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ThinkPad P52s RAM upgrade

Q: ThinkPad P52s RAM upgrade

I just got the P52s recently with 8gb Ram installed. I ordered Lenovo 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SoDIMM Memory to help with some Solidworks modeling. I tried to install the RAM and my laptop will power on but screen stays black. Any help or suggestions?

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I bought P52s 1080p fhd lcd model 2018 but now I want to upgrade it to 4K UHD lcd screen. Can I upgrade it? If it is possible, how can I do it for?Do I buy the parts from Lenovo or do I ask the upgrade service support to Lenovo? Thank you.

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Does the Lenovo ThinkPad p52S support screen resolutions above 4k over Thunderbolt 3 such as the LG 34WK95U (5.120x2.160)? At least I didn't manage so far on Windows 10.

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I bought a ThinkPad P52s (20LB001BUS) 2 months ago and a few weeks ago decided to get a pen to do some simple work on my laptop... Lenovo sales person first suggested I can use Active Pen 2 with my laptop and I bought it from Lenovo Website. Eventhough it did connected to my laptop, didn't work at all. Lenovo technical support connected to my laptop and tried to figured it out but no hope so I returned it.  I contacted Lenovo customer service again and asked if there is another pen that is truly compatible with my machine and he suggested ThinkPad Pen Pro. Of course this one also failed to do the job with my machine.  Long story short, after a few long conversations with Lenovo sales people (including technical support), I understand Lenovo team cannot tell me whether this machine is compatible with a pen (either Lenovo or any other brand) or not. That must be a very not-funny joke and reality...  So I am hoping to hear someone's experience with P52s touchscreen and a pen (active or stylus whichever). It doesn't have to be Lenovo as long as it works with P52s.  CheersG

A:Any Stylus or Active Pen for ThinkPad P52s

Hi Gercek,
 
Welcome to the community forums.
 
We checked further and can see that the ThinkPad P52s (20LB001BUS) has a 10-point Multi-touch display capability. However, if the system does not come with a pen at the time of purchase (indicating the system includes the all-important digitizer), a pen will not work afterwards because the digitizer component is missing from the system?s display. You may check the full specifications here:http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_P52s?MT=20LB
 
To know more about our pens, you may check here:https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500011
 
Here is the link for the Notebook Pens compatibility guide:https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/acc100180
 
Let us know if you need anything else.

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ThinkPad P52SProcessor: Intel Core i7 8650UGraphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA Quadro P500 It's getting worse, now even in the very first Lenovo logo screen, bios and so on, there is a constant flickering.Which makes me think could be a hardware issue.Please could you guide me how to proceed? Thanks in advanceRegards

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I bought a ThinkPad P52s (20LB001BUS) 2 months ago and a few weeks ago decided to get a pen to do some simple work on my laptop... Lenovo sales person first suggested I can use Active Pen 2 with my laptop and I bought it from Lenovo Website. Eventhough it did connected to my laptop, didn't work at all. Lenovo technical support connected to my laptop and tried to figured it out but no hope so I returned it.  I contacted Lenovo customer service again and asked if there is another pen that is truly compatible with my machine and he suggested ThinkPad Pen Pro. Of course this one also failed to do the job with my machine.  Long story short, after a few long conversations with Lenovo sales people (including technical support), I understand Lenovo team cannot tell me whether this machine is compatible with a pen (either Lenovo or any other brand) or not. That must be a very not-funny joke and reality...  So I am hoping to hear someone's experience with P52s touchscreen and a pen (active or stylus whichever). It doesn't have to be Lenovo as long as it works with P52s.  CheersG

