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Q: Thinkpad T500 Memory Upgrade - Stupid Question Tim...

I recently upgraded my T500 to a SSD and 8 gbtyes ram. The diagnostics recognize the 8 gbyte upgrade but state only 4 gbytes are usuable. I thought the machine maximum was 8. Is there anything else I need to do to make the machine use the memory.

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A: Thinkpad T500 Memory Upgrade - Stupid Question Tim...

The ThinkPad T400 and T500 datasheet states that it can handle up to 8GB of RAM, so it should work unless you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, in which case the maximum RAM that can be addressed by the OS is 4GB regardless of how much RAM you install. The Windows license key is valid for both 32 and 64-bit, but to go from 32-bit to 64-bit, you would have to uninstall and reinstall Windows. Windows Install Media Download Links,https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Hope that helps,

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My good old t500 - 20826pg has been working perfectly fine until th windows 10 1709 upgrade. Apaprently Lenovo did not provide any windows 10 compatibility so I'd better restore my windows 8.1 pro - assuming it can run with Excel 2013 and later product. Any suggestion on how to overcome this outdated driver problem? Microsoft assistance deactived my windows update assistance application but in ten days I was back to square one with the same problem.  thanks

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I recently upgraded my T500 to a SSD and 8 gbtyes ram.  The diagnostics recognize the 8 gbyte upgrade but state only 4 gbytes are usuable.  I thought the machine maximum was 8.  Is there anything else I need to do to make the machine use the memory.
 
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A:T500: Memory Upgrade

The ThinkPad T400 and T500 datasheet states that it can handle up to 8GB of RAM, so it should work unless you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, in which case the maximum RAM that can be addressed by the OS is 4GB regardless of how much RAM you install.       The Windows license key is valid for both 32 and 64-bit, but to go from 32-bit to 64-bit, you would have to uninstall and reinstall Windows. Windows Install Media Download Links,https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Hope that helps,

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I have a T500 and the specs say it will support 8Gb of DDR3. I am running WIn6 x64 and I updated the bios to the latest and greatest. Unfortunately when I put in 8Gb of memory I get some post errors. Each dimm works by itself, so the memory is good, which it is brand new so it should be, any thoughts? Frustrating since I have almost $500 invested in memory. I purchased 8Gb DDR3 1066 PC3 8500

A:T500 Memory Upgrade

tjnf04, Glad to see I'm not the only one with the exact same problem.  I am running Win 7 x64.  I can put in each new Corsair 4G DDR3 1066 PC3 8500 SODIMM separately and no problems, so I know the memory is good as well.  I can also put in new 1x4G and an old 1x1G for total of 5G and it works fine.  But put in 2x4G and get the beeps 1-short, pause, 3-short, pause, 3-short, pause, 1-short when powering up. So much for supporting 8G!  Hope we can get some answers soon!

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I am trying to upgrade to 8GB of RAM in my trusty old T500.  I bought 2x4GB G.Skill sticks that appear to be compatible in every specification.  Here is the riddle:1) Both sticks are rejected when inserted into the lower slot.  I get a 1-3-3-1 beep every time. 2) One stick works in the upper slot with the original 2GB stick inserted in the lower slot.  I ran 6 passes of Memtest86+ on this configuration without seeing a single error and the computer is clearly using all 6GB of memory after booting. 3) The other stick will not work in the upper slot with the original 2GB stick in the lower slot and even Memtest86+ freezes with this configuration when I am able to boot at all without getting a 1-3-3-1 beep at power-on. It seems clear that one of the sticks is bad.  I am at a loss as to why the other stick will work only when paired with the original stick and only in one particular configuration.  The BIOS has been updated to the lastest version, 3.23. At one time, both of the new sticks would work individually when inserted in the bottom slot with nothing in the upper slot.  However, this was always inconsistent and neither one has worked in that slot since I disabled fast boot. My best guess is that some setting is being read from the old 2GB stick when it is in the lower slot that also works for the one good new stick.  As to what that setting might be, however, I am completely at a loss as the specs for the new... Read more

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Hi , I have a T500 2242CT0 and bought a PNY - 2-Pack 4GB 1.6GHz PC3-12800 DDR3 SO-DIMM Unbuffered Non-ECC Laptop Memory Kit from bestbuy.The model number is MN8GK2D31600-Z. Is it compatible and how can I install this RAM in my T500? Srinivas

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Sorry about the stupid question But..........

