CPU upgrade - compatibility advice

By richo12345678
Nov 16, 2010
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  1. I have an ASUS K501E which has a Pentium T4400 in it.

    I also have a Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 CPU that I'd like to replace the Pentium CPU with.

    From the research I've done, I'm pretty sure that the T9400 is compatible with my machine, but then again, I'm no expert.

    Can anyone clarify this for me please.

    My laptop has an NVIDIA MCP79 chipset.
    The BIOS manufacturer is American Megatrends. BIOS date: 01/12/10. BIOS version: 207.
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    I see the forum at Notebook Review told you the proposed CPU upgrade is fine. If this (K50IE) is your model then it suggests that..

    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8800/P8700/P7450/T6670/T6570/T5900 : 2.66 GHz - 2.2 GHz,
    Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor T4400 : 2.2 GHz
    Intel® Celeron® Processor T3100 : 1.9 GHz

    ...the range of CPU's are a little lower specced. Might be an idea to join Asus Forums and get a definitive answer. The MCP79 seems to compatible with T9xxx CPU's, but a lot will depend on the laptops BIOS.
  3. richo12345678

    richo12345678 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cool. thanks.

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