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This morning after waking my ThinkPad P52s (Windows 10 x64) from sleep the following happened: 1. The "A Thunderbolt controller has experienced a problem and cannot connect to devices or other computers until new firmware is installed" dialog box popped up several times. However, it no longer shows up. I believe (after some googling) this means the controller went into "safe mode" for some reason and will only accept firmware updates now.2. Both USB-C ports stopped working properly (peripherals connected to either of those ports are not functioning). I was able to use those ports just fine few days ago.3. The 65W Lenovo power adapter is now detected as "15W USB-C power" instead of "AC power". This results in batteries charging only when power consumption does not exceed 15W (i.e. when laptop is powered off or idle). Most likely due to the same reason the following message is now shown during every reboot: "The connected AC adapter has a lower wattage than the recommended model which was shipped with the system. To boot with the AC adapter, please connect the AC adapter which was shipped with the system. Press Esc to continue." Thunderbolt controller is enabled in BIOS. "Thunderbolt in BIOS Assist Mode" is disabled. It looks like Power Delivery is not being negotiated between the power adapter and the laptop due to (malfunctioning?) Thunderbolt controller. What I've tried so far:Plugging power adapter to both USB-C ports with the same result (see 3. above)U... Read more

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I recently got a new Thinkpad P52s, and was wondering if anybody had a way to make the User Defined Key (the star key on F12) work as a pause button without having to go into the registry and change the keys? Thank you.

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I recently bought ThinkPad P52S with following storage option:1TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm, 2.5", SATA3  and realized that I need to change this one for  256 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe NVMe M.2 drive I am affraid even this laptop supports both models it is not easy to make this upgrade. Actually, I would like to know which parts I need to order from lenovo in odred to replace old SATA HDD with new one M.2 PCIe NVMe drive (I already have one). I tried to do it using Support - Parts & Accesories - schematic view TP_T580_P52s_Main_FRUs Components on the page: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-... but, honestly I could not relize what I should order.  I guess that I need one internal cable, and metalic mount "box" (size similar/same to existing SATA HDD) which contains 2 connectors (one for cable which connects mainboard and "box" (I am not sure does existing cable is good), and other connector where I should inserd M.2 PCIe SSD.I would appreciate if someone can advice which part numbers i need to purchase in order to make feasible usage of the M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD instead of aforementioned SATAIII HDD. Thanks in advance to all of you! 

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Whenever I plug in the supplied USB-C AC adapter to charge the laptop I get a black screen flicker for about a second. Is there a way to prevent this? It's not a really big deal its just something that never happened on previous ThinkPad models I've owned (T570, T460s)

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Hi,I have a problem with my new P52s laptop, the integrated camera does not work.Have tried to download the driver from lenovo, but it gave me "install failed" on one of the installations (see attached image)I have tried to run the installer as admin and I have disabled antivirus. Stil the same results. It is possible that it's a defect product, but since the driver is not installed i dont know for sure.What do you guys think?  Thanks in advance- Jon F 

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Hi, On some webpages scrolling stops working spontaneously (with two finger gesture), after some time or some actions (e.g. clicking on links) it starts to work again. Scolling does still work with other methods (like arrow keys). Meanwhile the other touchpad gestures does still also work. I'm using Windows 10. Best regards and thank you in advanceDivinitas

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Hi We have recently purchased a ThinkPad P52s, Lenovo part number 20LB000AUK We also purhcased a Thunderbolt 3 workstation dock, Lenovo part number 40AN0230UK This dock will not connect with the laptop with the supplied cablesWe should have purchased the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2, Lenovo part number 40AN0135UK Looking at the PDF at this linkhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/options/thinkpad_thunderbolt3_specific_poster.pdfThey are the same dock with different power supply and connection cables From looking at this i can just get a 135w power supply - which i have found a sourceAnd a Thunderbolt cable - Lenovo say service part number 03X7539 - Which i cant find a source for, Am i right in saying this will work? Do i need the Lenovo Thunderbolt cable (is the dock \ laptop picky) or can i buy any thunderbolt cable?  Thanks

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Hi.  I'm hoping I can get this resolved on this forum.I just got my system and am trying to connect my 3 external monitors.    My setup is as follows:Monitor 1 - laptop screen - works.Monitor 2 - HDMI out to HDMI in - worksMonitor 3 - DP out to HDMI in via a DP-HDMI cable.  - worksMonitor 4 - DP ou to DVI in via a DP-DVI adapter - doesn't work. I can't figure out how to make this work.I also tried this setup:Monitor 1 - laptop screen - works.Monitor 2 - VGA out to VGA in - worksMonitor 3 - HDMI out to HDMI in - worksMonitor 4 - DP out to HDMI in via a DP-HDMI cable.  - doesn't work. Incidentally in this configuration, when I closed the laptop screen this monitor worked.  Also on a related note, the Nvidia Quadro P500  is sitting idle as the Intel UHD 620 is doing all the work.  How can I control this? Thanks for any suggestions. Sal

