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Windows 7: 2010 Lenovo

24 Jan 2018   #1
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 
2010 Lenovo

Good evening everyone,
A friend of mine brought me an older Lenovo running Win7 Hone Premium with Pentium chip set. It has 4 gigs of ram and a 254 gig hard drive. Can the computer be rebuilt? I know with that chip set, it will be slow as molasses on a cold winter day. I want to go to at least an Intel i5.


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24 Jan 2018   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Likely the cpu is soldered. Depends on the model. No one can answer unless you list the specs.
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24 Jan 2018   #3
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Likely the cpu is soldered. Depends on the model. No one can answer unless you list the specs.
Its running a P6200 Intel Pentium CPU. Runs at 2.13 ghz.
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24 Jan 2018   #4
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

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24 Jan 2018   #5
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you!! I am a novice when I comes to computers and doing work on them. Is this upgrade something I can do myself? I am a machinist by trade so I can work with tools.
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24 Jan 2018   #6
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

It should be fairly easy on a older Lenovo to get to the CPU by simply taking the back cover off. If you can get the Model number, there are prolly YouTube Vids showing it done. You can compare the performance of the different CPUs on PassMark Software - Video Card (GPU) Benchmarks - High End Video Cards or somewhere like Intel Pentium P6200 vs Core i5 560M

All except the highest rated of these discontinued models are fairly inexpensive, just remember the Arrandale Products formerly Arrandale CPUs are not multi-threaded and won't preform like later generations. You can also watch Vids on YouTube showing the proper way to apply thermal paste.
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24 Jan 2018   #7
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bat 1 View Post
It should be fairly easy on a older Lenovo to get to the CPU by simply taking the back cover off. If you can get the Model number, there are prolly YouTube Vids showing it done. You can compare the performance of the different CPUs on PassMark Software - Video Card (GPU) Benchmarks - High End Video Cards or somewhere like Intel Pentium P6200 vs Core i5 560M

All except the highest rated of these discontinued models are fairly inexpensive, just remember the Arrandale Products formerly Arrandale CPUs are not multi-threaded and won't preform like later generations. You can also watch Vids on YouTube showing the proper way to apply thermal paste.
Thank you!!! What site do you recommend to buy the CPU? Will it come with the graphics card or is that something else I would need to buy? I may change the hard drive as well.
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24 Jan 2018   #8
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Nothing You can do about the graphics, the card is integrated on the board and not very powerful. A SSD would give the laptop a little extra speed. You might have to look for a used CPU either on eBay, Amazon or Intel CPU Processors

Artic Silver 5 I believe is the most recommended Thermal Paste on most Forums ?? and I normally buy from Newegg
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24 Jan 2018   #9
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bat 1 View Post
Nothing You can do about the graphics, the card is integrated on the board and not very powerful. A SSD would give the laptop a little extra speed. You might have to look for a used CPU either on eBay, Amazon or Intel CPU Processors

Artic Silver 5 I believe is the most recommended Thermal Paste on most Forums ?? and I normally buy from Newegg
The web link you gave me, is that for the type of CPU that is compatible? You hag mentioned a company that started with a C. I don't see conversation in front of me but I am sure you know what I am talking about.
The CPUs I saw on the link you sent are fairly cheap. Would I need to do some soldering? Or does it snap into place like memory? Sorry to keep bothering you with the basic questions.
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24 Jan 2018   #10
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Nothing You can do about the graphics, the card is integrated on the board and not very powerful. A SSD would give the laptop a little extra speed. You might have to look for a used CPU either on eBay, Amazon or Intel CPU Processors

Artic Silver 5 I believe is the most recommended Thermal Paste on most Forums ?? and I normally buy from Newegg

What do you think about this to install into the Lenovo?


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