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Thinkpad X301 CPU upgrade

Q: Thinkpad X301 CPU upgrade

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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I seem to find little to nothing on the X301 and when I put in my serial number it gives me a 2777 as that closes match. Everything I find on recalibrating the battery is of no use because it isn't on the machine I have. There is no power manager that allows me to reset the battery. Is there any other way to do this? 

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Hi,My wife needs a laptop for writing and she loves x301 keyboard, but it's hard to find that model anymore in Finland.Also it would be nice to have newer and better than older... So can somebody tell me, if that same keyboard that x301 has, is in some other newer model?Even if some new model has almost the same keyboard... Best regards Kristian

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Hi everyone!Is there any info regarding the installation of drivers required to use Bluetooth and mobile broadband module on X301 running Windows 10? Unfortunately, couldn't find any working ones. Both Bluetooth and Mobile Internet capabilities seem not to be implemented in the system at all.  Thanks for your replies!  PS; Would the above-mentioned features work on Ubuntu 17?

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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 2½" 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 2½" 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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Hi, I recently grabed a X301 which was working fine. However, I learned that the SSD (a 1.8" 128GB from Samsung) was not supporting the TRIM : I first tried to update the SSD firmware with a version that supports the TRIM, by using the Samsung tool for that (that is Maindiag.exe, from a bootable USB drive with FreeDos), but without success. Then I decided to erase completely the SSD, still with Maindiag.exe, in order to restart with a fresh SSD that I could partition to 100GB, leaving 28GB for the overprovisioning (which is apparently a good thing to do if no TRIM can be used). The erase with Maindiag apparently went OK, although it was surprinsingly fast (2 seconds to erase 128GB...?). But then things have gone ugly... - When I power on the X301, the LEDs are blinking and the CD drive is operating during a few seconds, as usual- Nothing more happens during about 10 minutes (!), and the screen remains blank- After 10mn some text if briefly displayed (2 seconds before it goes). I could take a photo and I can read :"tpm tpm0: A TPM error (28) occurred continue selftest""tpm tpm0: TPM self test failed"http://prntscr.com/mb9iro During all this sequence there's no opportunity at all to enter the BIOS... The usual startup screen with "To interrupt [the normal sequence ? don't remember exactly] press the ThinkVantage blue button" never shows up. After that it depends on the presence of a bootable USB drive :- without any bootable USB drive, I end up wit... Read more

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I have an X301 2777CTR, purchased from the Lenovo Outlet. The computer was spec'ed as having no internal optical drive, and I assumed the cover over the bay where the optical drive or a second battery would go was just that--a cover with no other function except to keep dust out. Also, when I charged the battery, Power Manager reported only one battery present and charging. I ordered a second battery for the empty bay. When the battery arrived and I went to install it, surprise! A second battery was already there. Now, knowing that there really are two batteries in the computer, Power Manager shows "Battery 2:  there is an error."  I can't find any reference for this error message on these forums or in the Lenovo troubleshooting files. How do I get Power Manager to recognize the second battery and report its charge and health state? 













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A:X301 "Battery 2: there is an error"

It looks as though I have solved my own problem. I set Power Manager to do a battery reset of Battery 1. When it was done (draining and then recharging to 100%), Power Manager showed Battery 2 partially discharged, but in good condition. I am now running a reset on Battery 2. Assuming that results in the remaining battery being calibrated to the computer, I should be in good shape. Thanks for all those that read the message, in any event. 

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HelloAccording to the datasheet for ThinkPad X301 this model ships with an integrated camera.My X301 is "Type 4056-CTO S/NL3-ABD9D 09/03 ID:4057W9R" and I do not see any physical camera lens anywhere, not even close to the light (activates with Fn+PgUp) in the upper right corner of the screen. My T430s has a lens at this position and in the BIOS there is an option to enable/disable a camera.Please tell me whether some production batches of the X301 ship without camera. And if they all do should I expect an option to turn it on/off in the BIOS? I do not see anything in the BIOS that indicates the existence of a camera.Thank you

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Just given an old X301 (surprisingly, first time dealing with this model), and was told by the giver that they thought the mobo was bad due to overheating, and the kb and screen didn't work. Well, not sure how tech-savvy they were, so took that with a grain of salt. Turns out it does post, but the LCD lamp (not sure if LED or CCFL) won't light despite graphics being shown on screen (visible at extreme angles). Like they had said, keypresses aren't recognized.Now, these two issues unto themselves need not confirm a bad mobo. Still, considering a usb kb and external monitor work, is it more likely to be the components or mobo?Just wanted some input before sourcing parts or even popping it open (here's hoping for loose ribbon cables!). **bleep** solid feeling machine though. Would be nice to get this in order even without an upgradable CPU option. Type: 2774-W8Q




T61 - 6465CTO - T9500 - WSXGA+ - 8GB - 120GB SSD - X3100 - Win8.1 Pro WMC 64








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A:X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?