A:Thinkpad P52S Ultra Dock and 3 External Monitors

As stayed in PSREF, P52s supports up to three independent displays. Laptop's screen includes in this limit, meaning you can use two external displays at that time. When you close the lid, you can use three external displays. To use more, you'll need some sort of USB adapter to increase such a limit. Regarding other question, you can't disable Intel GPU - it's always active and it's always controls screen output. NVIDIA's dGPU can be configured to be used in selected applications, making them to work with higher performance. P52 and P72 for sure have an ability to disable Intel iGPU, giving the control of screen output to dGPU. Probably P1 and/or X1 Extreme have the same feature too.





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Configuration (picture attached): 2x Dell U2312HM monitors1x Dell U2311H monitor 1x StarTech CDP2DPUCP (USB-C to DisplayPort + USB Power Delivery) 1x StarTech MSTDP123DP (DisplayPort 3-port MST Hub) Problem: I cannot run all three displays connected to the MST hub at the same time (regardless of if the ThinkPad LCD panel is enabled or disabled, but ideally it should work with it enabled as well), despite both the Intel and nVidia graphics software being able to see that all three devices are connected. I can however run two of the displays concurrently with the ThinkPad's LCD panel (with the third monitor physically disconnected from the hub). Question: Is this a driver issue, or is it simply that neither the Intel UHD 620 or nVidia Quadro P500 GPUs are able to support this level of display support? 

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Configuration: 1x Intel Optane Memory Module - 32GB M.2 2280 80m1x M.2 42mm to M.2 extension adapter Problem: Tried installing memory module in P52s chassis, chassis only supports up to 42mm M.2 add-in cards. Purchased aftermarket 42mm to ribbon cable extension adapter to fit the module into the chassis. Attempted to install Intel Optane Memory driver from Lenovo, the Intel Rapid Storage technology application did not report the prescence of the Optane module after the fact. Uninstalled Lenovo provided software, installed Optane software directly from Intel, Intel installer noted that my BIOS does not support Intel Optane Memory. Question: Will Lenovo continue to update the BIOS and will I forseeably have support for the module at some point in the future? What would be the avenue to escalate this issue if it is not currently on their roadmap?

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I recently purchased the P52s and the Ultra Docking station.  I am dual booting Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 18.04.  I have dual 27" monitors connected to my Ultra docking station, as well as ethernet and power.  The Ultra connects to my P52s via USB-B Type -> USB.  Inititally all was well, but after a week or so,  my Ubuntu stopped seeing the dual monitors, even though the ethernet from Ultra continues to be picked up.   In Ubuntu the "display" only shows the built in laptop display and I cannot force it to detect external monitors. I have updated all the Lenovo drivers via the Windows updaters.  Previous threads seemed focused on other Lenovo products and didn't help me here.  

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I have had my Thinkpad since November last year and initially I was really pleased but since Christmas, I have been constantly draining the flea power to get the **bleep** thing to turn on!
 
I have updated the firmware, bios etc. Completely wiped it and reloaded Windows Twice. Initially this seems to solve the problem and then after a few days I'm back to an unresponsive laptop. It is driving me mental!!!
 
Has any other P52s owners had similar problems?
 
Any solutions please! 

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Hello,I have a T580 P52s 20LB with a 500GB HDD, a ThinkPad T580 P52s M.2 SSD tray and a 500GB M.2 Samsung EVO 970 Pro.  I also have an M.2 to USB-C adapter.  Samsung Magician will not detect the SSD using the adapter so I used a work-around to clone my HDD (all partitions) to my SSD.  Afterward, I installed the SSD using the M.2 SSD tray but I got the boot device not found error.  My tech tried and got the same results. A third tech tried and got the same results.  Even when I had the third tech wipe the M.2, install it and try to do a fresh Window 10 install, it did not work.  I know the drive is fine because it works in other machinces.  I got my SSD tray directly from Lenovo and confirmed before purchasing and after receiving it that it is the correct part. I know the machine is capable of supporting SATA or M.2 NVMe for drive 1 but I can't seem to get this to work.  I picked up a SATA EVO 860 in case help from this forum isn't able to solve the problem.

