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Thinkpad X250 RAM Upgrade

Q: Thinkpad X250 RAM Upgrade

Hello, I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Laptop.Configuration is following: Processor: Intel Core i5-4300U Processor(i5-4300U) 1.90 GHz, Memory: 8GB, Operating System: Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit I trying to upgrade RAM with 16gb module. I updated bios with latest version (1.27) , i mounted 16gb ram, but it doesn't work. Laptop doesn't start, HD seems to start buf turns off after a few seconds. No problem reinstalling 8gb ram. Can you help me? I have to install other update?16gb ram is a Crucial DDR3L - 1600 SODIMM 1.35V CL11 (CT204864F160B) Thanks in advance. Lucia

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I see the dot of the "i" in the ThinkPad logo is back-lit (the dot glows red).  It appears to show the computer is in use, sleeping, etc.  Not sure the value of that given that I seemed to survive without it in all my previous ThinkPads.  Does anyone have any insight as to why they added the red-dot "i"?  For those that may not have noticed, it is in the ThinkPad brand logo on the backside of the LCD (backside of the computer screen - facing away from you as you use the system). Is there more value to this than meets the eye?  Just curious. Thank you.













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A:X250 ThinkPad "i" Lights Up

Almost pure marketing drivel.

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Hi..I have got this new Thinkpad X250 with pre installed Windows 7 Professional. It has 1TB HDD and a 16GB SSD which I believe has got the recovery. I wanted to know if there is any way to reinstall my Windows without inserting any external bootable drives and if yes then what steps should I take to get the re installation done and get back my system the way it was when I bought it...

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Hi, I have purchased my laptop with WWAN card upgradable, which as I read means that a WWAN can be installed, in order to have access to mobile networks. Which WWAN devices are supported by X250 ? Can I purchase it and install it myself without voiding the warranty?

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Hi everyone, I've just received my new Thinkpad x250 which I ordered on ebay (bad decision)  and it looks suspicious.  Firstly, it doesn't have a fingerprint reader - I've never met x250s without fingerprint readers, also lenovo website didn't allow to customize it this way. Secondly, the overall case seems not genuine (for example, "x250" label looks different than on the official pictures).Also, it has weird serial number (starting with 20CLS...) that cant be found on the PSREF and warranty started 3 days before purchase. Am i paranoid or it's worth returning it to seller? Thank you!Ilya

A:Thinkpad x250 - fake suspicion

you can get without fingerprint, webcam and so on but thats only special order within companies only so either person got this off his jobb but sold it after as i new condition since he wasn't happy with it, Could you send some pictures of your laptop so me and others on here can see how exactly is it fake?

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Hi guys, I have been browsing through the forums and trying various 'solutions' without success. My Lenovo Thinkpad x250 has a black screen and I have run out of ideas on how to fix this. A few points:- Sometimes (maybe 1/20 times) the lenovo logo comes on before the screen 'remembers' to go black- I have tried to turn on in BIOS and still black screen- It works perfectly well with VGA cable- I have Intel (R) Graphics 5500 as the only option in Display Adpaters. It is up to date at the time of posting (Vers. 20.19.15.4835) - The issue started after I left the laptop at work 'updating'. It clearly updated and I believe the black screen came after restarting (when updates were complete)- First couple of days the screen would come on if I connect VGA for a few minutes and remove it - weird! This doesn't happen anymore- I have opened the back and screen and it looks like the connecting cables are all intact-Everytime I turn the laptop on I can definitely see a change in the shade of black on screen - goes from black to what looks like a very dark grey (nearly black) Does anyone know how to fix this? Very sorry if I am repeating a solved question, I haven't come accross a solution that has worked yet.

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Hi! I've broken my laptop's USB connector (one on the right). Is it posible to buy replacement anywhere? Tried official distribution and service channels in Europe, looked at ebay, aliexpress, no results.

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Hello All!Today I realized my thinkpad has one grey spot on screen.Will I be able to get the warranty in this case?My warranty expires in 1144 days. ???

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Hello everyone!Today!I realize my screen display has a problem.It's only in right side.No shock,no drop,lightly using.When I open or close display,some halo and haze or rainbow appear on screen. Expired date end in 2019.Could I get warranty service for this case?Thanks you!