I got a memory(thingy) to install and i found where it goes inside but it does'nt fit.

the card is a Azenram and says on label 100% compatible

I have a Cicero which i don't see on anybodys list of manufacturers list(it's from future shop thats probably why)

anyways it almost goes in and the clips almost line up should i use my hammer and persuade it to go jk

is it the wrong type and how can i find the right one(I know go ask future shop right)

I got this for nothing and was hoping I was doing something wrong as i've never seen the insides before(scary )

Thx for any help on this stupid question
 

A:another stupid memory question

Paublo:

What brand name, model name, and model number is your computer? This will help to determine what type of RAM it needs and the maximum amount of RAM that it can use.

You might be better off having a computer shop do it, since you are obviously having problems doing it. It is easy for them to do and the cost should be very reasonable.

Using a hammer to "persuade" the RAM module to fully seat is definitely not the thing to do.

By the way, no question is stupid. That is what these forums are here for, so you can learn.
Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips (Also a Windows XP user)
 

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i have 2 gb. memory,two 1 gb. sticks

should i put 1 gb. in each channel or should i put together in one?
 

A:stupid memory question quick answer

I assume you`re asking how to run your ram in dual channel mode?

Your mobo manual will tell you which dimm slots to use for dual channel memory operation.

Regards Howard
 

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Hey Folks,
I've just bought a little 128mb memory stick - my first!
Plugged it into my powerbook (OSX) & there it was.
I dragged a few mp4 files onto it & there they were.

Then, I dragged them out & dropped them into trash & they vanished.

However, my memory stick now claims to have only 93mb left.

My question is therefore;

Have I removed the files correctly & if not,
What should I do?

Thanks,
 

A:Stupid question about memory sticks & macs!

Mac has a few hidden files on every media. the ~30mb does feel a bit much however.
 

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Was looking into doing a project of upgrading the CPU of my ThinkPad T500 but don't know if the CPU is replaceable or what CPU to upgrade it to, any help would be much appreciated. Current CPU of ThinkPad T500: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 Processor @ 2.26GHz  What i have in mind: i5 Processor with about 2x to 3x the power of the 2 Duo, any reccommendations?

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I have a T500 that I've used for a couple of years and it does well enough for me but I thought about using the slot occupied by my Gobi 2000 WAN card to install a M.2 SSD drive for additional storage.  Specificially, I chose a Samsung 850 EVO.   Windows 7 will not recognize it as anything other than a "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" and cannot locate drivers for it.  Samsung Magician will not recognize it, either, and I do not see anything in the BIOS that would allow me to activate the device.  At any rate, my O/S reads the device but cannot load drivers for it. Am I correct in concluding that I cannot use a M.2 storage device in this particular model? Thanks!

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I have an old ThinkPad T500 that I was planning to give to my younger brother so he can do school work.  Running Windows Vista Ultimate.  A few months back, the internal display was acting intermittently, meaning it would not display anything (dark screen) but if you connected an external monitor, it would work fine.  After a second or third reboot, the internal display would come on. This morning I turned it on and the monitor had parallel color lines in various patterns.  I can hear the laptop running and booting up.   After a couple of minutes, I plugged in an external monitor - nothing.  I rebooted the machine and the same color pattern was displaying on the internal display.  This time, the external monitor came on and booted up in 800 x 600 mode.  When I went into Device Manager > Display it shows "Standard VGA Adapter".  I recall that this laptop comes with switchable graphics between the Intel GMA 4500MHD and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (256 MB).  Is the video card bad or is it just the actual display?

A:No display on ThinkPad T500

Welcome to the forum!
 
@sheapuppy wrote:
Is the video card bad or is it just the actual display?

It could be both, difficult to say without having the actual ThinkPad at hand.
 
I don't remember by heart the BIOS settings in the T500, but please try going to the BIOS (press F1 right after turning on the laptop) and go to "Config" and "Display", select only the integrated graph, save and reboot.  Keep us posted how it goes...
 
Hopefully that would fix the screen problems...
 
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Hi everyone. I am using this forum as i have no other options left, in fixing a Lenovo ThinkPad T500. The first time, with both battery and power plug connected, or just battery / power connected, when the pw button was pressed, nothing happened (no video, no audio signals, no fan, no hdd, no status leds).So, i disassembled the laptop, removed all it's components (memory module, keyboard, trackpoint, fingerprint reader, hdd, cd/dvd drive, lcd, wireless, internal modem, cpu, cmos battery). After a reassembly of the laptop, at power on, status leds are like in the picture below, the cpu fan is running for a couple of seconds, and the hdd is running without the hdd status led flickering, but there is no image on lcd and no audio signals. I tried to power on the laptop with battery and power, just battery and/or just power. In the picture below, there are only the necessary components connected: cpu, memory module, lcd, speakers, keyboard, trackpoint, and also hdd and cv/dvd drive. I also connected a external monitor, but there was no video signal.   As i have no video and/or audio messages/signals, i can't fully diagnose the laptop. I am hoping that someone have had the same situation, or knows what might be the problem.I would appreciate any help!THANKS.