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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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present CPU is T2300 running at 667 MHz FSB;

intend to upgrade it to either T7100 or T7300 running at 800 MHz FSB;
will the notebook boot ?
 

A:CPU upgrade for ThinkPad T60

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Hi,
I have an old thinkpad 365XD that is running windows 2000, I am trying to upgrade it to windows XP just for the sake of seeing how it runs. I have a 64MB stick of ram installed on the system along with the 8MB of onboard memory. Theoretically the system should recognize all 72MB of memory however it only sees 40MB. How can I get it to see all 72MB?

Specs:
Pentium 120
4x Cd-rom
4GB HDD
"72Mb" EDO RAM
 

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I have just recieved my thinkpad 11e and would like to upgrade ram from 4gb to 8gb. I am having trouble finding what stick memory i need to purchase. I would really appreciate some help as to what stick I need (please link) and a guide how to install it. All insight is appreciated!

A:Thinkpad 11e Ram Upgrade

Hello and welcome,
 
You don't indicate whether you have a 1st or 2nd generation 11e, or if it's Intel or AMD based.
 
Taking a guess that it's 2nd gen, here is the base spec:  http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool%5CSys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%2011e%20(2nd%20Gen)/ThinkPad_11e_2nd_Gen...
 
Intel models: 4GB or 8GB / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L,soldered to systemboard, no sockets
AMD models: 8GB max / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L,one 204-pin SO-DIMM socket
 
If it's an AMD model that has a RAM socket, this is one of the available hardware maintenance manuals (there are several depending on MT-M - machinen type-model) that has instructions for accessing the memory slot:  (English) Hardware Maintenance Manual - ThinkPad 11e (Type 20D9, 20DA), Yoga 11e (Type 20D9, 20DA)
 
Knowing your exact MT-M would help to determine the exact specs and whether the RAM is replaceable.
 
Z.

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Hello, I have a thinkpad P50 that came with 16GB of RAM DDR4 (2 modules of 8GB each). By using CPU-Z I saw the ram is Samsung M471A1K43BB0-CPB. I want to upgrade to 32GB of ram so I have two options: 1) Buy other 2 8GB modules of the same model that I already have. 2) Buy a 16GB Kingston Kcp421sd8/16. If I go with option #2 should I expect a performance downgrade? I will have one 16GB module and 2 8GB modules. I have attached a picture of ram slot#1 with cpu-z.


























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Hello, I have a thinkpad P50 that came with 16GB of RAM DDR4 (2 modules of 8GB each). By using CPU-Z I saw the ram is Samsung M471A1K43BB0-CPB. I want to upgrade to 32GB of ram so I have two options: 1) Buy other 2 8GB modules of the same model that I already have. 2) Buy a 16GB Kingston Kcp421sd8/16. If I go with option #2 should I expect a performance downgrade? I will have one 16GB module and 2 8GB modules. I have attached a picture of ram slot#1 with cpu-z.


























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hello there,

I've tried to upgrade the RAM of my IBM ThinkPad R31 (Type 2656). It came with 128 and I've purchased 2 x 512. However the machine refuses to boot up with the new RAM. The 512 RAM's specs are:
144-pin unbuffered DIMM
Density: LOW
PC133 133FSB
2.5 Volts
6 Layer unbuffered
Non ECC
As far as I can tell from the R31 manual this RAM should work. Also, I visited crucial.com and my new RAM answers all their questions with regards to my machine.

The only difference between the 512 and 128 is height - the 128 is about 5mm higher. What does this mean in terms of the type of RAM it is?

If anyone could help out that would be great. Thanks,

costa k
 

A:RAM upgrade IBM ThinkPad R31

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Hi, I recently acquired a Used IBM Think Pad R52 Type-1849-9WU.I was wondering if this notebook can handle a 2.0Ghz or 2.4Ghz Pentium 4?This lappy is gonna be used for web browsing, printing, videos/DVD Movie playing.Which, is why I want to Upgrade The CPU.
 

