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ThinkCentre M58 CPU upgrade

#1 Post by ThinkPad560X » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:52 pm

I have a ThinkCentre M58 tower, witch was the last year of the Core 2 Duo desktops for ThinkCentre before moving to the Core i series. Right now my ThinkCentre has a stock LGA775 Intel Dual-Core Pentium Processor E5300 2.60GHz. I bought a LGA775 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz for $10 to upgrade my tower to. The problem is When I installed the CPU "Did all the cleaning and new thermal paste" I get 3 beeps in a row that make 12 beeps total, so 4 3 beeps. I reinstalled the stock CPU and its working fine now. I did a test and removed my Core 2 Duo out of my ThinkCentre M55e tower and has the same specs as the Core 2 Duo only it is a E7300 2.6GHz. Installed it and got the same beep error. Not sure why this motherboard is not accepting a Core 2 Duo CPU?

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Re: ThinkCentre M58 CPU upgrade

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:07 pm

1. Have you checked if it has any BIOS updates?

2. It's possible that the processor is defective.
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Re: ThinkCentre M58 CPU upgrade

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:20 am

+1 for bad CPU.
Why not update to a nice Quadcore, such as this: Q9550, 2.83GHz, 1333FSB, 12MB
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Re: ThinkCentre M58 CPU upgrade

#4 Post by ThinkPad560X » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:54 am

What about the M55e Core 2 Duo? It works fine on it's board. I'll try to see if there is a bios update. The latest is 2009.
IBM: 760XD,770Z,600X,560X,560Z,570,380Z,390X,i1200,i1400,
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T20,T23,T30,T40,T43,T60,T61,T400,T400s,T500,T500 CUSTOM,W500,W700,
X21,X30,X41,X41T,X60,X60T,X200,X300,X120e,Z60m,Z61t,T410,T410s,T510,T420,T420s,T520,T430,T430s,T530,SL500

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Re: ThinkCentre M58 CPU upgrade

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:05 am

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Re: ThinkCentre M58 CPU upgrade

#6 Post by ThinkPad560X » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:11 pm

I already got it, but thanks for the link. The latest was 5/7/12 and I installed the bios and reinstalled the C2D and it works now.
IBM: 760XD,770Z,600X,560X,560Z,570,380Z,390X,i1200,i1400,
A22m,A22e,A30,G40,R31,R40,R50,R60,R61,R400,R500,
T20,T23,T30,T40,T43,T60,T61,T400,T400s,T500,T500 CUSTOM,W500,W700,
X21,X30,X41,X41T,X60,X60T,X200,X300,X120e,Z60m,Z61t,T410,T410s,T510,T420,T420s,T520,T430,T430s,T530,SL500

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Re: ThinkCentre M58 CPU upgrade

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:31 pm

Ah, so it was a BIOS issue. Good thing it worked out in the end! A Q9550 would've been nice on that machine, though I dunno if it's work the extra power consumption and heat.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X601 Core 2 Duo T8100
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
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Re: ThinkCentre M58 CPU upgrade

#8 Post by ThinkPad560X » Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:07 pm

Not sure if this is the same machine but is the same model.

I own 3 of these machines.

I just fully maxed out this ThinkCentre M58 tower. It showed on the official IBM website that these can handle the Intel Core 2 Quad. So I bought the highest CPU which was the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz. 12MB cache. Got it for $45. The machine was New when I bought it and came with a Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.50GHz
The 2 CPU specs if want to know.
(https://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/502/I ... E5200.html)

I updated the bios to the latest and was able to max at 16GB RAM. Got a WD 1TB SSD and just has a Nvidia EVGA GeForce GT 640 GPU. The PSU is a EVGA 600W
I got the CPU installed and powered it on and nothing on the display. So I removed the GPU first and ran with VGA. It posted and got to the desktop and reading the Core 2 Quard CPU. So far the CPU is good.

The Problem is the GPU isn't posting video. The fan spins but nothing. I reinstalled the Pentium Dual Core and the GPU back in and the card read. Tested another cpu, a Core 2 Duo and same it read. So I am guessing the PCIe rail isn't getting enough power. This core 2 Quad is using 95W compared to the Pentium Dual core and core 2 at the 65W. This GPU doesn't have a 4-6 pin power plug and is just getting powered through the PCIe slot.
IBM: 760XD,770Z,600X,560X,560Z,570,380Z,390X,i1200,i1400,
A22m,A22e,A30,G40,R31,R40,R50,R60,R61,R400,R500,
T20,T23,T30,T40,T43,T60,T61,T400,T400s,T500,T500 CUSTOM,W500,W700,
X21,X30,X41,X41T,X60,X60T,X200,X300,X120e,Z60m,Z61t,T410,T410s,T510,T420,T420s,T520,T430,T430s,T530,SL500

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