VAIO UX280 modded with U7600 Core 2 Duo

Posted on 30 August 2008 by

MicroPCTalk forum member Anh did some serious surgery on his UX280. Taking the unit apart, he de-soldered the factory U1200 Core Solo (1.2GHz), and soldered in a U7600 Core 2 Duo (1.2GHz) CPU. An impressive instillation in a machine that has so much hardware stuck in such a tiny footprint. Was it worth it? Take a look at the graph belo; the benchmark performance almost doubled in certain areas. The graph compares the modded UX280 to a UX380, I compared to the 380 because both machines were running Vista and I wanted the graph to be as accurate as possible. ALU and FPU are the primary CPU benchmarks and as you can see, the 1.2GHz U7600 Core 2 Duo crushes the 1.33GHz U1500 Core Solo. Ahn is most likely the first person in the world to be running a UX280 with a Core 2 Duo, and might even be the first to successfully swap the UX’s CPU for any other CPU in general.modded_ux280_vs_ux380

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Cathy says:

    Hi!

  2. Q. says:

    I have an UX-1XN and a U7700 laying araound.
    How can I do that?
    Shine On, Frank

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  1. VAIO UX490 modded with U7600 Core 2 Duo, may be the worlds fastest UMPC | UMPCPortal - The Ultra Mobile Computing reference site says:

    […] few weeks ago we told you about the VAIO UX280 that was modded with the 1.2GHz U7600 ULV processor and scored an impressive 30,069 in the Crystal Mark benchmark […]

  2. gilagadget.com » UMPC Paling Cepat di Dunia? says:

    […] few weeks ago we told you about the VAIO UX280 that was modded with the 1.2GHz U7600 ULV processor and scored an impressive 30,069 in the Crystal Mark benchmark […]

  3. Modded Sony VAIO UX does everything – and then some (voice, 3G, quad-boot, Core 2 Duo). Is this the fastest, most versatile UMPC in the world? | UMPCPortal - Ultra Mobile Personal Computing says:

    […] all of the tweaks and mods over the years which have made this possible. Huge shout-out to Ahn who pioneered the first U7600 mod, and did all of the mods on this UX490. Also a giant shout-out to MPCT forum member darkerx who […]

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