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T480 Ram Upgrade

Q: T480 Ram Upgrade

Hi,I'm planning to buy the T480 Laptop and i want to buy the RAM outside and upgrade. i would like to know how many Slots will be there by default in the T480 Laptop so that i can buy the RAM accordingly. I'm planning to buy with the 4gbDDR4 RAM and upgrade it to 32gb by purchasing 2 16gb Sticks. can i do that. how can i get confirmed that the T480 comes with 2 slots or 1 SLOT for Ram. can you please help what's the best option to get it upgraded to 32gb ram

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Hi, I bought a t480 and would like to upgrade the main bay hdd to ssd. My questions are 1. What ssds are best right now. Sata or m.2 pcie? ight now i am rooting samsung 860 evo as my first choice. Should i go for Sata 3 or m.2 pcie? i am aware that pcie lane us only x2 so i will not be able to utilize the speed of the pcie. Is it the same with the sata 3? 2. Do i need special casing or connectors if i will install samsung 860 evo? 3. Do we have other better options?I also read crucial mx-500 ssd if that is more practical. Im planning to use my t480 for coding. It has i58thgen 32 GB Ram and dedicated mx150 graphics and also instaled a 240 GB ssd form 2242 in wwan. Thanks for your help. Ps. Where to buy the ssds in great prices and reliability?

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Hello, I have a t480 with 8 giga ram and would like to upgrade. I would like to know if it is possible / advised to add 16 , or should it be symetric (e.g. 2 x 8, 2 x 16...).And which ram is advised?Thank you

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Hi,I'm planning to Buy a T480 (getting upgraded from T420) I would like to know how many Hard disk options are available on a T480.  will it come with 2 slots so that i can separate it with the OS on one and data to the other one. Also I want to buy with 500 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, SATA3, 2.5" which comes by default and can i upgrade to 1 TB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2 later. can you please help Thanks,SRini

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

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Hey everyone,So I'm in the market forthe T480.I was wondering what's the lowest ram and storage options I can pick but guarantee that i can later upgrade to 32gb ram and a 1tb m.2 ssd pcie nvme 3rd gen from a third party? The current options listed when custom building: For RAM:4 GB DDR4 2400MHz8 GB (4 + 4) DDR4 2400MHz8 GB DDR4 2400MHz16 GB DDR4 2400MHz32 GB (16 + 16) DDR4 2400MHz16 GB (8 + 8) DDR4 2400MHz For storage: 500 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, SATA3, 2.5"128 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3, 2.5"256GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 OPAL2.0 - Capable256 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2Intel 180GB Solid State Drive SATA3 OPAL2.0 M.2512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.21 TB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2

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Hi all, I have bought T480 with pre-installed Windows 10 Home.Now I want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, but as the description of the following link: https://support.lenovo.com/jp/en/solutions/ht103102 It seems to unable to upgrade from Home to Pro. I really want to upgrade to Pro version because I already had the Pro key. So, anyone has solution to upgrade to Pro version? Please help me! Many thanks for your help!  

A:T480 how to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

Hello,Welcome to Lenovo Community.
I'm not sure why that information does not help.  If you have tried this process regarding  how to use your product key, and that does not work, you may have to contact Microsoft.

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I've just purchased online a brand new lenov thinkpad T480. However, I would like to buy some additional memory to get the full 32 GB. I wasn't able to find all the details (unbuffered or not) on the lenovo page so I that wanted to double check with you guys. Does this mem work for the T480?  https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/kingston-valueram-1x-16gb-ddr4-2400-so-dimm-260-pin-memory-6068...  Many thanks for your help guys!  













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A:memory upgrade for new lenovo T480

Hi math2,
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
Memory Specifications of ThinkPad T480 - 32GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets.
 
@math2 wrote:
I've just purchased online a brand new lenov thinkpad T480. However, I would like to buy some additional memory to get the full 32 GB. I wasn't able to find all the details (unbuffered or not) on the lenovo page so I that wanted to double check with you guys. Does this mem work for the T480? 
 
https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/kingston-kcp424sd816-1x-16gb-ddr4-ram-unbuffered-model-specific...
> It will work fine. 
 

