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X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

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X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

#1 Post by X-Man » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:58 am

I have modestly increased my stock of spare bits and pieces by buying a cheap motherboard on eBay.

The primary reason it was cheap is that it came without any description, and I wonder if there is any way of IDing the cpu spec short of installing it in a machine?

Any tips gratefully received!
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Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:53 am

Remove the heatsink, take a picture of the processor, run the part numbers on Google.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

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Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

#3 Post by X-Man » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:04 am

axur-delmeria wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:53 am
Remove the heatsink, take a picture of the processor, run the part numbers on Google.
Thanks for your reply.

As far as I can see under magnification there is no identification whatsoever on the CPU.

The only description I can see is for the chipset "SLJ4M BD82QM67 82QM67". But i am thinking this is generic to the model series??
Active: X220 Tablet (i5-2520M, Multitouch) | T530 (i7-3720QM, 1920x1080)
Retired: 2x X31 (1.6/1.7 GHz) | T60p (Core Duo 2.2Ghz, 1600x1200 IPS) | 2x X61T (1.6/1.8GHz)

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Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:30 am

Remove your laptop's keyboard, 1 RAM module and hope the 'new' DC-connector is still there.
Connect those to the 'new' mobo.
Attach an external monitor, power up and then check the BIOS (and hope it is not locked).
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Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

#5 Post by X-Man » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:25 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:30 am
Remove your laptop's keyboard, 1 RAM module and hope the 'new' DC-connector is still there.
Connect those to the 'new' mobo.
Attach an external monitor, power up and then check the BIOS (and hope it is not locked).
Thanks very much for your reply, RBS.

Alas the mobo has been well and truly stripped and the DC connector is gone.

Oh well, I have been yearning to upgrade my i5 to an i7 and had hoped I might have got lucky and acquired one cheap-cheap. That could still be the case, but I think my first move will be to try to install the board in my spares machine to see what I am dealing with. At the very least it will give me some experience and refresh my memory, which is more than worth the money i paid.

Again many thanks!
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Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am

If that were an i7 mobo, it would have a USB3.0 port with blue plastic.
If the USB-ports are all black and/or yellow (USB2.0), it's an i3 or i5.

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Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

#7 Post by X-Man » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:41 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am
If that were an i7 mobo, it would have a USB3.0 port with blue plastic.
If the USB-ports are all black and/or yellow (USB2.0), it's an i3 or i5.
Good stuff, even though that means it is not an i7. My hunt for that continues, but looking forward to installing this one nevertheless.
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Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

#8 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:24 pm

X-Man wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:04 am

As far as I can see under magnification there is no identification whatsoever on the CPU.
That's strange. I was expecting something like this: http://mixeurpc.free.fr/SITE_x86-guide/ ... 3%2003.jpg
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
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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