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Simply, I can't insert special characters using alt-codes. The ThinkPad X250 does not have a NumLock key and has no numpad. I've tested Fn+Alt using each Alt key and all the combinations of Fn and FnLk available in the bios and on the keyboard to no avail. Copy/Paste from the character map and inserting special characters in Word are cumbersome workarounds. I would greatly prefer to use alt-codes because it's more efficient for frequently inserting characters into formulas. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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I am trying to change the power settings so the computer goes to sleep when I close the lid but the setting just goes back to "do nothing" after a while. Have any one had that problem? The power management it set to "balanced".

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Hi, recently, hotkeys F4, F7, F8 of some Thinkpad X250 in our company stop working, the OS is windows 7. I have tried to update the driver, still the problem is not solved.

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Hello, Last week my X250 installed a significant Windows 10 update and then a BIOS update. Since then, frequently, but I don't think always, when I restart the laptop after it had been in standby the machine actually restarts. When you open the lid, the green power light in the power button flashes rapidly and then the machine reboots, with the obvious consequence that open documents are lost etc. I cannot be absolutely certain that this is linked to one of the updates, but I have had the machine for just under a year and this had never happened before. It is not a battery issue as this shows a good charge level after a restart from standby. Has anyone come across a similar problem? Many thanks in advance for any advice. Paul

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Hi, my laptop is ThinkPad X250 bought last year. I can see that it has the SIM card slot for installation of SIM card. However, after I purchase a new SIM card and service then I realize that I cannot get onto the internet with the SIM card. The SIM card should be 3G/4G ready which is not only a sole phone card for calling. Is it because my model does not support wireless WAN? What can I do to check if my model can get onto the mobile internet?? I DO NOT mean WiFi If it does not support mobile internet, why it has a SIM card slot available?? so wired to me Can I add any extra hardware to make it 3G/4G possible if it does not support originally??

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So i have a X250 with both internal and external batteries, i recentley upgraded the bios to version 1.27 and reinstalled my machine from scratch. This is when i noticed that it uses the internal battery first, and then immidiately powers off instead of using the external one. I haven't found anywhere in the bios that i can set the priority of the batteries but shouldn't it be the other way around by default?  Any help is greatly appreciated

A:Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Battery Priority

I switched batteries a minute ago an now it uses the external one first, and refuses to use my 45N1777 battery alltogether. Would a bios-update really make my machine unable to use that particular battery? Seems odd in my mind. 

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I need the connector locker (little black part) for the ribbon cable which connects the integrated keyboard and the mainboard. If you have such an mainboard (or just the mainboard connector locker): Please let me know your price idea. Many thanks - Michael

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Hi, I can't adjust the screen brightness on my X250 at all. I have Windows 7 on it. When I press + and - the slider thing shows up, and it goes up and down, but nothing happens. It's really bright and have already been like this for weeks. The colour is slightly wrong as well. Restarting, shutting down or closing and opening the lid does nothing.It got stuck after I disconnected it from my docking station, so I tried connecting it and disconnecting again - nothing. I've updated Windows and nothing there as well. I'm getting really frustrated since nothing works.. Is there something to do? Please help.. 

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 Hello everyone, I just noticed that on my x250 on windows 10 there is a written in the battery section with written "battery 2 absent", the fact is that I already have an external battery, you can have an external and an internal? Where can I get a new internal battery?

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After reset the laptop at factory settings, windows update does not get any updates. Run Microsoft Fix Tool = Error Message 0x80080005. 've tried all solutions suggested in Microsoft Support Wep Page, and it didn't work. I even reset the machine agin to factory settings, and stil same resuts.Any suggestions?

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Hi, I have a X250, I can use the my displayport to connect to a Dell monitor, but it won't work with my HP V201 monitor. It will recognise the screen, drivers are all updated, but the screen will not turn light up. However it will work with a VGA cable. Cable - worksMonitor - works Any solutions?