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 Guys,I already have "ThinkPad 1TB SAMSUNG PCIe NVME TLC OPAL M.2 SSD" part # Part No: 4XB0N10301 , so i am wondering if i order T480 with 500 GB HDD to save some money and then replace HDD  with 1 TB Samsung SSD. Will it wok?  RegardsManzoor

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My Thinkpad t480 is only HD screen. Can I upgrade to full HD? Intend to diy, pls advise if upgrade is possible or how I can check if it is possible.Part number: SD10L27786 Thanks!

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Hi, I updated the Thunderbolt FW and driver on my T480(SN: PF1LR2YX) today due to display issiues on my 3rd monitor, but afterwards there are no longer any devices on the Thunderbolt Port 1. And i have it connected to a Thunderbolt 3 workstation dock, Type: 40AN (SN:ZJZ00SSC). I updated the FW on this earlier today and it worked fine afterwards (thinkpad_tbt3_gen2_ws_dock_fw_v3164_new).  I disconnected all devices from the TB port before FW update as the message on the screen requested me to do.There was no errors during the update process that i saw, but afterwards there were no devices on TB port 1 anymore.And i have tried to install the FW and SW serveral times no, no difference.FW/SW version info pic is attached from about page on Tbunderbolt sw.Runing win10 enterprise ver.1709.Installed SW file: n22ta0aw.exe, Version: 17.4.78.500Installed FW file: n24th08w.exe, Version: 17.0.0.3-N24TF16WInstalled driver for TB3 docking: thinkpad_tbt3_gen2_ws_dock_driver_10015.zip (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS505148) I don't know how to troubleshoot this anymore, so I hope someone here can help me!

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Hi,I have a T480 20L50004MX that I want to upgrade with WWAN.I have the following module at my disposal: 4XC0Q92823 L830-EB CAT6 WWAN moduleThere is no pre-installed WWAN antenna.Browsing the web I have come across the following candidates (only found kits with WiFi antennas included):01YU638Antennsats WL+WW, MG, Lux, WN-201YU639Antennsats WL+WW, MG, Sp, WN-201YR494Antennsats WL+WW, PPS, Lux, WN-201YR495Antennsats WL+WW, PPS, Sp, WN-2Which one should I choose or is there a better option? 

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I've just bought a new T480 with an optical 500GB hard drive and I'm hoping to upgrade to an SSD. I was thinking of getting something like a Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe with a caddy, but then I read this post https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T480-with-sata-hdd-upgrade-to-1-TB-NVMe/... So now I'm wondering whether it would be a waste of money, and negligible speed difference, to get something like the 970 Evo? Or would I be better of saving some money and getting a SATA SSD, something like the Samsung 860 EVO? My main use is running virtual machines and Java development using IntelliJ, if that makes a difference. Thanks.

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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 am using a T480 with the TB3 dock and 2 external monitors.My problem is my screens go black for a couple of seconds every x amount of time. I've updatad all drivers found under the Display and Video graphics section Drivers T480I remember when updating to Intel Thunderbolt Software for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad T480, T480s, X1 Carbon Gen 6 - 1.41.565.0I received the following screen:(I did get 2 Thunderbolt SW apps in my start menu and uninstalled the one which was visible via add/remove programs) These updates did not resolve my monitor issue.I later on noticed there is a new TB3 Dock FWWhen I wanted to make the update I got the message the TB SW had to be above 17.4.77.400. (the version insalled and active was 1.41.565.0) I reinstalled TB SW 17.4.78.500 and performed the TB3 dock FW upgrade. Now I am in the situation I do not have a Thunderbolt SW application to allow/select TB devices to connect.V1.41.565.0 seems to be a new DCH driver. reverting back to the legacy driver 17.4.78.500 is not somethig I should have done.It seems the DCH driver came with it's own Thunderbolt SW application, which is no longer available. Is there a procedure to completly reinstall the DCH driver including the Thunderbold SW or revert back to the legacy driver with Thunderbold SW (which now states the application is not in use anymore) Thanks!

