IBM Thinkpad CPU upgrade

Intel / D102ggc2
March 8, 2009 at 19:12:36
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8ghz/2gb ram
hello people

I have an old ibm thinkpad A31 laptop, fully functional. I also have a spare, 1.6ghz dual centrino cpu, same socket 478 mobile cpu. How can I find out if the spare cpu will work on the thinkpad, without opening it up and trying it out?
it's the ThinkPad A31 2652-CXG

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#1
March 9, 2009 at 05:28:00
There's no such thing as a "centrino cpu". Centrino is the name of the technology package...it's basically a marketing term. The CPU used in a Centrino laptop/notebook is either a Pentium-M, Core 2 Solo or Core 2 Duo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrino

I googled your model number & it appears you have a Pentium-M 1.9GHz/400MHz FSB...is that correct? Does your "Centrino CPU" also run at 400MHz FSB or is it a 533MHz FSB chip?


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#2
March 11, 2009 at 14:35:37
why u yelling at me chief :) not all a31's had the 1.9. mine has a 1.6ghz p4 in it. i'm over the cpu-upgrade rush. it runs well as is. new question about it, maybe you know more than I do about these thinkpads. there's a cover underneath, i opened it, and it has two small cards in there. under the first one, it says Ethernet. but on the card itself, it says 802.3 and then a mac address. is this a wi-fi card ??? because it has a thick antenna-type cable running to it. i don't think it's the LAN, do you? The lan should be a microchip onboard, am I right?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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