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T470 hard drive upgrade path forward and memory upgrade

Q: T470 hard drive upgrade path forward and memory upgrade

Hi, I am planning on upgrading my wife's T470 signature laptop hard drive and ram. Here are my current specs: Part No: 20HDCTO1WWS/N: PF-0ZD0U2? Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.1Ghz)? Windows 10 Home 64? 4GB DDR4-2133 SODIMM? Intel HD Graphics 620? 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5", SATA3 Based on Lenovo parts upgrade page, it looks like I can go with either a 2.5'',7mm,SATA or a M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,SAM,OPAL Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-Internal-MZ-76E500B-AM/dp/B0781Z7Y3S/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qi... Samsung 860 EVO 500GB M.2 SATA Internal SSD (MZ-N6E500BW)https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-SATA-Internal-MZ-N6E500BW/dp/B078218TWQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronic... Would it make sense to keep my existing 500 gb 7200 hard drive and go with with the PCIE M.2 sata. That way I could copy the files over and just switch the boot order in the bios? Also, in terms of RAM would this be compatible with my setup? Crucial 4GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) SR x16 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT4G4SFS624A https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Single-PC4-19200-SODIMM-260-Pin/dp/B01N79H5HV/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=... Thanks, Chopperdave

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Preferred Solution: T470 hard drive upgrade path forward and memory upgrade

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I'm getting a T470 with the base 500GB HDD, but have ordered a Samsung 960 EVO SSD from Amazon. I have now found out that the T470 does not take M2 2280 SSDs unless you get a PCie SSD from the site itself, as there is an adapter that allows that. Should I cancel/return the SSD, or is there any way to get this SSD to work(if I could buy the adapter myself)? Or should I use the M2 2242 slot? I'm very lost at the moment. I do not mind swapping out the 500GB Hard Drive, as that's what I initially hoped to do. M2 2242 SSDs seem to be much more pricey and do not offer enough performance or storage at that price. Is there any SATA to M2 2280 enclosure/adapter I could use?Or should I get a SATA SSD?Or should I get a M2 2242 SSD? I'd rather not due to price v performance/storageCould I move the WiFi adapter to the M2 2242 slot...and will I get a free M2 2280 slot?Please help.   Also, side question, would this 4GB RAM stick work on the T470? I know it'll be lessened to 2133MHz, but it'll work right?

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Looking at installing a Samsung 850 pro ssd 500Gb as the main OS drive.  It looks as though I'm limited on space in the back! I'm thinking the 2Tb drive can go into an external caddy for data downloads. If I get a second 2.5" HDD (non SSD) as a data drive; firstly is there room for two 2.5" drives and second are there enough sata headers on the motherboard to plug two drives in? Thanks in advance to anyone with insight here

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I am looking to upgrade my T470 to the following: New SSDhttps://www.amazon.ca/dp/B077SF8KMG/?coliid=I33BW4D1R7SKHC&colid=GSFNOGIYSGRN&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&t...Add another 8gb of RAMhttps://www.amazon.ca/Crucial-Single-PC4-21300-SODIMM-260-Pin/dp/B071KNKBQ1/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1... Based on my research, I think this should work. I was just looking for some confirmation. Thanks.   

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I would like to upgrade my hard drive to a SSD and also upgrade memory. I have a HP model 15-g010dx laptop/

A:Upgrade memory and hard drive to ssd

Roozell Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Both are certainly doable. Here is the Maintenance and Service Guide for your laptop: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04886216 Memory and drive information are on page 2. As to memory, there is only one slot, and it will hold a memory stick up to 8GB. As to SSD, any 2.5" SSD should work without problems. The Easiest way to migrate to an SSD is to use one with the same capacity as your hard drive, connect the SSD to the laptop using a USB-to-Hard-Drive cable, and use a "cloning" app to migrate the contents of the HDD to the SSD. When this is done, all you have to do is then swap the SDD for the HDD in the laptop. My personal recommendation is to use a third party tool known as Macrium Reflect to do the cloning. What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Connect the new drive to the PC using a USB drive adapter3) Follow the instructions in this link: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Cloning+a+disk4) Shutdown the PC when done5) Swap the drives and reboot the PC. You should boot from the new drive without any problems. Good Luck