Well, reseated a few cables, and all is well. Well, mostly. Thanks anyhow.




T61 - 6465CTO - T9500 - WSXGA+ - 8GB - 120GB SSD - X3100 - Win8.1 Pro WMC 64

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am getting random BSODs on a Lenovo X301. The machine is fully patched and we have run the built-in hardware diagnostics to check for errors (nothing came back wrong). Below is info from the minidump. I would appreciate any help you can provide.

BugCheck D4, {999fa038, 1c, 1, 80502ccc}

Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KiUnlinkThread+c )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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SYSTEM_SCAN_AT_RAISED_IRQL_CAUGHT_IMPROPER_DRIVER_UNLOAD (d4)
A driver unloaded without cancelling lookaside lists, DPCs, worker threads, etc.
The broken driver's name is displayed on the screen.
When possible, the guilty driver's name (Unicode string) is printed on
the bugcheck screen and saved in KiBugCheckDriver.
An attempt was made to access the driver at raised IRQL after it unloaded.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: 999fa038, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000001c, IRQL
Arg3: 00000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: 80502ccc, address which referenced memory

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A:Random BSOD on Lenovo X301

Download hwmonitor and check your idle and load temps.
Post a screen shot if you can. It may be and overheating issue.
Also cleaning the system out with a can of compressed air to remove any dust might be a good idea to try.

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Hi there, I switched to an Intel X18-M SSD on my X301 some time ago. I noticed that the new BIOS was released with Secure Erase functionality some time ago. As I was going to rebuild my laptop today, I thought I would give it a go. Turns out that this was a mistake. The utility failed on the Intel SSD necessitating a reboot after running for six hours. After the reboot, it turns out that the utility has set a hard drive password on the disk (there was not one before). As I have no way to know what password it has set, I am effectively locked out of my drive and it's a brick to all intents and purposes.Does anyone (Lenovo in particular) know what password is set during the running of the Secure Erase functionality of the latest BIOS? My only alternative is to find out if there is a default master password from Intel. Since in principle, this should be blank, I believe that I am scuppered unless someone in Lenovo can tell me what password they set using the utility. Thanks in advance.











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A:X301 Secure Erase with new BIOS

wibbler, welcome to the forum,
 
there are no default passwords which are set by Lenovo. Which buttons are you pressing at startup which require a password?
 
Excerpt from the forum rules,
 
No posts shall include instructions or directions intended to subvert security measures, including passwords, locking mechanisms, fingerprint scans, etc, nor shall any posts provide descriptions to the location of, nor direct links to content related to these topics.

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Hello, so I've just got 3rd party main and ultrabay batteries. The main one seems to work fine. The ultrabay battery was not detected at first, but after main battery got charges to 100%, the ultrabay one got detected as well. And just as it charged to 100% (after the 2nd battery detection the lenovo power manager displayed charging from 60% or so), lenovo power manager suddenly started displaying "60%, not charging". I check the details and it shows my ultrabay battery has 0% charge even though couple of seconds ago it was charged fully. Restart did not help and with AC unplugged, my laptop starts using the main battery, probably because it thinks ultrabay one is empty. Any ideas on how to fix this? :/

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I went out and bought a 128gb 1.8" SSD for the purpose of upgrading my x301 to Win 7. I really wanted to preserve my old XP environment on the stock 64gb.

I did a fresh Win 7 Ultimate install, initially I installed the 64bit version but found my VPN software would not support it so then I wiped and installed 32 bit. I did leave the 100mb partition that the 64bit version created.

Installed Win 7 32bit, installed the lenovo software update program and let it put all of the software on the laptop. Did the win 7 update thing (this all took the better part of a day).

I wresteled the TPM chip and now have it owned by win 7. Had to do the "hit esc" till the red win7 loader, power off, enter bios, clear keys method, but it worked. Now Win 7 says it ownes the tpm.

Trying to turn on Bitlocker doing the "key test" results in the screen on every reboot saying that something has changed. I then turned on bitlocker, let it encrypt drive without doing the test and it completed sucessfully but every reboot asks for the recovery key.

I've tried just about every "fix" I can find for this, including, changing bios boot order to only include hdd, suspending/resuming BL and a host of other things as well, bios updated. Nothing seems to work. I'd really like to use bit locker but not if it is not going to work right.

I did come across a post that involved some policy editing then turning of/on again and have not yet tried that.

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A:Lenovo X301 Bitlocker asking for recover key every time..

