive that it will work:
Asus K50IJ cpu upgrade | NotebookReview

I guess I'll give it a shot. It won't cost much. I'll make sure to get back and let you guys know how it came out! in the meantime, feel free to contribute to this thread.

I am hoping the new CPU with much higher clock speed and L2 cache will give me better performance with this laptop
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25 Jun 2016   #8
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

The CPU took a while to arrive, but I've got it installed now. Works like a charm
The laptop is insanely fast compared to before upgrading RAM and CPU.


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1 Day Ago   #9
HeQuE

Windows 10
 
 

But how about the temperature?
T9300 works good?
Have the same situation, want to upgrade from t3000 to 9300 and i'm curious if it's complete compatible
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1 Day Ago   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I also concerned about temperature.
There is a good hardware monitor that i use. It loads when Win start and gives you the temp near the clock. It also records Max and min.
Open Hardware Monitor - Core temp, fan speed and voltages in a free software gadget
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