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Hey guys, I'm a bit stuck on this one, usually I don't even bother coming in for tech advice, coz I usually know xD

My current system stands at this:
Chassis : CoolerMaster Storm Scout
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 3.3Ghz
Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper N520
Memory: 2x 2GB Kingston/Transcend DDR3-800 (Yes I know :x)
Power Supply: CoolerMaster GX-650W
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 460 Cyclone

I feel that there's plenty of bottlenecking going on as I have another system running an I5 750 overclocked to 4.0ghz and and a 5850 there, and that machine pulls significantly higher FPS (I know that the 5850 is only a tad faster than the 460 GTX 768MB)

So, with that, I'm thinking on whether I should upgrade my CPU to a Phenom X4 965 BE and OC from there, or step my ram up first to a pair of 4gb DDR3-1600 HyperX.

Any other models/ brand recommendations will be fine. I'm getting highly irritated at the speed of my machine atm :x
 

A:AMD PC upgrade path (most likely only CPU & memory)

Hmm, can you be more specific in what you mean by significant improvement, the games you are playing and resolution?

An OC'd i5 750 @ 4.0GHz is better then an Athlon II X4 620 @ 3.3GHz so is the 5850 over the 460 GTX 768MB which is more inline depending on the game with a 5830. I don't really see anything unusual going on here. Of course I'd imagine an upgrade to a Phenom II X4 965 + OC with new RAM would give you a performance boost but I doubt it'll surpass your main system.

Side topic here, but I have the same HSF & case and am curious to what temps you are hitting under load with your Athlon II X4 OC'd.
 

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Hello,I would like to upgrade the hard disk of my T470 with a Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB. Following some topics on this forum, in my understanding is possible to install both a NVMe and a 2,5" SSD but, when I opened the laptop, I found only the connector for NVMe (the one in place for the 256 GB hard disk). Do I need a cable to install a 2,5 SSD? About the new hard disk, is possible by chance to save the recovery partition by Lenovo and transfer to the new SSD? Thank you very much in advance. I look forward to hearing from the community.Pier

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I have never had this problem when using Crucial memory upgrades in the past and wanted to run this by all on the forum.Current memory installed on the T470  Lenovo 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SoDIMM Memory FRU 01AG710. Goal was to add another 8GB in the vacant memory slot. 1. Using Crucial website memory upgrade tool selected and purchased their recomendation, 8GB DDR4-2400 SODIUM 1.2V CL17 notebook memory.2. Installed the Crucial 8GB DDR4-2400 SODIUM 1.2V CL17.3. Power up the T470, can see there power getting to the T40 but only a blank screen, green dot lit on the power button. No Bios access or any orther functions other than to press the lit power on button to power off.4. Removed the Crucial 8GB DDR4-2400 SODIUM 1.2V CL175. System boots up normal. Any one else experienced this problem?

A:T470 Crucial Memory Upgrade Install now laptop will not boot

I've generally had good luck with Crucial too.
 
One thing: 1st boot with new memory installed takes a while.  Be sure you've given it several minutes to sort things.  After that boot will be normal.
 
Not saying that's what is going on - but it might be.
 
Z.

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I recently purchased a T480 Laptop with 500 GB Hard Drive and 16GB Optane Memory. I would like to upgrade to a 1 or 2 TB Hard Drive. It's my first time upgrading a hard drive, and I have searched how to do that, but I would like to make sure there isn't anything I should do differently with Laptop using Optane Memory. Should I disable that first, or can I follow the instructions to clone and swap the hard drive without disabling first? Thanks for the help.

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I recently purchased this touchscreen all-in-one from Costco and would like to upgrade the memory to 16 and maybe put in an SSD.  Is that possible on this machine?  Any instructions on how to do so?  Thanks.

A:Aspire A7600U-UR24 Upgrade to Memory/Hard Drive.

