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Lenovo T530 i5 cpu throtling

Q: Lenovo T530 i5 cpu throtling

Hi, My CPU has been throttling down to 51% when no battery or a doesn't working battery. I have a slice battery with a good condition and with that works normally.My temperatures appear to be good (according to Core Temp), usually around 35-45C. Has anyone encountered this problem before? All of my drivers are up to date according to Lenovo companion, and I have placed power settings in windows to High Performance and the CPU max speed is 100% with battery and with 230V. The BIOS settings are good. The BIOS is up to date (2017. october)

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo T530 i5 cpu throtling

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello, I have a new T530 with Windows 8 OS. I am having trouble using the integrated camera. It functions neither in the Windows camera app nor in Skype. In both cases I get a picture with a gray background and a camera with a line through it. In Device manager, the camera does appear, is enabled, and the drivers are up to date.After looking through other threads, I tried checking whether the camera was plugged in and indeed it was. When using Skype and I set the camera to on (Skype did detect the camera), I still got the gray no camera image, but the green light on the camera itself turned on.I also tried using Fn+F6 to check settings. Lenovo settings opens, but the when I click the camera settings Icon, the screen loads a blank page that says "Camera" in the top right and has a back button (left pointing arrow) in the top left hand corner. The back button does not seem to work and I must change the window to something else in order to exit/close settings.I tried manually installing both camera drivers and "power management" ("energy management"?) drivers. Neither of this solved either of these issues.Please help me to resolve this problem. Thank you.

A:T530 Lenovo Integrated Camera not working, Lenovo ...

Hi, euterpenc
 
I would make sure that the BIOS is up to date in the system. The current BIOS for your system is 2.07 and can be found here. Also, I would ensure that the chipset drivers are up to date, and those can be found here.
 
Hope it helps, and let me know how it goes
Adam




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So I recently Upgraded from my beloved T410 to a brand new T530. I'm planning on upgrading this PC to it's absolute max, but aside of that, I couldn't ignore the fact that in both Control Centre and Settings' About page, its' stated that this PC (and my T410 too) has touch support with up to two fingers. What's up with that? is there a T530 variant with touchscreen support? If so, I'd like to know! 

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Hello, For the last couple weeks my T530 has been nagging me to do a "critical system update" from Lenovo. Today I caved and ran the update. Turns out it was a bios update. After the update it said "Bios update successful" and then my screen went black. My laptop won't boot at all now the screen just stays black, no pre/post screen or anything.  I don't have access to another computer here so I can't make a recovery disk for a week or so. Any ideas on what I can do to try and resurrect this beast?  Ive tried many hard power offs to no avail. 

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My mom has a T530 that just had the hard drive fail.  So it seems.  The hard drive is a 320GB Toshiba MQ01ABF032.  When trying to boot, it goes to the splash screen, then black screen and hangs.  I connected the drive to a USB cable and could see the contents of the drive so I bought a Samsung EVO 500GB SSD and figured I'd clone it.  About half through cloning, it crashes, apparently can't read a sector.  I figured I can clone the recovery partition and copy whatever I can later.  I didn't try to repair the disk because I was afraid of losing the data before copying important files. I cloned the recovery partition only but not the windows partition, as I can't.  I tried to boot off the new drive but it wouldn't.  Forgive me if I'm naive, but to boot and reinstall,  I suppose I'll need a windows partition too? If that's the case, can I clone the recovery partition from this computer along with the windows partition from my T430? Can anyone give me the steps to get this new drive running?  Thanks. 

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Hi all, Received my T530 with Windows 8. There I had Lenovo Solution Centre and it was ok. But i have put my SSD with Windows 7 to this laptop cause i have everything installed there for work, etc. It works great, and I wanted to install Lenovo Solution Centre, but i cannot it says: "Product: Lenovo Solution Center -- This version of the Lenovo Solution Center program can only be installed on select Lenovo computers. This setup cannot continue." Why it's like this? What can i do to install it.

