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Upgrade RAM Lenovo Thinkpad T530 Core i5 rom 8 GB to 16GB

Q: Upgrade RAM Lenovo Thinkpad T530 Core i5 rom 8 GB to 16GB

I have a Lenovo thinkpad T530 core i5 with 8GB ram (2 4GB RAMs), 500GB SSD. I want to upgrade it to 12 GB or 16GB. Please let me know if I can do it? if yes, what RAMs you suggest and how ?

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Hey Lenovo Enthusiasts! I am about to purchase the Lenovo Thinkpad 550s, and I am tempted to purchase the baseline memory (4GB) and storage (512GB) HDD.  I want to make sure that I can indeed upgrade the memory to 16GB of RAM and the storage to a 256 (or 512) GB SSD. In my research earlier on, I noticed that somebody had posted a link to the parts list:https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/w550s_frubom_20150130.pdf I don't know what half of this technical jargon is, but from what I gather, I have found an SSD made by Samsung on Amazon, and an 8GB memory made by Data Memory Systems that seem to abide. SSD:http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-256GB-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7KE256BW/dp/B00LMXBOP4 Memory:http://www.datamemorysystems.com/parts/lenovo/03X6657/ Questions:1) Could somebody wiser than me please verify that these products will work for the w550s? I was going to purchase them from Crucial, as they say that is is "100% compatible" but I am not sure still.Crucial: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/thinkpad-w550s 2) In regards to the warranty, does anyone know if I were to mess up the data preloaded on the HDD that is put in the laptop, by trying to transfer it to the SSD, would the warranty cover fixing this? Kind regards,Spencer

A:Lenovo Thinkpad W550s Memory upgrade to 16GB and S...

Very disappointing. Yes, I have the same problem (son, since it is your problem!). I note that over 189 people have at least looked at this question you asked before we decided to have you purchase the W550S...and after calling tech support one last time after my son purchased the machine (and was told there should be no issue)-we see BSOD multiple times within an hour.  They happen so quickly that it is hard to even note what the error message is.... I replaced his 512 HD with Samsung SSD 512GB drive. I used a disk duplicator-everything seemed to go great. Then I put in 16GB of RAM-again, everything seemed great. However, the notebook is only now being used frequently as my son is starting school now-and as said above, the BSOD is making me think this has something to do with the SSD or RAM replacement. Yes, obviously, it's fairly easy to replace with the original parts and see if the problem goes away-but he wanted the SSD and more RAM, so even if that fixes the issue-we will likely get rid of the notebook. BUT:  here is what disappoints me:  absolutely no comment on my son's original questions. I'm guessing I won't get input from Lenovo either....will try to call tomorrow, but we are almost beyond the point where we need to return the SSD/RAM and notebook if we want our money back. A little guidance from Lenovo would be appreicated before we need to make a decision.. Thanks,Steve

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Looking to upgrade GPU for 3D software needs (Not games). On the June 2017 compatibility matrix I only see the Nvidia Quadro K420 as applicable. That card does not have a high enough 3DPassMark for the software I am using. What options do I have to get a more powerful GPU for this machine? I only need 1 video out. Thanks! 

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I have a TP T530, 2359-4LU, that has Win 10 installed.  Originally had 4gb of ram. After upgrading to 6gb of ram, system ran fine. Went to seep mode when closing the laptop lid as normal, but when opening the lid, the device would not wake/resume, instead with a black screen the device would shut down.  I have read something about possibly too much voltage needed by the new ram and some devices can alter those settings in the bios, but I can't find that for my system. Any suggestions? Doug

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I have a Lenovo Type 4337 Mini Dock Series 3 docking station with a 90W AC adapter: P/N 75Y5732FRU P/N 75Y5733S/N M3-B9XDV Acccording to the Docks, Port Replicator, Ultrabase - Reference Guide (*) a T530 Quad Core is not supported with the Lenovo Type 4337 Mini Dock Series 3 docking station while, according to (*) the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W is supported - though T530 is not mentioned on the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W - Overview and Service Parts page. When comparing the Overview and Service Parts page of both docks: ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 - 90W and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W it seems the only difference is the AC adapter, number of video ports and an eSATA connector. 1) Is this correct? 2) If so, can a T530 Quad Core be used on a Type 4337 Mini Dock Series 3 with a 170W (or 135W) AC adapter (instead of the 90W AC adapter)? 3) As the 4337 Mini Dock Series 3 is supported with a Thinkpad X220, is there any objection against docking using a 170W AC (or 135W) adapter?