Hello, You'll find all informations about your A-I-O on the Crucial website.

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I recently purchased this touchscreen all-in-one from Costco and would like to upgrade the memory to 16 and maybe put in an SSD.  Is that possible on this machine?  Any instructions on how to do so?  Thanks.

A:Aspire A7600U-UR24 Upgrade to Memory/Hard Drive.

Hello, You'll find all informations about your A-I-O on the Crucial website.

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Dell Desktop DIM4400
1.60GB Intel Pentium 4
768MB Installed Memory (soon will be 1024)
Hard Drive 40GB
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
DELL M991 19" Monitor
Verizon DSL 3MB/700kbps

Hi guys and gals,

My Dell is circa 2002 and has performed admirably..
so there's that..(kudos to DELL)

I'm finally getting around to doing some way overdue upgrades including
maxing out my RAM to 1024MB (I have now 512+256) and
will receive early next week a stick of 512MB ($26.99) from Crucial.

So, now having 40MB HD and free space at...
(well, here's from Belarc Advisor)
39.98 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
13.14 GB Hard Drive Free Space

I'm looking for at least an 80+MB HD..depending on cost.
Other than Dell (sorry Dell, looking for best price deal),
where do you recommend I can go to find a "reliable" HD
at a decent cost savings (ala Crucial)?

Any help appreciated.
If you'd care to further enlighten me, I'll be looking for instructions
on partitioning (since I'll have two HD's) and any other pertinent
information you feel is apropos to guide me through this upgrade.
(I'm NO expert...borderline intermediate perhaps)

Thank you muchly,

Telstar
 

A:Just ordered a Memory upgrade - now need Hard Drive advice (Dell)...

Look here: http://3btech.net/harddrives-ideunder120.html
 

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My Thinkpad T470 came with 500 GB and 4 GB of RAM and so planning to upgrade with an SSD and 8 GB of memory. Have finalized this SSD: Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E250BW)https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E250BW/dp/B01LYFKX41 Which  I think would work with these parts from Lenovo: 01AX994 Ct470 Adapter Hdd Asm Brackethttps://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093685/Lenovo/01AX994/Ct470_Adapter_Hdd_Asm_Bracket 00UR496 Cable M.2Ssdhttps://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093086/Lenovo/00UR496/Cable_M.2_Ssd Does anyone have any recommendations for the memory? Either Crucial or Samsung? Also, will I be able to make use of dual channel with my 4 GB + 8 GB setup? Or do I have to have 8 GB + 8 GB? Thanks a lot.

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I am looking to pull the trigger on a T470 and have a question. It seems the best value is to buy it more bare bones and upgrade on my own. I'm slightly confused on upgrading the HD though. If I get it with the 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5", SATA3, what can of hard drive can I replace it with? Does it have to be an SSD or can it be an OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe? Also, if I get it with 8 GB of memory, can I put another 16 GB into the other empty slot? Or does it have to be 8 GB as well to match? 

A:T470 Hard drive and memory upgrades

Hi shwank,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding ThinkPad T470 HDD & Memory upgrade.
shwank wrote:
I am looking to pull the trigger on a T470 and have a question. It seems the best value is to buy it more bare bones and upgrade on my own. I'm slightly confused on upgrading the HD though. If I get it with the 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5", SATA3, what can of hard drive can I replace it with?
>Lenovo uses a 2.5 inch SSD adapter to have the PCIe M.2 SSD. So, you can have a default 2.5 inch HDD or 2.5 inch SSD or a PCIe M.2 SSD (using a 2.5 inch SSD adapter bracket) and they are all mutually exclusive.
Does it have to be an SSD or can it be an OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe?
>It can be both as system does has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storage
 
Also, if I get it with 8 GB of memory, can I put another 16 GB into the other empty slot? Or does it have to be 8 GB as well to match?
>Normally we upgrade the Memory in pairs like 2x8GB=16GB or 2x16GB=32GB. But you can also put another 16GB to make it 24GB in total.