I believe I found the problem enabling bitlocker on my x301. I tried just about every possible thing I could find on the internet and was unable to get it enabled. Every time on the next boot I would get the message (pre windows), from the bios that the environment had been changed and bitlocker would fail to encrypt the drive. If I encrypted the drive without the bitlocker test it would encrypt but every boot would make me enter the recovery key in order to boot.

Last night I found a post that indicated that bitlocker would make a 300 meg partition (100 for itself, 200 for oem utilities). That got me thinking. Today I decided to shrink my system partition and leave some unpartitioned space on the drive in case it was trying to make this partition. That's when things changed. Suddenly bitlocker started working properly. I still only see the 100 meg windows partition, but maybe there is another hidden partition that it was unable to create because I had given all the space to my system drive. I left 500 megs unpartitioned, enabled bitlocker and it's working fine. For me, problem solved.


Hope this helps someone. One nice thing about Win7 is that it allows you to shrink/expand volumns right from disk management so no playing around with PE boot disks.

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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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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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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 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,
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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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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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
 
Moderator note: off-topic post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.

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 purchased a Thinkpad that is already preconfigured including Windows 10 Home. Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro but since this purchase can not be "configured", how can I upgrade the Windows 10 from Home to Pro, as Lenovo recommends?

A:Thinkpad - How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro?

> Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro
 
Sometimes the sales site recommends Pro but it doesn't always explain why you would want to. Is there some particular Pro-only feature that you need?
 
This article not only explains why (or if) you may want to upgrade to Win10 Pro but also explains how to do it. How to easily upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Hello, I would like help on upgrading my ram from 4GB to GB. Thank you 

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Is there an extra empty slot to add RAM to the Lenovo T460 Thinkpad (Intel Core i5 6200 CPU @ 2.30Ghz)?  What's the maximum RAM I can add up to (currently 16GB RAM on 1TB HDD)?  Do I just slot in the RAM and will be able to use immediately? Thanks in advance for your advice!

A:Thinkpad T460 RAM Upgrade

Welcome to the CommunityT460' specificztionhttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T460/ThinkPad_T460_Platform_Specificatio...A quote:"32GB max7 / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two DDR3L SO-DIMM sockets"Your laptop, most likely, has 2 x 8 GB SO-DIMMs in both sockets.

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Greetings,I have Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Laptop Configuration is following: i7-4600U(3.3GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400rpm HD, 12.5in 1366x768 LCD, ...Currently trying to do an upgrade. Already decided for SSD upgrade and now checking the RAM upgrade.Unfortunatly, I have found out that X240 has only one memory slot. Also I have found out following information: "Haswell processors all can take only 8GB UDIMMs or SO-DIMMs". Am I right understanding that RAM upgrade (e.g. to DDR3L SODIMM 16Gb, 1600MHz, CL11, 1.35V) is not possible at all? Thanks in advance.

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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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Hi,

I need help making an upgrade decision. I have IBM thinkpad with Intel Pent. M processor 1500MHz. I want to up grade to a higher process that's more than 1500MHz. Maybe upgrade to GHZ? I went to a computer store and they told me that I have to replace the motherboard inorder if I want to upgrade my processor? (is this true?) Can I upgrade my processor without replacing the whole board?

Thanks,

john
 

A:IBM Thinkpad processor upgrade

Yes, the CPU can be replaced separately. The question is whether IBM is actually willing to sell you the CPU assembly. You might have to persuade them a little.
 

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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 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've removed the i5 processor in a couple of T510 and 520 laptops and installed i7-640M or i7-2640M processors. Recently I installed an i7-2960XM which performed nicely. One problem though. I had some suspicions that this may not be fully compatible as it may create too much heat. With this in mind after I installed this processor I closely monitored the temperature and found that most of the time it remained between 115 to 165 ...... until I began loading down applications. The temp would soar up to near 200 degrees but would dwell shortly in the 175 range then drop down to 160 or 140.  Since then I've removed this cpu and will most likely go with the i7-2640M. The big question is wold the much faster i7-2960XM be compatible? I'm not fully convinced the program (Advanced System Care) is correctly monitoring the temperature. However I dare not risk damaging my system if this system is overheating. The performance increase of the faster cpu is very significant. Do I dare risk going faster?





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A:T520 ThinkPad i7 CPU Upgrade

I would be more concerned with the power supply.  The i7-2960XM processor is a 55w CPU vs. 35W on the dual core model.  I know the 55w processors were only sold on the W520 and they got a bigger fan, also.  Something like an i7-2670QM (45W, quad core) would be less likely to overtax something.  The 45w quad core CPU was offered on the T520

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thinking about getting one of these but the storage space isn't enough. The site listed the drive as a micro Solid State Drive Serial ATA3.  i'm not sure how to take things apart for the helix since the components are in the tablet not the dock. Which types of solid state drives will work if i decide to upgrade? i found a samsung pm841 512gb mSATA 3 SDD  or Crucial's M500 drives which are guaranteed to work with all lenovo thinkpad helix according to the text on top.   which drive should i get and how would i go about inserting this in the helix? appreciate any help and thanks.