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Hi Team , Need Suggestion and help for upgrading the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 SSD Hardisk .  Current Storage Size : 128GBI need to replace or extend it to 1TB . My Laptop Configuration .Model : ThinkPad T480CPU : Intel Core i7-8650U Processor Quad Core vPro. - I need to pointers within lenovo website to buy the T480 SSD Hardisk- I need formal quotation from different vendors to buy the  T480 SSD Hardisk . Do let me know , if more information is required Regards,Saurabh Goel

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I took the back cover off.  I have one WD 500gb harddrive.I am not seeing a dedicated SSD slot to add a second harddrive. So i need to remove the standard drive and swap with a SSD? And suggestions on types of SSD?

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Hey guys, I have a quick question. I've been doing research on the subject, and I came here for some help. Im not exactly new to Thinkpads or their maintenance, but I'm somewhat out of my depth here. I have a T480, the i7 8650 model, that I got for a steal on an autction site. That said - it has a touch screen and I would be able to live with the power consumption it causes if it weren't for the horrible color representation and dimness. Is there any way I can change the screen for something better? I only ask because I've been on other sites and I have seen mixed answers on if it was possible to replace. I know that their is a difference in pins for the cables, but if my research is correct, the T480's Touch FHD display uses 40pins, and so does the WQHD one. I believe there's a difference in lanes(?) and one has 2, while the other has 4. If I can't use WQHD, can I use a better quality FHD screen? I'm not worried about lids having rails or whatnot, as measuring and double sided tape can fix that. Do I need a new cable? If so, can someone point me to it? And which screen would be the most compatible? Is this even possible, or are the mobo's different? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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If I buy a T480 mostly for office use I think an i5 could do the job or what do you think? I don't have any games at all but many people thinks that it is crazy not to buy an i7. Peter

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I've noticed my fan always stays on regading the temps when my machine is plugged on the 65W charger, temperatures remain between 38 and 57 on light use, but even when idling the fan kicks on as soon as I plug in my charger and turns off a couple seconds after I plug it off. I have tried to fix it by installing the patch mentioned on https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/es/en/solutions/ht506625 and changin the BIOS profile for the plugged status (it's on the same profile now both for AC plugged and unplugged) but the problem perists. Anyone knows how to fix this issue without the need to install 3rd party software or can point me to the windows 10 settings that regukate this behaviour? Thanks in advance.

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Another similar question, is it possible to install more RAM into the T480?  It comes with 16GB, but are there sockets available to install another 8GB?
 
Moderator note: post moved, subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: X1 Carbon 3rd Gen Hard Drive Replacement

A:T480: add RAM?

Per the base spec:  "32GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets"
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificatio...
 
Depending on how your machine shipped, you may have a single 16GB stick and an empty socket, or two occupied sockets.
 
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Dear Lenovoi need your recomendation about upgrading my thinkpad T480 ram from 8 to 16 and adding ssd m2 so please check the attcahed screenshot.ThanksHossam Gebril

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HiI've bought a SATA III SSD to put on the second slot of my laptop but I haven't done enough research by the way this SSD doesn't work on this slot. So I had an amazing idea try it on the slot where my first SSD with fedora (Linux) work. It works I've installed Windows on the SSD but when I put my SSD with fedora in this slot back the SSD isn't recognized. I'm sorry for my terrible English and I hope someone could help me.Thanks for reading,

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I have a new laptop T480 nothing is on it but Office and Chrome. However I use the internet a lot. Intermittently the laptop will come to a crawl and when I check the Task Manager there are times the CPU night be high but the GPU is pegged out anywhere between 85-99%. I have done all the firmware and BIOS as well as all other updates and calling in the phone support folks don't know what a GPU is and I have been passed back and forth to software to hardware the hardware person got my information asked me to please reboot then format the drive. I believe it is the hardware but after an hour on the phone I still have not received any troubleshooting help. 