I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi,

I have w7 pro 32 bit but need to take advantage of more memory so want to upgrade to ultimate 64 bit. I'm a student and have seen that I can get an upgrade to ultimate 64bit but it says that I cannot do this from w7 at all but can do it from vista business - as per below link

Windows 7 Ultimate: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit edition

Do you know this to be the case? I have a vista busines recovery disc but am unsure if this will actually install the vista os on my notebook (I have all data that I need backed up on a USB removable hdd so not bothered if it's a clean install). I really need to do this legitimately as the reason I need to upgrade is so that I can install and run virtual machines to do a microsoft course (quite ironic) and would get found out immediately if I didn't choose the correct way to do it.

Any advise would be great - Thanks in advance

A:have w7 32bit but want to upgrade to w7 ult 7 64bit- upgrade path?

You can only do a 64 bit In-Place Upgrade from 64 bit Vista. You will need to do a clean install.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Did the notebook come with Windows7?

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ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher?

A:want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

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Hi, I do not know much about computers at all, but I need more space on my T470 for college I wanted to upgrade to a 1TB Samsung 860 evo, this one specifically: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1382499-REG/samsung_mz_76e1t0b_am_860_evo_1tb_internal.html?a... I just wanted to double check that this will fit the form factor/ interface of the T470 laptop before I buy it.  Thank you,Nick

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Hello, I would like to upgrade my stock 1x8GB 2400 MHz module to 2x16GB.There are two options I am considering: 1. Kingston 32GB DDR4-2400MHz SODIMM CL14 HyperX Impact Black Series (2x16GB)2. Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 SODIMM I would like to go for the Kingston because of lower CL, but it is not listed on Kingston website as compatible with T470 - i can't see why. Could there be any problem with that memory in T470?The second one is listed as compatible on Crucial website. Thanks for any help.

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Hello Community, I have the following question. I just got a T470 Lenovo ThinkPad (Product Name: 20HES18R0H, LENOVO_MT_20HE_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad T470). System comes with 8GB's RAM (DDR4, 2133 MHz, Part Number: RMSA3260ME78HAF-2666, Manufacturer: 0443, as reported by dmidecode). I would like to extend system's memory by getting 8 more GB's. The question is what are my options? In order to avoid problems, I believe that I must buy a memory card that matches my existing one. Thus, what are my choises? Which memory cards do you recommend? Thanks.

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Hello, I bought a lightly used T470 with 256gb PCIe SSD and just received a "new" 512gb Samsung PM961 PCIe SSD pulled from a new laptop. I've downloaded the recovery media to USB drive and was planning on just doing a fresh install of everything after upgrading the SSD.This is my first time to replace SSD or hard drive so I'm sorry for these basic questions, but:1) If I'm planning on selling the 256gb SSD that is coming out what should I do to wipe it or prepare it for someone else?2) Is there anything I should do to the replacement 512gb SSD after installation to ensure it is clean either before or after re-installing windows?3) Is there anything else I should be aware of or that I should think about since I'm doing this for the first time? I also have a new internal battery (it did not originally have one) and a WWAN card that I'm going to install. Should I do these in stages (SSD and Windows install first, then internal battery, then WWAN card) to make sure all is working properly? Thanks very much 

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Hey. I'm looking to upgrade my currently 6GB of RAM on my Ideapad Z500 Lenovo laptop and would like to know how much of ram does my motherboard support and what type should i install. Also want to upgrade my storage from 1 TB to 2 TB if that possible.













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A:Ideapad Z500 Memory upgrade + Storag upgrade (questions)

Hi bruce90matrix,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Similar to discussions here and here:
 
Product specifications: 
16GB max7 ; PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3*, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
 
OEM recommended HDD capacity is 1TB as offered here on the FRU list of the hardware manual (page 26 here). 
Resellers like crucial would offer 2 TB so it would be best to check returns options just in case.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hey. I'm looking to upgrade my currently 6GB of RAM on my Ideapad Z500 Lenovo laptop and would like to know how much of ram does my motherboard support and what type should i install. Also want to upgrade my storage from 1 TB to 2 TB if that possible.


