A:T530 cannot install Lenovo Solution Centre

So should i contact Lenovo's support?

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Good day The T530 will not accept a replacement non-genuine Lenovo battery, I am aware of this. However, I have acquired a 2nd-hand extended battery that IS a genuine Lenovo battery, and when my T530 boots up, it still complains that the battery is not authorised and will not charge. Sure enough, it does not charge. Does anyone know why this would be? The battery is a 8.4 Ah, 94Wh. FRU 42T4969 ASM 42T4802, registered Lenovo product. Many thanks, Ian

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I have a Lenovo thinkpad T530 core i5 with 8GB ram (2 4GB RAMs), 500GB SSD. I want to upgrade it to 12 GB or 16GB. Please let me know if I can do it? if yes, what RAMs you suggest and how ?

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I had no display issues with Win7 Pro 32-bit, but having migrated to Win 10, the display will randomly go black, sometimes with the mouse cursor visible. There is disk activity but no key combination seems to get the display on again so I end up rebooting via the power button to shut down and cold start.

BIOS is latest, as are display drivers. I have tried rolling back the drivers and even using generic VGA drivers to no avail. Also removed and rediscovered the display card in Device Manager. Lenovo don't have anything useful.

I have seen a few similar posts on other sites but no answers. Anyone have an idea?

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I had been having a problem with my laptop that makes the screen reddish for almost a year. I tried everything - creating, setting, deleting Windows color profiles, updating drivers, disabling drivers... I got a bit desperate and started disabling services and processes until I disabled the following process:...and my screen was suddenly OK. Notice how the screenshot is also reddish. This again is due to that little **bleep**. I don't know what it does but it even manages to crap all over screenshots, not just the display. After I found that this caused the trouble, I deleted all of it at this location:C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\ImController\PluginHost Now everything works fine and I can see white on my screen for the first time in a year.

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I have a Lenovo T530 and am using Windows 10 and recently had to replace the keyboard because a few buttons were just plain gone (don't ask). I'm not sure if it's the Lenovo, the keyboard or Windows 10 that are causing these problems, but I am beginning to think it's Windows 10. I apologize in advance for the long post. Despite the keyboard being new and installed and working very well (as is obvious from the fact that I'm typing on it right now), the backlight is not working, even on startup. I made sure when I purchased the keyboard that the backlight was included and there's even that little symbol on the spacebar indicating that it should. While this is not the end of the world, the volume buttons have completely stopped working. I can control the volume on the computer through the keyboard's volume buttons after startup for about a minute, but as soon as I click a single program or open an application or something I can no longer control the volume through the volume buttons. I can still use most of the other hotkey buttons (barring Fn+F5 and Fn+F6, but I never used those even when they did work). I have tried updating a few drivers and uninstalling and reinstalling drivers in multiple times in multiple ways and checking things in BIOS and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions other than a system restore or something along those lines since I had a similar audio problem on my last keyboard with the audio and it went away with a new windows update. I'm g... Read more

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I have a Lenovo Think Pad T530 - fresh install of Win7HP64 - all went great with windows install, went to lenovo page for this unit started to grab various drivers chipset, graphics, usb, etc everything works great I can connect to the internet via the hardline ethernet but for whatever reason in device manager I just keep seeing
"network controller" driver not found did the auto search nothing, tried everything on the lenovo site under
Networking Lan
Networking Wireless Lan
Networking Wireless Wan

I can conntect via the ethernet jack but do not even see an option in network sharing center to disable or enable anything but the wired connection, nothing showing for wifi if i go to change adaptor settings.

The thing I can't figure out too though is I am grabbing the win7 64 drivers for these basic things at lenovos site and installing them yet after reboot still nothing.

I see a side switch on left for wifi have it turned on, i see a FN F5 key combo that is also supposed to turn on wifi iv'e tried that too, I just can't even figure out why in device manager it just says no drivers found code 28 I keep thinking this has to be something simple but I've spent about 4 hrs on it rebooting installing uninstalling various things and sure can't figure it out.

