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Upgrade Edge 14 CPU to i5 560M (Model 057937P)

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Upgrade Edge 14 CPU to i5 560M (Model 057937P)

#1 Post by henriquebach » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:04 am

Hello guys, my Edge 14 has an i3 370M and the performance in every linux distro (except mate, kde plasma, xfce and even Windows 10) perform poorly.
I do not want to run Windows because this is supposedly be my linux machine and the trackpad drivers in windows 10 are horrible. I really tryed to like
plasma but something in it feels unpollish (i know, most of you will freakout, but leave me alone D:) and I really like the gnome desktop, especilly Pop_OS.
So I would like to upgrade the i3 in this machine, the i7 640M cost is more than double on aliexpress compared to i5 560M but from what I research, this i5 would do the job really well.
Can you guys confirm if the i5 will fit on my Edge 14 Model 057937P?

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Re: Upgrade Edge 14 CPU to i5 560M (Model 057937P)

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:44 am

Get the ThinkPad Edge 14, Edge 15, E40, E50 manual from the HMM link above.
It has a huge list of replacement CPUs in it, incl. that i5-560M.
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Re: Upgrade Edge 14 CPU to i5 560M (Model 057937P)

#3 Post by henriquebach » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:02 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:44 am
Get the ThinkPad Edge 14, Edge 15, E40, E50 manual from the HMM link above.
It has a huge list of replacement CPUs in it, incl. that i5-560M.
Thank you, I've found models 0579-something but not the my model. This means that any model with 0579 first numbers will work?

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Re: Upgrade Edge 14 CPU to i5 560M (Model 057937P)

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:06 am

All those CPUs will work in all Edge 14s.
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Re: Upgrade Edge 14 CPU to i5 560M (Model 057937P)

#5 Post by henriquebach » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:09 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:06 am
All those CPUs will work in all Edge 14s.
Thank you bro, I just wanted to be sure about it.

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Re: Upgrade Edge 14 CPU to i5 560M (Model 057937P)

#6 Post by TPFanatic » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:51 am

The i5 and i7 only offer turbo boosting over the i3. The i3 is a competent processor. Does your machine have an HDD or an SSD? If it has an HDD, upgrading to an SSD will yield much more of a performance boost than switching the CPU.
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Re: Upgrade Edge 14 CPU to i5 560M (Model 057937P)

#7 Post by henriquebach » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:22 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:51 am
The i5 and i7 only offer turbo boosting over the i3. The i3 is a competent processor. Does your machine have an HDD or an SSD? If it has an HDD, upgrading to an SSD will yield much more of a performance boost than switching the CPU.
Yes, I already have SSD, from what I saw in CPUBOSS comparisson the i5 560M is significant better in single core tasks and better in every other aspect, but not by alot.
If I could feel ok using Mate, XFCE or KDE Plasma I wouldn't be switching the processor, because the performance on those are solid and a bit better than windows but i really don't like these environments(plasma came close).
I hope the i5 be enough to run clean gnome( or elementary os), the best result I got is using Fedora Gnome, but when I connect to a 1080p Monitor become a bit choppy (but better then ubuntu and pop os).

I have a main computer with Windows 10, so this computer is just for web browsing and watch videos (most of games on linux is almost unplayable, so i have windows 10 dual boot when/if I need it).

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