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We have an associate who uses a T480, he has dual screens and we have an HDMI and USB C to Hdmi for his displays. Most of the time they are running fine, sometimes though the USB C one goes black, and he has to unplug and replug it back in. Then it wakes up, we have replaced his USB C adapter and cable to the monitor and it hasn't helped. Is there possibly some settings that turns off the USB C port after a time period? It's hard to pin point because it happens throughout the day. Any help is appreciated.  Thanks in advanced.

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I have an interesting dilemma. I purchase my t480 with an m.2 NVME drive and built-in adapter, but am now looking to put a larger capacity Samsung 860 pro which is, of course, the SATA type - not m.2.... Does Lenovo offer the standard SATA adapter / HDD cage for sale as an accessory? Thanks

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hi, worldI have included all the options in the latest BIOS version. but still nothing works. hardware virtualization technology does not work. Windows 10 Pro.Hyper-V disable

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Hi,Recently bought a T480 with the 150MX Nvidia card. The laptop works great during normal operation during work etc but when I get home and want to play some games, nothing is working as it should. What happens is this:When I start the game everything is running good but after a few minutes I can see my CPU start to lower it's power limit (PL1) slowly towards 5W. It will stop at 5W never gaining any wattage back until i restart computer. The PL1 is at 15W when computer is newly booted. I have tried to uninstall the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework, this results in that the processor is fixed at 15W but after a while the iGPU will go crazy and goes to 100% leaving the CPU at 2W = 0.2Ghz. And I have to restart. So this is not a valid solution. All my power settings are on maximum performance ofc.I have tried almost everything I can think of and been browsing all kind of reddit threads without any long term solution.

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Dear All,I appreciate your help in advnace. my T480 take more than 35 sec to shut down, but I find it weird compared to my old T540p, or other T480 devices on the show in Lenovo stores. It starts up normall (within <10 secs).FYI, it is equiped with PCIe-NVme 981 512 Gb.Any solution?Bios update did not help , so I rolled back to the 1st version coz the lastest 2 version make the fan kicks annoyably at every start-up!

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My T480 came with a battery that doesn't last long but also seems to have room for an additional battery.  Could someone direct me where to purchase the additional battery?  Lenovo support/chat/etc doesn't seem to want to help me at all, despite email requests, trying to enter chat (on hold for 45 minutes now) etc. Thank you! 

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Hey! I was wondering any kind of SSDs would work with the T480? Right now I bought it with 500 GB HDD and Intel Optane (16Gb), but in the future, I might consider upgrading to 512 nVME SSD for system. Also, what do you guys know about the battery life upon general internet usage? I bought a battery with 72Wh so in total it would be 96 Wh. Plus, I also own a Varta Power Bank (13mAh) 48,1 Wh. Do you guys believe it could charge the battery by any chance? https://www.varta-consumer.com/en/products/portable-power/overview/details/lcd-power-bank-13000 Please let me know you guys think! Bellow you can see the exact specs. (In general I will not use the dedicated GPU, just the integrated)

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In my T480 I am noticing the bottom of the laptop gets supper buring hot, and the laptop is very quite that is cooling Fan is not running.Upon trying restart the laptop, it shows 'Fan Error' in black screen and the laptop does not start.Have to hit the Power button again to start the laptop. I am affraid if not vigilent (when fan is not working) and the laptop will get very hot and damage the hardware. Started in April, (got this laptop in end of Jan 2019) and it is happending twice a week. Anyone else experincing this Fan Error issue on T480? I just check for System Updated following are being updated now:

A:T480 Fan Error

Take the laptop into your local ASP or call support for depot service, your thermal fan and fan cable connection should be diagnosed.  

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I am going to buy a Think Pad T480 with touch screen but I have a doubt: can I use my Wacom pen (I have a tablet Intuos5) on the T480 display? Or which pen should I use?Thanks for suggestions. 

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I ordered a T480 with the Geforce MX150 option. Was surprised to see my delivered unit with Intel UHD 620 and simultaneously active with the Geforce GPU. The Intel GPU however is the default display adapter. Intel UHD 620 is active display adapterI've never quite seen this before. Desktop mainboard BIOS would typically disable the onboard GPU if slotted with an actual video card (leaving the OS blind to its presence), and all my previous laptops that I configured with a discrete GPU would have just that alone. Am I supposed to disable the UHD 620 in Device Manager in order to force the Geforce to take over? I don't see anything in the BIOS that can influence this (in fact it seems to suggest the UHD is in charge with its shared memory setting).

