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I was wonderring if it is possible to add support for quad-core cpus for this laptop?
I'm running Intel T9900, which is the best 2-core for socket PGA-478.
However I would like to run 4-core, Intel QX9300. The socket is the same-PGA-478 but the laptop doesn't support it.
I haven't tried it by myself but poeple reported that it turns on but the screen is just black, prolly stuck @POST.

My current CPU-
I need the support for-

Version- BIOS R1054Y2
(I also uploaded the bios in the attachment)

To summ-
1. I need support for Intel QX9300 cpu
2. If possible change the bios name to "R1054Y3" (current name is R1054Y2)
3. I hope it the modded bios won't damage my motherboard Smile

Thank you
Your BIOS microcode for CPUID=0x1067a: version - 0xA07, date - 04/09/2008.
But you motherboard (MBX-194) hasn't hardware support for quad CPUs.
You can try the motherboard's mod for quad core CPU supporting:

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Thank you very much.
It looks way too complicated and risky.

I will stay with dual-core :Smile cheers
Hello fat4l,

I am moving this thread to the CPU Support Upgrades forum.