Upgrading an old vaio NS21Z from core2duo to core2quad

Discussion in 'VAIO / Sony' started by Paris M, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Paris M

    Paris M Newbie

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    Hi all
    long time lurker but first post!
    I have an old VAIO NS21Z which I still use as my laptop. It has Intel PM45 Express Chipset and a core2duo P8600 (2.4GHz, 1066MHz FSB,25W). I was given a core2quad Q9100 (2.26GHz, 1066MHz FSB,45W) and of course I tried the upgrade.
    Unfortunately the laptop wont boot with the quad core( the green leds lights up but nothing more).
    Is there anything I could try? Any ideas?
    Thanks a lot!! :)
     
  2. galaxyge

    galaxyge Notebook Consultant

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    You’re a bit late to the party, I might say... so I assume the audience is limited.
    Does it not even boot into BIOS? If it does you could review the settings there, set them to default and maybe adjust?
     
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