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A:Ideapad Z500 Memory upgrade + Storag upgrade (questions)

Hi bruce90matrix,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Similar to discussions here and here:
 
Product specifications: 
16GB max7 ; PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3*, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
 
OEM recommended HDD capacity is 1TB as offered here on the FRU list of the hardware manual (page 26 here). 
Resellers like crucial would offer 2 TB so it would be best to check returns options just in case.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hello guyz,
pliz help me with the steps involved in upgrading or replacing an MFM hard drive with IDE-class hard drive
 

A:STEPS TO UPGRADE/REPLACE an MFM hard drive with an IDE-class hard drive

Hi kfkaggwa, and welcome to TSG.

Any chance the motherboard has and IDE controller built in? If not, what kind of expansion card options does it have?
 

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I bought the T470.After the Millenium bug the processor has become to slow for the programs I work with.is there any chanche to upgrade the processor? Now I have a Core i3. Thanks in advance,R.

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I recently purchased my first ThinkPad (T470)!  I configured it with 8gb of RAM.  I decided to purchase additional RAM on my own and went with a Crucial 16gb 2133 CL15 dual rank.  My question is, since the RAM sizes are different will I run into any issues?  I?ve read that I might not get full performance at 24gb since the sizes aren?t matched.  Am I better off to return the 16gb and buy a 8gb to match?   Thanks!

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Hi,I just bought a T470 and had it delivered today, but it turnes out that I forgot to choose the backlit keyboard, which is pretty sad because I really need it. Is there a possibility to do a single purchase of the keyboard, or is there any other way to upgrade it to backlit. 

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Hello,I've a T470 with simple HD display, and I need to upgrade it to a FHD one. Since I'm used to touchscreen controls, I'd like to choose a FHD with touch screen. My doubts refer to the 30 pin connector and the actual touchcontroller support: can a HD model support touch functionalities? The Lenovo part picker, shows this list (by selecting "compatible" radio button), that includes touch panels as far as I understad: IVO 14.0 FHD IPS AG On-CellLCD PANELS00NY421 FRU Dummy 14 FHD IPS 250nit LGDLCD PANELS01LW010 BOE 14.0 FHD AG TouchLCD PANELS01YN175 AUO 14.0 FHD IPS AG On-CellLCD PANELS00NY420 AUO 14.0 FHD IPS AGLCD PANELS00NY422 AUO 14.0 FHD IPS AGLCD PANELS00NY673 14FHD IPS AG 250 45% VESBkt INXLCD PANELS02DL764 14, HD, AG, N-Touch, TN, AUO, FlatLCD PANELS00UP061 14HD,NT,220nit,AG,Slim,INXLCD PANELS01EN019 14HD,NT,220nit,AG,Slim,BOELCD PANELS01EN020 14FHD,IPS,NT,250nit,AG,Slim,INXLCD PANELS01EN100  Any hint? 

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I have a home built ASUS A7N8X2 Deluxe MoBo with an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ CPU. I upgraded Win XP Pro to VISTA Ultimate with no problems other than upgrading a few drivers. It went smoothly. At the time I had 1 GB in one of 3 available slots. I attempted to add 2 GB more to occupy all 3 slots. This produced a reboot after POST as VISTA started. I rotated the the modules through all slots and finally realized that when I went beyond 2 GB it produced a reboot. During post it tests 3 GB and the BIOS displays 3 GB. I have 512MB of RAM on the video card. Any suggestions ?? I am running the latest BIOS and if I remove one GB the machine boots and runs great... ???? Ron
 

A:VISTA Ultimate Upgrade Reboots with Memory Upgrade to 3 GB

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How to upgrade Hp Pavilion Wave 600-a020xt my current ssd drive is 128gb and I like to upgrade it to 500Gba) what type of drive do I need to purchase,b) Suggested  brandc) is the restore partiton on the ssd or the 1TB sata drive (can I just copy the contents into the new drive)d) is there a how to video I want to upgrade my memory from 8gb ram to 16, I understand an empty slot is availble, can I buy the memory from Hp or Crucial. Is there a general video to open the cabinet?? Please advise,

