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t480 ram upgrade options

Q: t480 ram upgrade options

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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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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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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I will be going to do further my BE Engineering courses for 4 yeras from now into the Computer Science field and i have heard that it requires some not too big but not too small programs to install on PC i OWN THE hp STREAM 13 laptop i know that it cant be upgraded to better SSD STORAGE but can i use an external hardisk with USB 3.0 uSB INTERFACE to store and install apps & PROGRAMS

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 have a g50-70 lenovo notebook- 8Gb, 2Gb AMD, i3 processor, 1Tb HDD.I am a designer and using alot of rendering process.Due to the high end budget i can't uprdade to another high end laptop, so i was looking out for option to upgrade my g50-70 and make it better.I got few options for upgrade-500gb SSD drive and additional 8Gb RAM.Now am curious to know whether i can upgrade my processer i3 to i5/i7 and my 2Gb AMD gpu to same schamatic 4Gb AMD

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hi
i was wondering if anyone could advise me on what to upgrade on my pc.
i want to play fs2004 a century of flight on high settings

my current setup
mobo: biostar k8m800
cpu: amd sempron 3600+
mem: 2gig ddr2
psu: winpower 600w
gpu: sapphirre hd3850 512mb agp

thanks guys
leigh
 

A:Upgrade options

nothing to upgrade. Your system is OLD and your components are near the maximum for such an old system.
 

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Hi all

Please be patient;
I have an older computer a Gateway Performance 500MHz, P3, Graphics Card Voodoo 3000 - new HD 40GB.
Its fully RAM'd 768MB
What I was hoping to do was to Upgrade my machine, make it faster and better use with graphics packages - with hopefully not fortunes of money.
How would I go about a good UPGRADE.

Look forward to hearing sudjestions

regards Cracking

 

A:Upgrade Options

What graphics are you going to be doing? upgrading your PC won't be a cheap excercise.

You going to have to replace most of your hardware, If you want a faster chip, you need a newer mobo, which would need minimum of a 300W PSU and the board won't support SD RAM which I'm sure you have ATM you would need to get DDR Ram.
 

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hello guys!
i was wondering if someone might be able to help me out here...i've got a copy of office professional xp (full version) and was wondering what my upgrade options might be? or if there's a certain website that may be able to help?

thanks guys!

~joey~
 

A:upgrade options...

If you are looking to upgrade from Office Pro XP, your current upgrade options are Office Pro 2003 and Office Pro 2007. You're looking at about $400 if you find a good deal on it. I would recommend taking a look at the features of 2007. It would have a much greater learning curve compared to 2003, as it has been completely redesigned. The new features and new layout do a number on increasing productivity once you learn where all the features are located. I wouldn't recommend making the upgrade from XP to 2003, as there is not a whole lot of difference between them (it would be hard to justify the $400+).

-Josh
 

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I am a gaming guy with not a lot of money to spend. Here is what I already have

1. Motherboard - ASUS P4P800
2. Graphic interface - AGP 8x ATi Radeon 9000 series 128 MB
3. Memory - 1024 MB
4. CPU - Intel P4 2.0
5. CPU Speed - 2.0 GHz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - No idea
7. Watt output/Amperage 300 Watts (I guess)

Here are a few screenshots from CPUz

I am currently playing Medieval 2 Total War. I want to play Oblivion. I love RTS and maybe RPGs. I can spend maybe $350 ~ $400.

Any suggestions?

Saeed
 

A:Upgrade options

Your best bet: get yourself a new graphics card. Getting an X1950Pro AGP version might seem like a good idea, but your CPU would hold everything back if you did so.

Might be a good idea to bump the mem to 2 gigs, but the performance increase would be quite minimal I think.

I'd say the Geforce 6600gt AGP might be the slowest you'd want. The X800 might be ideal. Something more powerful than that wouldn't show much of an improvement IMO. With the X800 you might be able to play Oblivion, but don't expect awesome graphics.

You might also want to overclock your CPU, but its a risk. If you blow something up you'd need to get a new comp.
 

