Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#56492 by Bill S
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:55 pm
Hey all,

I found an old thread here regarding dolling up an IBM Thinkpad 390e. I just happened to come in to one, and out of pure boredom I fixed it up (had a split case), replaced both the battery pack and the system battery, I swapped the modem out for a mini-PCI wireless card and salvaged a DVD-ROM/CDRW from the same machine that donated the wireless nic.

Now, I want to try and upgrade the CPU if possible and I was hoping I could get some direction here. I've purchased a 650mhz PIII MMC-2 type processor card that will physically fit, but I'm guessing I can't just install it and it "just work", that at the very least some kind of mods must be done. I'm not afraid of having to mod the motherboard so if that's what's called for, so be it (I mean if it croaks all I've lost is time). Also I'm guessing a BIOS update will be called for too?

Finally once all is said and done will this increase the maximum amount of RAM available? I'd like to be able to use 512mb (1gb wouldn't suck either!)

Thanks in advance everyone.