Ux280p_core2duo

See that? It’s the first ever Sony Vaio UX Micro PC to be powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 processor! Micro PC Talk forum member and modding madman anh cracked open his UX280P yesterday, removed the old 1.2GHz Core Solo U1400 chip, soldered the U7600 onto the motherboard today, and now has the world’s first UX capable of producing the Vista benchmarks you see below.

Ux280p_core2duo_bench

Amazing! The mod, he says, is definitely not for the inexperienced.

It requires an infrared solder station to desolder and solder SMT/SMD components. It also requires all needed equipments to deal with BGA components. And the last one is the experience.

Here’s a better image of what’s displayed on the screen in the first photo:

Ux280p_core2duo_screen

And a motherboard/chip shot for good measure:

Ux280p_core2duo_mb

Fantastic work, anh!

[Micro PC Talk]