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Here is my spec
P4 2.26
256 PC800 RD RAM
GeForce 4 Ti200 64MB
Dual 80GB 7200 HD
SB Live Vale Sound Card
Logitech Cordless Desktop
17" Monitor
WinXp PRo SP1
DT2200 5.1 Speakers.

What I want is some general advice.
My system gets 12000 ish on 3dmark2000 is that good?
Im gonna need to get a sound card that supports my 5.1 speakers cause at the moment only 2 work!! I audigy the best option! What is the best card? Im may be looking for an external box with loads of inputs cause I eventually want to plug my guitar into it and use it as a recording studio.

I recently tried to upgrade my ram by putting 2 more 128 sticks in but they were uncompatible! doh, so im gonna try putting 2 64 in, so that will substantially increase my memory so I dont think that needs upgrading.

I use the Pc for games like UT2003, Q3, Tiger Woods 2003, and fifa2003, they look great at 1024*768 at 16 colors but do lag at 32bit at a higher res. So I am eventually gonna upgrade my video card to the new Fx series or a faster GF4 if they go a lot cheaper due to fx, and advice?

And any general advice on speeding up the PC atall??
Cheers guys
 

A:Upgrade Options

Overclock your Ti4200. You should be able to get Ti4600 speeds without problems. That should boost your 3dmark score a bit. Other than that your PC should pretty much run anything out there. If you are looking to upgrade your video card in the near future then don't get an older Directx8 compatible card. Get FX or Radeon 9700 Pro or one of the lower Radeons like the 9500. Other than that a faster processor would improve matters but for the moment you shouldn't really need it.
 

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I have two machines, one running XP pro and the other running Vista Home premium, My question is: if I bought Vista Ultimate (Upgrade version) will it upgrade both of these operating systems?

Thanks

A:Upgrade Options

Hi Dobbies,

It can upgrade either one, but you will only be able to choose one of them to upgrade since it can only be installed on one computer at a time to be able to activate it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My grandfather is still using Xp on his Dell Latitude d620. Now, me being the tech savvy person of the house, i told him it was time to upgrade, but, i'm not sure if i want to install vista (shudder) or go with 7 or maybe even 8 (i'd like him to have 8 only because of the fact that his PC setting would be synced with his email, making it easier to re-install). So my question is, would 7 or 8 even work on his pc?
 

A:upgrade options?

Why not dual-boot XP with 7 instead? That way, he can choose either XP or 7 to boot.
 

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I know there's got to be a better deal on this set of ram but I don't know enough about it to find the correct set
Getting it from the Crucial site is going to be higher but can't seem to find it anywhere so far
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A:Other options for ram upgrade

here is a set it's not the same set but a little cheaper but same specs. Hope it helps

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA160B - Newegg.com

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Hi

I have got an Intel Pentium(R) III Coppermine (700mhz). I want to improve performance on my PC which is a Packard Bell iConnect 1200 and I have already upgraded my hard drive to a Maxtor 80GB and upgraded my RAM to 128MB and my OS to XP. I plan to upgrade the RAM to 256MB and later 512MB but I'm not sure about my processor.

Do I need to get a new motherboard if I wanted to get a new processor with more power e.g. more than 1ghz?

Could I replace it with a P4 or would I need a new MB?

Is it possible to take my old one out and put a new one in just like my RAM and HDD?

Thanks.
 

A:Upgrade Options

If it is a Packard Hell then the motherboard and most of the components will be proprietary. This means that standard ATX power supplys, and motherboards will not fit into the case. You will have to upgrade since a PIV will not fit in that motherboard. If you are planning on going that far just get new everything. You can still use the hard drives and video card (if it is in a slot and not integrated) in the new PC.
 

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I tried to answer on the ssd thread but so no way to do so...What are my options for replacing the internal 500G HD with an SSD?  What specs am I needing to watch for?what are the limits?I saw in one place you need the recovery disks which I do not have anymore nor are they on the HD partitions as they were all removed.How much of a speed improvement will I see?Any other information you can give?Speed and reliability are major factors in this upgrade.

