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Memory Upgrade for Thinkpad Edge E430

Question: Memory Upgrade for Thinkpad Edge E430

Howdy folks, I ordered a TP Edge E430 with Core i3 Intel processor, was foolish enough not increase the memory from 4GB to 8GB, now would like to stick another 4GB memory module but not sure which one use, any suggestions on which module will work along with the default one which comes with Lenovo Laptop.

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Answer: Memory Upgrade for Thinkpad Edge E430

1600 mhz SoDIMM RAM module. PC3-12800S

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How comes I cannot order the new ThinkPad Edge E430 in red..?

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E430 in red..?

As you need information regarding to order the ThinkPad Edge E430 in red , please contact the lenovo pre-sales department and there the available representative will assist you.
 
 
Thanks & Regards,
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Question: thinkpad edge e430

why cant i update my nvidia drivers on the thinkpad e430

Answer:thinkpad edge e430

Hi nnketiah, Machine type of your machine? What kind of driver you want to update? Which OS are you using? Where did you get the driver from? Please provide more info.Fred





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So, when do the Thinkpad Edge E430 and E530 come out?Some news articles say April, which is nearly upon us. Is there a date fixed when I can order one? Grateful for any info 

Answer:So, when do the Thinkpad Edge E430 and E530 come out?

No fixed date, but June/July would be my guess for US launch.

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My laptop thinkpad Edge e430 is not powering up. When I plug in the AC cord the LED indicator does not turn on. I have checked the AC adapter with the multimeter and it gives 20 volt output. So the AC adapter is fine.  The laptop also does not power on with a fully charged batter. I have removed the HDD, Memory, Optical drive and the CMOS battery and then pressed the power button for 30 seconds. The laptop does not wake up.  It is quite weird as the laptop should show some kind of error So i may have an idea what is happening.  Discussing with people on other forums gives me an idea that the power setup of the laptop is faulty. Can some body here guide me to what the problem is and how can i fix it? 

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Hi, I would like to buy a Lenovo Thinkpad. There are pretty good offers at the Outlet. I am not sure about the model that I should get. I am deciding between the L430 and the E430. While I have a preference for the L430, I have some concerns/questions: Regardless of the model choice, will a 14inch screen be enough for school and other stuff like watching movies?What are the advantages of the E430? Some models are priced higher than the L430. Background:I currently have a 15.6inch laptop. I think I want a smaller one as I need to carry my computer to school. The 15.6 inch is pretty heavy. However, I am very used to that format and a bit scared that a 14inch might be too small. E.g. if I work with Excel, Word, or Outlook. Although the L430 seems to be the more robust computer with the better specifications as compared to the E430, the L430 looks a bit old and it might not be as good as e.g. for watching movies. I want to use my computer both for school and free time. Thanks for your help! Yellow Squash

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Hello all! I have a question for the more advanced users or, why not, for someone from Lenovo. I am the proud and fresh owner of a Thinkpad Edge 14" model NVS3GRI (machine type 0199-3GG). For full specs, see [1]. Currently, it has 2GB of DDR3 RAM, rated 1066 MHz. I am planning a memory upgrade which, hopefully, will give my rig new wings. Here's what I have in mind: http://www.valueram.com/datasheets/KHX1333C7S3K2_4G.pdf  The question is: will my Lenovo Edge successfully use this memory? That is, could the 1333MHz frequency of the memory(increased, compared to the standard 1066MHz) damage the notebook? Or will it run just fine? Thank you!  [1] http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/quickPath.do?quickPathEntry=01993GG

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 14" memory upgrade

Anyone? Please, if someone knows an answer, post it here ). I don't want to try a new memory and risk bricking my Edge .

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I bought a Thinkpad Edge 14 (0578-A99, intel processor 480M) Laptop. Laptop currently has 4 GB of  PC3-8500.  I want to know if I can upgrade to 8 GB using PC3-8500 DDR3 (running at 1066)?  Lenovo website says I cannot. It says I can upgrade if I used DDR3 1333.  Is this correct?http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-55644 Crucial web site says I can use 8 GB of DDR3 1066.  Has anyone upgrade the memory to 8 gigs? Also does the laptop run at 1333mhz if I used the DDR3 1333 memory or will it downgrade back to 1066mhz?

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 14 Memory Upgrade

I don't know much about the edge , but your product over view says MemoryPC3-8500 Non-Parity (NP) Double Data Rate Three (DDR3) TechnologyTwo SO-DIMM SlotsThe use of 1066 MHz SO DIMM memory is recommended for this system.1 GB, 2GB or 4GB memorySupports up to 8GB maximum memoryNote: Only 64-bit operating systems support more than 3GB of system memory (RAM).http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-75358#mem  if you use theDDR3 @ 1333Mhz it would run at the bus speed of your machine 1066Mhz  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=513975&brandind=10&...





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I'm looking for an uppercase Thinkpad Edge E430. Mine was damaged...Thanks for any help













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge E430 uppercase replacement

I've found myself this one! The FRUs following: 04W4156 FRU Base Cover Asm 14W ROW ; 04W4158 FRU Base Cover Asm 14W TW 65W ; 04W4160 FRU Base Cover Asm 14W TW 90WI hope this help others

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Hi,I am looking to buy a lenovo laptop with the intention of using it mostly for word/excel applications, internet browsing and skype, and basic multimedia tasks (online video streaming, movies). The laptop's emissions (noise/heat) are key for me and by looking online, the E335 version seemed to be praised for its very low emissions and its low price.The only drawback is that it has the AMD E2 2000 processor, which performs much lower than its intel i3 counterparts.I wanted to check for your experience with the emissions of the E335, and whether the weaker processor would play a role in the performance of the laptop for the basic tasks intended.Also, I wanted to ask whether choosing the E430 version with intel i3 and would result in any drawbacks in terms of emissions.Thanks!loukianos

Answer:Choice between ThinkPad Edge E335 and E430

Hello. This is all a matter of budget and taste, plain and simple. In my experience, the AMD mobile APU's simply aren'ton par with the performance of the Core-i processors, and even when running the same clock speed as theirIntel counterparts, they run hotter, sometimes much hotter. They are a budget option though, and as such I guessthey will do their job adequately. Here is a comparison for the AMD E2-2000 vs the Intel i3-3110M Ivy Bridge. AMD E2-2000 vs Intel Core i3-3110M The difference is vast when it comes to available features and performance, but the AMD uses much less power,but that will be very apparent in its performance and will be a huge factor in how long the machine will last for youbefore you need to update it. My 2 cents is always go with the Intel Core-i option. They are very energy efficient, specially since the Ivy Bridgearchitecture was introduced, and the smallest i3's really are a powerful option for a day-to-day machine. And themachines that come with them aren't so much more expensive than the AMD powered machines. Lastly, have you checked out the new E440 models? The Haswell line of Intel CPU's is much more energy efficientthan the earlier Ivy Bridge models. ThinkPad E440 Laptop Cheers!