A:ThinkPad T500 won't start ...

Try this:Disconnect the AC, remove the battery.Press the power button ten times quickly in succession, then hold it for ten seconds.

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hello, I hope this is the right place to ask some Q about the IBM thinkpad G40 .. My son bought a second hand G40 some years back. It had/has only 256M memory. Now I want to upgrade the memory and I scanned the relevant web pages of Lenovo. Apparently the memory should be PC2100 or maybe PC2700 becasue of PC2100 availability ? (DDR)Now a cpu-z run on that laptop says the memory is PC2300 (142Mhz) so what gives ? Has this been put in to be on the safe side or ?and an additional Q .. can memory modules be mixed ? ie can I add a 512M PC2100 sodimm to get 768M ? or do I need to remove the original 256M and go for 2x 512M ?TIAImbsysop 










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A:Thinkpad G40 memory upgrade

Welcome to the forum! Your machine can run PC2100/2700 memory, and you can combine it, it will always run at PC2100 speed regardless of anything else. It can be mixed, no questions asked. If the G40 is Celeron powered, it will take up to 1Gb (2x512Mb) of RAM. If it's Pentium 4-powered, you can install up to 2Gb of RAM. Hope this helps.

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The magnesium rollcage on the left side of the display has broke when I tried closing the laptop. The hinge got somehow stuck, and I coulnd't close the lid, so I tried to apply a tiny bit of force. Unfortunately, being a very fragile and soft material, magnesium (along with the plastic part that holds the bottom left screw) broke. I have managed to get the left hinge moving again, but now the display is being held by only right hinge, which isn't enough to support a 15 inch screen. Oh and closing it is a pain. Lenovo say that they can't fix it for some odd reason, even though it's still on the warranty. (probably because they can't understand what i'm trying to explain). Though I didn't open it yet, I can conclude from looking at it that I'm going to need a new rollcage, new outer LCD shell (that black top lid), and a new set of hinges. I can replace it myself, fully understanding it'd void my warranty, as long as I get my laptop working again. I need it for work. Where can I get a new rollcage, outer shell and a pair of hinges? Thank you. This is a Thinkpad T500-2082 which still has 243 days of warranty.













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A:Thinkpad T500 Hinge/Lid repair?

well have you tried ebay? Otherwise you can try IBM parts, but that is probably going to cost you quite a bit, (i would think somewhere around 200 USD or more).

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I have a T500 laptop (model 22437WU; Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53 GHz with 4 GBs of RAM). Recently 'nuked' and installed the 32-bit Windows 7 Professional with SP1 and latest patches. I have the latest BIOS and Lenovo updates as well. This computer is BSOD'ing a couple of time per day. Not with any one application, have even seen it BSOD while sitting idle (no screen saver). I have attached the requested zipped files and am hopeful that someone can shed some light on the problem.

mtb20814

A:BSOD on ThinkPad T500 new build

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mtb20814


I have a T500 laptop (model 22437WU; Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53 GHz with 4 GBs of RAM). Recently 'nuked' and installed the 32-bit Windows 7 Professional with SP1 and latest patches. I have the latest BIOS and Lenovo updates as well. This computer is BSOD'ing a couple of time per day. Not with any one application, have even seen it BSOD while sitting idle (no screen saver). I have attached the requested zipped files and am hopeful that someone can shed some light on the problem.

mtb20814


At least 2 were related to PGP 7.x. Provides icon tray shortcuts to PGP programs from Network Associates. Available via Start -> Programs. Note: Located in \%Program Files%\PGP Corporation\PGP Desktop\

I would re-install newest version as yours is over a year old.

You also have some other old drivers that really should be updated.