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Hi, So I recently added an additional 8gb of RAM to my T470 as well as a 2.5 inch SAMSUNG EVO 860 500gb SSD.   I did the upgrade in stages, starting with the RAM.  After rebooting I didn't notice any issues and proceed to use the laptop without issue for 2 days.  I then cloned the original harddrive and transferred it to the SSD.  I installed it without issue, however, I noticed the fan run a lot more, whereas previously it hardly ever came on.  The air coming out of the  vent is warm, so it's clearly trying to cool down the system. Is this a common issue with 2.5 inch SSD installs? Should I have tried to repurpuse the aluminum foil cover on my old HD and put it on the new SSD? Thanks!

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Hiya guys, I've recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T470, and all works fine. What I would like to know, If I can upgrade that Notebook with an hdd drive beside a 512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0. thanks 

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I have a Lenovo T470 20JN model with a 1366 x 768 resolution, very nice elaptop indeed. I would like to upgrade to 1920 x 1080 IPS screen. and  wonder if this is possible. I have recenty contacted an ebay seller and he/she checked my T470 serial number with FRU parts corresponding to the laptop's S/N  and said it is impossible to upgrade to a better screen! and if I want to do it , itwould be at my own risk as higher resolutions screens may not work with my model current model.  Your comments are much appreciated.regards

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We are upgrading our Intel FW upgrade in T470 machine and facing the issue while rebooting the machine. While rebooting we are getting " (A7) Me FW Downgrade-Request MeSpiLock Failed" error on BIOS screen. But when we check the FW version in BIOS it is showing empty in that. Please suggest any resolution on this issue

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Hello everyone, I?ve just purchased a T470 in the UK but it doesn?t have a backlit keyboard so I want to swap this over for one that does.  Can an anyone tell me the part number I need for the backlit UK keyboard please and do I need any other parts? The product number for my T470 is 20JNS00502 many thanks in advance

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Hello together !

For your information:

Did a memory upgrade today at 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 (1,9 GH, 256 MB DDR-RAM originally), both up to 1 GB, all fine and not problems.

Just wanted to end rumours about "only 512 MB all together" or even less.

If searching for it, remember to think of the specifications:

DDR-266 (PC2100)
DDR-SDRAM, SO-DIMM
200 PIN
CL 2.5

concerning RAM frequency, building form etc.

Greetings

L0nestar

P.S.: Don`t think a discussion is necessary, thread could therefore be closed...

A:Satellite Pro 2100 - RAM Upgrade - Memory Upgrade

According the notebook specification Satellite Pro has two memory slots and can be upgraded up to 1 GB. It is very useful to have your confirmation about RAM upgrade for this old but still good notebook model.

Have a nice day.

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I have recently purchased a Thinkpad with a 256gb ssd m.2 model SSDPEKKF256GL (Intel drive). I can not find much of any information on this drive. Can someone suggest an equivalant 512gb m.2 replacement drive so I can go look and and purchase ?Thanks

A:Thinkpad T470 SSD M.2 256gb upgrade to 512gb

Hi seabirdwt,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Below M.2 SSDs are tested by Lenovo to work with your system: 

00UP435            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,INTEL,OPAL
00UP437            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,SAM,OPAL
00UP622            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,TOS,OPAL
00UP642            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,TOS,OPAL

For complete list please have a look on T470 FRU BOM list 
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Hello, I switched out my display for an ips from a t450s. It works perfect until I install the Intel 620 graphics driver. The screen goes black as soon as the driver is installed. I can reboot and the screen will be on for a few seconds and then goes black again. As soon as i uninstall the driver it functions fine again. I tried a couple drivers from different sources with no change. I researched a bit and found that a new display cable may be needed when upgrading screens any way to confirm this or if my display is bad? Thanks! 

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Compaq Presario 5070 had 4.3 HD. Any sites to find compatable drives at ie. 10/20gig, or even to add a HD? Now has a SeagateST34323A. Thanks.
 

