No you cannot upgrade Dual Core series to new I3/I5/I7 series, they are newer architecture and as minimum require different socket.
- You can change CPU on majority of laptops, because they are not soldered on motherboard. Obviously you have to stick to the right socket. In his case you can upgrade dual core 1.6 to T9900 3.06 GHz for example.
Here is the forum post where lenovo users report their luck with upgrading CPU of this laptop:
Please buy model of CPU that they report WORKING for your laptop.
You don’t need extra cooling system, laptop manufacturers usually put exact cooling systems in all models to cut costs obviously. It costs more to source or manufacture different cooling system than just to use 1 on all models and change only CPU/RAM/HDD specifications.
If you want immediate result upgrade ram first, as was suggested by other members. 1GB of ram is really little today, and ram sticks cost nothing. Though I must say that I run ubuntu server with java/mysql/apache on 2gb and intel ATOM processors and have no problem with speed. You can try mint distribution instead? it has much lighter footprint.
Mysql on SSD is very fast.
It’s very rarely feasible to upgrade a cpu in a laptop.
- Laptop motherboard are not really constructed to be repaired nowadays. So switching cpu is hard (if at all possible due to socket changes)
- A new more powerful cpu would probably need more cooling than your laptop can provide
The standard suggestion to speed up a laptop is to max out on RAM and buy a SSD
The short answer here is no, unfortunately you wont be able to put an i3/5/7 into this laptop. It appears that is an old model, and will be a different socket to that which the latest CPU’s require.
My advice to you would be to invest in a new laptop. These days you can pick up a good machine with decent specs for the amount you would need to spend to upgrade those parts. This isn’t a place for product recommendations so, hopefully i have pointed you in the right direction to do your own research 🙂
Normally no, laptops don’t use a ZIF socket for the motherboard. upgrading a cpu in a laptop is only slightly harder than in a desktop, due to the fact that it is harder to open than a desktop, and the cpu’s a harder to get.
your first problem is Socket of CPU. “I” Series CPU follow 1155 socket with 1066 or 1333 FSB but I think your devise can’t to be run with this important problems. In your image you can see your 1 slot Ram with 533 Bus. your device can run with DDR2 specification and you can’t use DDR3 for your Laptop.
Well I do not think that you can do this. Laptops come with their built in capacity to function the way they are designed for.
This is just like adding an ironing capacity to a table fan. This is quite different. A c2d era pentium dual core is very different from a modern core i3 or i5, both internally and in terms of its interface with the motherboard.