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Hi all, I have a ThinkPad X250 which came with a smart card reader from Lenovo. I don't need the card reader and would like to swap it out for the M.2 subcard for the ability to install a second M.2 SSD. I have found the FRUs for the M.2 subcard (04x3827) and the cable (04x3939), but looking at the pictures of the cable and looking at the motherboard, I can't see anywhere it can physically be connected. Has anyone attempted to do this before, or am I the first to try this? I've already ordered the parts, so worst case I'm $30 out of pocket, but it seems strange that there isn't a corresponding connector on the motherboard anywhere. I can't see Lenovo making two versions of the motherboard where one is for systems without the subcard and one is for systems with it. Does anyone have any insight on this?

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Hi all, I'm trying to enable Intel's virtualization technologies VT-x but the option is [Disabled] and grayed out in the BIOS. I can't move in the options to enabled the options.I've tried to see if there is any BIOS update, but everything seems to be up-to-date.  BIOS general window  Security > Virtualization  Intel virtualization disabled  Everything is up to date   Any hints on how I can proceed? The llaptop still has a valid warranty. Should I contact Lenovo support directly? Thanks,

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Hi all,i have a Thinkpad X250 20CL with a new HD with Windows 8 (former HD had Win 7 but does'nt boot). I can't connect to the internet probably because of missing drivers (network controler, ethernet controler etc..). How can i download the drivers with my other PC in order to install them on the Thinkpad and to get at least an interner connection? Once then i would be able to update all Thinkpad drivers online. Thinkpad's motherborad ref. is 20CLS3SD00; Serial number is PC-056LXH 15/05.Thanks for any help!Bfj

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After accepting a Lenovo update, the caps lock indicator stopped working. I re-installed Caps lock indicator - r09vu09w.exe and restarted the laptop several times, but it's still not working. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance! 

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Hello, I'm thinking to buy ThinkPad Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE Mobile Broadband FRU: 04X6014 for my ThinkPad X250. I?ve few questions, Pease suggest ...1. Is it really any good and practically beneficial?2. Can I use it on Fedora 27, How?s Linux support?3. X250 has two PCI Express M.2 card slot and one is already occupied by WLAN Card and other slot is available, Can I use empty slot for FRU-04X6014?4. Can I use both WLAN and WWAN simultaneously?5. What is the impact on battery (Windows and Linux)?6. Is AliExpress a good place to buy? Thankyou  

A:Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE Mobile Broadband FRU: 04X6014 for my ThinkPad X250

Regarding your questions:1) I personally use it and it's really good, as I don't want to use additional USB modem or WWAN wireless router.2) Can't say, as I don't use Fedora.3) There's a dedicated port for this module. Please make sure, that you have an antenna connectors for module and adapter for a SIM card. Moreover, instead of WWAN module, you can install there a m.2 2242 SSD disk.4) Both can be enabled and connected, but application will use one at time.5) I have an extended battery, so it's hard to tell. I guess it have a simmilar power usage as WLAN module (basing on Windows power utilization). Can't say about Fedora.6) It you don't want to have a problem with whitelist (it prevent system from booting, when unauthorized module is installed), then I look for module on eBay. Make sure, that photos explictly show FRU PN: 04X6014 on module's label. Models without it will not work.

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windows 10 enterprise x64 fall creators update (build 16299.15) has following problems:- build-in ethernet (intel i218-lm (3) ) shows no connection in os and no network (cable is present and nic leds are active).- wireless adapter (intel dual band wireless-ac 7265) does not see wireless networks.- audio device is absent. in device manager only high definition audio controller [pci bus 0, device 27] has problem (device cannot start. code 10).all these happened after installing build 16299.15 on top of latest regular win10ent x64 version, also this is happened on clean install of insider preview build 16296 from iso and upgrading to build 16299.15.i tested build 16299.15 with default drivers from ms windows update, i did install all drivers from lenovo site with system update tool. nothing helps.there is one solution for wired lan - after installing full set of intel's drivers, running diagnostic on network adapter fix connection problem until next reboot.P.S. BIOS, Drivers, Updates, Dance with tambourine - all was done. I'm a sysadmin in our office, if anybody asks.

