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x60s worth update with x61 t8100 mobo?

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x60s worth update with x61 t8100 mobo?

#1 Post by kaninfrans » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:33 pm

Hey,

I really miss my old x60s, but compared to the modern world, its just too slow. So I'm considering to try to upgrade it with a x61 motherboard, max the ram and install an SSD. An SXGA+ screen would be nice too, but I really don't think I'm able to find one, so that is not so important as of now.

I have been searching for t9300 and t8300 versions, but no luck. However, I did find a CPU Core 2 Duo T8100 FRU: 43Y9000 mobo, which AFAIK should work.

But is it really worth the time and money, or should I just forget about it?

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Re: x60s worth update with x61 t8100 mobo?

#2 Post by Droider » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:27 pm

Honestly, i would just forget about it.

My Thinkpads at the moment
T61, 14.1" GMA X3100
T61, 14.1" Quadro NVS 140M
T60, 14.1" Radeon X1300 x2
T43P, 15" FireGL V3200
T42P, 15" FireGL T2
T43, 14.1" Radeon X300
T43, 14.1" GMA900
T42, 14.1" Radeon 7500
X60s, X41t,X41, X32 x 2, T23, TP600, 701CS

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Re: x60s worth update with x61 t8100 mobo?

#3 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:54 pm

1024x768 severely limits using any modern application.
lenovo T420 i7 2670qm 16GB QHD w/ eGPU GTX 960
lenovo T520 i7 2720qm 8GB FHD, lenovo T420s i5 3320m 8GB QHD, lenovo T430 i5 3320m 8GB FHD, lenovo T430 i5 3320m 8GB HD+ w/ Optimus, lenovo S1 Yoga i7 4600u 8GB FHD
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Re: x60s worth update with x61 t8100 mobo?

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:15 pm

The main problem is that the heatsink on the X60s is designed for a low voltage CPU with 17 watt TDP, while the T8100 has a TDP of 35 watts. It will overheat badly.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X601 Core 2 Duo T8100
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
On loan: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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