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Hi, I have this Lenovo laptop -  Lenovo 700-15ISK Core i7-6700HQ 16GB And am looking to find a power supply that let's me charge the battery from USB power supply. I don't have mains electricity - just 12v dc (cigarette socket) and USB from solar.  Any advice appreciated,  Michael 

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Good day The T530 will not accept a replacement non-genuine Lenovo battery, I am aware of this. However, I have acquired a 2nd-hand extended battery that IS a genuine Lenovo battery, and when my T530 boots up, it still complains that the battery is not authorised and will not charge. Sure enough, it does not charge. Does anyone know why this would be? The battery is a 8.4 Ah, 94Wh. FRU 42T4969 ASM 42T4802, registered Lenovo product. Many thanks, Ian

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I had been having a problem with my laptop that makes the screen reddish for almost a year. I tried everything - creating, setting, deleting Windows color profiles, updating drivers, disabling drivers... I got a bit desperate and started disabling services and processes until I disabled the following process:...and my screen was suddenly OK. Notice how the screenshot is also reddish. This again is due to that little **bleep**. I don't know what it does but it even manages to crap all over screenshots, not just the display. After I found that this caused the trouble, I deleted all of it at this location:C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\ImController\PluginHost Now everything works fine and I can see white on my screen for the first time in a year.

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I just checked Lenovo Solution Center (latest verson) and it now reports that the max capacity RAM for my machine (A Thinkpad X1, not carbon, late 2011 i7 model) is 16GB, which I always thought was 8GB!I was wondering if I could stick in a 16GB RAM module then. has anyone done this?All memory modules of this type are 12800 but from what I read online this is fine and teh RAM stick will just be downclocked to 10666. Hopefully someone tried this out and can give some advice. If the memory modules of this type were a bit cheaper I'd give it a try regardless, but I am hoping to hear some feedback.

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This is the specification of ThinkPad X270 platform:http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificatio... My question is the platform can upgrade the ram to 16GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, which it seems maximum upgrade according to the pdf. However, in crucial websitehttp://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/thinkpad-x270 it tells I can upgrade the ram to 16gb / 2666MHz DDR4, and I'm really confused if it is compatible with x270 or not.

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I was wondering whether somebody could shed some light on this issue. I am (as many more I guess) suffering from memory shortcut on my S440. Now I just stumbled uppon a new upgrade option from Curcial:http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct204864bf160b Is this module compatible with a S440 i7 4500u? BIOS might be an issue as far as I read.













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A:Thinkpad S440 16GB memory upgrade

No,  It won't work and the problem isn't the BIOS or a Lenovo limitation.  You have a 4th gen CPU  i7-4500u.  The 16GB modules only work on 5th gen or later

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Hi everybody here, this is my first laptop: Lenovo g50-45 I'd like to upgrade its 4db (1x4gb) ram to 16gb (2x8gb), but I'm not sure the new one is match or not.I'm a begginer, so please help me. My laptop details:Lenovo g50-45 with AMD A8 cpu and 64bit win10previous ram: Ramaxel 4gb 1600 Mhz DDR3 (RMT3170ME68F9F-1600)new ram would be:2 x Kingston 8 GB RAM 1600 MHz DDR3L Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin Memory Module Thanks,Su

A:Lenovo g50-45 ram upgrade 4gb to 16gb

Su2 wrote:
Hi everybody here,
 
this is my first laptop: Lenovo g50-45
 
I'd like to upgrade its 4db (1x4gb) ram to 16gb (2x8gb), but I'm not sure the new one is match or not.
I'm a begginer, so please help me.
 