ANY suggestions appreciated at this point, calling defeat for tonight, will see what anyone else suggests and try that tomorrow possibly.

A:Lenovo Think Pad T530 - Win7HP64 - network control driver not found

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx

What network card do you have?

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After rebooting from Linux (Ubuntu 12.10) into Windows 7 i noticed a ?Base System Device?.i check the id material from that probleme; PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E822&SUBSYS_21F617AA&REV_07PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E822&SUBSYS_21F617AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E822&CC_088001PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E822&CC_0880 i don't know how to fix that... Need help Thank you in advance 













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A:Lenovo T530 – Base System Device driver Missing

Hi HaclioneX,Thanks for posting and welcome to the community. Please try the derivers belowhttp://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/g1ss01ww.exeAnd do post back your results.Regards

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Hello, Community! I'm about to do a clean install of Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit on a T530 (BIOS v2.68) with an SSD. My issue is I'm new to UEFI and have never done an install with UEFI. I suspect that my apporpriate install BIOS Setup should be:UEFI/Legacy Boot: UEFI OnlyCSM Support: YesDoes the T530 support a UEFI boot interface similar to pressing F1 and getting into BIOS? Then after I install Windows 7 then install all the T530 HW drivers, I should set the BIOS settings to:UEFI/Legacy Boot: BothUEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: UEFI FirstCSM Support: Yes Does my above configuration plan make sense? I have two requirements once Win7 is installed - first, I must be able to boot from an external USB when needed. Second I must be able to boot into either BIOS or some UEFI graphical interface (I see on this forum that when some people set UEFI they lose that ability).. Will my above plan achieve this for me? Thank you!

A:Clean Install of Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo T530 with an SSD - UEFI Issue?

Hello and welcome,
 
I've moved your post to the T-series forum.
 
A couple of quick thoughts.  Others will probably have more suggest.
 
Boot your installer via the USB 2.0 ports.  Clean '7 won't have USB 3.0 drivers and the installer will fall over.
 
If booting the installer from a flash drive you'll have to modify the it for UEFI booting. Don't know about a DVD.
 
F12 will get you the boot menu and on current UEFI machines there will be a tab for BIOS access.  Not sure about the 530.
Depending on what you're going to be booting via USB in the future UEFI-only may be fine.  Doesn't really matter if you leave at "both" but occasionally something will boot in the "other" mode and produce unexpected results.  I'm inclined to leave it at whatever the OS install mode is and toggle as necessary - but whatever floats your boat.
 
Z.

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only had my laptop a few days.

specs

i5 460m
ati mobility radeon HD 5650
4 gb ram
500 gb hdd

w7 ultimate

playing youtube videos maxes out the cpu

iexplorer.exe or safari.exe both jump to 89-100%

playing crysis maxes out the cpu, but according to various sites i should be able to play on low/medium settings

YouTube - crysis with an Ati 5650 mobility

for another example... running same graphics card

even one playing crysis 2

YouTube - Crysis 2 DEMO on an ATI Radeon 5650 HD Mobility


which i also tried and it ran like a slide show,, extreamly badly

cpu maxed out again..

im just wondering what could be wrong.

does this sound like a hardware problem.. dud processor? or something?

cheers

A:cpu throtling issue with i5 460m ??

check the power settings, are you on high perf or something lower?

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I spilled some water on the keyboard.. Drained it and let it dry for a while and now it works find. Except the trackpoint buttons (above the touchpad) now trigger clicks for both middle and left click (if i click left click, it's like clicking middle and left at the same time)

Also some buttons on the keyboard trigger button clicks.. What can i do to fix this?
 

A:Keyboard triggers bunch of mouse clicks after spill on it Lenovo T530

I would say that you might need a new keyboard. however take it somewhere and have it checked out to make sure nothing else got damaged from the water.
 