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hello is there a better proccessor than the 1.5ghz for the thinkpad x41 tablet



T61, 15.4" 1.8ghz 4gb 500gb win 10R61, 15.4" 1.83ghz 2gb 160gb win 10 (for sale)








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A:thinkpad x41 cpu upgrade

Hi ThinkpadT61,
 
There was a 1.6 ghz processor made, but they are fairly rare now.  The processor is soldered on the motherboard so to upgrade you would have to find a motherboard with the 1.6 ghz processor.
 
Regards,
Dave 

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Hi, Thinkpad T480  Type: 20L5 Model: A033AU  I'm looking to upgrade the storage in my laptop from a 256gb SSD to a 1tb SSD but I'm unsure what SSD I need. At the moment I'm looking at the Kingston A2000 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, SA2000M8/1000G but I don't know if it will work in my laptop. I have pictures of the inside of my laptop from when i upgraded my RAM if you need them. Thanks   

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Hi Im considering buying a TY260, with the number20FES0DT00 Is it possible to upgrade the RAM to 16gb (as it currently has 4gb) and the ssd? I remember seeing somewhere that there was an issue with RAM soldered to the unit, is this true? Many thanks  

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I had read all about similar topics here but had no found the unambiguous answer.Thinkpad SL510 motherboard 2847RD8 soket PGA478. Now CPU T4400 and RAM 4Gb. Idea isto replaseCPU withT9600 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32348987173.html?gps-id=detail404&scm=1007.16891.96945.0&scm_id=1007...orT9900 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32775569713.html?gps-id=detail404&scm=1007.16891.96945.0&scm_id=1007...About CPU similar topic is https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/Lenovo-thinkpad-SL510-cpu-support/m-p/377610... but there is not the very same motherboard. And to replase RAM withhttp://www.18004memory.com/4gb-pc3-8500-ddr3-1066mhz-204-pin-so-dimm.asp?l3id=925# (2p x 4Gb) Is this OK?

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I recently acquired an IBM 390e Pentium II laptop with win 2000 pro. I upgraded the hard drive from a 4gb to 40gb and installed the win2000 pro. All went well except that the bios recognizes the new 40gb hard drive as the old 4gb. I suspect that the bios needs to be upgraded but am not sure, and if it needs the upgrade, is there a site that provides instruction to upgrade? Am not familiar with the older laptops bios. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Thinkpad HD upgrade problem

Google it.
 

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I have got refurbished laptop which is in amazing condition  just like new. I am going to upgrade my laptop with RAM and SSD.Laptop description. Intel Core 2 Duo CPUP8600 @ 2.40 Ghz2GB RamWindows XP 32 bit Pro RAM:-I am trying to upgrade the Ram with 8 Gb and will also upgrade with windows 64 bit 7 From lenovo site they have recommended  PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 But from Crucial site after scanning my laptop from their tool they have recommended: PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3even many people have installed this Ram in there laptop and it works. Which is one more suitable ?... SSD: Which one is best?: Crucial M500 120GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT120M500SSD1  Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State ...  Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD120BW   













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A:thinkpad T400 Ram Upgrade

RAM: You need a minimum of PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3. However faster chips like PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 or PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 will work fine as well.
 
If there's little or no difference in price I'd buy the faster memory. The reason is that if I upgrade to a new(er) notebook it's more likely the RAM will work at full speed on that system.
 
Note also that while you can upgrade to a maximum of 8GB (2x 4GB) with a 32-bit OS like WinXP-32 you won't be able to utilize more than 3GB.
 
SSD: Any of the drives you've listed will work well. 
 
 
 

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Hello, I have a Lenovo X301 and I love with all my heart. I've just recently upgraded my SSD and RAM. Read a lot of material about upgrading this model and found some rumors from 2009 that it should support SL9600 and SP9600 CPU's. I've consulted with Intel and they suggested I should contact Lenovo support to clarify whether there is a BIOS support for these CPU's because both SL9600 and SP9600 fit the socket (BGA956). So is there a BIOS that supports these CPU's for X301?I have read some korean forums and some people have successfully upgraded X301 to SP9600, yet it is unclear if they made any software/hardware modifications beforehand to make that possible. This is not a rational but sentimental decision, I know it is not worth the money. SU9600 is an official option, but it is such a minor upgrade I would not bother. Thank you in advance  Offtopic - after I installed Lenovo service bridge on my thinkpad, I am getting an internal server error every time I try to go to lenovo support page. Several people have reported this too, since Nov 30, 2016. Someone should look into that code

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?Hi.  I just bought my new X1 Carbon Laptop that shipped with Win 7 Pro (installed via downgrade rights), and I'm wondering how to go about upgrading it to Win 10 Pro. I've read I need to request a disc from Lenovo.  Is that true?  If so ... How? Isn't a download available? Thanks!

