Asus K50IJ cpu upgrade

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  1. Intranet

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    Hi
    I have an Asus K50IJ and I wonder if it is possible to upgrade the processor. I've already seen a similar question in this thread.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/594931-p50ij-compadible-intel-t9500-original-intel-t4300.html

    My laptop has the same socket and chipset, so I ask you: is it possible to put an T9300 or T9500?

    My laptop: ASUS - K50IJ
    current cpu : ARK | Intel® Pentium® Processor T4300 (1M Cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

    T9300 specs : ARK | Intel® Core
    T9500 specs : ARK | Intel® Core

    I would like to know your opinion.

    Thanks
     
  2. Prostar Computer

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    The upgrades you listed should work. They're nearly identical to the T6500, which is supported according to Asus' site:

    Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 vs T9500 (Socket P)

    As long as it's not a BGA socket and matches your current, it will fit. The problem - if any - could be with the BIOS; in that comparison I linked, for example, the T6500 does not support Virtualization and does not support Turbo Boost, whereas the T9500 does.
     
  3. Juniorsti

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    I just blindly did this upgrade tonight.. research shows that other users have had success with the T9500 cpu with the GL40 Chipset.. I just didn't know if Asus bios/ motherboard would support it.. $75 for a T9500 off ebay and one drunken cpu install after work and all is well... This was for my moms asus K50IJ which had a Pentium T4400 2.3ghz. Computer is way faster, and this is running a traditional mechanical hard drive as funds haven't allowed for an ssd yet.. WEI for cpu and memory went from 5.6 to 6.2... I used Cool Laboratory Ultra liquid as my replacement thermal paste...

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  4. Intranet

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    Fantastic Juniorsti !! Great upgrade. Thanks for your answer. Interestingly, Asus site does not mention T4400 as an option for this laptop. Like mine, that uses a T4300. So, i'm now convinced that it's possible to use a T9300 or a T9500. But because I had some doubts, I contacted Asus support to know possible incompatibilities, and their response was that...they did not know, because they had never tested the T9300 or T9500 in this laptop, and I should contact other users to know your feedback !!! What a magnificent response from a company like Asus lol. If they did not know, who's going to know ?!! lol
    Well, I'll follow your example and I'll also make this upgrade, but following Asus advice ( lol), I would like to ask you: did you note some increase in temperature ? Did you have to make any changes into the BIOS ? Did you kept the same cooler ? My CPUZ Core Speed varies between 1100 MHz and 2094 MHz and you have 2594 MHz. So I think this is due to SpeedStep technology . Did you deactivate it ? It would be better to invest in a T9300 or in a T9500, what's your opinion ? Because there is a big difference in price yet ...
    By the way. My CPU and memory WEI : 5.4. I really have to upgrade.:(
    Thanks
     
  5. TheGrayWolf

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    I am wondering the same thing as well. But I do have an additional question before beginning. How can the socket for the CPU be determined? I have looked on Intel's website and they don't list the socket for my CPU. My Asus has Intel Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz and a Asus K50IJ motherboard. Thanks in advance for the assistance.
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

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  7. TheGrayWolf

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    Thank you for the assist Meaker.
     
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  9. Intranet

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    Finally,finally....:D
    My son gave me the laptop, so finally I decided to upgrade to the T9300 and...works at a crazy speed. lol
    I would strongly advise this upgrade. Windows index jumped from 5,5 to 6,1. Next step: SSD and possibly increasing RAM to 6GB, because I have read some information that says it is possible with Windows 7 x64.
     
  10. Meaker@Sager

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    The SSD would be a huge step, for general use a core 2 mobile (of the higher end) and SSD is not bad at all.
     
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