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Hello everybody, this is my first post here as I just bought an Edge e430 from Lenovo.It came with Win 8 installed (let's skip this) and as I tried to connect to the LAN for verifying the license I realized that I did not have any network connection. No way to connect, no matter what I clicked and what I switched on/off.... no connection (even the local one). As I am a Linux user, after figuring out how to boot from CD I tried Linux on a Live CD to see whether it was a Win 8 issue or a card one. No connection there too. Trying to set up here and there I think I grasped the problem, however I does not make any sense to me. Is it possible that the new model is IPv6 only (with no IPv4 retrocompatibility). If this is the case (I repeat: it doesn't make sense) what should I do to make it working, at least in Win 8? Thank you very much for your time. P.S. Forgot to say that I don't have any WiFi to try.

Answer:Thinkpad edge e430 ethernet problem

Ok, I see no reply but I keep updating the problem. I took the pc to work, connected the cable and.... tada! Connection working! I am actually posting it from the Linux live CD. The question is, why my home LAN isn't working??? I used it for over one year and had (at least) 5 different laptops connected without the smallest glitch. Any ideas?

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I've just upgrade my e430 to Windows 8 and realize, that two USB 3.0 not working with USB 3.0 device (like flash disk or external hard drive). Device is recognized but not shown as drive, so I've no access to them.I've read some articles, that Win 8 should have native support for USB 3.0 so am I missing something?And should this be somehow connected with my internal card reader not working? I can see, that Lenovo yet not release drivers for it, but... Thanks for answers.













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge E430 USB 3.0 behave as USB 2.0 on Windows 8

i have the same issue - usb 3.0 devices not working!

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I've got an E430 with 16gb ssd drive,and tried to use expresscache to speed up my computer.I used "eccmd.exe -info" to check out how it works and here is the result.Mounted : YesPartition Size : 14.91 GBReserved Size : 3.00 MBVolume Size : 14.91 GBTotal Used Size : 3.74 GBTotal Free Space : 11.17 GBUsed Data Size : 3.67 GBUsed Data Size on Disk : 3.74 GBAs you can see,now the "total used size" is 3.74GB which indicates that the cache has benn stored on the sdd drive.But every time I shut the computer down,and restart it, check the status, the "total used size"just return to about 300MB(maybe even lower), I wonder is this how it supposed to work like? Or this software  just doesn't function correctly on my computer,and if it does is malfunctioned, what I'm I supposed to do to fix it? Thank you...

Answer:Thinkpad edge E430 problems with expresscache

Oh,and here is another thing that I noticed. A couple of days ago, I deleted the hibernation partition on my SSD drive because it takes up 8gb of storage,and seldom do I use hibernation. But I noticed that after I deleted the partition, my computer's boot up time seems to be slower than before, does that partition has some thing to do with boot up time?

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Hi everyone,About a year and a half ago I bought a ThinkPad Edge E430 and its been working fine, until last week when I got a terrible virus which really corrupted my computer. I've managed to remove the malware, but as a result the registry is still damaged. I cannot change folder options, my start menu is blank, all my files have been moved to a TEMP file among all these other issues. I've run multiple malware scanners and registry repair programs but these issues aren't resolving. So I'm thinking that I'll need to just reinstall windows 7, to completely repair the registry and ensure everything is back to normal. I've backed up all my files, but my concern is about the reinstallation itself.How could I do this when Windows 7 came preloaded onto the laptop, so I don't have the installation disk.And would the product key for windows 7 (found under the battery) definitely work a second time around?

Answer:Windows 7 reinstallation - ThinkPad Edge E430

Hi Cosmos29,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We understood that your query is about reinstalling the Windows 7 OS on ThinkPad Edge E430.
When your computer is working normally, press the blue ThinkVantage button to launch the SimpleTap Program (for Windows 7) or the ThinkVantage Productivity Center program (for Windows XP and WindowsVista).
 
Note:
Depending on the date when your computer was manufactured, your computer might have the
Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program preinstalled instead of the Simple Tap program or the ThinkVantage Productivity Centre program.
 
You also can use the ThinkVantage button to interrupt the start-up sequence of your computer and start the Rescue and Recovery workspace, which runs independently of the Windows operating system and is hidden from it. If the Windows operating system is not running properly, the Rescue and Recovery workspace can help you do the following:
 
? Get the current system information.
? Rescue a file from your Windows environment or restore back-up files, provided you have made backups
by use of the Rescue and Recovery program.
? Configure your computer or start the ThinkPad Setup.
To access the Rescue and Recovery workspace, turn on the computer; then, while the ?To interrupt normal start-up, press the blue ThinkVantage button? message is displayed at the lower-left of the screen, press the ThinkVantage button. The Rescue and Recovery screen opens. For additional information, see ?Us... Read more

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Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 and it was working fine until today. Today I worked on the laptop as usual and just turned off the Fast Startup setting in the Windows 8 and then restarted the computer. Now it only shows a black screen (LCD backlights are on but there is nothing on the screen). I hear the usual BIOS beep sound but I can't see the BIOS screen or the Windows. I've tried to connect to a an external monitor via HDMI. Amazingly, both my laptop's screen and external monitor works fine when the laptop is connected to the external screen. But when I disconnect them, again I can only see the black screen. I turned on the Fast Startup settings in Windows 8, but it didn't work. Then I loaded the default settings from the BIOS and it didn't worked too. Finally I've installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS to test if it is because of the operating system but it didn't help too. I've tried all of this using the laptop's screen while it was connected to the external screen. It is very confusing for me. It seems like the screen is only working when an external screen is also connected to the laptop. I would be very happy if anyone can help me about this problem.

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Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 and it was working fine until today. Today I worked on the laptop as usual and just turned off the Fast Startup setting in the Windows 8 and then restarted the computer. Now it only shows a black screen (LCD backlights are on but there is nothing on the screen). I hear the usual BIOS beep sound but I can't see the BIOS screen or the Windows. I've tried to connect to a an external monitor via HDMI. Amazingly, both my laptop's screen and external monitor works fine when the laptop is connected to the external screen. But when I disconnect them, again I can only see the black screen. I turned on the Fast Startup settings in Windows 8, but it didn't work. Then I loaded the default settings from the BIOS and it didn't worked too. Finally I've installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS to test if it is because of the operating system but it didn't help too. I've tried all of this using the laptop's screen while it was connected to the external screen. It is very confusing for me. It seems like the screen is only working when an external screen is also connected to the laptop. I would be very happy if anyone can help me about this problem.

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I am looking to buy a new Thinkpad Edge 14". (0578-AD8). I read it comes with a 2gb DDR3 1066 memory stick. I want it, but with 4gb, can I upgrade with a 2gb ddr3 1333 memory module? Will it work at 1066? Or it won't be recognized? Do I loose warranty with memory upgrade? Sorry about my English, I 'm from Argentina.