A:How to upgrade new ThinkPad X1 Carbon from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro?

Hi.  I just bought my new X1 Carbon Laptop that shipped with Win 7 Pro (installed via downgrade rights), and I'm wondering how to go about upgrading it to Win 10 Pro. I've read I need to request a disc from Lenovo.  Is that true?  If so ... How? Isn't a download available? Thanks!

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Hello, I have a thinkpad X240 with Ddr3 4gb RAM 800mhz, I recently tried to change the ram for Ddr3 8gb 1600mhz (I saw many people upgrading with this specs so I thought its OK), but after I turn on the laptop with the new RAM, the bios beeps 3-3-1 and I don't know what it means. It's like:beep beep beep    beep beep beep    beeeeeeep What does it means and how can I make the upgrade work? 

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Hi Im considering buying a TY260, with the number20FES0DT00 Is it possible to upgrade the RAM to 16gb (as it currently has 4gb) and the ssd? I remember seeing somewhere that there was an issue with RAM soldered to the unit, is this true? Many thanks  

A:Thinkpad Yoga 260 - upgrade

The SSD can be upgraded.  I have a ThinkPad Yoga 260 that I upgraded to 16GB, but there are complications.  I believe that there was difficulty with interference from WWAN antennas and RAM modules, so the models that come with the antenna wires have soldered RAM.  It looks to me like that model doesn't have WWAN so I would guess it has socketed RAM, but I have no way to be sure without looking inside.

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Hi,
 
I want to upgrade My hard drive to one SSD.
 
I would like to know how much is the maximun capacity of SSD that i have to buy for my lenovo ThinkPad w510...??
 
Regards
 
Ariel
 
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A:Thinkpad W510: upgrade to SSD

I think the limiting factor is your budget and not the machine.  I would expect it to work with anything up to 2TB.

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I have a Thinkpad 50 mobile worksation I wanto upgrade its HDD to SSD but I have confused about which type of Samsung SSD supoorted ( M.2 SATA ) or ( M.2 NVMe) please guid me which m.2 is compatible with my laptop ?  

A:ThinkPad P50 HDD upgrade to SSD compatiblity

Hi mr_well,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you have query regarding HDD upgrade for ThinkPad P50
According to psref it does have an option of both SATA and PCIe NVMe. Please refer to this thread with similar discussions
 
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Hi, I got my thinkpad P51 few days ago, everything works fine so far, the configuration is as following: CPU: 7700PCIe NVME: Samsung 512GRam: 16G. I am thinking about upgrade this machine since I want to run multiple virtual machine on it. So I am planning to install another 16G ram and 512G SSD on the PCLe port, I wonder if I do upgrade those, can I still install a SSD in the HDD slot. I want to put a 1TB SSD hdd in there. Or I can only choose one of the option (full PCLe hdd or SATA hdd)  Thanks in advance 

A:Thinkpad P51 upgrade Option

you can have two 80mm M.2 drives and one 2-1/2" drives.  The M.2 drives can be SATA or PCIe.  The 2-1/2" drive is SATA, 7mm thick.

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Hello ,
 
I just bought a lenovo Thinkpad X270 with a 256GB SSD M2 PCle-NVMe hard disk . they were supposed to upgrade it to 512GB SSD M2 PCle- NVMe but they didn't have time to do it before i had to pick it up.
 
So now what can i do ? 256GB is too small, can i install a second SSD disk on the lenovo X270 or should i change the original one to a bigger one ? But in this case how to do with the windows 10 which is pre install in it ?
 
thanks for your information.
 
regards,
 
lionel  
 
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