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mdmxsdk.sys 6/19/2006 5:26:59 PM 0x9b38a000 0x9b38d180 0x00003180 0x449716a3
regi.sys 4/16/2007 11:19:05 AM 0xacede000 0xacedf500 0x00001500 0x462393e9
btwl2cap.sys 4/3/2009 8:28:35 PM 0x828bc000 0x828c7000 0x0000b000 0x49d6a9b3
XAudio32.sys 4/29/2009 2:20:55 PM 0xacf18000 0xacf20000 0x00008000 0x49f89a87
HECI.sys 6/23/2009 3:49:57 PM 0x91322000 0x9132bf80 0x00009f80 0x4a4131e5... Read more

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I have two identical (except for user-added programs and files) ThinkPad T61s. One stopped working, so I pulled the hard drive from it and seated it into the second one. It booted right up, no problems whatsoever. I've interchanged the hard drives multiple times with no issues but feel it's only a matter of time before the constant switching damages one of the drives or the working laptop. I decided to purchase another ThinkPad to prevent that and found a T500 minus the hard drive. Given I could swap hard drives in and out on the T61, I stupidly assumed if I seated one of the T61 hard drives into the T500, it too would boot with no problem and I'd have two working ThinkPads once again. Unfortunately during the boot, the BSCD made an appearance. I ran System Repair but it could not fix the issue. I removed that drive and seated the second T61 hard drive into the T500 and the same thing happened.
 
The T61 and T500 are very close to identical, but I'm guessing that they use very different drivers. Hence the BSOD. I don't want to format the T61 drive, but prefer to be able to boot from the T61 hard drive with all the files and settings on it intact.
 
I thought perhaps I could download and install the T500 drivers onto the T61 hard drive, then try booting the T500 again. Or maybe download the drivers to a flash drive and install them through SETUP (F2 or F12) without the hard drive, then reseating the T61 hard drive and attempt booting from it again.
 
Another thi... Read more

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About three weeks ago I bought a Thinkpad T500. It used to run Windows Vista, but I got rid of that and added Linux Mint. When I first bought the computer it would not turn on if it was unplugged, but I figured I just needed to buy a new battery. New battery came in and it actually registers it and says it is charging, but the problem is it is stuck at 53% and I can not unplug it without it turning off. I tried looking up a solution; I unplugged and removed the battery then held on to the power button for a minute and powered it on again, but that did not work: stilled only turned on while plugged in. There was another solution that involved turing it on with the power cord and not the battery then removing the drivers for the power cord and restarting the computer, which should have it reinstall all the battery drivers, but I could not do that because I got rid of Windows Vista and I could not replicate the process in Linux Mint(I am new to Linux. Here is the video I was trying to follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx62t6qZ34U). I did try to look for the drivers for this solutions, but the "driver manager" on Linux does not pop anything up. I am not even entirely sure if this solution will fix my problem. Not entirely sure what to do next. Any suggestions will help. 

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I recently received an older Thinkpad T500 from a friend. He tried to install Windows 10 on it and said it stopped working after that. If I try to open settings or Google chrome or anything, they open on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen but won't open full screen. I've tried to right click and hit move with them and nothing works. Can anyone help me?

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How to find drivers for Thinkpad T500 ?I write T500 in the search field but it seems the youngest is now T520.Where Lenovo put drivers for T500?













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A:How to find drivers for Thinkpad T500 ?

Hello and welcomeFollow EOL products site:https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html

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I recently received an older Thinkpad T500 from a friend. He tried to install Windows 10 on it and said it stopped working after that. If I try to open settings or Google chrome or anything, they open on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen but won' open full screen. I've tried to right click and hit move with them and nothing works. Can anyone help me?

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Hey everyone. Just to give some back story on the T500 I received from a computer repair friend of mine. It came with WinXP installed on it (although is licensed for Win7Pro OA). ABout 6 months ago I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on it as to get away from using WinXP since it is no longer supported by Microsoft. It was only after doing some physical maintenance on it that I had noticed the Win7Pro sticker on the bottom on the laptop. Problem is, about 4 months into using Ubuntu, I wanted to go back to WinXP and upgrade to Win7Pro, as I have the valid license for it. I successfully restored WinXP from local backup on the hard drive and everything seemed fine. Until one day I turned on the laptop and my WiFi adapter module stopped working. I did some basic troubleshooting from reinstalling drivers to some advanced CLI commands. None worked and I couldn't consult Microsoft obviously. I found what I could from everyone else online only to be stuck with a non-working adapter. However, that is only a little bit of the problem. Recently, I attempted to boot the laptop and when I did, it got so far before giving me an error saying this, "NTLDR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" and it does this over and over no matter what I try to do. I have attempted to insert a flash drive with a fresh Ubuntu ISO on it and boot from that, but what I am thinking is that somehow, somewhere that the HDD has encountered an error whilist rewriting WinXP files during a bootup or some... Read more

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How can I be sure to get the right memory upgrade for my IBM Thinkpad [email protected] 2373 ans how can I tell how much memory it can take?
 