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 14" (0578-AD8) Memory Upgrade

hey gaviero,welcome to the forums,although you could use a 1333 memory module, it is recommended to use a 1066.the edge 14 can support up to 4gb of ram and changing ram will not void warranty.





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Answer:Thinkpad Edge 15 0301 Memory upgrade

Hi drxlord!
 
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I I wonder if anyone knows what processors I could upgrade this machine with? also, what is the maximum memory? I think it is 8GB RAM but would this increase with another processor or is all of this motherboard related? Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

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Hello! So I have a Lenovo laptop Thinkpad Edge E430. AVG Safe Search wanted to restart the laptop (I can't remember why, but probably just to make sure everything was okay).I did, and now when I turn the computer on normally, I get nothing but a black screen with a mouse, instead of the user icons.I can run it in Safe Mode, but I'd really like to be able to use my laptop normally, since a lot of things don't work in Safe Mode.Any ideas?(Thank you so much!!)

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Dear All,    This is my first Post in this forum ...   Please let me know when is the release date of  Thinkpad Edge E430 and E530 laptops in INDIA...  When will it get available in INDIA.....  Eagerly waiting for your reply... Thanks,Nitins

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Hi, I recently bought a 300Mbps Wireless N Router (TP-Link TL-WR841ND), but I only get 72 Mbps speed on my Thinkpad E430 laptop. As far as I read, the 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter only supports speeds up to 150 Mbps (which would still be ok with me), but instead I get 72 Mbps. I tried to tweak the adapter and router settings, but I had no luck. Do I need to change the Wireless adapter? Is it possible to change it, or should I use an external USB Wireless adapter instead? Thank you!  

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E430 Wireless speed only 72Mbps

Hi Tudorc,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I would suggest you to check if any other similar device is able to achieve better speeds.
 
Log to the router's configuration utility by typing its IP address into a browser and change the encryption settings to WPA2 Encryption Only. Choose 40MHz-wide channels in the router?s configuration utility.
 
Since you are using a 1x1 single-stream card, so a max of 150Mbps is theoretically said to achieve. In addition, you are only on the 2.4GHz band, which is often congested, so you may see lower speeds. The disparity between theoretical and practical Wi-Fi performance comes from network protocol overhead, radio interference, physical obstructions on the line of sight between devices, and distance between devices. Under ideal conditions, actual results for a wireless adapter rated at 150Mbps is perhaps in the range of 50-80Mbps.
 
Hope this provided enough clarity for your query!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi!I recently upgraded my ThinkPad Edge E430 OS from Windows 7 to Windows 8 using Lenovo's recovery Discs. Now on USB 3.0 ports I am getting USB 2.0 transfer speed of around 30 MBps. Device manager shows that there is Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller driver installed. Still I am getting USB 2.0 data transfer rate on USB 3.0 ports with USB 3.0 hard drives and pen drives.Can you give suggestions about how can I get USB 3.0 data transfer speed back?

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Hello,please advise what driver is missing for the unknown device with the following specs from the "Device manager" General- ACPI-Compliant Embedded  Controller- Drivers not installed error Code 28 device ID- LEN0068 got every other device running with propper driver (WLAN, Ethernet, USB3.0, Intel Chipset, VCard(both), Touch scanner, Audio, Monitor, Camera, Bluetooth, Cardreader)  Thanks in advance! 













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 unknown device

problem solved:that happend to be - LENOVO POWER MANAGEMENT DEVICE not the Power Managerhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-4GXPEG

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Hi, I want to upgrade the wireless card on my Thinkpad Edge E430 laptop and I was thinking of buying this card: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. Is the card supported? Are there drivers available for this model? Is a bios mod needed? Thanks!  

Answer:Changing the wireless card on an Thinkpad Edge E430

Hi Tudorc11,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We understood that your query is about Wifi up-gradation on ThinkPad E430.
 
We regret to inform you that Intel Dual band will not support and there is not driver available for that adapter from Lenovo driver page. 
 
Please click here for complete details on the system specification.
 
Hope this helps. 
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hello to all, new one here to the forum. Well, title says it all... At first I think it was a problem with the way Linux suspends the machine, but now I realize it happens too when I suspend from Windows (I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17 actually). It started making it sometimes, not always, but now always happens: I suspend, close the lid and put the notebook on my bag. Hours or even minutes later, when I want to use it again and open the lid, its shuts off right at that very moment. If I suspend and 2 minutes later resume with the notebook still on the table, everything goes fine... so I suspect it may be a time thing or bad contact with the battery, but really don't know. I'm reticent to bring it to tech service because of several reasons, so I want to share this and hope to hear if someone had the same problem and how fixed it, if it can be fixed. Oh, and sorry for my perhaps strange english, I'm argentinian.

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Hi, I recently bought some Thinkpad EDGE E430 and E530 for my company. But one of them, at the first boot, instead of showing the first time Windows setup wizard it booted to Windows login with an already defined user named 'obe' and it ask for a password. I can't enter to Windows. I have tried to make 'factory settings' for resintalling Windows but the System Recovery Options always ask me for the password of 'obe' user. I called Lenovo support and the agent told me to use another E430 to produce a recovery DVD, so I made it (because I bought more E430 in the same order), but is the same, always asking for the password. Please see the picture. I need to give the laptop to one of my employees, he is goint to travel this next weekend and he need to take this laptop to the trip. 

Answer:New Thinkpad Edge E430 came with a Windows user and cannot login (who is 'obe' ???)

welcome to the community. press F1 when the first splash screen appears to get into bios. make sure that the cd/dvd drive is listed first in the boot order (or usb cd/dvd, if your machine doesn't have an internal). then put the recovery dvd in the drive and reboot the machine. it should load the recovery process from the dvd, rather than any hdd partition, and allow you to recover/reimage the machine. please post back if this doesn't work or if you have further ?s. cheers.

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What is the benefit of a 16 GB Micro Solid State Drive, Serial ATA3 besides the regular HD..?

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E430 with Micro Hard Drive..?

the 16 gigs mSATA will be used as a large cache for the regular HD, much like what Intel Turbo memory was, but it will have better algorithms applied to predict usage pattern.

