T60/T61 series specific matters only
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Years ago I replaced the processor in my t-60 with a t7200 2.0 4mb processor and it allowed me to run a 64 bit os - no problem - I don't remember what I took out. So my t-60 is basically worn out from years of faithful use and I bought a used one - very nice condition - it had a t2300 1.6 2mb processor which I replaced with my 7200, and my ss drive - both were working fine till I did the swap - the new used t60 has a centrino sticker on it but the bios showed a 2 core t2300 before I did the swap - now my computer doesn't boot - nothing happens when I turn it on - blank screen and shuts off immediately. So I'm wondering if my new computer can't be upgraded for some reason - the centrino sticker has me wondering if this particular t60 can't be upgraded.
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Hello, I suspect that a BIOS update may help. Perhaps put in the CPU this T60 came with and upgrade BIOS to the latest available? If you feel so inclined you could as well look for some fancier modded BIOS. As yet another alternative - if the T60-s are of the same size - you could swap your internals completely from old to new.
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Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:45 pm
the new used t60 has a centrino sticker on it but the bios showed a 2 core t2300 before I did the swap - now my computer doesn't boot - nothing happens when I turn it on - blank screen and shuts off immediately. So I'm wondering if my new computer can't be upgraded for some reason - the centrino sticker has me wondering if this particular t60 can't be upgraded.
Seems like a missing microcode from the BIOS. Updating to the latest BIOS should fix it (I hope Lenovo didn't cuck the older T60 boards of Merom support like they did for older T61 boards of Penryn support).
Remember to replace the thermal paste too and clean the insides of the heatsink while you are at it.
The T7200 is like a sweet spot in my opinion. The T7400 and T7600 gets exponentially more expensive for barely any performance boost compared to the price increases and the T7200 only costs me like C$5 after tax and postage. Put one in a Toshiba Satellite A200 with a T2300 and it's a massive performance improvement.
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simply put old processor back in, upgrade bios to latest then put new processor in again and it should work. It did for me doing a similar swap.
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