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T480 doesn?t charge with the USB-C AC charger plugged in. when the AC charger is plugged in, the orange LED illuminates and blinks three times, the plugged in logo pops up momentarily then nothing. The thinkpad was purchased in October this year with everything working flawlessly... I then left the standard 45W charger at an airport. I ordered a replacement and received it 6 weeks ago and has been working fine until today... Do I have a dead AC charger? anyone have similar issues?  

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Hi, everyone. Need your help to determine if a 128GB M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe SSD part number HFM128GDGTNG (Lenovo P/N SSS0L24763) would work as a second drive in the WWAN slot of my 8th gen ThinkPad T480, model 20L5-001GUS. Thanks in advance for any help. Herlock

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Hi everyone, today I upgraded the RAM and the SSD of my T480. I am absolutely not doing this for the first time and I was really careful. I removed the external battery and deactivated the internal battery before starting with the procedure. I used only ESD-safe tools and an ESD-wristband to make sure that the device doens't get damaged by static discharge.After installing the components, my device would no longer turn on. When I connect the charger, the power led flashes 3x but when I press the powervbutton nothing happens. No fan spin, no lights turning on, absolutly nothing.I then tried removing the RAM and the SSD and turning on the machine. But that didn't work as well.After that I tried removing all the power sources (internal and external battery, CMOS-battery), pressing the power button for 60 seconds and leaving the device for 1 hour before reconnecting everything. But it still can't turn it on. Do you guys have any idea what I could try to make my device work again? Thanks in advance. --resonance

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Hello all, Just received my sixth thinkpad in the last 23 years. It arrived yesterday.  It is a: T480, I7-8550U, 16GB(8+8), 512 M.2 SSD, iGPU, Win10 Pro The fan is really annoying.  It goes on and off constantly.  It seems to ramp up to full speed.  I have been reading about fan noise with this model all over the internet.  Is there a way for it to run constantly at a lower speed than the constant on and off?  My previous model was a T430 never had issues with fan noise (it was very quiet too when it ran). Currently running a test:  Not using the laptop at all.  Opened 1 tab on Chrome and have it sitting on cnn.com.  Also, opened one tab on Edge also on cnn.com.  Task manager open.  Chrome uses less CPU but more memory than Edge.  CPU is running between 15% and 20%.  Fan turns on every minute or so for about 20 to 30 seconds then goes off. It is loud and annoying going on and off.  Why can't it just be a constant lower speed?  On and off is ridiculous.  If this keeps up this machine is going back. Thanks for any replies and suggestions.

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Good morning, Over the past 5-6 months, we have been updating machines to the newer T480, T580, and P52s, with the new style UltraDock (40AH0135US).  As these docks only have display ports, we have been utilizing VGA and DVI adapters to send video out to monitors. Many of the users are experiencing issues where their video, for the laptop and external screens, will blink, or just black out momentarily.  We have been in contact with both Lenovo, and our vendor's support for options.  We have tried* Letting Lenovo replace the docks    * Same issue occurs* Different display to VGA/DVI out adapters    * Same issue occurs* Running a display port cable to the monitor, if available    * Same issue occurs* Tried a different dock (40AJ0135US) that does have a VGA out onboard    * The machine seemed to run well for about a week, then the issue began to occur againWe have been monitoring the logs, and have found a common entry in at least 3 of the machines* In the system logs, we found 2 Informational messages:    * Event ID - 20003 Microsoft-Windows-UserPnP       Driver Management has concluded the process to add Service igfx for Device Instance       ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_5917&SUBSYS_225A17AA&REV_07\3&11583659&0&10 with the following status: 0.    * Event ID - 20001 Microsoft-Windows-UserPnP       Driver M... Read more

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Hello,T480the following model 20L5000Bxx, http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_T480?M=20L5000Bxx has SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe Opal2 storage.Is it possible to add 2.5" SATA drive, and have it together with above mentioned? Thanks

