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Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#1 Post by smf » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:56 pm

Hey party people!

I Just bought a W701 Thinkpad off ebay, i think the highest speed i7 available stock with this system was only 2.0Ghz for sum reason? But I figured someone must know some alternative i7's that we can stuff in it, with much more power... Hopefully!
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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#2 Post by KDM Mods » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:59 pm

That i7 will be plenty fast still even at 2ghz. Here’s all the specs that are possible. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:W701

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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#3 Post by ThinkPadMiami » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:44 am

Presumably it will max out with a 940XM. Not sure about heat dissipation though. That is sometimes a bit tricky with XMs.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd010111

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... tIds=43127
W520 (2960XM, 1000M); W520 (2920XM, 2000M); W520 (2860QM, 2000M); W520 (2720QM, 1000M), W510 (720QM), W510 (720QM), W510 (920XM)

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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#4 Post by smf » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:23 pm

ThinkPadMiami wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:44 am
Presumably it will max out with a 940XM. Not sure about heat dissipation though. That is sometimes a bit tricky with XMs.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd010111

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... tIds=43127
950mx really won't be compatible?

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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#5 Post by ThinkPadMiami » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:59 pm

No idea. Does the W701 take regular CPUs or just mobile CPUs?
W520 (2960XM, 1000M); W520 (2920XM, 2000M); W520 (2860QM, 2000M); W520 (2720QM, 1000M), W510 (720QM), W510 (720QM), W510 (920XM)

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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#6 Post by TheForgottenKing » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:51 pm

smf wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:23 pm
ThinkPadMiami wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:44 am
Presumably it will max out with a 940XM. Not sure about heat dissipation though. That is sometimes a bit tricky with XMs.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd010111

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... tIds=43127
950mx really won't be compatible?
There is no 950MX...?
W701ds
i7-940XM
32GB DDR3
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD + ODD
FX 2800M
1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10"
Dock + Wacom + Calibrator

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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#7 Post by TheForgottenKing » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:52 pm

ThinkPadMiami wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:59 pm
No idea. Does the W701 take regular CPUs or just mobile CPUs?
Nehalem only, so mobile chips
W701ds
i7-940XM
32GB DDR3
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD + ODD
FX 2800M
1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10"
Dock + Wacom + Calibrator

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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#8 Post by ThinkPadMiami » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:37 pm

940XM it is then. 8)
W520 (2960XM, 1000M); W520 (2920XM, 2000M); W520 (2860QM, 2000M); W520 (2720QM, 1000M), W510 (720QM), W510 (720QM), W510 (920XM)

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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#9 Post by smf » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:04 am

TheForgottenKing wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:51 pm
smf wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:23 pm


950mx really won't be compatible?
There is no 950MX...?
Idk im not an expert but,
yes there is a i7 950, it doesn't have to be an mx does it? ? :
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... rmr:1,cs:1

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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#10 Post by ThinkPadMiami » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:03 pm

That is a desktop CPU so that will not work.
W520 (2960XM, 1000M); W520 (2920XM, 2000M); W520 (2860QM, 2000M); W520 (2720QM, 1000M), W510 (720QM), W510 (720QM), W510 (920XM)

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Re: Fastest i7 CPU for W701

#11 Post by TheForgottenKing » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:58 am

smf wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:04 am
TheForgottenKing wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:51 pm


There is no 950MX...?
Idk im not an expert but,
yes there is a i7 950, it doesn't have to be an mx does it? ? :
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... rmr:1,cs:1
Nope, that's a desktop CPU, completely different socket. 940XM is the fastest.
W701ds
i7-940XM
32GB DDR3
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD + ODD
FX 2800M
1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10"
Dock + Wacom + Calibrator

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