ThinkPad Edge 15 0301FFG CPU Upgrade question.

Ivelin

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Can I upgrade to a Sandy Bridge CPU from an i3-370M?
1 CPU isn't soldered
2 It's 989 socket
3 HM55 chipset
4 I don't really care if it will blow up, the battery is gone, the screen is barely working and my sister wants a new one.

I have read that 989 socket supports both 988A and 988B CPUs, so mechanically it will fit, but some people on another forum said that it will not run because of the HM55 chipset.
I know that 1156 and 1155 CPUs aren't interchangable, but on laptop G2 and G1 CPUs will fit on a 989 socket.
 

Ivelin

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An upgrade to a Sandy/Ivy is quite a performance boost, not only CPU wise, but also graphics.
CPU to an i5-25xxM will be almost twice the power. If a Ivy one- more than twice(but I doubt it, because the chipset is old, and the bios, it's maybe a 2012 one, not sure.)
Arrandale GPU is pure sh*t, even a 210 is better.

 
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