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Hello,

Am looking to upgrade my PC. I got it about 3 years ago. I will attach all the specs for the computer.

I would like to upgrade my Hard Drive for sure but don't know what Hard Drive would be compatible with my computer Should I go with internal or external because the PC is old and I can use the external on another comp. down the road or just get an internal drive My hard drive is 20gb and I would like atleast 500 -750gb
 

A:Upgrade Hard Drive

Internal to install your operating system and external to store data. I would recommend SATA drive but since your computer is old, it may not have SATA ports. If that's the case then your other options are IDE drives.
 

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I want to upgrade my computer's almost everything. so i was just thinking of switching the hard drive over because of all the programmes and files that are on it. Then i have heard to do a repair install of windows XP. i wanted to know are my programs still going to work? or if there is another way to do this
 

A:Hard Drive Upgrade Help

Hi

if you change the hard drive then you are going to need to do a full reinstall of windows including any programs that you have installed.

if you use a program such as ghost or acronis true image to make a clone of the drive that would work.

Regards
 

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HiI have a B50-70 Lenovo notebook (not Thinkpad) Windows 8.1.Can I upgrade the hard drive from 500GB to 1TB or 2TB?I would like to also upgrade the RAM from 4096MB (one slot) to maximum it can handle.How would I go about that. Thanks in advance. Model: 20384B50-70Lenovo Notebook

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Hi, I asked awhile ago about how to move to a new hard drive and now I'm having trouble deciding on what to move to. Or if it's even worth moving at all.

Current hard drive: Western Digital Caviar 300GB

This is my boot drive. It's rated as 5.9 on the WEI but I have no idea how useful this measurement is, I had a search on this forum and someone got a score of 5.9 with a 300GB VelociRaptor (here: Best Windows Experience Index - Hard Drive?).

With a drive like that would I actually get any performance increase? It seems as though you should do, but WEI suggests otherwise?

I've searched online but much of the information about HDD's seems contradictory.

E.g.

"Make no mistake, a 10,000 RPM drive will have an enormous impact on boot time and application load times."
Speed up your PC - Fit a 10,000 RPM system drive | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

"This means that PC enthusiasts are paying twice the money for a slower hard drive with a quarter of the storage capacity!" (on high RPM drives)
How higher RPM hard drives rip you off | George Ou | ZDNet.com

"With a price of ?220, this disk is over nine times more expensive per gigabyte than our best buy, and not really any faster." (Regarding VelociRaptor vs Samsung Spinpoint F1 DT 1TB)
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/labs/249812/western-digital-velociraptor-300gb.html

And loads of places saying that the VelociRaptor is good but expensive.

My motherboard is an Asus P5QL-E, though I have no idea if this is... Read more

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If you're obsessed with the WEI, consider an SSD. They're more expensive, but they make better numbers.

I forget what I got with a WD Velociraptor 300, but a single Crucial M225 gives 7.3.

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Hi all How do i access the hard drive on the Ideapad S12? I want to change it. Any advice / pics on how to do it would be awesome. Thanks













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Hi and welcome..
This link S12 HDD How to change could be helpful... 
 
sincerely KalvinKlein
 
or here for short S12 HDD Change Turn your S12 near the bottom lid there is the keyboard  screw ..unscrew the screw with keyboard icon Turn your S12 on the top  between  the keys QS and second keyslightly lift the plastic with a screwdriver... be carefull lift and remove the complete plastic bar , there are some little plastic nose clamp to hold  .. so be be careful while remove that ... after removing the bar ..
now you can lift the keyboard turn towards to you and ..let it stay on the palmrest..
now you can see the HDD in the bay cageloosen the screw .. now you be able to pull the HDD to the right... the cage 4 screws remove them ..change HDD and re-assemble backwards in opposite direction...
 

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I would like to upgrade my 30gbhard disk space. To avoid the possibility of erasing some programs on my present hard disk I am considering having an external drive what are the disadvantages of this with respect to the performance of computer.

Is there a way of inserting another hard drive without tampering with the programs presently installed on the existing hard drive.

Comment and suggestions welcomed.
 

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