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Hi, I'm trying to use Logitech's analog H151 headset with my T530 Thinkpad and I can't get the microphone to work.The headset plugs into the combined audio jack, with supposedly no need for a driver. This works to get sound to the headphones, but my mic doesn't appear to be working. The only microphones recognized in the Control Panel are the default mic and the 'Microphone Array', neither of which seem to be working.I believe Logitech might want my computer's sound card to be the default device while I'm using the headset, but I can't figure out how to enable this in the settings.Swift help will be appreciated, as this is a work-related, time sensitive problem.Thanks!

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Hi Long time ago I have bought new SSD (2,5"), installed it inside the laptop, and placed original HDD in Ultrabay. I have managed to use the Lenovo recovery partition (this one with over 10GB size that contains image of the whole system, and all drivers). I have installed windows 8.0 from factory image stored on lenovo recovery drive on new SSD Then I was unable to boot newly installed system, because Boot Configuration Menu still rerouted the starting procedure to no-longer existing system that used to be installed on original HDD. I have managed to set up the boot sequence with Visual BCD Editor in a way that it booted from the newly installed SSD in a right way. But it created hell of a mess in the boot sequence. Now I would like to make a clear install of Windows, I am able to acesss recovery menu (F11) but when choosing the optionion of resetting the system - it does not detects the location of the recovery partition. I would like to stay with the configuration in which SSD is placed in internal 2,5", and original HDD is placed in ultrabay, since only internal bay have speed transfer suitable for having benefits of using SSD. What should I do to gain access to Lenovo recovery partition that contains factory created image of the system and drivers? In drive manager I see that it exists. I add print screens showing mess in BCD Please help.

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Hi to everyone and thanks in advance for any help...

I think that my ISP is throttling my bandwidth at the modem and I am here to ask help on how access full available bandwidth.

When the technician installed the fibre optic line and then the modem, he showed me an amazing 77MB/s (about 600Mbps) before the modem!!

But after the technician left these were the test results after the router:
1)
SpeedTests.net:
averages, after router, show: UP between 56/60Mbps & DN 45/75Mbps
2)
Local Server Speed Test:
average: UP 45Mpbs & DN 170Mbps

A Japanese Internet savvy guy explained that NTT East throttles the available bandwidth at the building by specific apartment/modem settings related to individual contract bundles. I signed up for the top bundle: TV, Phone and Internet connections.

This is my Hardware/software setup:

OS: Win7,

Line specs:
Line type: IEC60874-14
Connector type: SC
Core across: 9 micrometers
Clad across: 125 micrometers
ITU-TG-652
NTT East fibreoptic TV/Internet/Telephone bundle (100Mbps best effort) Hikari Next Family Type but 10Mbps is considered within parameters
Asahi ISP Internet contract

Modem:
GE-PON (WAN+Coaxial TV antenna)
"SCM-GE-PON-<H>A GV-ONU D<1>" model

Router:
RT-S300HI (4 Giga ports + 1 phone)

Router & Modem have Japanese firmware which I cannot understand and, according to the NTT East, I must rent both modem and router from them and "will not support any other modem/router setup".
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A:ISP bandwidth throtling - How to replace Modem?

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Hi My T530 will not boot properly. I think that there is some software glitch on my T530 hard drive stopping it booting. It was installed with Windows 10. I tried all the blue screen functions including refresh whilst maintaining files. None worked.I also have a T470 with Windows 10 installed.I would like to download the files from the T530 hard drive before reinstalling Windows 10. I do not have an external hard drive caddy and would rather not have the expense of buying one - otherwise I would just put the drive in that and copy the files.I would like to put the SSD hard drive from the T470 into the main bay of the T530 to see whether it all works ok and if so to put the the old hard drive from the T530 in a caddy in the ultrabay to get the files off it, before then reinstalling it using a system image on a portable hard drive. Will this scheme work? Can I take the hard drive from the T470 and put it in the T530 and expect the T530 to function? Can I do any damage thereby? Thanks for your help Dan  