My laptop details:
Lenovo g50-45 with AMD A8 cpu and 64bit win10
previous ram:
 Ramaxel 4gb 1600 Mhz DDR3 (RMT3170ME68F9F-1600)
new ram would be:
2 x Kingston 8 GB RAM 1600 MHz DDR3L Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin Memory Module
 
Thanks,
Su

Welcome to the boards, and to the Lenovo Notebook family... My first one was an older thinkpad, with a "Pentium" chip... Still have it somewhere...
 
I would recommend that you download the notebooks mainenance manual as it will tell you what parts work with your notebook and also provide instructions on how to change / replace memory modules safely.
 
At the top of the page click on the support link (right click and open in new tab) then put in your model information.  Once you can select your model and it takes you to your computers support page look for the "Documentation" link at the top, click on it and select your maintenance manual from the list.  It will open in PDF format, you can scroll down to the contents page and click on parts list "overall" to see what works best.
 
Good Luck.
 
CB

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I own a Lenovo U41-70 and have upgraded my RAM to 8GB already by replacing the 4GB which came along with the box during purchase. Now, I am not satisfied with the performance of my notebook with the available 8GB of RAM and it hangs very often and I have to reboot periodically which is painful. I run dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. As far as I have gone through about the processor of my notebook, which is Intel core i7 5500U it's clear that this chip supports a max of 16gigs of RAM. But, Lenovo U41-70 service manual says that its max expandable upto 8GB only. I dont understand the point here and why it can't be upgraded to 16GB of RAM? Do I need to do a BIOS upgrade to support 16GB of RAM?

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Hello, Can I upgrade this memory "SODIMM DDR3L 2x8GB 1600MHz Kingston HyperX Impact, HX316LS9IBK2/16"on Laptop Lenovo G50-45 (80E301J3YA) 15.6",AMD A8-6410/8GB/1TB+8GB/R5 M330-2GB.Installed ram on laptop is Ramaxel 2x4GB, DDR3L, 1600mhz, 1,35 V, cl 11.Only latency is different CL9 of Kingston HyperX Impact on my laptop is CL11. Thank you for all your assistance. 

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I have a Yoga 920 with 8GB Ram. Can I upgrade it to 16GB?













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A:Lenovo Yoga 920 RAM upgrade to 16GB possible?

Hi Ken90,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Looking at the psref, Memory is soldered to System Board so upgrading Memory is not possible.
  
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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I have a Yoga 920 with 8GB Ram. Can I upgrade it to 16GB?













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A:Lenovo Yoga 920 RAM upgrade to 16GB possible?

Hi Ken90,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Looking at the psref, Memory is soldered to System Board so upgrading Memory is not possible.
  
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,Can I upgrade my Lenovo  YOGA 700-14ISK to 16GB RAM? (Now I have 8GB)Can you recommend me which RAM should I buy?Thanks













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A:Upgrade RAM for Lenovo YOGA 700-14ISK to 16GB

You cannot upgrade the memory.  There are no slots; memory is chips soldered to the motherboard.
 
I read it too fast and answered for a 11" model.  You need DDR3L 1600.  You can replace your 8GB DIMM with a 16GB one.  Most brands work, but avoid those with the word "value" in them.  If you buy non-Lenovo memory, always confirm the seller's return policy.

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I currently own a Lenovo YOGA 710-14IKB with 8GB of ram and I would like to upgrade it  to 16 GB if possible.I tried searching online to see whether this is possible or not, and got mixed results.I understand there is only 1 memory slot, so I will need to buy a single 16gb RAM card, however I want to make sure that the motherboard will support it..Thank you!

A:Lenovo YOGA 710-14IKB UPGRADE RAM TO 16GB

Yes.  It will support it.

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I recently purchased 2 8gb memory sticks for my Lenovo p400 Ideapad Touch.  The specs are below: DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800)Cas Latency 9Timing 9-9-9-281.35VDual Channel KitGSKILL Ripjaw Series Model F3-1600C9D-16GRSL204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMMECC NoUnbufferedDual ChannelWhen I install the RAM, the computer only reads 8gb.  Even when I go into the msconfig file, it shows 8 gb and all 8gb is available for use.  I have also removed the RAM sticks and switched spots to make sure one of the sticks was not defective.  I had also downloaded the most recent system update software to check any driver/bios updates.  None were found.  I'm confused to why it's only seeing 8 gb?  Is there a setting in the bios I need to change for the timing?  Is there a setting in the BIOS I missed?  Thanks in advance for any assistance. 