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Hi all, I recently purchased a ThinkPad E430 two months ago and since past one month and more I am facing this blue screen problem every day and sometimes 2 times a day. Previously, there was a problem that windows updates weren't installing and gets failed at all the time but it was resolved by itself. But this bluescreen problem keeps on coming every now and then....and Its not like particular situation where I can see a blue screen crash...its sometimes sitting idle, doing normal browsing, doing some office work..Suddenly you see a blue screen....I don't play games in my computer at all......My laptop don't gets heated up very quickly, battery is fine ..I have seen many reviews stating that lenovo 's laptops have a bluscreen problem. specially with E430....Kindly help...I am thinking it to return it back. AM  

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I need help. have one thinkpad edge 14' 0578-2JP pay 2 memory Corsair DDR3 1333 4Gb (CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9), but not found. The  BIOS recognizes 8Gb, but.. initial boot windows 8 and... blue window    KERNEL SECURITY CHECK FAILURE and reboot. specification Lenovo is supported:  Lenovo PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz Low-Halogen SODIMM memory upgrades offer increased productivity and improved performance with selected ThinkPad notebooks or ThinkCentre desktops.  Thanks, best regards.. Marlon Piassa 

Answer:Error upgrade memory thinkpad edge m430

Hi Marlon,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Memory on ThinkPad Edge 14.
 
As you have mentioned that you have got DDR3 1333Mhz memory, but as per the specification it is recomended that we have to use DDR3 1066Mhz. Hence requesting to check with DDR3 1066Mhz memory.
 
And 1333Mhz is supported only for AMD Phenom?II X3 Triple-Core P820 (1.8 GHz)

1333MHz system bus, 1.5-MB L2 cache

So please confirm if the system is having AMD processor or Intel processor.
 
The link provided as per the query mentioned for ThinkPad Edge 14.
 
Please go through the link for further clarification on the specification.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards.

Hemanth Kumar






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Edge E430 (ThinkPad) - Type 627149G    S.N: MP30299 I already Have H5321 gw but I'm cannot install driver for windosw 10x64 even it was working before on windows 7x64also tried to update frimware with no success so i need another wwan card compatible with the specified laptop type and support windows 10 thanks

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Hi, Control Panel / Device Manager shows yellow on following items: Lenovo Settings PowerWindows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information(in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)Lenovo Settings Camera AudioWindows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information(in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19) Have tried to download new drivers but they are uptodate. How can this be fixed? Thanks in anticipation. pmor1945Melbourne Aust    

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Hi I had ordered a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430. First, delivery was delayed by 1 week later when I checked the machine, mouse pad and track pad were not working. I tried reinstalling drivers, checked BIOS settings. There was no mention of Mouse & TrackPad in Control Panel. Atlast, I raised a case with Lenovo customer care.  It has been almost 2 weeks, nothing is moving. Any time I call, same response they arr investigating the root cause. I am fed up with this service. I would suggest to others please think twice before falling into Lenovo trap. -Amit

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E430: Mouse Pad & Track Pad Dead On Arrival

hum that sounds bad.But check your Private Message.

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I'm looking to get a larger hard drive for my Thinkpad Edge E430, and I have two questions. The current drive is a Toshiba MK5061GSY - SATA 300. It's 0.4 inches high. I'm looking at a WD Green WD20NPVX - SATA 600. It's 0.6inches high. What size is the HDD bay? Will a drive that's 0.6 inches high fit?Is a SATA 600 drive backwards compatible with a SATA 300 port?Thanks.













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Answer:Size of hard drive bay for Thinkpad Edge E430? and SATA 300 vs 600

Ivy Bridge CPU in the E430 supports SATAIII (6 Gb/s) for the main hdd and optical drive bay. The height of the E430 hdd bay is suitable for 7 and 9.5 mm (not sure what that equates to in inches).

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The recent BIOS update (version 2.54) which has been released to fix fan issues with the system, does not have a corresponding Bootable CD available. I need to upgrade my computer's BIOS but doing that from a Windows partition is not possible as I do not use that OS. The update download page (http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS033264&rss=true#) links to an older version BIOS Bootable disk update. Is there a way through with I can obtain a Bootable version of the flashing utility. Maybe there is a tool to create Bootable CD via the windows executable?

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E430 - BIOS update 2.54 - Bootable CD missing

There is a new BIOS Update Bootable CD. Check it out for E430.  

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Hi,I've purchased a Thinkpad Edge E430 3254-D7Q , that comes with Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 processor, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 14inch Display. I just want to know what ts the maximum amount of ram supported by each channel of the laptop. I want to install a additional single stick 8GB ram into it. Is it possible?

Answer:Maximum Ram support in each slot of Thinkpad Edge E430 3254-D7Q

Each slot supports a 8 gigs SODIMM.

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Hi, I was wandering about replacing my current cpu with something more powerful. I-3110m is ok but, i'm doing some work in Matlab and Solidworks, and sometimes my cpu chokes. The only thing that stops me from buying new cpu is heating of new cpu. i3-3110m is 35W TDP, so as i7-3612/32QM but they are incredibly hard to find in good prices. on the other hand there is i7-3610Qm which is easily found but runs on 45W TDP. Question is: How much hotter can my laptop get? Maybe someone has E430 with i7-3610qm?

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I read through the manual and am confident that I can take apart the machine, replace the cracked screen and put it back together. I replaced hinges in my old HP and a motherboard in my friends HP. My father was able to get me a great deal on this machine I have now. I put in some extra ram and a 32gb SSD for RapidBoot and I'm pretty much in love. I take great care of it but had an accident and dropped/cracked the screen. 
 
The laptop was ordered custom so its a bit more of a challenge to find specific information on what the part #'s are. The laptop has working microphones but was not purchased with a webcam which I regret. I would like to replace the LCD panel and install an integrated camera in one fell swoop. 
 
My questions are: What model number of LCD panel so I need. What model number of camera do I need. And lastly, will I need to purchase a new LCD cable that has the ability to plug into the camera? Or does my current LCD cable have a lone male cable plug waiting for a camera?
 
Machine Type: 3254
Serial #: xxxxxxx
CPU: i5-3210
HDD: 7200rpm 320gb
Came with 4gb of RAM
 
Thanks so much! Any advice here would be appreciated
 
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Answer:ThinkPad Edge E430 Replacement Screen and Integrated Camera Questions

No? Nothing?

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Hi, I have Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 3254 T1Q laptop, I need suitable Wireless (Wifi) driver. My OS is Windows 7 64 bitUltimate. I tried with many drivers, but no use. Please help me. Thanks in advance. -Thiyagarajan

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 3254 T1Q - Need suitable wifi driver

Hey there thiyagarajaner,
 
I believe you are using the ThinkPad 11b/g/n 1x1 WiFi card. Have you tried using the System Update Tool? This typically will instal the drivers that match your system. Hope this helps.
 
 
As an alternative there is also this driver, that may work in the even that the one from Broadcom does not.





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I bought a Sony SRS-X7 Blutooth speaker to get rid of the cables.The device works perfectly with several other devices: iphone, blackberry, an Asus tablet, but i havn't been able to make it work with my laptop.I was able to add the device. Was founded and recogniced by the laptop, but when almost finishing the process appears a message "Configuring bluetooth services" and stays there. I've tried to wait, even from one day to another, and the message remains there.After forcing to close this message window, the speakers figure between the bluetooth devices, but when trying to connect an "error establishing connection" message appears.I've tried to install the other driver available on the support site (an intel, this one is a Broadcom) with no results.Appreciate your help, as i'm seriusly thinking (don't want to) on replace the laptop. Best regards.