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Hello I have a T530 (2394CG6 Model / Serial R9ZN5HE) and ran the system5update program and made a crucial fatal bios update. After that only black screen - 5 short beeps - pause - 5 beeps - Nothing happens. I tried various keys and combinations to get into bios.I disconnected CMOS Battery for 24hrsI pulled the RAM  No effect. Any help for me?Where would I get a new "bios" and how to get this "on my computer" BR & THX Chris 

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I found https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd024683 -- isn't there a PICTURE somewhere that identifies the ports? Thanks,  Christine

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I have a relatively bullet-proof T530. After installing Windows updates and Lenovo updates, I had some bugs, one of which was/is with the optical drive.Another bug was that crazy hibernate/sleep thing. They weren't even offered as options in the shut-down menu!  Saying goodbye to Lenovo Power Manager seems to have fixed that...But since my last Lenovo update, the Optical drive won't work. The machine knows it's there, and will open it when I want it open... but that's all it will do.And the craziest thing is that the hard drive seems to want to access the optical drive all the time! It's regularly clicking and making noises.When I put a CD in, it can't be read.It worked perfectly until updating the Lenovo stuff...Any suggestions short of going through the hassle of saving everything and starting over? I really don't wanna do that...

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I have a relatively bullet-proof T530. After installing Windows updates and Lenovo updates, I had some bugs, one of which was/is with the optical drive.Another bug was that crazy hibernate/sleep thing. They weren't even offered as options in the shut-down menu!  Saying goodbye to Lenovo Power Manager seems to have fixed that...But since my last Lenovo update, the Optical drive won't work. The machine knows it's there, and will open it when I want it open... but that's all it will do.And the craziest thing is that the hard drive seems to want to access the optical drive all the time! It's regularly clicking and making noises.When I put a CD in, it can't be read.It worked perfectly until updating the Lenovo stuff...Any suggestions short of going through the hassle of saving everything and starting over? I really don't wanna do that...

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Q: T530

No sound all of sudden ....Please adviseMTNicolas













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A:T530

I am assuming you haven't accidently muted the speakers or lowered volume. some suggestions: First, if you haven't done it, reboot. Look in device manager for sound devices, reinstall drivers. check event log

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I have a Lenovo T530 laptop, which is company issued.  I would like to be able to set something up such that when I am at home, I can switch between the T530 and my home desktop; i.e. both computers sharing the same keyboard, mouse and monitor.  I am thinking I need a KVM switch of some kind, and perhaps also a special adapter to convert the VGA signal from the T530 to a digital signal to drive my home DVI monitor. At work, we have some sort of ThinkPad mini docking station box, and from the way it connects, it appears that the T530 can drive a monitor via a USB port (i.e. not using the VGA connector) as that is the only connection between the T530 and the mini dock, and it is enough to display the T530 output on a large monitor.  Given this, is there something special I need to get or consider when looking for a KVM solution?  Is anyone doing this with a T530 and can explain what they are using? Thanks!

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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Hello,Just some time ago, I bought a T530 (i7 3520m, 8gbs of ram (currently 4 because sold one of the dimms to a friend), an NVS 5400m, and a 500gb HDD.) Well when I learned my processor had VT-d support, I got rather excited. My plan was to just have a VM that Windows would hide in for when I wanted it, but what actually happened was that my Operating System just refuses to work. Windows 10 seems fine unless you try and close the screen which causes a full crash and requires a forced shutdown. Arch Linux doesn't boot into userspace and goes into a SystemD emergency panel. Debian causes nVidia drivers to fail and just causes a lot of other disarray.This only happens when VT-d is enabled. Disabled works perfectly fine as if there was never an issue in the first place.