A:Lenovo p400 16gb memory upgrade issue

Hi nawnek , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would  8 GB also show in the BIOS?
 
Product Overview - IdeaPad P400 Touch :
RAM :  DDR3-1600/1333MHz SODIMM 2 (max 16 GB) 
 
Try using one ram per slot at a time to help isolate if one of the memory slot is having an issue.
Using the original ram , try to add the new one , swapping each new ram to the same slot.
 
Recommended OEM ram here on item 12 page 95.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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As the title suggests: Is a RAM upgrade possible for this partiular model? Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKBR 81C3007WMHOne (Dutch) site I regularly visit suggests it is, but there's no sources to back it up and for me the 16GB upgrade option is crucial. And why is it impossible to find any information on this laptop model? All info I find points to the 720-13IKB (without the "R"). My query concerns the "Kaby Lake refresh model with Core i5-8250U processor.   

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10-31-2015 @ 4.25pm On the A740, I figured out that it will allow 16GB laptop RAM stick in its single memory slot. However, I did find out that a 16GB single-slot laptop memory stick will work on the A740and will get you to 16GB memory on only one memory slot (which the A740 has). The A730 was easier because it has two memory stick slots (so you could do 2 * 8gb = 16GB),but A740 only has one memory slot.  Therefore, you can not go with two of the cheaper 8gbmemory, because you have to spend more on the 16GB single-stick laptop.  So, hopethis helps other people. 

A:LENOVO IdeaCenter A740: a single 16GB memory stick works (upgrading from 8gb to 16gb) ...

I would like to upgrade memory as well. I have not found any good instructions o ho to remove the computer case cover. Any suggestions? Also, what RAM did you purchase?

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Hi everyone, I'd like to introduce myself with my very first post in this community.So, I'd like to upgrade my Lenovo B590 (I know it's an old one ).Currently my specs are: - Intel Celeron 1005M 1,90GHz; 8 Gb DDR3 Ram (which i perfectly upgraded); 450 Gb HDD and Windows 10 - 64x and this mainboard Socket 988B rPGA (G2 if I am correct). Thanks to this forum an other posts like this one: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/B590-Processor-Upgrade/td-p/1948989 I could figure out more like for e.g. which CPU's are compatible. So my question is I actually found on ebay an Intel Core i5 Mobile CPU Socket G2 PGA 988 with the following FRU 40W0492, but on the Lenovo Maintenance Manual the FRU of the i5 is completey different (102001067). So is my laptop with this CPU incompatible 100%? Aren't FRU numbers supposed to have 7 numbers with letters? Or am I wrong? Thank you in advance and sorry for my english I haven't talked it for 3 years or so. 

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Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

There are various claims that 14z/n411z can be upgraded to 16GB (unofficial or therotical based on CPU-i5 being Sandy bridge)

Here are the main issues on this subject that has left many customers scramble for answers and find themselves confused:
* It is the interest of customers that Dell come out with an official statement "confirming" or "denying" if this is possible
* Yes, at the time of sale Dell stated that max permitted was 8GB. But now therotically (Sandy Bridge CPU can support 16Gb) and based on other users experiments it seems possible, but no concrete/firm proof available.
* If it is possible, Dell can always state that it will not support 16GB, though it (Dell) has tested it as possible in their labs.
* In the absence of a confirmation from Dell, most memory vendors are not selling memory 16 GB upgarde for Inspiron using their "configurators".
* There is another confusing twist to this problem, created by the fact there is another Dell XPS model facing same problem. But they newer CPU, for which most vendors are selling the memory upgrade on their configurators.
* For Dell, most users are now "past their Warranty" period. There is no liability in answering this question. In the LARGER interest of customers Dell should clear this doubt.
For those users who have done this at their home or office, can you please show us ... Read more

A:Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

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Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