A:Memory Upgrade for IBM ThinkPad T42 2372

Sorry it is an IBM ThinkPad T42 2373...i have the specs from Everest if that helps?
 

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Hello, I have a new x1 extreme gen 2 Part No: 20MFCTO1WW with 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz. I would like to go to 32 or 64 GB if I can.  Could anybody suggest what memory I should buy and where? Thanks in advance, Ricky

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme memory upgrade?

You can have up to 64GB (2 X 32GB).  The part numbers for the 32GB SODIMMs are 01AG871 or 01AG861.  Other configurations are possible depending on thether you have 2 X 8GB or 1 X 16GB and what you want to end up with,

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I am looking for memory upgrade options from 1x8GBSearching internet returns Crucial website for compatible sodimm  Option 1: get 1x 16GB  = total 24GBOption 2: get 2x 16GB = total 32GB Q1: I read some where that it is important to have two identical RAM. Perhaps I would go for option 2. Any suggestion Q2: For option 2, there are 2400 [CT2K16G4SFD824A] or 2666 [CT2K16G4SFD8266] version.The X1 unit came with 2666 8GB RAM, is it better to go for 2666 version, even through it is written in manual that the max support speed is 2400? Q3: Please share your choices for X1 extreme memory upgrade?   

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Currently I am trying to upgrade memory modules on my ThinkPad P51 of type 20HH. It was planned to have maximum, i.e. 64 GB, instead of original 8 GB. After some research four of Crucial 16 GB DDR4-2400 SODIMM CT16G4SFD824A have been obtained. With absolutely no problems two of them have been inserted in slots under the bottom cover. On that stage the laptop starts up and works perfectly with total 40 GB of RAM consisted of new 32 GB and original 8 GB. However, after adding a new memory module under the keyboard and/or replacing original 8 GB memory module with new 16 GB, and/or even putting original 8 GB memory module in the neighbouring slot, the laptop doesn't start up. Several attempts have been done to solve this problem, i.e. BIOS has been updated to 1.47 version, CMOS battery has been removed and returned back to its place, SSD drive has been removed and returned back to its place, the laptop has been turned on with a battery only, with AC power adapter only and with both of them. Nothing of the listed above helped to solve a problem. Did someone face the same problem? Is there a solution for it?

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Howdy All! I just ordered a Thinkpad P70 with a XEON 1505-M processor. It comes with one 16gb ECC memory module. I want to add 3 more and when I checked Crucial.com's memory upgrade options, it only list 1x16GB NON-ECC memory modules! So two questions: 1) Can I mix the 1x16GB ECC memory module with 3 NON-ECC 1x16 modules? 2) How hard is it to install memory in the P70? My last couple of mobile workstations have been Dell M Precisions and adding memory was EASY (no need to remove the keyboard ,etc)! Thanks in advance! Aggie85

A:Thinkpad P70 Memory Upgrade Questions!

Aggie1985 wrote:1) Can I mix the 1x16GB ECC memory module with 3 NON-ECC 1x16 modules? 2) How hard is it to install memory in the P70? My last couple of mobile workstations have been Dell M Precisions and adding memory was EASY (no need to remove the keyboard ,etc)!About 1: It might be possible to mix ECC with non-ECC modules, but you would lose the error detection on all modules then. Since non-ECC modules are only slightly cheaper I would not recommend it. About 2: for the P50 it is a piece of cake to install memory, it should be no different on the P70.  As for memory: Lenovo currently uses Samsung modules. So if you want to go for the same 16GB ECC modules check for M474A2K43BB1-CPB. I do not know about Cruicial, but at least Transcend also got 16GB ECC modules (check for TS2GSH72V1B). I cannot say anything about the Transcend modules, but I installed two of the 16GB Samsung modules (besides the 8GB module that was already in) in my P50 had no problem so far (even checked with Memtest86+ for a whole night). Cubbi

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I was thinking of connecting my TV to my laptop via MDP but I'm not sure if the lenovo will support audio.
Does anyone have experience with this?
 

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I need a link for my T500 manual. I run Linux Mint 18.3, so the Windows site for Lenovo does me no good. This is a T500 I got through the BC Auction. I run Linux on any machine other than my androids. I just want to see what all of the nice bells and whistles this laptop has.Cheers

A:I need a User Manual for my Thinkpad T500 L3-ARK0Z 09/05

https://www.manualslib.com/download/783635/Lenovo-Thinkpad-T500.htmlThis is not enough?