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So I have been tasked with trying to bring a T530 back to life. We first tried to replace just the power adapters and the battery. We would get a quick light on the power buttond then nothing. After that I replaced the motherboard with a different but compatible FRU. This also caused me to have to purchase and replace the thermal intake/Heat sink and Fan.After replacing those components. I plug in the original battery and power adapter. I get a quick light on the battery on the back of the display and then nothing. If I disconnect the keyboard, it will begin charging. Considering the only things left to replace are the processor and the keyboard itself I thought I would reach out to see if anyone else had this type of issue and had a way to resolve it.  Any help will be appreciated.

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Hey people, bit confused. Want to upgrade the RAM on my HP PAVILION T530.UK but not sure which RAM would be comptable nor do I know how to find this out as I have misplaced :giddy: the manual.

Thanks for any help
 

A:Hp Pavilion T530.uk Ram

Here's what kingston is selling for your system. The memory they list is way overpriced though. You can buy online from places like newegg for much cheaper if it's standard ram. It looks like it uses standard pc 3200 ram. If you want to find out for sure what ram you need, download and install everest home edition everest link . Once everest is installed, run it, then click motherboard, then click spd and it should give you lots of info about what ram you have.
 

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Hi just installed new  Crucial MX 500 SSD card into my T530 and their is no sound. The  desktop sound icon on the right bottom bar says  no output device installed. Do I need to insatll driver ? where is the download for that?Thanks any advice appreciated.

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Hello, I have a T530 and I am trying to achieve the maximum usable RAM., which is 16GB for my system. There is supposed to be 4GB installed under the key board, although I've never looked. My problem is that I bought a 16GB stick and when I installed it, my system now only shows 4GB installed. Is BIOS rejecting the 16GB, since it pushes the total installed to 20GB? If so, before I go removing the keyboard, is the 4GB removable?  Thanks for your help.

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hey guyscan i upgrade my T530 Thinkpad processor from i5-3320M to Intel Core i5-6th Generation . and advice with vga adapter can be installed instead of Nvidia 5200.

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Hi All, Just wondering if T530 supports 1TB SSD upgrade? Cheers,Stan

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I have a T530i (2394-BK4, i3-3110M) that came with 4GB of Hynix ram that runs at 1600Mhz, CL11 timings (1.35V)I am wondering if I have to buy the Lenovo FRU (03X6561) or if say Crucial/Kingston ram with the same specs will work alright.













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A:T530 Ram Upgrade

Crucial, Hynix and Samsung are better choices. Avoid Kingston Value Range (abbreviated as KVR in the product code) in the ThinkPad for compatibility reasons.

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Just in case anyone is thinking of attempting it - don't. While, yes, it is supported by the CPU:http://ark.intel.com/products/64893/Intel-Core-i7-3520M-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz The T530 wouldn't have a bar of it. Most likely explicitly disabled by the system firmware. Just attempted to install 2x Crucial 16GB DDR3L modules (CT204864BF160B). Powered on, and was beeped at. If anyone has had any success doing such an upgrade, do speak out!

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My 2 month old T530 shows very few signs of life. It was fine this morning when I hibernated it but when I came to restart it would not power on. The only signs of life are a bit of flashing from the battery indicator when I plug the AC adapter in and the power button illuminates for about a second when pressed. That's it.... I've tried removing the power adapter and battery then holding down the power button for 10 seconds as described in the user manual, removing/swapping memory and disks etc., with no effect. No obvious physical problems with the USB ports. I'll be ringing Lenovo tomorrow morning but any suggestions would be welcome. I'm running a clean install of 64-bit W7 on a new SSD I fitted, the supplied HDD having been moved to the Ultrabay. Chris













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A:T530 dead

Hi Chris, I see you have tried most of the things I could suggest. Do you remember if you heard any system beeps when you removed the memory and tried to reboot without it? In case you did not try that, please do. If you don't hear anything then unfortunately the title of the thread must be correct...

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I just got thinkpad t530 from may friend, i have used t410 for 4 years but this t530 is very hot and i think the problem come from the fan speed, it's always under 2000rpm, i dont know how to control this speed...?