There are various claims that 14z/n411z can be upgraded to 16GB (unofficial or therotical based on CPU-i5 being Sandy bridge)

Here are the main issues on this subject that has left many customers scramble for answers and find themselves confused:
* It is the interest of customers that Dell come out with an official statement "confirming" or "denying" if this is possible
* Yes, at the time of sale Dell stated that max permitted was 8GB. But now therotically (Sandy Bridge CPU can support 16Gb) and based on other users experiments it seems possible, but no concrete/firm proof available.
* If it is possible, Dell can always state that it will not support 16GB, though it (Dell) has tested it as possible in their labs.
* In the absence of a confirmation from Dell, most memory vendors are not selling memory 16 GB upgarde for Inspiron using their "configurators".
* There is another confusing twist to this problem, created by the fact there is another Dell XPS model facing same problem. But they newer CPU, for which most vendors are selling the memory upgrade on their configurators.
* For Dell, most users are now "past their Warranty" period. There is no liability in answering this question. In the LARGER interest of customers Dell should clear this doubt.
For those users who have... Read more

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I am thinking of buying Laptop Lenovo Ideapad 530S-14IKB 14" 2560x1440 i7-8550U,16GB,512GB,MX150 2GB but I can see that the graphic card is not so good. Is it possible to buy an nvidia gtx 1060 and upgrade it? Or a similar graphic card? Thank you very much

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Hello! I bought a brand new L460 with the following specs: Intel Core i3 6th gen2.3Gh4GB Ram500 Gb HdWindows 10 pro I am experiencing some problems with speed, Is basically impossible to multitask. Is freezing after using Spotify, Office (Word Excel) and Chrome at the same time. I need to restart. My questions are: Is this normal? What should I do?Is a Ram upgrade a solution? If I do this, what kind of specs do I need to know before buying the extra memory?Do I keep the guarantee if I add more Ram? I hope someone could help me with this subjetct. Thank you!

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Dear All,I have new laptop (lenovo y5070 intel core i7-4710hq) with 8GB Ram, 4GB for each slot.I want to upgrade to 32GB, is it possible?and to upgrade, should I use 2 ram slot or one possible? 

A:lenovo y5070 intel core i7-4710HQ Ram Upgrade

The most ram you can use is 16gb 1600mhz. It's limited by the CPU, and also by the DIMM slots. Its impossible to find 32gb in 16x2 SODIMM. But 16gb (8x2) is plenty .P.S. Use 2 slots if possible, dual band is faster than single.




Y510p: i7 4700MQ (Overclocked to 3.6GHz), SLI GT 755M (Each Overclocked 111MHz), Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2133MHz, Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot 128GB, Intel Wireless-AC 7260, Windows 10 HomeDell XPS 13 (2015): i5 5200U, Intel HD 5500, 4GB 1600MHz, 128GB Samsung M.2 SSD, 802.11ac WLAN, Windows 10 Home (School Laptop)

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I recently wanted to upgrade my memory and read this doc to find out what can I do:https://support.lenovo.com/il/en/solutions/pd024683 And, while note (ii) states:"Four SO-DIMM slots are available for Quad-Core models only"My computer which *IS*  a quad core system (SN is R9R9ACV) it only has *two* SO-DIMM slots,instead of four allowing up to 32GB as expected. Why is that?Shlomi

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I want to buy a new motherboard I already bought 8GB of DDR2 ram but im not sure if it will work on ASUS P5Q SE PLUS motherboard I think this has the speed of 667Mhz can anyone please give me some sugestions what motherboard I should buy that supports core2quad processors and that supports 16GB of ram! Cause I wanna upgrade it from time to time! Thanks in advance!
 

A:Motherboard for Core 2 processors and 16GB of RAM

Well, to answer you're first question, yes, that motherboard supports that type of RAM.

I cannot, however, understand why you would purchase DDR2 ram. You will not be able to find a whole lot of DDR2 compatible motherboards for sale, and even less core 2 processors. I highly recommend you return that RAM, and get current DDR3 RAM along with a current generation Motherboard and CPU.