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The current configuration of my system (as bought) is 4Gb RAM.  According to the specifictions, it is upgradable to 8Gb.  I had a conversation with Sales Support via Chat trying to find the correct part number for 8Gb memory to replace the 4Gb.  I was told that as my system is still under warranty, I would need to contact Technical Support for this to happen.  Having done a number of searches on this forum, would I be right in suspecting that the existing 4Gb is soldered in to place - hence the need for a Warranty call to upgrade.  I was advised that any attempt to make the change myself would void the warranty.Any thoughts please.










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A:Memory upgrade Thinkpad Yoga 11e Windows 8.1

http://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/hmm_pdf/tp_11e_yoga11e_hmm_en_sp40f29949.pdfThis seems to say there's one stick of socketed RAM.The bottom cover and the memory module are both marked as "optional-service CRU", so you won't really void warranty by replacing it yourself.The required RAM specification is this: PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM. Just find an 8GB stick with those specs.

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Hi all, My Lenovo G575 is a few years old, but still works. I have only 1 RAM memory slot soldered onto motherboard. Windows 10 is installed, but quite slow on the internet. Can i upgrade RAM memory from 4gb 1066 speed to one single 8gb card? will it use 8gb or just 4gb? Any options to make internet faster, as i do have BT Fibre and only a few metres from router? Thanks all.

A:ThinkPad W510 RAM Memory Upgrade / Installation

OldComputer1999 wrote:
Hi all,
 
My Lenovo G575 is a few years old, but still works. I have only 1 RAM memory slot soldered onto motherboard. Windows 10 is installed, but quite slow on the internet. Can i upgrade RAM memory from 4gb 1066 speed to one single 8gb card? will it use 8gb or just 4gb? Any options to make internet faster, as i do have BT Fibre and only a few metres from router?
 
Thanks all.

From the parts list of the Maintenance Manual - your computer will only accept 4gb modules.  If you only have one socket on the motherboard, you are limited to a single 4gb stick.  Usually the system has the option for two memory modules, so I would suggest contacting Lenovo support by phone to discuss this situation.
 
Cheers.
 
CB

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I was wondering whether somebody could shed some light on this issue. I am (as many more I guess) suffering from memory shortcut on my S440. Now I just stumbled uppon a new upgrade option from Curcial:http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct204864bf160b Is this module compatible with a S440 i7 4500u? BIOS might be an issue as far as I read.













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A:Thinkpad S440 16GB memory upgrade

No,  It won't work and the problem isn't the BIOS or a Lenovo limitation.  You have a 4th gen CPU  i7-4500u.  The 16GB modules only work on 5th gen or later

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This morning I received my order for new memory for my laptop and after getting all excited... it didn't work   Old memory was: 1x HMT41GS6AFR8ANew memory is: 2x KVR16LSE11/8 I tried all combinations (new banks alone, 2gether with old, different slot, etc), it just never boots (no BIOS screen, nothing). I this topic: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-S540-RAM-Upgrade/td-p/1542834 I read:Your system will support DDR3 PC3-12800 & DDR3 PC3-14900 DDR3 (non-ECC), as your system was shipped with DDR3 PC3-12800, I suggest you to go for the same. You can check with 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM.

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Hi This is my first post to the forum. Regrettably I must start with a problem. Following suggestions on this forum I decided to upgrade RAM in my X200 to 8 GB. I bought 2 4GB chips branded by G.Skill http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-1600c11d-8gsl I was very disappointed to find the memory doesn't work. The machine won't start (black screen) with several pipping sounds.I suppose they mean DIMM problem. When I replaced the original memory chips everything is normal. Is this at all impossible and I should go for another memory ?Could possibly BIOS upgrade help ? I'd be very grateful for any comments and suggestions. Cheers,Chris

A:Thinkpad X200 memory upgrade failure

Welcome to the forum!
 
Unfortunately X200's are very picky with DDR3-12800 (DDR3-1600) like the ones you bought.
 
I would advice to buy DDR3-10600 (DDR3-1333) or DDR3-8500 (DDR3-1066) RAM. I would also recommend you to avoid the "Value RAM" line from Kingston, the "Value Select" line from Corsair (other lines from those brands are ok) and any no-name brand from eBay and similar shops.
 
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I know that the L520 allows a maximum memory of 8 GB. Do I have to use each slot to get maximun memory (4 + 4) or can I install a single 8 GB stick into a single slot and leave the other empty? If I can use the 8 + 0 method, does it make any difference as to which slot I install the stick? Additionally, does it make any difference in speed if I use the PC3-10600 memory or PC-12800 memory? i7 - 2620M processor

A:ThinkPad L520 RAM Memory Upgrade / Installation

I'm of the opinion a L520 will support 16GB, at least my T520 and both X220 I have do so. And they're the same generation as yours
 
Generally speaking it's better to have two sticks for dual channel, 2x 4GB should be better than 1x 8GB. Although the difference may not be so noticeable in normal daily usage.