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad edge e430 in Windows 7 and 8.1.After I upgrade both to Windows 10, I received the following error (See Attached Image) every startup.I check my sounds and everything seems working fine. I just want to solve this error (not just disabling it from startup.)I have tried the following solution:Supportwindows-10-how-fix-sound-issues-after-upgradeProblem-with-Audio-Drivers-after-Update-via-Solution-Center ForumE430-Dolby-Advanced-Audio-Issue  Please Help!!!!!!!!!!Thank you.

Answer:Dolby Audio Error after upgrading to Windows 10 (Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430)

Hi there,
 
I understand you have tried solution from support.lenovo.com. (Support)
Do you get any audio driver reinstallation error for your machine E430? 
 
Cleo

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I've had this Thinkpad Edge E430 since 2012 and have loved it, but recently I've been having a problem with it. In order to start it up I have to start it at least twice, and now it seems that the AC adapter must be plugged in for it to start.What will happen the first time or when it's just running on the battery is that the red indicator light will turn on, and I will hear the fan and the harddrive start up, but the screen will remain black and the computer will not respond to anything. When I have it plugged in and try the second time, it will start up no problem, and there doesn't seem to be any response issues once the laptop is up and running. I thought it might be a battery problem, but it has the same start up issues when I took out the batter and just had the AC adapter plugged in. Any ideas what this might be?

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 Startup Problem (will not start up without AC Adapter plugged in)

 Dear Ejmramon
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Kindly contact the below support to have your machine checked at one of our authorised service centers .
 

 
Let us know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hi, i want to play a game, but when i star the game says: " your current video card memory that available is 28.99mb and  the minimum is 64.00 mb and if i start the game force,  my laptop is heated. How i can increase my video card memory i didn't see the opcion in the bios. How i can solve the problem? Thanks a lot.  

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Hello Lenovo community! I've had a Thinkpad for years now - it's old enough it still says IBM Thinkpad - and it's time for a new computer, so I'll be ready against the sad day this one can't handle what I need anymore. I've narrowed it down to two Thinkpads, but I can't decide between them or see what the differences between them are. Perhaps someone here knows?The two are the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 627156U and the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430 3254AEU. They both have 4 gigs of RAM and 500 gigs of Hard Drive space, though I think the 56U has a chiclet keyboard and the AEU has beveled. Does anyone know if the 56U has a full sized keyboard despite being chiclet? (I'm a writer, so the keyboard is a deal maker or breaker. It's also why I'm looking at 14" screens - all the 15.6" ones have that number pad and the keyboard shoved to the side. All I can see is that the keyboards are "Spill resistant", which doesn't tell me the size of the keys.)Does anyone have any knowledge of these two machines? Or even opinions on the two?

Answer:What's the difference? Thinkpad E430 56U vs Thinkpad E430 AEU

Hey there ChangelingChild,
 
I found this threadhere that may of be some interest to you. I see in the PSRef that both machines you are looking at come with a 6-row, spill resistant, multimedia FN keys keyboard. Where are you seeing a beveled keyboard? Generally they are island style/chiclet full sized keyboards. I'm certain some our E430 users should have some feedback as well.
 
E430: 6271-56U
i5-3210M(2.5Ghz), 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HD, 14in 1366x768 LCD, Intel HD 4000 Graphics, CDRW/DVDRW, 802.11bgn wireless,Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Fingerprint reader, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 64
 
E430: 3254-AEU
i5-2450M(2.5GHz), 4GB RAM,500GB 7200rpm HD,14in 1366x768 LCD,Intel HD 3000 Graphics,CDRW/DVDRW,Intel 802.11bgn wireless,Bluetooth,1Gb Ethernet,UltraNav,Fingerprint reader,Camera,6c Li-Ion,Win7 Pro 64 
 
It looks like the Primary difference between the machines lay with the processor, it's compatibility with RAM modules, and the integrated graphics. The 3210M appears to out perform the 2450M but you will need to take a look at this and see for yourself of the impact to your day to day performance/usage. You can see more indepth information when looking at the PSRef and comparing the two.
 
I hope this provides some information to help guide you in your decision. Good Luck, and keep us posted on your progress.





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Hi. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14; How to reduce graphics settings?(The settings in the bios are not available!)Kind Regards.

Answer:Thinkpad Edge Shared Memory

Hi, Thikpad
 
What do you exactly mean by "reduce graphic settings"? Are you trying to change the resolution, or is your computer running slowly and you are trying to improve performance. Any additional information will extermely helpful.
 
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Hi,I have Thinkpad Edge 15 and it have 4GB ram with windows 7 ultimate 32 Bit ,only 2.49 GB of ram is usable I think it shared to graphic card.can I disable shared memory?Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 15 usable memory

Correct the .51gb has gone to the GPU. the 4th GB will not be used since you have a 32bit OS. You need to get a 64bit OS to use all of the 4 gigs of ram.

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hi, i was wandering why my thinkpad edge 11's ram only run at 400mhz instead of 666mhz? The tech spec said it support 1333 ddr3, the 2gb ddr3 that comes with the laptop is  as the tech spec specified so it should run at 666mhz just fine. i am quite familiar with setting PC's bios, and i suspected that the thinkpad bios set wrong FSB:RAM ratio. checked with cpu z it show that the FSB:RAM ratio is 4:12 where the correct ratio should be 4:20. the problem is i cant set this ratio as the laptop bios dont have this setting. so how do i fix this? My thinkpad edge 11 spec : intel core i3 380um , 2 gb ddr3 1333

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 11 memory only run at 400mhz

anyone has the same problem?

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I have a Thinkpad Edge 14, 0578-CTO, running Windows 7 64-bit.   Latest BIOS, latest drivers, updates, etc. I know from the support pages that 8GB of ram is maximum, assuming that you are using two 4GB chips. I however, have one memory bank that is bad, and I am wondering if the machine will support a single 8GB chip in one of the slots?Has anyone tested this or can verify this before I order it?Please advise.













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Answer:Maximum Memory in Thinkpad Edge 14?