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After owning a T530 for exactly 5 years, we've decided to finally put a msata SSD into it. Should have done it sooner, since the prices of msata drives are truly ridiculous nowadays. But as the years went by we've figured we should wait because prices were going to drop. Well, now we know that was a mistake, heh. Anyway, AFAIK if you don't have a WWAN card (which we don't) we can install a msata SSD into the PCI express slot. We were wondering, which type of msata SSD should we buy? Is it an M.2 drive or just plain msata? Is there a difference? We were aiming for a SAMSUNG 850 EVO mSATA 250GB MZ-M5E250BW (http://tinyurl.com/yans5exn) or (if we decide to cheap out) MyDigitalSSD 120GB (128GB) Bullet Proof 4 Eco (BP4e V2) MDMS-BP4e-128(http://tinyurl.com/ycbbt7q7). Would these be ok? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 





T530: i7-3630QM, 16GB DDR3-1600, NVS 5400M, 2x1TB 7200RPM, 9-cell, HD+ 1600x900, WinXP Pro/Win7 Pro 64-bit L430: i3-2370M, 8GB DDR3-1600, HD 3000, 750GB 7200RPM, 6-cell, HD 1366 x 768, Win7 Home 64-bit

A:T530 and msata

The slot in the T530 supports mSATA not m.2.  They are not the same.
 
I'd expect any mSATA SSD to work, but there can always be individual compatibility issues.
 
Hopefully someone else here has experience with the models you link and can give you a direct answer.
 
Z.
 

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I have seen that T520 is compatible with a T530 but is it the other way around?I need it to combat some serious heat. Please help

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I bought  a reburbished T530 ThinkPad because it had an Intel i7-3520M processor in it and WiDi is supposed to work with that processor.  The system is Windows 7 just like my previous Dell laptop, which I dropped and distroyed.  My old Dell worked fine with WiDi, but the Lenovo T530 gets me the attached disgnostic, which tells me this platform is not compatible with WiDi.


























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A:Why can't I install WiDi on my T530?

Hello and welcome,
 
Compatible wifi card?
 
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/emerging-technologies/000014932.html
 
Z.

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad t530, and it doesn't use the battery, it also doesn't charge the battery. I have tried taking the battery out and starting with only the ac cable, then deleting all the battery drivers from my computer, then restarting it with the battery in, I have also tried taking the battery and ac cable out and holding the power button for 30 seconds and it still wont work. Then I have tried resetting the BIOS and that doesn't work. 

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Hi All, I seem to have killed my T530's built-in display output.  External monitor works fine (using it now) but there is nothing showing on the laptop panel.  The panel itself is fine -checked in an X1 Carbon gen1. Problem started after I connected a 14" panel that I bought for the aforementioned X1 Carbon.  The panel was a mess of lines in the X1, so after checking on panelook.com and figuring they were compatible (LP140WD2-TLD2 vs LP156WD1-TLB2 - both LVDS, 2 channel, 6 bit, 40 pin, 3.3V), I connected it to the T530. Nothing showed.  Then when I put the T530's panel back it also showed nothing. Initially both the laptop panel and the external monitor showed up in the Device Manager. Now only the external monitor is showing. So, question is, is there a fuse on the mobo that I might have blown, and if so, does anyone know where it is?.   Thanks for reading. Regards.  

A:T530 display died :(

All motherboards are not the same, but there is a 2 or 3 amp fuse very near the LCD connector. (sometimes on the opposite side)  If LEDs on the bezel are also out (all but bluetooth), a 0.5 amp fuse is also blown.  Mouser.com is the best source.

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HI I have T530,for some reason,, I experienced a blue screen of death last week,I restored my computer by resetting it to its original feature, which seems to fix the issue for a dayand now whenever the computer is shut down, the boot time is 1 hour and its stuck on the first black Lenovo with a messageto interrupt normal startup press enter.Can anyone help?Thank you!

A:T530 - Boot problem

After the recovery, did you apply updates?  What was the error on the blue screen?  Have you run built-in diagnostics?  (F10 at startup)

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