Looking for Upgrade CPU for Lenovo Edge E530 Laptop
Is it possible to upgrade from the i3-3210m to an i7 processor? Or is the existing cooling insufficient? If an upgrade is possible, please show me the available CPU(s). I'm not having any luck with my searches.
I was able to find this that shows CPU-Z screenshots indicating the processor is socketed, so upgrading is possible:
I don't see any such processor as the i3-3210m, I found an i3-3120m and an i5-3210m
Anyway, here's a list of what'll work:
I would personally go for the Core i7-3540M to maximize single-threaded performance, but that's just me.
This is my processor I have in now: http://ark.intel.com/products/71053/Intel-Core-i3-3210-Processor-3M-Cache-3_20-GHz
I don't think I want an i5 after all since they are H-T dual cores like I have now. Same with the non-Q i7s. And I still don't know if the i7-xxxxQM processors will work w/o updating my BIOS. Where did you find that list of supported processors?
??? That's a desktop CPU...
Anyway, I basically took the detailed specs from Lenovo's website... https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd024684
...and filled in the gaps between the various tiers of chips on Socket G2. In essence, the i7-3612QM is guaranteed to work since it was shipping with the higher-end E530's at launch, and the i7-3632QM will most likely work because this exists: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312165 (that logic isn't the best, but it counts for something)
Thanks. Yeah, I did post the desktop processor by mistake, but only because CPU-Z ID'd this CPU as a i3-3210 and I failed to notice the missing "m" for mobile when I posted the link. My bad, but then that means CPU-Z is wrong. (???)
Maybe I have the i5-3210m. I'll have to dig out the paperwork. But back to the upgrade...
Do you suppose I will have to find a later BIOS to run an i7-3612QM?
Judging by the lack of AES, it's probably an i3-3120M, in which case it's just a typo. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'd say that no BIOS update is necessary since the 3612QM was a launch processor for the E530, but here's the link just in case: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/h0uj16ww.exe
voltoid27 said:Judging by the lack of AES, it's probably an i3-3120M, in which case it's just a typo. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'd say that no BIOS update is necessary since the 3612QM was a launch processor for the E530, but here's the link just in case: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/h0uj16ww.exe
Just so I'm not getting my nomenclature mixed up again, this is the processor you think will work in my E530, correct?
I guess I won't gain much in base freq, but at least I'll have turbo and more threads. Thanks.