HiYou are right, edge 14 supports maximum of 4 gb per slot and no more than that(total max is 8gb). So i suggest you dont order the 8 gb stick and get the slot repaired from lenovo.Regards





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My brand new Edge 11 (2545-3RG) that supports Max 2x2GB=4GB RAM was delivered with 2GB RAM in SLOT-0 (FRU 55Y3716, 2GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333, which is the default, according to the hardware maintenance manual and the information on Lenovo Support site).In order to upgrade to 4GB Dual channel, I put an identical second 2GB stick (also FRU 55Y3716) in SLOT-1.The following happened:-  BIOS recognizes that 4096MB are installed.-  Win 7 x64 reports in System Properties that "Installed memory (RAM): 4GB (1.75GB usable)".The size of the usable RAM, 1.75GB is 2GB in SLOT-0 minus 256MB allocated for the graphics.- Windows applications can only "see" and use 1.75GB - Special utilities, such as Speccy, do "see" both modules.Speccy reports Total Memory Size as 4096MB. It is also supposed to display some detailed information about the memory in both slots. The information about the memory in SLOT-0 (here called Slot #1) contains, as expected, all details about Manufacturer, Part number, Serial number etc. However, the detailed information about the memory in SLOT-1 (here called Slot #2) is missing! Not even frequency in Max Bandwidth field is displayed!The bottom line is that the memory in the second slot (SLOT-1) is unusable. To avoid speculations, there is 100% guarantee that all memory sticks are in full working order. Has anyone else had this problem? skylark 

Answer:Edge 11 memory upgrade failure - 2GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 memory in the second slot is unusable

I have experimented a lot and found a temporary workaround.If  you keep the original 2GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333Mhz in SLOT-0 and put instead 2GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066Mhz  in SLOT-1, suddenly the second stick is correctly recognized everywhere, and everything works as it should.As a curiosity, the opposite doesn't work at all and the laptop won't even boot!Even if this workaround does work, the core issue still remains.Lenovo, please provide a response to this hardware issue! skylark

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Hi AllI have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 420s (4401) running with 8GB memory;(2*4gb). I need to upgrade the memory to 16gb (2*8gb). Lenovo says this model supports a maximum of 8GB.Can anyone give some ideas about this whether this model can be upgraded or not.Also one of the memory module is seated just below the keyboard, what about the other one? Where it is fixed?Its seen many web sites selling 16 gb memory module kit for the same model. But confused by lenova explanation on the maximum upgrade is possible upto 8gb. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Upgrade-Lenovo-ThinkPad-Laptop-204-Pin-DDR3-PC3-10600-DDR3-1333MHz/dp/B0123... https://www.compuram.biz/memory,lenovo,thinkpad,e420s,16gb,crk16384d3-1-lenty371x_s004393.htm 

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 420s Memory Upgradation

I have not tried it, but I would expect that 2X8GB would work fine.  The second slot is under the motherboard and it requires the motherboard to be removed to get access.
 
Service manual:
 
https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0a60439_03.pdf
 
 

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Hi to everyone, I've just bought my Edge E330 i3-3310M with Intel HD graphics (3354-ALG, comes with DOS). I noticed, that a big chunk of RAM is reserved, namely about 1 GB. That is I have 4 GB in total, as reported by BIOS and all possible hardware inspection programs I used. But only about 3 GB of this memory is usable. The usable memory is reported by Lenovo Quick Memory Test, Memtest86+, and my Linux OS (64 bit). Linux dmesg says that BIOS reserved about 900 MB for whatever reason:BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000a27d7000-0x00000000dae5efff] reservedThis memory does not seem to be used by graphics card. At leasr hardinfo programm shows 256 MB for the graphics card in a different place: about 400 MB chunck for PCI devices, which is also present in dmesg:e820: [mem 0xdfa00000-0xf7ffffff] available for PCI devicesDoes anyone have any idea what is the 900 MB chunk reserved for?

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E330 reserved memory

I can't believe there is no one out there with tech knowledge ...

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Hey, Is there a list of compatible memory with Thinkpad Edge E540? I want to get either Crucial or Gskill, but not sure which module sets from those manufacturers are compatible with the E540. Looking at DDR3 1.35 and 1.5v memory sets with 2 x 4gb sticks













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge E540: Compatible Memory

Hello !I've bought a 8GB module from Crucial which works flawlessly into my 20C600JHFR (E540).I choose it using the memory configurator on the Crucial site. It gave me the list of P/N fitting my machine and bought a 8GB module to complement the Samsung 4GB module fitted at the factory.Bear in mind that the bigger module MUST be in slot 0 and the lesser one in slot 1.Hope this helps.

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Hello, I am planning to upgrade my laptop memory to 16 GB. Currently having 8gb.  Can anyone give me correct info about the upgrading the ram. Like, type of ram which compatable with my laptop and the process to go ahead. thanksAvi

Answer:ThinkPad Edge 530 RAM upgrade

Hi Avi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
The maximum memory supported by the E530 is 16GB (2x8GB). The memory module which works fine would be a PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3. The factory installed memory is probably the best you can buy.
 
Refer the hardware maintenance manual to understand how to add the memory.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hello, I bought Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2X4GB ) 1600 MHz CL9 to replace (2X2GB ) 1333 MHz, for my lenovo thinkpad edge 15. When I put it in it when to starting windows and froze, I try to restart the laptop and try one stick but It did not go pass starting windows screen. What should I do

Answer:ThinkPad edge 15 upgrade?

Hi, Mohammed-khan
 
Could you please post your machine type and model? You should be able to find this information on the underside of the machine in the format XXXX-XXX. With this, I'll be able to look up all the parts of your system and see if the memory you purchased is compatible with everything in your computer.
 
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Hi,I own ThinkPad Edge 15" Model:0301-epg and I would like to know, how much maximum memory is supported.The issue is that LSC shows that I can put up to 16gigs but some other sites claim only 8gigs...Any one has real answer??? Thank you in advance for help...













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Answer:ThinkPad Edge 15" Model:0301-epg max. memory supported?

8 gigs across 2 dimms slot are the max.

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I have a 5-in-1 card reader in my ThinkPad Edge 13 laptop. I am assuming that I can use Sony's Memory Stick ProDuo card in the card reader. When I insert the memory stick, it is able to read the card, but it very difficult to eject (pull) the memory stick. Has anyone used the 5-in-1 card reader with Memory stick and have you figured out how to pull the card out after transfering photos to your laptop? Is there an adaptor that I need to use in order to effectively use with memory stick? It is very frustrating to use my memory stick with the 5-in-1 reader and I called the help desk and they had no clue how to use the 5-in-1 memory card with memory stick.  

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Since I bought my new Thinkpad Edge S430 (Windows 7 Home Pre. 64-bit) with the pre-installed software and configuration, my memory stays around 3 gb. I have 8 gb installed. At the beginning it starts with 1.9 gb and it ends at 2.7gb without any programm open yet. When you sum up the processes in the task manager you get around the half of the shown memory. It did some deinstallation, deactivating and installed the newest driver with the Thinkpad System Update. But this can not be or is this normal? Thank you for your help.

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Hi, i was just wondering if the Thinkpad Edge E531's Intel HD graphics 4000 is manually upgradable? or can be changed manually? and also the memory, is it upgradable? thanks!

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E531 Upgrade

Hi jinny and welcome to the community,
 
The graphics chip is part of the processor chip.  While the processor does look like it can be upgraded, you would probably still have to stay with the same line of processor chips (third generation Intel). The graphics would still be the same Intel 4000.
 
