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old thinkpad cpu socket question. please help


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#1 nerdskickass2

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 01:26 AM

i was given an old thinkpad (two actually one is an sl410 and one is an l420) neither where working but i was lucky enough to have an old hdd lying around and to my surprise i was lucky enough that that was the problem with the sl410. it booted (yay me!) ...now i have a thinkpad sl410 running windows 7 with a core 2 duo and 8gb ddr3 ram. (great) ...as a curious person with a screw driver i opened the l420 to find a core i5 (whooo buddy that'd be nice) ..my question is can i swap the core 2 duo from the sl410 out with the core i5 from the l420? this would be of much help as i can not afford to buy or build a nice system. both laptops look exactly the same but i'm sure that doesn't matter lol ...please give me good news :)


Edited by hamluis, 12 January 2016 - 06:40 PM.
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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:06 AM

It would not be possible to switch those cpus. They run different sockets.

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:36 PM

bummer. both say socket p 989 though. but ill take your word for it i guess. thanks for the help.

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 07:34 AM

What model core i5? I was pretty sure none of the core 2duos shared a socket with any i5. Swit the cpu in a laptop isn't normally good, because of these things:
1. The old cpu cooler might not be enough
2. Different front side bus speeds
3. Battery might not support the extra power draw
4. Laptop cpus are usually scottered to the motherboard.

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