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I agree with Jafar, pull the battery for a while, i have had some where 10 minute wasn't enough then put it back and restart. You may have to run a bios recovery, and update the bios back to the curr... See more...
I agree with Jafar, pull the battery for a while, i have had some where 10 minute wasn't enough then put it back and restart. You may have to run a bios recovery, and update the bios back to the current version, but your password should be gone, then go into bios and enter a new one, or leave it blank. Having said that do some searching for bios recovery and download the latest bios. With Intel boards there is a recovery jumper on the board. Do your preparation and you should be fine.
Thanks for your reply. If i go ahead I'll need to monitor the board temperature and  see if there is a way to get more ccopper in the heat sink. i doubt there will be space but i havent looked insi... See more...
Thanks for your reply. If i go ahead I'll need to monitor the board temperature and  see if there is a way to get more ccopper in the heat sink. i doubt there will be space but i havent looked inside yet.  if i go ahead i will post my results or a photo of the damage. any other ideas?
I am planning on moving up to an extreme version processor for my xps laptop since I struck out on the third generation. These are both Sandy Bridge processors and seem to have a pretty good comparis... See more...
I am planning on moving up to an extreme version processor for my xps laptop since I struck out on the third generation. These are both Sandy Bridge processors and seem to have a pretty good comparison. Has anyone else done this? Any problems I should look out for? thanks: Product Name Intel® Core™ i7-2960XM Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz) Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) Code Name Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge Essentials Status Launched Launched Launch Date Q4'11 Q4'11 Processor Number i7-2960XM i7-2670QM # of Cores 4 4 # of Threads 8 8 Clock Speed 2.7 GHz 2.2 GHz Max Turbo Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.1 GHz Cache 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache Bus/Core Ratio 27 22 Bus Type DMI DMI System Bus 5 GT/s 5 GT/s Instruction Set 64-bit 64-bit Instruction Set Extensions AVX AVX Embedded Options Available No No Lithography 32 nm 32 nm Max TDP 55 W 45 W Recommended Customer Price TRAY: $1096 TRAY: $378 Memory Specifications Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB 32 GB Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333/1600 DDR3-1066/1333 # of Memory Channels 2 2 Max Memory Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s 21.3 GB/s ECC Memory Supported No No Graphics Specifications Processor Graphics Yes Yes Graphics Model Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Graphics Base Frequency 650 MHz 650 MHz Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.3 GHz 1.1 GHz Graphics Output eDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT eDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes Yes Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes Yes Intel® Insider™ Yes Yes Intel® Wireless Display Yes Yes Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI) Yes Yes Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes Yes Dual Display Capable Yes Yes Macrovision* License Required No No # of Displays Supported 2 2 Expansion Options PCI Express Revision 2.0 2.0 PCI Express Configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 # of PCI Express Ports 1 1 Package Specifications Max CPU Configuration 1 1 T JUNCTION 100 C 100 C Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA998) 37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998) Graphics and IMC Lithography 32 nm     32 nm     Sockets Supported FCPGA988 FCPGA988 Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS See MDDS Advanced Technologies Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 2.0 Intel® vPro Technology Yes No Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Yes Yes Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes Yes Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes No Intel® Trusted Execution Technology Yes No AES New Instructions Yes Yes Intel® 64 Yes Yes Intel® Anti-Theft Technology Yes Yes Intel® My WiFi Technology Yes Yes 4G WiMAX Wireless Technology Yes Yes Idle States Yes Yes Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes Yes Intel® Demand Based Switching No No Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes Yes Intel® Fast Memory Access Yes Yes Intel® Flex Memory Access Yes Yes Execute Disable Bit Yes Yes Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Yes
With the XPX 15 I got an I7-2670QM, I have had some problem with some statistics processsing going a bit slow and I have found an I7-3920XM at a good price. I am planning to swap out the processor,... See more...
With the XPX 15 I got an I7-2670QM, I have had some problem with some statistics processsing going a bit slow and I have found an I7-3920XM at a good price. I am planning to swap out the processor, the socket and the general comparision at the Intel site looks very close. Has anyone tried this? See any reason not to? Thanks Product Name Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) Intel® Core™ i7-3920XM Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Code Name Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge Essentials Status Launched Launched Launch Date Q4'11 Q2'12 Processor Number i7-2670QM i7-3920XM # of Cores 4 4 # of Threads 8 8 Clock Speed 2.2 GHz 2.9 GHz Max Turbo Frequency 3.1 GHz 3.8 GHz Cache 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache Bus/Core Ratio 22 29 Bus Type DMI DMI System Bus 5 GT/s 5 GT/s Instruction Set 64-bit 64-bit Instruction Set Extensions AVX AVX Embedded Options Available No No Lithography 32 nm 22 nm Max TDP 45 W 55 W Memory Specifications Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB 32 GB Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333 DDR3/3L-1066/1333/1600 # of Memory Channels 2 2 Max Memory Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s 25.6 GB/s ECC Memory Supported No No Graphics Specifications Processor Graphics Yes Yes Graphics Model Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Graphics Base Frequency 650 MHz 650 MHz Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.1 GHz 1.3 GHz Graphics Output eDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT eDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes Yes Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes Yes Intel® Insider™ Yes Yes Intel® Wireless Display Yes Yes Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI) Yes Yes Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes Yes Dual Display Capable Yes Yes Macrovision* License Required No # of Displays Supported 2 2 Expansion Options PCI Express Revision 2.0 3.0 PCI Express Configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 # of PCI Express Ports 1 1 Package Specifications Max CPU Configuration 1 1 T JUNCTION 100 C 105 C Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998) 37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B) Graphics and IMC Lithography 32 nm     22 nm     Sockets Supported FCPGA988 FCPGA988 Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS See MDDS Advanced Technologies Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 2.0 Intel® vPro Technology No Yes Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Yes Yes Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes Yes Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) No Yes Intel® Trusted Execution Technology No Yes AES New Instructions Yes Yes Intel® 64 Yes Yes Intel® Anti-Theft Technology Yes Yes Intel® My WiFi Technology Yes Yes 4G WiMAX Wireless Technology Yes Yes Idle States Yes Yes Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes Yes Intel® Demand Based Switching No No Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes Yes Intel® Fast Memory Access Yes Yes Intel® Flex Memory Access Yes Yes Execute Disable Bit Yes Yes