The ram can be upgraded, see page 66 of your Hardware Maintenance Manual. That will show where the chips are.
 
Regards,
Dave

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My laptop finally arrived. So I upgraded some of the recommended upgrades by the Lenovo System Update Utility on 03/21 (Access Communications, Power Manager, Intel Turbo Booster, Ultra Nav, Win 7 SP1). After this update my Thinkpad which used to boot in about 30 seconds started to take like 3 minutes to boot. So I called tech support they told me to do a system restore in safe mode, so very reluctantly I did that. Now every time I reboot I get an error which says "Gfxui is missing" nothing else happens but it bothers me and I would like to get rid of it. My Thinkvantage toolbox crashes and doesn't work anymore. I get an error which says Lenovo Thinkvantage tool box could not be opened. I tried the workaround mentioned here in one of the forums - I tried uninstall/reinstall; did not work. I tried deleting the MobileBroadband.xml file; did not work. As of now, my boot time is not too great (compared to my 30 second Boot time) but better than 3 minutes. I've already tried disabling all but the most essential startup items through MSconfig, cleaned my Registry, basically everything I could think of. My wireless connection acts extremely flakey as well, it disconnects and reconnects every minute or two every since access connections was installed (after the said upgrade, there was no access connections befoe the upgrade). This has made using the wireless connection at home almost unusable. (Weirder still is that my school wi fi works fine on this) I know its no... Read more

Answer:Upgrade crippled my Thinkpad Edge 14

I hate to recommend something this drastic, but at this point, I would probably do a complete system restore, F11 at startup and put it back to factory specs. Being that you installed and updated everything at once, it's going to be tough to find out which one thing is messing things up. When you do updates or install new programs or applications, I find that it's best to do one at a time and then reboot.  Then see if it works okay before you do the next one.  And so on and so on.  Doing them all at once usually doesn't work so well. When you get it back to specs. burn yourself a set of restore discs.  You probably should have done that first before you did anything else.

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Hello, I would upgrade the ram from 8 to 16 gb. my pc is ThinkPad s430, model 33643DG, manufacturer code N3BDIX.core i7-3520M, chipset HM77 Express, OS windows7 PRO.I want to upgrade with Kingston Hyperx KHX16S9P1K2 /16, but I would like to know if any user has already tried these ram. thanks guys!W.













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Answer:ThinkPad Edge S430 [upgrade ram to 16 GB]

Hello everyone,yesterday I bought the ram "Kingston Hyperx KHX16S9P1K2 /16"  2 x 8 GB and they work very well I hope it can be useful to someonesee you soon! W.

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I have a Thinkpad Edge 14, purchased in 2011, its a core i5 460M, the model is 0578, I want to upgrade the CPU as its just becoming too slow to run the new music software I have. Any ideas what processors would fit it?













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge 14 Upgrade options

i7-620m is the highest you can go, but i am not sure whether that would help you or not. Since the performance increase of the i7 arrandale isn't that much when compared to the i5 arrandale.

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Upgrade WAN to 'AC' on ThinkPad Edge 520 from 'N' . Which wireless cards would be correct to use in this model? 

Answer:Can we upgrade WAN card to AC on ThinkPad Edge 520

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please have a look at your hardware manual: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/e520_e525_hmm_en_0a60536_05.pdf
Starting on manual page 103, you'll see the parts listing. Item #17 is the WLAN card and manual pages 113-114 show which FRUs will work without the 1802 BIOS boot-time error. If you look for one of these cards, be sure that it is a genuine FRU part. Generic equivalents will throw the error. There are no AC cards listed.
 
Hope this helps to clarify.
Regards.

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My Thinkpad is getting old, but I already tweaked it with 8 GB RAM and SSD and there is really nothing wrong about it (it frustrates me that most of the new notebooks have no UMTS module) other than the CPU speed of the Intel i3-380UM CPU... I need at least 50% more CPU power. Here is a list of similar CPUs: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Core_i3_Mobile/i3-380UM.html I think that the UM models (which also consume 18W) may work.... does anyone here have any experience about this? 













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Answer:CPU Upgrade for Thinkpad Edge 11 E0328

Hi hannesw, welcome to the forums,
 
I think you'll find that the cpu is soldered onto the mainboard on the Edge 11 system, changing it wouldn't be that easy without the proper equipment.  Link to parts list.

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Hello . I'm looking to upgrade RAM in my laptop and I'm not sure what to go for. My laptop is an i3 with 2Gb RAM & 320GbHD running Windows 7 Home P and I only want to add 1 additional Chip. So my question is this, Will my  installed 2GB RAM allow to put in just an additional 2Gb or will it allow me to put in a 4Gb chip giving my laptop a total of 6Gb of RAM?

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E520 RAM Upgrade

You should be able to use a 4GB chip for 2+4=6GB with no problems.

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Hi! I would like to add 8GB memory in Lenovo Edge E330. Currently there is 1 DIMM 4GB HMT351S6CFR8C 4Gb SK Hynix equiped.  Is Kingston KVR16LS11/8 8Gb acceptable? Which modules are reccomended? Best Regards Matic 













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge E330 ram upgrade

You can install up to 8GB or 16GB RAM depending on how much slots you have, unless Lenovo put a restriction in the BIOS. Some sources say you have 2 slots, this means 2 SODIMMs of 8GB RAM = 16GB.Don't buy Value RAM, they have a greater chance of not working. Get a slightly more expensive module. But avoid value RAM at all cost.

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HiI want to upgrade HDD in my ThinkPad Edge 15 (0301-EPG).Before I'm buying the new HDD I need to know if 2TB HDD will work or there is a bios HDD size limit for that?If yes, What is the size limit? I had searched the net and didn't found any accurate answers.Thanks for your help.

Answer:ThinkPad Edge 15 (0301-EPG) HDD upgrade

your Edge 15 can only take 2.5 inch 9.5 mm SATA hdd..... most 2 TB sizes are desktop 3.5 inch drives.

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Hi guys, After 2 and half long years of using this laptop satisfactorily, I've decided to finally upgrade the 320gb HD to a 120gb SSD in this little boy. I'm aware that SSD connectors differ from the normal notebook HD connectors. I want to know the following -  Is my laptop upgradable to a SSD?If yes, what kind of SSD and how to replace the disk (is there mSATA available for this laptop)?Is there someone who upgraded this laptop to a SSD?Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks.













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge E425 SSD Upgrade

Hi,
 
I don't have personal experience with your machine.  Here are two documents that should help:
 
Hardware Maintenance Manual
 
ThinkPad SL and Edge Notebooks; 2009 to 2013 (withdrawn models)
 
According to the HMM:  The computer comes with either a PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN or an mSATA solid-state drive. If the computer is equipped with an mSATA solid-state drive, it is installed in the wireless WAN card slot.
 
