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Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:56 am
by Equator Tree
Hello, I have problem to upgrade my CPU from Intel Core Duo T2500 to Intel Core 2 Duo T7200. After I on computer using T7200 it even didn't show the bios logo. Help!

Re: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:10 am
by Cigarguy
A T7200 will work in a T60 very nicely. Either you have a bad CPU, BIOS needs to be updated to recognize the "newer" Core 2 CPU, bad install, or something got damaged during the install.

Put the old CPU back in. If it works as before then update the BIOS to the latest one available. Re-install the T7200 and it should work. If not then the T7200 is bad.

Re: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:04 am
by Equator Tree
Ok, but where I get the new bios file for my T60?

Re: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:10 am
by Cigarguy
Google or the "Drivers" link on the top page of this forum.

Re: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:00 am
by Equator Tree
Thanks, I found the bios file. Because of some reason I can't bake my cd. Is there a way to use thumb drive to flash the bios?

Re: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:14 am
by Cigarguy
Don't know I never tried doing that with this generation machine. It's pretty simple to burn a CD and you can do it from any machine. Your fancy desktop machine should do the trick.

Re: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:37 am
by zoltan87
Equator Tree wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:00 am
Thanks, I found the bios file. Because of some reason I can't bake my cd. Is there a way to use thumb drive to flash the bios?
I have flashed the BIOS with a thumbdrive on a T60 and on a T61 as well, no problems there. I think it's much more convenient than having to burn a disc.

Re: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:33 pm
by Equator Tree
I tried that, but Rufus and Win32 Disk Imager doesn't worked. What program are you used for flashing bios file to your thumb drive?

Re: Thinkpad T60 CPU Upgrade

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:10 pm
by pm23885
I could never get the usb working via "eltorito" (Linux) Both of this worked for me but for a T61 and X61:

- burn the image to a disk and then boot from it
- create a dos boot usb disk with enough space to accommodate the new bios exe, boot form it and then run the exe when on the prompt.

Good luck!