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i want a cpu that usually runs around 4.0GHz
i have an intel pentium n3700
which according to dell is in a socket type FCBGA1170
when i looked that up i got nothing and one person saying it was soldered and i figured id ask here before i completely give up

A:cpu upgrade options for my pc?

FCBGA1170 means it is a Ball Grid Array which means soldered on.
The answer is None.
notebook with an Intel Pentium CPU N3700
 
 

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I have a HP 500B Microtower with a Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, and i want to upgrade to a Intel Core i7 CPU and i don't know if I can replace the procceser chip without needing to upgrade the motherboard.  Does anyone know the process for upgrading to the Intel Core i7 procsesser. Thanks

A:CPU Upgrade Options

@calebb What CPU do you have installed now??? REO

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I want to upgrade my graphics card and power supply, but am unsure of what products to buy. After some searching online, I found two decent PSUs in my price range (<$100):
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W

And two very similar graphics cards, but with different prices and dimensions, also in my price range (<$200):
EVGA SSC 02G-P4-3653-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti

EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST

I am uncertain as to which models to buy, and concerned about the dimensions of the units, since I have a stock case that is fairly small (my current PSU has a depth of 5.5in, compared to 6.3 of the other ones, and there is not much room for a large GPU). If anyone could provide some insight on whether the items I've selected will fit in my case, or if they're of any reasonable quality, I would greatly appreciate the advice. Alternatively, I am also open to suggestions for other options.

*If possible, please make any suggestions on the Rosewill PSU ASAP, since the promotional offer for the product ends on Nov.12th.

A:PSU and GPU Upgrade Options

I have built two boxes using Rosewill psu's, they have been fine. Newegg has a 30 return as long as you have all the original packaging. As far as the gpu's I would go with the Ti Boost model.

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I purchased a P71 fairly well loaded late last year. I'm finding the one thing that get's fully utilized to 100% most often is my CPU. The video editing program I use the most is hitting performance issues because of this. The two M.2 SSDs I have in it are having no problems keeping up, the Quadro P4000 GPU surprisingly only gets 1/4 to 1/3 utilized by the program (I expected it would be more GPU intensive), the 16GB of memory never gets above 60% used, but the CPU is often hitting 100% and slowing me down. Task manager shows all 8 threads being used, and the CPU getting to upwards of 3.48 GHz (isn't it supposed to top out closer to 3.9 GHz?) while the cooling fans are blowing hard and keeping it cool. Seems I should have upgraded to the Celeron (or was it a Xeon?) Processor (I though I'd get more bang for the buck upgrading the GPU) instead of picking the i7-7820HQ, but what I probably really need is two to three times as many cores. Are i9's planed that will be compatible with this laptop? Are there any other options for a faster CPU with more cores that I could look at upgrading to? Thanks,S.J.

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Hi, i am looking into upgrading my self built desktop and i was wondering what you lot thought would be best for it.
My work load is mainly 3D modeling, rendering and texturing so CPU speed and RAM are paramount to the software i use :-

3DsMAX 2012
Cinema 4D
Poser Pro 2012
PS CS4

All high end 3D application programs demanding a high end PC to which i built at the time with the budget i had.
I am in a position to better the set up now so some advice on what i could add or change to the MB would be most appreciated.
Here are the stats of the pc at the moment.

Gigabyte GA-X58 USB3 MB
12gig OCZ Tripple channel gold RAM
Intel Core i7 950 LGA1366 (Standard CPU Fan)
XFX Radeon 6870 (Dont need to change this as programs arent reliant on GPU)
CoolMaster Silent Pro 500w (May replace this if needed)
3x1TB Samsung F3 HDD
W7 64bit

I dont want to get into a rebuild so replacing things to suite the MB is what i am looking at doing, any other info as requested.

I attached a cpuz just incase.

Thanks for any info offered,

Lee.
 

A:Upgrade options?

