• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Lenovo T510 Upgrades have arrived (CPU + extra memory)

Joined
May 6, 2018
Messages
924 (0.98/day)
Location
Upstate NY
System Name Dual Socket HP z820 Workstation
Processor Twin Intel Xeon E5 2673 v2 OEM processors (thats a total of 16C/32T)
Motherboard HP Dual Socket Motherboard
Cooling Stock HP liquid cooling
Memory 64GB Registered ECC memory kit (octal channel memory on this rig)
Video Card(s) MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming X 8GB
Storage 2 x 512GB SSD in raid 0
Display(s) Acer 23" 75Hz Gaming monitors 1080P x2
Case Brushed Aluminium
Audio Device(s) Integrated (5.1)
Power Supply HP 1125W Stock PSU
Mouse gaming mouse
Keyboard Dell
Software Windows 10 Pro
Bought as "seller refurbished" because I like the older Lenovo style machines. This particular Lenovo ThinkPad T510 has been powered on for a total of 77 days over the past decade or so. All things considered, it's in pretty good shape for it's age. Which was exactly what I was looking for.

This is an "upgrade" for me as I've been running on a T61P and x9000 CPU for the past few years.

The new T510 can be turned into a relatively snappy machine with a solid state drive, maxing out the memory to 8GB (DDR3 @ 1066MHz CL7) and maxing out the processor. So we have done just that, and the parts just arrived:


+Solid State Drive (Intel)
+8GB DDR3 Memory (1066MHz, CL7)
+Intel Core i7-640M 2C 4 T @ 2.8GHz stock and boosts:
3467 MHz (1 core)
3200 MHz (2 cores)

Core i7-640M is based on Arrandale core, which in turn is built 32nm Westmere micro-architecture. The Arrandale core combines two dies in one package: one die with two HyperThreading-enabled cores and a shared 4 MB level 3 cache, and another die with DDR3 memory controller and 500 MHz graphics controller. Each core in the i7-640M is clocked at 2.8 GHz, and has 256 KB L2 cache. The microprocessor supports all basic and advanced Arrandale features, like 64-bit instructions, SSE4, AES instructions, Trusted Execution Technology and Turbo Boost. The last feature improves CPU performance by increasing frequency of active cores. Maximum Turbo Boost frequency on this model is 3.46 GHz. The processor is produced in socket 988-compatible micro-PGA package. There is also a version of i7-640M model for micro-BGA package.

Stock Images:

P_20200229_222405.jpg
P_20200229_222344.jpg


Yes, I paid almost $20 for two of the "cat's tongue" touch point caps... Cant live without them and IBM/Lenovo no longer makes them, so you will pay a premium on eBay.
P_20200229_222840.jpg


The computer specs as revealed in the BIOS (recent BIOS update)

P_20200229_222558.jpg


New 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit:

P_20200229_222933.jpg


P_20200229_222856.jpg


Best CPU you can get for this laptop (Core i7 640M x2)
P_20200229_222908.jpg


P_20200229_223634.jpg
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
30,442 (6.21/day)
Location
Republic of Texas (True Patriot)
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
Bought as "seller refurbished" because I like the older Lenovo style machines. This particular Lenovo ThinkPad T510 has been powered on for a total of 77 days over the past decade or so. All things considered, it's in pretty good shape for it's age. Which was exactly what I was looking for.

This is an "upgrade" for me as I've been running on a T61P and x9000 CPU for the past few years.

The new T510 can be turned into a relatively snappy machine with a solid state drive, maxing out the memory to 8GB (DDR3 @ 1066MHz CL7) and maxing out the processor. So we have done just that, and the parts just arrived:


+Solid State Drive (Intel)
+8GB DDR3 Memory (1066MHz, CL7)
+Intel Core i7-640M 2C 4 T @ 2.8GHz stock and boosts:
3467 MHz (1 core)
3200 MHz (2 cores)

Core i7-640M is based on Arrandale core, which in turn is built 32nm Westmere micro-architecture. The Arrandale core combines two dies in one package: one die with two HyperThreading-enabled cores and a shared 4 MB level 3 cache, and another die with DDR3 memory controller and 500 MHz graphics controller. Each core in the i7-640M is clocked at 2.8 GHz, and has 256 KB L2 cache. The microprocessor supports all basic and advanced Arrandale features, like 64-bit instructions, SSE4, AES instructions, Trusted Execution Technology and Turbo Boost. The last feature improves CPU performance by increasing frequency of active cores. Maximum Turbo Boost frequency on this model is 3.46 GHz. The processor is produced in socket 988-compatible micro-PGA package. There is also a version of i7-640M model for micro-BGA package.

