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07-28-2012 11:34 AM
Hi Guys & Girls
Wonder if anyone can advise me as to what is the most powerful cpu that i can put into my CQ61-312SA
At the moment it has a sempron 2gh single core windows 7 64-bit home premium with built in recovery
But i have seen the same the same replacement board no as mine AMD ( 577065-001 )
with a AMD ATHLON x 2 cpu in it
so does this mean that i could put a amd athlon x 2 in my laptop to replace the 2gh sempron cpu
would it cause any conflicts
Thankyou for looking
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07-28-2012 11:57 AM - edited 07-28-2012 11:58 AM
Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.
Supported processors can be found in chapter 1, page 1.
When I look in chapter 3 for the illustrated parts, I see no different motherboards or fan/heatsink combos for the different processors, so you should be able to install any of those listed with your current setup.
Just check the support and driver page and read the BIOS release notes for any version to see if you need to update the BIOS if an update adds support for any of the processors you are interested in installing.
...and you will need to be meticulous about reapplying thermal compound to the various heat sink contact points to ensure a good thermal transfer from the GPU and processor to the heat sink.
07-28-2012 04:42 PM
I meant to say CQ61-312SA
Thanks for your quick reply much appriated
i have looked at the manual that you posted a link to for me thankyou
so does this mean that any of the following cpu processers will work on my motherboard
M600, 2.4-GHz (2-MB L2 cache, 3.6 GT/s HyperTransport speed)
■M520, 2.3-Ghz (1-MB L2 cache, 3.6 GT/s HyperTransport speed)
■M500, 2.2-GHz (1-MB L2 cache, 3.6 GT/s HyperTransport speed)
■M320, 2.1-GHz (1-MB L2 cache, 3.2 GT/s HyperTransport speed)
■M300, 2.0-GHz (1-MB L2 cache, 3.2 GT/s HyperTransport speed)
■M100, 2.0-GHz (512-KB L2 cache, 3.2 GT/s HyperTransport speed
08-05-2012 07:40 AM
You're very welcome, Maggie.
I would only be able to quote what is supported in the manual.
I don't know enough about AMD chipsets and processors to tell you that it would be worth a try even though it is not listed in the manual.