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Hi!I have a problem with a memory upgrade on the Lenovo ThinkPad T510. Currently I have 2x2GB moduls and wanted to install 2x4GB.When I put 2x4GB in , Windows does not boot, just hangs on a black screen (before win logo). I tried:a) 1 x 4 GB front slot (I get a blue screen of death)b) 1 x 4 GB  back slot(I get a blue screen of death)c) 1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB (i get black screen)d) upgrading bios - go to a) :e) testing memory in another laptop [works] New memory is  : 4GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 CL11 KingstonWhat do I do?

A:thinkpad T510 memory upgrade problem

Hi gbanina,I have the same problem when trying to use the same Kingston memory with my T510.Do you know to tell now whether this memory is not compatible with the T510 or it was just a bad memory card?Thanks!

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Hi all, Just bought brand new Thinkpad P51 (20hh0014rt). All latest software updates installed.Now I'm trying to upgrade memory and installing Kingston HyperX HX424S14IBK2/32 kit of 2 x 16Gb in two the slots under the bottom cover - my notebook doesn't boot in this configuration (I press ON button, I can see power LED is on and hear the cooling system, but nothing happens...)When I remove this two memory modules - notebook bootup without problems. This modules are ok at 200% - I'm writing this right now at my Thinkpad P470 with both those modules installed. Is there any way of how I can use this memory with my P51? Thanks!

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Hi Guys. I have a Thinkpad T410i notebook with Windows 7 64-bit installed.It has 2x 2GB a RAM in it. I want to upgrade it to 2x 4GB.I got the RAM installed, in the BIOS its okay but Windows won't start. The loading screen freezes, in safemode it stuck at classpnp.sys, I tried renameing it to classpnp.old, after that its stuck at disk.sys.Windows recovery doesn't load. I loaded it with a Ubuntu live USB stick and that works. The ram is Kingston4GB Module - DDR3L 1600MHzPart Number: KVR16LS11/4Specs: DDR3L , 1600MHz , Non-ECC , CL11 , 1.35V , Unbuffered, SODIMM Is this not a good memory for Thinkpad T410i?    

A:Thinkpad T410i memory upgrade issue

Welcome to the forum!
 
If it works with Ubuntu is definitevely a Windows issue. Did you try to start in safe mode? Press F8 immediately after the ThinkPad logo appears when booting.
 
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I'm running a lenovo T500 thinkpad, and it's relatively new - that is, I bought it last winter - but recently, I've been having what seems to be a hardware problem. Or, at least, that's what the guys over in the Virus and Malware removal section are telling me:

Because from time to time, my laptop has decided it's just going to go ahead and shut itself down. Completely. No lights, no nothing - pressing the power button doesn't do anything. I almost always have it plugged into a socket, and that light won't show either - I've found that taking the battery out of the laptop and letting it sit for a little before putting the battery back in usually gets the laptop to work again.

It's only happened recently, but it's happened twice in the past week - which is a little more than bothersome, since the antivirus I have runs a full scan when it happens.

I've noticed that my laptop gets a little hot - not too hot that I can't touch it - but as far as I know, I've never had a problem with overheating or anything similar, which leaves me in the dark about this entire thing.

I'm really hoping that this doesn't turn out to be a hardware problem; I should still be on warranty, but I'm a little - okay, that's a lie, I'm pretty damn - scared to try and open up my laptop and fiddle with anything.

Hope this is enough information for someone out there to give me some sort've idea of wha... Read more

A:Lenovo T500 Thinkpad: Random shut downs?

Hi

Under warranty = dont mess with it

send it back under the warranty and report the issue.
 

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Hello to everybody,Recently I have bought a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and I want to increase the memory, (by default is 4 GB) to 8GB or 16 GB. if it is possible. My question is if this laptop support without any problems or errors 16GB RAM of memory, because officially it is only 8GB.RAM, but I have seen on internet, people with 16GB Ram in this laptop, Are there any problem with this? If so, upgrade to 10GB or 12GB RAM would be posible instead? Also I want to increase the capacity in my laptop (by default is 320 GB.HDD), and I want to put a 500 GB SSD Disc, and if is possible to maintain both the Hard Disc anda SSD Disc, it would be possible to put SSD Disc into the PCI Express slot and mantain the Hard Disc at the same time. Or the only possibility is to replace the Hard Disc for a SSD Disc?Thank you very much,Regards.