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Hi,New T480 user, with a new T480.I have a USB that I want to boot from for a temporary Linux session.I did the following:(1) Placed the USB key into the USB port(2) Restarted laptop(3) selected "Enter" when the red Lenovo logo starts on restart(4) selected the "boot from external device" option on the menu that appears(5) On the next menu that appears, I can see my USB key listed, but when I select it and press enter, nothing happens. It just stays on the same menu.I have tried this several times, restarting from both my admin account, and my windows account (I have these separate for security purposes), but cannot get it to work.Any suggestions?Thanks in advance

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I have a W520 now with 8gb ram, and a Quattro 1000 w/2gb graphic memory.My system ram is usually under 5gb usage, and I don't do a lot as far as video goes.Only youtube, and I am hooked up to a 1920x1200 monitor most of the time.For a T480, Is 8gb of ram sufficient, or would 16 make better use of the graphics card?





W-520, i7-2760QM, 8gb, quadro 1000, FHD, 500gb/7200rpm, WIN7PRO

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Hi,This is the first Lenovo Laptop bought by me.I am using the laptop for a few days and the impressions are overalling good, but, I have 2 problems:The first is with the 2 battery system.I tought that the first battery to discharge was the removal battery, but that is not the case. Do I have to change something in BIOS?The second problem is with the UltraDockStation.When I have 1 USB disk connected to the DockStation, I am unable to backup laptop to USB disk, or to transfer big files (10GBs for example) (from the laptop to USB 3.0 disk). It starts normally and then it freezes the transfer.If I connect the USB disk directly to the laptop this problem doesn't occur.All components area updated, with Lenovo Vantage.Anyone has this problems and are there any ways to solve it?Thank you

A:2 Problems with new T480

I can only respond to the 1st question.  See post below.  you cant change in Bios discharge priority.  Discharge priority depends on the wear level of the 2 batteries.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470s-battery-discharge-priority/m-p/380...

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After perusing this and other forums looking for a definitive answer, there seem to be dissenting opinions on whether using the drive caddy and adapter cable in the HDD bay will allow 2280 M.2 NVMe SSD drives to utilize all 4 PCIe lanes. I want to know if there is a reason to shop for a higher end M.2 drive if I can't extract full performance out of it.

A:T480 M.2 SSD Performance

I don't have one to test, but the platform spec for the T480 says that some of the T480 machines have SATA drives and some have this: "M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4"
 
To me, that means is should use 4 lanes

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Hi, I'm in the midst of buying my first Thinkpad T series and I've got some questions to clarify with all the current owners. These are the configuration of T480 I'm looking at; Processor : Intel Core i7-8650U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.20GHz)Operating System : Windows 10 Home 64Operating System Language : Windows 10 Home 64 EnglishDisplay : 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440), IPS, 300nits, Anti-glareMemory : 4GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMMGraphic Card : NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GDDR5 2GBBody Color : BlackTop Cover Material : Standard PPS (PPSU Poly) coverCamera : Infrared & 720p HD Camera with MicrophoneKeyboard : Keyboard Backlit EnglishPointing Device : Fingerprint ReaderSecurity Chip : Hardware dTPMTPM Setting : Hardware dTPM2.0 EnabledFirst Hard Drive : 1TB Solid State Drive, M.2 2280, PCIe-NVMe, Opal 2.0Second Hard Drive : 128GB Solid State Drive, M.2 2242, PCIe-NVMeFront Battery : 3 Cell Li-Ion Battery, 24Wh, FrontRear Battery : 3cell Battery 24Wh RearPower Cord : 65W AC Adapter (3pin)-UK (USB Type C)Wireless : Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 2x2 AC, Bluetooth Version 4.1, vProvPro Certified Model : vPro CertifiedDisplay Panel : 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440), PPS, No touch, No WWAN, IR Camera, MicBase : Intel Core i7-8650U Processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GBLanguage Pack : Publication-EnglishWarranty : 1 Year Carry-inBelow are my confusions;1. Based on the configu... Read more

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