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Z61m CPU Upgrade

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Z61m CPU Upgrade

#1 Post by haufsnaggle » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:14 pm

The idea of upgrading my trusty-old laptop has piqued my interest. I have a Z61m IBM ThinkPad with the t2400 processor inside. Is the t7200 a viable option for my system or is there another faster processor that will work? I'm new to computer-building so any help or suggestions would be appreciated greatly.
Before anyone suggests I search for myself; I did read the provided links "Core 2 Duo Upgrade" and "T60 Core Duo --> Core 2 Duo" but was unsure if the information applied to my Z61m system.

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Re: Z61m CPU Upgrade

#2 Post by Shredder11 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:52 pm

I have three Z61p machines and they all have Core2 Duo T7600 CPUs, with 3GB RAM and SSD drives. One of them has a cheap Broadcom BCM70015 video card, so playback of 60fps 1080p videos are able to be watched. Another cheap upgrade that can be added to the ExpressCard/54 slot, is USB 3.0 / eSata, which although not full USB 3.0 speed it still maxes out the SATA1 bus and is very quick. Another cheap upgrade idea is to get an Ultrabay caddie and put a second hard drive in there, although if you plan on using the DVD drive you can skip this.
Z61p x3 (C2D T7600, 3GB, 500GB SSD, BCM70015, Advanced Dock x1, Mini Dock x2)
W520 (C2Q i7-2720QM, 8GB, 60GB SSD)
X61 (C2D T7500, 3GB, 250GB SSD, BCM70015)
X61s (2GB, 120GB SSD)
T43p (P M 760, 2GB, IBM Port Replicator II, 128GB SSD)
G41 (P4 3.46GHz, 2GB, 128GB SSD)

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