A:Thinkpad X250: No LAN, No Wireless, No Audio after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (16299.15)

Hi Voljka,For company or production environment, Windows Insider Preview / Release Preview builds is not recommended, as the drivers may not be ready for all types of hardware.  I would suggest you revert back to Windows 10 RS3 (15063), and wait until it is ready and show up in the Windows Update.
Peter
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Hi all,I had a problem when upgrading my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 due to Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500.I have been using the latest version of the graphic card, and I don't think it help. Notification? Can u give the solution for this case? Because I think this Laptop is good enough to run Windows 10.Even the notebook with the lower spec can run and install it without any problem. Thanks

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Hi, I have x250 (MTM20CLS7HU00) and looking to upgrade from the 720p to 1080p, now what I see on lenovo website that my laptop lcd panel supports these models: Mfg part#04X032404X032504X043300HN889 and I assume all of them are HD only, any idea if 00HM745 OR 00HN899 would work instead of 04X0324 which is currently installed ? Also where can I buy genuine one from Lenovo instead from 3rd party sites, as mine still in warranty and afraid that I might lose it. Thanks a lot,

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Sorry I've searched through the forum... Anyone know if I can upgrade the wireless network card for the x250? Looking for one with AC...  Thanks

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I have X250 (Windows 7) with HD TN (non IPS) display and would ike to upgrade it to FHD IPS.Please advice me if it worth to do as I dodn't  have expiriene of using FHD resolution on 12,5'' screen size.How text is readable?How text is sharp? in comparison to HD TN that I have at this moment.Will I loose warranty if I replace te screen in local PC repair service?Thank you for your time and  advice.











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A:Upgrade HD TN to FHD IPS for X250 (Windows 7). Adv...

Hello,
 
I'm not a Lenovo employee, so cannot answer some of your questions exactly, but let me try to answer as a fellow X250 user who went from an HD IPS (1366768) to FHD IPS (19201080) panel about nine hours ago.
 

When the display panel was switched out, the display scaling changed from 100% to 125%.  Plenty of applications handle the new scaling just fine, but some of older ones looked blurry as a result of how fonts are scaled up in them.  Switching to 100% display scaling solved this and the apps now display crisp, if somewhat small, text.
Text is much sharper on the FHD display than the HD display, which is sort of expected given the new screen has nearly twice as many pixels as the old one.  Both screens I had were IPS, though, so I cannot make a direct comparison between TN and IPS.
I would suggest getting the screen installed by a Lenovo authorized service center.  According to this page, the contact information for Lenovo Ireland Sales and Customer Support is+353(01) 6535 568, and hours are from Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm GMT

One thing I've noticed is that the new screen seems a lot brighter than the old one.  Again, not sure how this compares with TN versus IPS screens, but just something to be aware of.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi Support, My Lenovo is ThinkPad X250. Using Win7 before.After upgrade from Win7 to Win10, Fn8 became Windows' Action Center - AirPlane mode.How to change it back to Lenovo's "Change Power Setting of Wireless Radios"? Thanks

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Hi Support, My Lenovo is ThinkPad X250. Using Win7 before.After upgrade from Win7 to Win10, Fn8 became Windows' Action Center - AirPlane mode.How to change it back to Lenovo's "Change Power Setting of Wireless Radios"? Thanks

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Hello.  I'm update bios 1.25 on my thinkpad x250 and after reboot it don't start again. Thinkpad shutdown and sleep. When i press power on,  it beeps 2 short and 3 short ones.  What 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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I recently bought a 2nd hand ThinkPad x250 with pretty low specs. I want to investigate the possibility to upgrade the screen from the IPS Non-Touch HD to a FHD touchscreen. At many places I read it is not possible because 'the motherboard is different', but I cannot find any motherboard with or without touch support. I suspect that it's not the motherboard itself not supporting the digitizer, but some other part that needs to be replaced or added to the system. Is it an option to buy a working complete X240 with touchscreen and swap components to move the touchscreen to the X250? I don't want to swap the motherboard itself because then I basically end up with a X240 in a X250 housing with only 8GB Ram support, and I want to upgrade to 16GB.

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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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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 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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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
 

A:Thinkpad RAM upgrade

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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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