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Hey Lenovo Enthusiasts! I am about to purchase the Lenovo Thinkpad 550s, and I am tempted to purchase the baseline memory (4GB) and storage (512GB) HDD.  I want to make sure that I can indeed upgrade the memory to 16GB of RAM and the storage to a 256 (or 512) GB SSD. In my research earlier on, I noticed that somebody had posted a link to the parts list:https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/w550s_frubom_20150130.pdf I don't know what half of this technical jargon is, but from what I gather, I have found an SSD made by Samsung on Amazon, and an 8GB memory made by Data Memory Systems that seem to abide. SSD:http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-256GB-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7KE256BW/dp/B00LMXBOP4 Memory:http://www.datamemorysystems.com/parts/lenovo/03X6657/ Questions:1) Could somebody wiser than me please verify that these products will work for the w550s? I was going to purchase them from Crucial, as they say that is is "100% compatible" but I am not sure still.Crucial: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/thinkpad-w550s 2) In regards to the warranty, does anyone know if I were to mess up the data preloaded on the HDD that is put in the laptop, by trying to transfer it to the SSD, would the warranty cover fixing this? Kind regards,Spencer

A:Lenovo Thinkpad W550s Memory upgrade to 16GB and S...

Very disappointing. Yes, I have the same problem (son, since it is your problem!). I note that over 189 people have at least looked at this question you asked before we decided to have you purchase the W550S...and after calling tech support one last time after my son purchased the machine (and was told there should be no issue)-we see BSOD multiple times within an hour.  They happen so quickly that it is hard to even note what the error message is.... I replaced his 512 HD with Samsung SSD 512GB drive. I used a disk duplicator-everything seemed to go great. Then I put in 16GB of RAM-again, everything seemed great. However, the notebook is only now being used frequently as my son is starting school now-and as said above, the BSOD is making me think this has something to do with the SSD or RAM replacement. Yes, obviously, it's fairly easy to replace with the original parts and see if the problem goes away-but he wanted the SSD and more RAM, so even if that fixes the issue-we will likely get rid of the notebook. BUT:  here is what disappoints me:  absolutely no comment on my son's original questions. I'm guessing I won't get input from Lenovo either....will try to call tomorrow, but we are almost beyond the point where we need to return the SSD/RAM and notebook if we want our money back. A little guidance from Lenovo would be appreicated before we need to make a decision.. Thanks,Steve

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I recently purchased a Yoga 11e 20d9 model and so far I'm loving it.  However, I wanted to upgrade the memory from 4gb to 8gb.  I purchased Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) as all the reviews I read said this was okay to use, however, everytime I install the memory and I try to charge the laptop at the same time it crashes.  I can run windows 10 perfectly without issue up until I try to charge it.  I can charge ther laptop when the laptop is off but for the life of me I can't get it to coexist.  I installed the original ram and everything works perfectly.   Even if I'm in bios, as soon as I plug in the charger the laptop will crash.  It literally has rips on the screen and everything fades out.  As soon as I unplug it, the laptop works flawlessly.   I returned the memory and got a replacement and it does the same exact thing.  I updated both the BIOS and battery firmware.  I am out of ideas.  Any help would be appreciated.  

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Has anybody upgraded the Ram in their Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga type 20CD from 4GB to 16GB? Thanks, Vasu 

A:Memory Upgrade Yoga Thinkpad Type 20CD

Welcome to the forums!
 
In regards to your question I doubt you will find anyone that has upgraded the RAM on this model since its soldered and and has no extra sockets.  See psref.
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/Think_Tablets_and_Convertibles/ThinkPad_Yoga
 

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I've done a lot of research on this and am still stumped.   My trusty T500 started to do random shutdowns a few weeks back.  Sometimes it would restart with no issue, sometimes I would need to briefly remove the CMOS battery to get it to restart.  Now it will only "try" to start, showing the power on, the "Z" light and the bluetooth  indicator light but no Thinkpad splash screen or POST.   I can hear the disk start to spin then.... nothing.   I have ordered a new CMOS battery and have tried the remedies such as removing RAM, CMOS, etc with no change.   The computer was working quite will before this situation.  I have seen suggestions that I have a bad poly-fuse and that would make some sense if it was resetting, in partial failure or failed. Has anyone experienced this and what did you do to resolve? Thanks,Dave

A:Lenovo T500 2081 no start to Thinkpad Logo screen / No P.O.S.T

Forgot to include the fan is running and I do get the 1-3-3-1 beep with RAM removed. Dave

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