Lenovo Z460 CPU Upgrade

So i have a Lenovo Z460 with a
Core i3-370m.

is it possible to upgrade my cpu? The Socket by the way is a Socket G/rPGA 989 on an intel HM55 Motherboard.

More specs:
500 GB Hard drive
4 GB RAM PC3-10600/PC3-10700 (Kingston i think)
No Dedicated Gpu
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  1. On a laptop? Not really. It would cost a lot and would be VERY difficult. You're better off getting a new one if your CPU has somehow died. If not, don't worry about it, that CPU is pretty decent for a laptop.
  2. Thanatos Telos said:
    On a laptop? Not really. It would cost a lot and would be VERY difficult. You're better off getting a new one if your CPU has somehow died. If not, don't worry about it, that CPU is pretty decent for a laptop.


    I know it's kinda good, but i just want to see if i can push my laptop to its limit. and yeah i know it's VERY HARD. I'm guessing it is based on other people's experience.
  3. Changing a laptop CPU isn't difficult. It can be time consuming, but not difficult. Just have to take your time and be careful. Your best bet is find out what motherboard your laptop has and see if there are any other chips known to work in it. I upgraded my old Compaq from a T2310 to a T7700. It wasn't on the list of supported CPU's, but was in the middle of the listed ones and it worked just fine. :)
  4. @logainofhades Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking of replacing it with a Core i5 or an i7 (Specifically, an i5-520E). But the biggest problem would be how to get one. I'm pretty much certain there is on ebay, right? :)

    by the way, i5-520E link
    http://ark.intel.com/products/47936/Intel-Core-i5-520E-Processor-3M-Cache-2_40-GHz
  5. Ebay is probably your best bet in finding a different CPU.
  6. Me also have Lenovo z460 with intel P6200, 2gb RAM. now I upgrade my Lenovo Z460 and become like this:

    Processor : Intel i5 460M, 2.5Ghz with turbo up to 2.8Ghz, my ex processor intel P6200 sold for US $ 20 :D
    RAM : 8 GB
    SDRAM 16 GB for ReadyBoost

    Performance like new Laptop. I also looking for second hand intel i7 840QM processor and 500 GB SSD trying to push my laptop to maximum performance.
  7. Me also have Lenovo z460 with intel P6200, 2gb RAM. now I upgrade my Lenovo Z460 and become like this:

    Processor : Intel i5 460M, 2.5Ghz with turbo up to 2.8Ghz (Second hand from a broken laptop), my ex processor intel P6200 sold for US $ 20 :D
    RAM : 8 GB
    SDRAM 16 GB for ReadyBoost

    Performance like new Laptop. I also looking for second hand intel i7 840QM processor and 500 GB SSD trying to push my laptop to maximum performance.
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