1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 3, 2017 2:11 PM by Intel Corporation

    Can be unlocked chipset hm70?


      If you upgrade to a Core i5 or i7 with Intels HM70 chipset, Intel have put some kind of timer into the HM70 chipset that counts to exactly 30 minutes and then completely shutdowns down the system, with a complete halt to fully off, and not your normal windows kind of shutdown.  This is not a problem isolated to just my particular make and model of notebook, it affects all HM70 based chipsets   Basically I have tried every tool I can find to avoid the 30 minutes timer from occurring, although no luck yet.  I am here today to ask someone to unlock the BIOS as much as possible for the  that I am using in hope to find a solution. Strange thing is everyone that has the HM70 know the Core i5 and i7 processors run perfectly without fault, therefore it will be a matter of turn something off, to stop the machine from shutting off very 30 minutes.  If someone can unlock my BIOS.After upgrade it will shutdown after exactly 30 mins due to chipset limitations. I buy a acer Aspire E1-531 laptop few year ago. Now in my mind can I change CPU. I read you answer. can please tell can I change my laptop CPU, My CPU is now intel pentium. My laptop configure give below : Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 1.8GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) Chipset HM70 CPU (Socket rPGA988B) Mainbord Model  EA50_HC_HR Can I upgrade CPU i5, i7. Thanks

        • 1. Re: Can be unlocked chipset hm70?
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello Mihnea.happ,
          Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
          Please bear in mind that your BIOS configuration and support is provided by your computer manufacturer. Only your system manufacturer is familiar with your system specifications and the processors it supports. At this point I strongly recommend working with your system manufacturer to validate that your system supports a processor upgrade and that the upgrade does not violate your warranty terms and conditions. Lack of BIOS support for your processor can cause the system to not boot or exhibit erratic behavior. The chipset or any other component will be installed on your laptop and configured based on your system configuration.
          One thing to note is that older motherboards frequently do not have BIOS support for newer processors. Processor upgrade and BIOS update information is specific to the system motherboard and must come from the system manufacturer. Even if your processor and motherboard sockets match, it is critical to make sure that your system BIOS supports the new processor. 
          It's also worth joining the Acer’s forum and asking its members for some advice.
          NOTE: This link is being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.
          Best regards,
          Ivan U.