You've only really a couple of options, both of which are to change the CPU for something more powerful, or overclock your existing unit.

Might be worth seeing what sort of money you could get a hex-core i7 980x for now the newer LGA 2011 is out, but ultimately your best bet will probably just be to get a bloody good aftermarket cooler and overclock your CPU.

As for coolers, dependant on your case, the Corsair H70/H100 radiator coolers, a Noctua NH-D14 or something like a Thermaltake Silver arrow.

Another option would be some faster RAM. DDR3-1600 would be recommended, maybe go for 24GB if you're finding you're using all of it up at the moment.
 

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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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Hi all,

I'm new here, so be nice!

I've got the following PC:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 9300 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0F4491
It does a job, to be fair. I use it for basic stuff such as MS Office, the internet, music notation software etc.

I've just started getting into gaming again though, and my system sometimes struggles on the higher graphics settings.

Is there anything worthwhile doing to my PC to upgrade, or is it simply a case of it's too old to do anything with, and I'd be better saving up for a new system?

If the latter is true, would I be likely to gain any financial bonus from selling my current setup - either as a whole or separately?

Many thanks.
 

A:Upgrade options for old Dell PC?

Just found these, starting from 299.98.

Are Zoostorm a company you are familiar with?

Do these look like decent setups?

http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Computer/cat/Gaming-PC
 

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Hi, first post here so I'm a newbie I guess. I'v just purchased a used P51 Xeon fairly hi spec 64GB RAM, 2 x 500GB M2, 1 X 1TB SSD and 6-cell battery. I'm a bit confused with the options I have for chargers and batteries as I'd like to buy a spare battery and changer. When I tried the Lenovo UK store it dosen't list the 6 cell battery as a compatible product only the 4 cell battey. Is there anywhere I can go and locate which products are compatible with the P51? Thanks in advance Harry 

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Hi there all in the forum.

I have just recently bought myself a DJI Mavic pro which I love and now I ready to edit some videos, I have L70-C-13C 17 inch laptop with an i3 5015U
intel inside and 8gb or RAM, but it struggles when editing video, I tried 4K video at first but my system was too slow so I then went down to 1080p to try and see if that helped, but no, the laptop could just not cope with it.

I was thinking about getting a new laptop that could cope, but I had a brain wave and why dont I upgrade this one, I was thinking of getting a SSD drive and boosting the RAM to 16gb. Am I wasting my time and just get a new faster better laptop?

Any thoughts guys?

Many thanks Graham

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Hi. I've got a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120-187 laptop (model no. PSAC1E-05T021EN, purchased Sept 07) which comes with Toshiba HDD Protection against shocks/falls and I want to upgrade my current 120GB Fujitsu MHV2120BH PL HDD. However, am I able to just pick up any 2.5" drive or will there be a compatibility issue with the HDD protection? Do I have to buy an HDD with an internal shock sensor or are these shock sensors part of the laptop motherboard?

Motherboard details (From CPU-Z)
Model: Portable PC (0x000003EC - 0x103CB030) version A0
BIOS: ACPI Bios version 3.20

Thanks
 

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What are my options for upgrading the CPU in a Dell XPS 8900? What is the socket type and what is the top CPU that the motherboard can handle? Also is it possible to overclock a CPU in this PC?
I am used to seeing most of this information in documents that come with the motherboard, either this isn't the case with Dell or I haven't been able to find it.

Thanks

A:XPS 8900 CPU upgrade Options

Hi steveg19,Thanks for posting.Here is an answer from another user of the Forum.  You may find this helpful:  http://dell.to/2zvCnsw

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Hello,

I realise we don't have much information yet, but I wonder what sort of /installation upgrade options might be available with 8 when it happens?

For example:

Windows 8 Starter
Windows 8 Professional
etc. etc.

Whats do you think?

Golden

A:Possible Installation/Upgrade Options

I think it will be similar to window 7 when it first came out

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Hi. Customers Vista is "dead Jim". Anyone had ant sucess with all device drivers for this aging yet still going laptop. Win 10 Anniversary would be "nice". Thanks

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My four(?) year old system's getting a bit slow, and I'm wondering what my next upgrade should be, so any suggestions on this would be most welcome.