Give us your budget, and what you will be using this PC for, an we will be able to help you choose the correct components to buy.
 

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

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If I buy a laptop thinkpad p52 with IDE HDD 1TB and 32GB RAM (one ship), Can I upgrade it later by adding 2 solid state drives PCIe-NVMe 2TB and 3 ships (32GB RAM) to reach to 128GB RAM?

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I am using P50 with 16 GB RAM. I am planning to upgrade RAM on my machine. Price is not an issue. Currently my machine has 2x8 GB RAMs running on slot #1 and #3. They are DDR4-2400 (1200 MHz). Can i add two more 16 GB RAMs (DDR4 2666 MHz) on my machine ? Would there be any issue because current one is 1200 MHz.     

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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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 Hello everyone. I have (Yoga Laptop (ThinkPad) - Type 20C0 / ST = MP05VZH8)with 4 GB RAM and i want to upgrade to 8 GB RAM.not sure if this is possible or not? Thanks, 

A:Lenovo Yoga thinkPad RAM upgrade

No.  Per psref ram is soldered.
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/Think_Tablets_and_Convertibles/ThinkPad_Yoga

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Hi everyone. I was looking to upgrade my SSD in my X1 and was looking at the Samsung 850 Evo 500GB 2.5 inch SSD. Does anyone know if this SSD is compatible with the X1 or if it will fit? Thank you!

A:Lenovo X1 (1st Generation) ThinkPad SSD Upgrade

No x1 laptops don't use 2.5 drives so that won't work, idk what exactly it uses but it looks like a m.2 ssd but idk what type of M.2 it supports if it does normal M.2 or pci-e version

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A:How to upgrade lenovo thinkpad R500 CPU

Welcome to the forum!
 
The easiest is to download the HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual, which you can get from here: click me!) and follow the instructions from page 107 onwards. Take a look at the printed page # of the document, not the one your PDF viewer says.
 
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I am a "techno-phobe"- and a "Have No Clue" when it comes to computers.

On another site- someone told me that I could upgrade my laptop by changing out the CPU and hard drive. I went to the Lenovo site to try to get prices, etc- but there is NOTHING of the sort on the site. Only a warning about VOIDING your WARRANTEE.... but I'm already "out of warranty".

Is this possible ? Is this practical ? THANKS
 

A:Upgrade CPU on Lenovo Thinkpad R50e

"Have No Clue" when it comes to computers"...
This says it all... don't bother with this
 

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Hi guys and/or girls, I am working on upgrading a business laptop which happens to be the Lenovo Thinkpad T410, now im putting an 250GB 850 Evo to replace the INSANELY SLOW HDD, however i am also upgrading the system from windows 7 and upgrading the RAM, now here is where i need help, I am going to be installing a 2x4GB kit of Corsair Vengence SODIMM, however I am unsure whether i should go for the DDR3 1600 kit or the DDR3L 2133 kit, now these are both the same price so the obvious pick would be the DDR3L due to the lower power draw and higher frequency, but the current memory installeld is only 1333, however the laptop is documented to work with 1600 so i know this isn't a problem, however I am unsure if it would even correctly downclock the 2133 or would it simply refuse to post, as well as this, would the laptop still attempt to send 1.5v to the memory or will it automatically do 1.35v as required by the DDR3L, oh how i do wish laptops all offered an "advanced" section within the BIOS which would allow me to tweak all of this stuff, however the only thing the bios lets me do with memory is set an extended mem test during boot which obviously is no help.  Thanks for your help 

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 since many years and it is still one of the best laptop compared to those available in the market. I have successfully upgraded in the past my HD with a 256 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO (MZ-7KE256BW). Now I would like to replace this HD with the newest 1 TB SAMSUNG 860 PRO SERIES 1TB SATA3 MZ-76P1T0B/EU.Someone know if there could be problems of compatibility? P.S. the operative system was windows 7 but I moved subsequently to windows 10. Thank you in advance for your reply. 