Stock Images:

View attachment 146316View attachment 146315

Yes, I paid almost $20 for two of the "cat's tongue" touch point caps... Cant live without them and IBM/Lenovo no longer makes them, so you will pay a premium on eBay.
View attachment 146317

The computer specs as revealed in the BIOS (recent BIOS update)

View attachment 146318

New 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit:

View attachment 146320

View attachment 146321

Best CPU you can get for this laptop (Core i7 640M x2)
View attachment 146322

View attachment 146323
Bro I presume you saw this page?

You don't think it will throttle or the brick will not meet demand?

I guess Throttlestop will come in handy unless if you can add higher perf fans to this bugger.
 

Toothless

Tech, Games, and TPU!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 26, 2014
Messages
6,712 (2.74/day)
Location
Washington, USA
System Name Veraltet
Processor 3700x
Motherboard AsRock Taichi Ultimate x470
Cooling NH-D15 Chromax
Memory G.Skill 2x16GB 3200mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX1080 Ti Gaming X
Storage 2 NVME + 4 HDD
Display(s) LG 34UB88-P + 2x AOC 2425W
Case CoolerMaster NR600
Audio Device(s) SteelSeries Arctis 5
Power Supply Rosewill Fortress 750w
Mouse Corsair Scimitar Pro
Keyboard Corsair K57
Software Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores Brrrrrrr
I have the same CPU and ram! I noticed this chip takes a bit to hit higher clocks and that required throttlestop to be fixed. Now the laptop runs as it should since it's not down clocking all the time even when thermals are okay.

When I say takes a bit to hit higher clocks I mean it takes actual seconds to turbo.
 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
21,010 (4.22/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling CPU: BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 {1xCorsair ML120 Pro|5xML140 Pro}
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz {2x8GB}
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White)
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
Good stuff. I recently updated my dads old sony laptop running an i5-460M to a i7-560M. I went with the 560M because it only cost me $13 compared to the 640M or the more expensive chips which were 3-4x the price of the 560M.

The funny thing though. It only hits its max turbo bin when its doing nothing, otherwise it will do 3Ghz on both cores when loaded. Temps are good so thermals aint the issue.
 
Joined
Dec 18, 2017
Messages
8 (0.01/day)
Location
Somewhere in Melbourne Australia
System Name Main PC, Project Many Drives.
Processor i5-4690 @ stock, Core 2 Quad QX6800 @ 3.2GHZ
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H, Intel D975XBX1
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo, Cooler Master TX3
Memory 4 x 4GB DDR3 Kingston blue stuff with heatsinks, 4x 2gb Random DDR2 800
Video Card(s) EVGA Geforce GTX 770 2GB ACX OC, Modded Sapphire Radeon 7850 with a heatsink from a GV-NX96T512HP
Storage Samsung 120GB, WD 2TB, Sansumg 1.5TB, TOSHIBA 1TB. 3x WD 7.2k, 5x Seagate 7.2k, 2x Maxtor 10K, 1 SSD
Display(s) HP W2371d, HP20wd. 23" 1680x1050 Proview thing, 19" 1280x1024 dell ultrasharp thing
Case Antec P180 (or P182 idk), some boring coolermaster case with 3 120mm fans
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster XFI XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro, built in audio
Power Supply SilverStone 1KW 80+ silver thing, Antec HCG-750 non modular. (runs hot and loud AF)
Mouse Logitech G400S, Microsoft optical Mouse
Keyboard Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard 1.0A, IBM SK-8820
Software Too much software to be listed here.
Benchmark Scores Fast enough for me XD
i have somewhat equivalent Dell Precision M4500 with the same CPU, quadro FX1800m and a 1080p screen. Works pretty well with the latest version of windows 10, ive also tried a i7 920XM (which i paid $60AUD for) as well, while the increased core count was nice, the increased thermals, power consumption, lower clock speeds, and dell's terrible power thorttling algorithim (clock modulation), the machine commonly grinded to a halt, which was no longer an issue with the i7 640M, (which was the origional CPU)

