Solved Can I upgrade the processor in an old IBM Thinkpad X30? Tags: IBM ThinkPad Processors Laptops Last response: August 20, 2012 1:26 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share mimart August 12, 2012 7:51:13 PM Hello, I have an IBM ThinkPad X30 that has been a real workhorse for me for years. It's durable, compact and efficient, but it's starting to slow down. Aside from upgrading the RAM, presently 504MB, can I also upgrade the processor? It has a Pentium III M 1.2ghz CPU. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Michael M. More about : upgrade processor ibm thinkpad x30 hpfreak a b D Laptop August 12, 2012 10:21:20 PM You will need to swap out for a better motherboard if you want to use a new CPU (Like the Pentium 4). You'd be better off upgrading to a new computer if you needed a better CPU. Good luck, mimart August 13, 2012 10:03:37 AM hpfreak said:You will need to swap out for a better motherboard if you want to use a new CPU (Like the Pentium 4). You'd be better off upgrading to a new computer if you needed a better CPU. Good luck, Thanks for your reply and your suggestion. I appreciate it. Regards, mimart Related resources Thinkpad X30 w/XP won't connect to AT&T Elevate mobile hotspot - Forum Ibm thinkpad r40 processor upgrades - Forum IBM ThinkPad R50e Ram? - Forum Thinkpad R40 Ethernet doesn't work, Wireless does - Forum IBM ThinkPad 600E- what kind of O/S? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution hpfreak a b D Laptop August 13, 2012 10:09:14 AM mimart said:Thanks for your reply and your suggestion. I appreciate it. Regards, mimart No problem, glad I could help. mimart August 20, 2012 1:26:44 AM Best answer selected by mimart. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIBM Thinkpad T-40 HDD Upgrade ForumIBM Thinkpad 380D - Yes I know it's old but I could do wit.. ForumOLD IBM THINKPAD CPU CHANGE ForumIBM thinkpad 765L old bios requested. ForumIBM Thinkpad x31 ForumLaptop gpu upgrade on a ibm t42 thinkpad ForumIbm Thinkpad 760el laptop keyboard not working plus error codes 173/163 shows up ForumMaximum supported processor of IBM Thinkpad R61 8933-B51 ForumHow do I turn on my IBM thinkpad iseries 1300 ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumA Laptop for an Engineering Student? Can you help? Forum[Solved] Battery Replacement for IBM Thinkpad T40 (Type 2374) ForumWHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD WDDM VGA CARD DRIVER WIN7 ForumCan\'t copy songs from xp to ipad Forum[Solved] No sound on IBM T40 More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !