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T601p upgrade; need some help

#1 Post by wujstefan » Thu May 26, 2016 4:48 am

Hello everyone,

I'm just getting to start a mod on T601p
I've got a beautiful UXGA already and T61 08/08 MOBO mounted inside T60p 15" case.
Upgraded BIOS so it's now Penryn-friendly.

I've heard about 800MHz -> 1066MHz FSB upgrade in this model so it could run a 25W TDP Penryn CPU's. Is it a big hit compared to - let's say - T9300 CPU?
I don't think the mod is very difficult, but would like to know your opinion about such upgrade.

Also, would it help getting the system work with CAD software? For now I must stick with a 4Gigs of RAM (since it's heckuva expensive), and a nva140m - which is not that much up to date :)

EDIT: One more thing - I've got an option to get a nice T61p MOBO with fx570m (256mb) in a reasonable price - all the typical mods for T61 also working for T61p?
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Re: T601p upgrade; need some help

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu May 26, 2016 6:34 am

If that is a T61p 14.1" non-widescreen FX570M mobo, then it will only have 128MB video RAM.
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Re: T601p upgrade; need some help

#3 Post by wujstefan » Thu May 26, 2016 2:26 pm

It's from 15,4 Wide so no worries. I'm just asking if this GPU makes the difference, and whether all the mods that are typical for T61 (BIOS mod, SATA -> SATA II, hardware whitelist, Penryn unlock...) work for T61p too.

Also would like to know your opinion about 1066Fsb mod.
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Re: T601p upgrade; need some help

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Thu May 26, 2016 3:39 pm

wujstefan wrote:It's from 15,4 Wide so no worries.
You do understand that fitting a 15.4" planar in a 15" shell calls for some pretty serious mods?
I'm just asking if this GPU makes the difference, and whether all the mods that are typical for T61 (BIOS mod, SATA -> SATA II, hardware whitelist, Penryn unlock...) work for T61p too.
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Re: T601p upgrade; need some help

#5 Post by wujstefan » Fri May 27, 2016 12:00 am

Took a deeper look (and read) into this and it actually seems it's not possible to get a 256mb - fx570 frankie at all. Too bad ;(

And what do you think about the FSB mod? I couldn't find a single thread on this forum about that.
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Re: T601p upgrade; need some help

#6 Post by TPFanatic » Fri May 27, 2016 1:39 am

I recall someone did cram a 15.4" T61p into a 4:3 T60, he put the HDD in the place of the ultrabay, so you lose that. You may be able to put a Sata->MSata adapter MSata SSD into the main bay, which is what the chinese T62 with a W500 board did, but there is still not enough room to fit an Ultrabay device flush with the machine - it'd hang out. So it's not practical.
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Re: T601p upgrade; need some help

#7 Post by rumbero » Fri May 27, 2016 4:24 am

wujstefan wrote:And what do you think about the FSB mod? I couldn't find a single thread on this forum about that.
For me, first match of www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aforum.th ... frankenpad yields Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad).
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Re: T601p upgrade; need some help

#8 Post by wujstefan » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:38 pm

Getting prepared - most of parts I need I have on stock.

Another think I'd like to ask: I've got a T60, R60 and R61 4:3 15" chassis(es) - all of them in fairly nice condition. Which you would reccomend to use, and what eventual problems may "I face?
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