A:Thinkpad Helix SSD Upgrade?

I'm in the same boat and I found this: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/helix_hmm_en_0c10337.pdf It certainly looks doable I don't see any mention of glu/special too etc. I'm gonna wait for a month or so before ordering - I bet someone will take one apart by then:-)

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Hello everyone , as per subject i ' m thinking about upgrading the 256 GB SSD mounted on my TPY260 . Searching on the internet i found out that the best option for the upgrade would be the 500GB "Crucial" SSD .  Are there any other possibilieties ? For example is it possible to mount on the device a 1TB SSD ? Thank you in advance for the attention.Have a good day.

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Hello:I have a ThinkPad T420 with an i5-2520M processor. However, in the Lenovo parts list for this machine, it list several different CPUs. One of them is an i7-2620M. Does this mean that I can replace the old i5 with an i7?Thank you.

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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 everyone, I've just add a RAM module (ballistix sport lt bls16g4s26bfsd) to my X1 Extreme laptop and I have a 'problem' with the frequency of the RAM.Its a 2666 Mhz capable RAM module but it shows as a 2400 Mhz in the task manager.I've read that I have to use xmp profile in the Bios to set the frequency of the RAM module but I can't see option for that in the Bios..Any idea on how to set the frequency of the RAMat 2666 Mhz ? Many Thanks Narek 

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Can I upgrade RAM without warranty loss?

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Hello There,

I have IBM thinkpad 600e with 128 mb memory and pentium II . Its really slow sometimes and I wanted speed this up. Do u think meomry upgrade to 256 MB would help ?


Many Thanks
 

A:Upgrade a Thinkpad 600e

It would most certainly improve things a lot (unless you are running DOS).

You may need to do a BIOS upgrade to make the thing recognise 256MB.
 

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Basically is this possible - it is a 233mmx. I want to run an avi video on the laptop and it can't cope at the moment. I thought that the processor is the weak link - it has 128MB of RAM. Please help. Thankyou.
 

A:IBM Thinkpad 770 Processor Upgrade

You're going to need to contact the manufacturer for this one. Notebooks/Laptops aren't easily upgraded. If components are available that are compatible with existing hardware, and will still fit inside the unit, the manufacturer should know who makes/sells them.
 

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Dears,when i decided to buy thinkpad l440 i was choose Intel® Core? i3-4000M , it was 3 months ago. Really, this is laptop is very good but now i want to upgrade my laptop cpu to Intel® Core? i7-4600M .please any advise in the following questions:1. is it possible to upgrade my laptop cpu to Intel® Core? i7-4600M ?2. my laptop still in warranty until 2017, so if the upgradation is possible is it can be made by lenovo or by myself? and the cost will be high? Best Regards













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A:thinkpad l440 cpu upgrade?

If you do it yourself it will certainly be cheaper, but the CPU is not considered customer-replaceable, so it may affect your warranty status. If you can do the replacement in a professional manner, so it doesn't look worked on, probably nobody will complain, as long as you keep the old part and replace it back before getting service. The FRU of the i7-4600m is 04X4049. You do not want to get one marked "ES" (engineering sample). The ES parts may not be final versions

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I just purchased a new thinkpad twist. I am thinking about upgrading the HD to SSD. Is there anything special I need to know? Can i just pop out the HD and put in the SSD drive? I'm looking to increase battery life. 

A:Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

I have an SSD coming in on Tuesday. If you can hold out until then, I will be sure to report back. I

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Hi,I'm planning to upgrade my LCD pannel and cpu. I want to know if any FHD lcd pannel for x240 should works or i have to check something before (connector for example)I also want to know if i could change my i5 4300U with a i7 4558U without having a heat issue, Socket is the same but the TDP is not, 15w for the i5 and 28w for the i7.thank for your help. 

A:Thinkpad X240: CPU & LCD upgrade

You can't upgrade CPU, as it's soldered to motherboard. Regarding screen, please check this topic.





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I own a thinkpad L460 i5 6200U  , im thinking about boosting up my RAM. Currently i have 4gb and i would like to upgrade it to 20Gb since i work a lot with VMs.i have made a few researches and found out that both RAMs must have the same frequency. But I would like to be sure if adding a new 16Gb RAM with 4GB won?t cause any probleme and if they can run smoothly together.thanks in advance

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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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