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I have the Lenovo laptop. Model R61i.Processor: T5550 1.83 Ghz.RAM: 2GB 667 Mhz.Motherboard: Lenovo 8943-dtg.I want to improve my laptop. So I have a few questions.Is Core 2 Duo T7700 will it work?Is Core 2 Duo T9600 will it work?What kind of RAM should I buy? 667 Mhz or 800 Mhz?What is the maximum RAM, this motherboard supports?Does the RAM operates in dual channel mode?What is the maximum size hard drive that can handle this motherboard?Can I connect a 7200 RPM hard drive?Can I connect SATA II hard disk?Laptop has a 15 inch screen. Resolution: 1024 x 768 Matrix matt.Is it possible to hook up the screen instead of another of the same size, but a higher resolution?How much plugging T7700 CPU will affect battery life?What is the most powerful battery that can be connected to a laptop?Thank you in advance for your answers.?

A:Lenovo ThinkPad R61i UPGRADE

Welcome to the forum!
 
There's no hard drive size limit on your machine - so if you want to put in 500GB, go ahead. The same holds true for the drive speed - your choice.
 
Any 9.5 mm laptop SATA drive - including SATA II - will work fine, but you'd need a modded BIOS to utilize the SATA II speeds on your machine.
 
T9600 will not work. T7700 should.
 
Your machine can handle 4GB of RAM for sure. And yes, if both slots are populated, it works in dual channel mode.
 
You could upgrade the screen to SXGA+ (1400x1050) or UXGA (1600x1200) that were used on T60/p generation.
 
Enjoy the upgrade process.

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Hello, 
 
I have a W500 type 4063-CT0, s/n XX-XXXXX. I upgraded RAM to 8GB CORSAIR dd3 1066 MHz PC3-8500. When I start the PC with this new ram, it doesn't boot. I get some beeps and a blank screen. Where is the problem?
 
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A:LENOVO Thinkpad w500 RAM upgrade

Your memory spec:2GB or 4GB std / 8GB max / PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3, non-parity,dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets; The 8GB max is two 4GB sticks not one 8GB stick.

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I have a problem with my ThinkPad T530 model 2429NL6, on which Win 10 is running.I purchased a data SIM card and inserted it into the SIM card slot, but I can't connect to the data network.I can't understand if the modem is missing, if the modem is present but the driver is missing, or if it's a problem installing the network in Win 10.How can I move around?(I ask for a simple language in the answer, as I am an inexperienced user)Thanks

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Hello, I have a new T530 with Windows 8 OS. I am having trouble using the integrated camera. It functions neither in the Windows camera app nor in Skype. In both cases I get a picture with a gray background and a camera with a line through it. In Device manager, the camera does appear, is enabled, and the drivers are up to date.After looking through other threads, I tried checking whether the camera was plugged in and indeed it was. When using Skype and I set the camera to on (Skype did detect the camera), I still got the gray no camera image, but the green light on the camera itself turned on.I also tried using Fn+F6 to check settings. Lenovo settings opens, but the when I click the camera settings Icon, the screen loads a blank page that says "Camera" in the top right and has a back button (left pointing arrow) in the top left hand corner. The back button does not seem to work and I must change the window to something else in order to exit/close settings.I tried manually installing both camera drivers and "power management" ("energy management"?) drivers. Neither of this solved either of these issues.Please help me to resolve this problem. Thank you.

A:T530 Lenovo Integrated Camera not working, Lenovo ...

Hi, euterpenc
 
I would make sure that the BIOS is up to date in the system. The current BIOS for your system is 2.07 and can be found here. Also, I would ensure that the chipset drivers are up to date, and those can be found here.
 
Hope it helps, and let me know how it goes
Adam




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This morning I received my order for new memory for my laptop and after getting all excited... it didn't work   Old memory was: 1x HMT41GS6AFR8ANew memory is: 2x KVR16LSE11/8 I tried all combinations (new banks alone, 2gether with old, different slot, etc), it just never boots (no BIOS screen, nothing). I this topic: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-S540-RAM-Upgrade/td-p/1542834 I read:Your system will support DDR3 PC3-12800 & DDR3 PC3-14900 DDR3 (non-ECC), as your system was shipped with DDR3 PC3-12800, I suggest you to go for the same. You can check with 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM.

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