I am however writing this on a thinkpad T420 with a i7 2720QM, 8gb of ram and a 320gb 7200rpm HDD, it runs pretty good but the instant you put any real load on the CPU immediately throttles, i plan on some day purchasing the dual heatpipe cpu only cooler to hopefully fix this problem.
 
Joined
May 6, 2018
Messages
924 (0.98/day)
Location
Upstate NY
System Name Dual Socket HP z820 Workstation
Processor Twin Intel Xeon E5 2673 v2 OEM processors (thats a total of 16C/32T)
Motherboard HP Dual Socket Motherboard
Cooling Stock HP liquid cooling
Memory 64GB Registered ECC memory kit (octal channel memory on this rig)
Video Card(s) MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming X 8GB
Storage 2 x 512GB SSD in raid 0
Display(s) Acer 23" 75Hz Gaming monitors 1080P x2
Case Brushed Aluminium
Audio Device(s) Integrated (5.1)
Power Supply HP 1125W Stock PSU
Mouse gaming mouse
Keyboard Dell
Software Windows 10 Pro
Bro I presume you saw this page?

You don't think it will throttle or the brick will not meet demand?

I guess Throttlestop will come in handy unless if you can add higher perf fans to this bugger.
Is there something specific you wanted me to find in that link?
The 640m is not listed as a compatible processor, yet it works just fine.

As for cooling, the T510 has a relatively robust cooling system with decent ventilation so I should have no problem with a 35 watt TDP CPU.
 

juanchipty

New Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2020
Messages
1 (0.02/day)
Hi, I will like to do the same upgrade to the one I have, any advice or update, issues with that CPU? Improvement is noticeable compare to the i5-620M? Yours have Intel graphics or Nvidia? TIA.

Bought as "seller refurbished" because I like the older Lenovo style machines. This particular Lenovo ThinkPad T510 has been powered on for a total of 77 days over the past decade or so. All things considered, it's in pretty good shape for it's age. Which was exactly what I was looking for.

This is an "upgrade" for me as I've been running on a T61P and x9000 CPU for the past few years.

The new T510 can be turned into a relatively snappy machine with a solid state drive, maxing out the memory to 8GB (DDR3 @ 1066MHz CL7) and maxing out the processor. So we have done just that, and the parts just arrived:


+Solid State Drive (Intel)
+8GB DDR3 Memory (1066MHz, CL7)
+Intel Core i7-640M 2C 4 T @ 2.8GHz stock and boosts:
3467 MHz (1 core)
3200 MHz (2 cores)

Core i7-640M is based on Arrandale core, which in turn is built 32nm Westmere micro-architecture. The Arrandale core combines two dies in one package: one die with two HyperThreading-enabled cores and a shared 4 MB level 3 cache, and another die with DDR3 memory controller and 500 MHz graphics controller. Each core in the i7-640M is clocked at 2.8 GHz, and has 256 KB L2 cache. The microprocessor supports all basic and advanced Arrandale features, like 64-bit instructions, SSE4, AES instructions, Trusted Execution Technology and Turbo Boost. The last feature improves CPU performance by increasing frequency of active cores. Maximum Turbo Boost frequency on this model is 3.46 GHz. The processor is produced in socket 988-compatible micro-PGA package. There is also a version of i7-640M model for micro-BGA package.

Stock Images:

View attachment 146316View attachment 146315

Yes, I paid almost $20 for two of the "cat's tongue" touch point caps... Cant live without them and IBM/Lenovo no longer makes them, so you will pay a premium on eBay.
View attachment 146317

The computer specs as revealed in the BIOS (recent BIOS update)

View attachment 146318

New 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit:

View attachment 146320

View attachment 146321

Best CPU you can get for this laptop (Core i7 640M x2)
View attachment 146322

View attachment 146323
 
Top