My "Behemoth" is:
333 Celeron @ 416MHz (tho' I might be able to get it to 500 with a good heatsink/fan combo(?!))
BX motherboard
192MB SD RAM
Sound Blaster Live Value soundcard (bought as OEM)
Intel i740 AGP Graphics card
32x CD-ROM
4.75 GB HD (speed unknown) <b><- Edit: added</b>

My OS is Win'98 SE, and the main apps/progs I run are games and mid-level graphics programs like Photoshop 5.0 and GIMP.
 

A:Suggested upgrade options

Your system does not sound like it would work well for games and graphic software. I wouldn't recommend a Celeron processor for that type of work.

I would recommend a high-end Pentium III or a low end Pentium 4. Don't buy the high-end Pentium 4's since they are overpriced and the benefits do not warrant the high cost.

For gaming, you should get a really good graphics card. Some other people here could probably recommend some good ones. Unless you're playing the latest and greatest games, don't spend the money on the best high-end graphics card. Purchase a step down. You'll save a great deal of money without sacrificing quality.

Your CD-ROM is fine. You only need a DVD drive if you plan to watch movies on your computer or a specific game only comes on a DVD.

Your RAM should work in a new system as long as the motherboard supports SDRAM. All but the newest and most high-end systems do. I would bump it up to at least 256 for games and graphics.

If you're not comfortable building your own system, look for local computer companies that assemble computers from various parts. That way you'd be able to use your components (memory, CD-ROM, memory, maybe hard drive, sound card, case).
 

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So I'm planning on buying some more memory. I was thinking 3 A-Tech (Cheap) 2GB DDR2-800s. But I have some choices on how I want to upgrade it. Here's my current specs:

DIMM1: Kingston 2GB DDR2-533 (5-4-4-12)
DIMM2: Samsung 1GB DDR2-800 (6-6-6-18)
DIMM3: Hynix 1GB DDR2-667 (5-5-5-15)
DIMM4: Hynix 1GB DDR2-667 (5-5-5-15)

As you can see, lots of mismatching. I was thinking I'd swap out both Hynix chips (Stock memory) and my only 2GB, for a total net upgrade of 2GBs, that way all my memory will run at 800 instead of 533, but unfortunately I'd still have that one running at CL6. Or swap out all the 1GBs for 2GBs for a total net increase of 3GBs but still running at 533 due to that Kingston chip?

What do you guys think the best route is? Thanks!
 

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Hi,
I'm trying to find out if it would be simple to drop a quicker CPU into my Deskpro En K450/6.4 (details below). Does anyone know what the motherboard can cope with. Any information or links would be greatly appreciated. If for example I could put a 1GHz CPU in what changes/adaptors would need to be made if any (voltage/sockets etc).

I really just want to know what the motherboard is designed to take as I cannot find the information anywhere as it is quite old/crap!But it may be worth dropping an 800Mhz etc in?

Chris

MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD
Board: Compaq 0400h
Serial Number: 8931CKN70276
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 686T3 02/10/99

Processor
450 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
 

A:Processor Upgrade Options

G'day allstar 07, I don't know for sure but the 100 bus speed is your limiting factor as far as I know. This kind of makes a P3-600 about as far as your envelope reaches.
I would suggest it as not being a worthy adventure, maybe increasing RAM might help but your end product and expense becomes dubious.
Compaq stuff is not really helpful with technical help in upgrading.
If you only wanted the machine for general internet and email kinds of use there is a Linux operating system called Puppy Linux or Puppy Chubby that would cover your needs and give surprising performance with a complete suite of all programs but nothing really compatibile with microsoft stuff, it is free and really works well. There are some other limitations.
Sorry no help with the processor info. Memory and processors have moved on since that era and even memory for those machines is more expensive than the newer stuff.
Cheers, qldit
 

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