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Changing Sandy bridge to Ivy Bridge Mobile CPU? (Y570)

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a b D Laptop
September 26, 2012 1:37:31 AM

After several attempts at trying to communicate with the 'Tech Support' center for Lenovo, I decided to try a different option.

Does anyone over here know if it is possible to replace my i5-2410m (Sandy Bridge) processor with a i7-3615QM (Ivy Bridge) processor?

I know I can change it out for an i5-2670QM, (Sandy Bridge). But there seems to be zero documentation as to replacement with an Ivy Bridge chip.

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September 26, 2012 2:09:06 AM

I believe they are different sockets.
a b D Laptop
September 27, 2012 5:10:32 PM

Did another heavy searching, discovered the the Y570 uses the Mobile Intel HM65 Express chipset, and ivy bridge mobile chips require the 7 series chipset to be functional.
a b D Laptop
October 4, 2012 1:08:43 PM

Best answer selected by Azathoth.