The lslwbook says:  SATA Disk: Hard Disk Drive / SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm or 9.5mm high,removable, upgradable, Shock Mounted Hard Drive,
 
I'm not sure what you mean by "SSD connectors differ from the normal notebook HD connectors".  I'd expect a SATA SSD (not mSATA) to have the same dimensions (either 7 or 9.5mm thick) and connectors as your current HDD.
 
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Hello all,
 
I have bought a Edge E531 (N4I2HGE 68852H) and I want to upgrade to a SSD, in best case in addition to a HDD:
 
Besides the option of chaning the HDD to a SSD by using the S-ATA interface, I would like to know which other options exist.
 
During upgrading the RAM I found an additional interface not knowing what it is (maybe M.2?).
 
Link to picture
 
Images of M.2 SSDs look to0 long for my notebook!?
 
Does anybody knows which interfaces in addition to the S-ATA exist and can be used for a SSD.
 
Thanks
MatzeMuc86
 
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Answer:ThinkPad Edge E531 SSD Upgrade

M.2/NGFF http://www.tweaktown.com/news/31456/ngff-ssd-s-pops-up-in-lenovo-s-thinkpad-edge-e431-laptop/index.h...There are the following length for the NGFF/M2:30 mm, 42 mm, 60 mm, 80 mm and 110 mm (i am not sure which one you have to get for the E431).

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Can i use this in my E330? (New Ram)  DDR3, 8 GB, DIMM 240-pin, 1866 MHz / PC3-14900, CL13, 1.5 V, ikke-bufret, ECC, for Apple Mac Pro (Sent i 2013

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I just bought this. It has Windows 7 on it, but it is new, so I figured it would upgrade. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA8S13U27706  





ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

Answer:Can this ThinkPad Edge upgrade to Windows 10?

FWIW, the page at newegg says:Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit via Windows 8.1 Pro downgrade rights NOt sure if this means it will boot up for the first time into Windows 7, or 8.1. If I have a  choice, would a Win 10 upgrade be easier from 8.1?





ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

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Memory upgrade is supposed to be very simple on the unit. After approx 18 months of ownership I decided to add memory. The bottom memory slot works fine and had been in operation with the stock 4gig stick. I added an 8 gig Crucial stick that was a verified choice to the top slot, using the lenovo instructions and a video for my unit (E531). It didn't register the new addition, and during install, I noted the top slot (the little brackets/rails at the outsides) looks slightly different than one in the youtube video (for that exact model) and other pics, like on the lenovo site. While the memory stick will slide in and lock (click) at the top, it doesn't register with my Windows 7 OS and it looks like the side tabs of the assembly aren't "right." I stopped, went to a local qualified tech store, and the owner who was familiar with Lenovo product (spoke well of them) called it "odd" and tried moving the new 8 gig stick to the bottom and the old 4gig to the top. The result was the 8 gig stick now showed fine, but not the 4 gig. So it seems there's something off with the top slot, and I don't know if it's an odd unit or what. It had been sent to Lenovo before undr warranty for an optical drive repair (Jan 2014 # A06RWZ3). The factory warranty is now expired. Any input from anyone would be greatly appreciated.













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Answer:Problem with upper memory slot in Thinkpad Edge E531

Rather than delete my now-resolved issue, I'll describe what I did in case someone esle runs into it--- Now keep in mind (see original post) that an experienced tech went through the process without finding what I found after deciding to "go at it one more time" (very focused but calm) but being firmly of a mind that this should really work easy enough, too: The "odd" look of the upper slot, and the seemingly proper amount of "slide and click and lock" of both old and new stick into the top slot were misleading. With notably more of a push forward (to me an uncomfortable amount) with the stick itno the top slot, I got a slightly more substantial "click and lock" and the position/ and ook of the top side rails is closer to what's in the video and pics (though still seems a little different, best I can see). But this situation may not even be representative of every unit. Anyhoo, both sticks in both slots are recognized by the OS now, and what the heck, after owning this thing for this long it's probaly good I finally joined.  

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Hi guys, I have a Intel Turbo Memory 2GB. I wonder, can it be used in the E420s? I installed it in the free Mini PCIe, but it doesn't "show" anywhere. Any idea? Thanks! Cheers.





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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E420s + Intel Turbo Memory 2GB?

Although this "free mini pci-e" resembeles Mini PCI-E physically it's mSATA port, something entirely different, you can buy mSATA SSD for that port and use it as boot partition.

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My Lenovo comes with "Intel(R) HD Graphics Family." The system rating from the "Windows Experience Index" gives me a "2.0" on the "Gaming Graphics" Component. Can I get my graphics upgraded on my ThinkPad Edge E520?













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Answer:ThinkPad Edge E520 Graphics Upgrade

You can't upgrade the graphics card without changing out the entire motherboard.The Intel HD3000 graphics adapter should score way better than that, though.

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hi,Edge E531 i3does any one knows if I can upgrade my CPU from i3 to i7 exactly like I did on my Edge E520.thank s.

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E531 i3 - CPU Upgrade Question

I would like to ugrade from i5 to i7, is there any related information? Thanks

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Hello everyone, My notebook is of Model Thinkpad Edge 15 with only 2GB of RAM(Samsung DDR3 1333 MHz) which has two memory slots and the memory is expandable to 8GB as per Lenovo specifications. I decided to increase the RAM and got a 4GB Kingstone ValueRAM of 1333 MHz. But when I reboot the notebook after installing the RAM, the laptop just freezes at the beginning of the boot process and shows a dark screen only. I'm confused what I' doing wrong. Do I have to upgrade my BIOS...?Any help would be appreciated.... Regards,

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hi,Edge E531 i3does any one knows if I can upgrade my CPU from i3 to i7 exactly like I did on my Edge E520.thank s.

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E531 i3 - CPU Upgrade Question

I would like to ugrade from i5 to i7, is there any related information? Thanks

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I have a lenovo thinkpad e520 with an i3 2310 processor. I want to buy the i7 2720qm and put it in myself but I have noticed that the lenova website only seems to offer an upgrade of their own up to the i7 2620. I am curious as to whether or not this laptop will support the i7 2720 and whether it will be able to withstand the heat produced from it and its power consumption. I know the motherboard is a sandy bridge so it will most likely accept the cpu but what else could go wrong with installing it ( not including damaging during installation). The i7 2720 has a tdp of 45w while the 2620 has a 35w tdp. Is this a problem? Also the i7 2620 and lesser are dual cores while the 2720 is a quad. Will this cause any problems considering the surface area of the heat sink only support dual cores ? Also, will there be any issues with the battery and charger relative to the 2720's power usage as stated before? I called lenova and their tech supports dont seem to have much knowledge on it. I figured the possibility that lenova uses this e series as a less power consuming option so to include the i7 2720 might take awaay from their advertising yet it might still work if done outside of their upgrades.I guess thats about it lol and thanks!  If you also could tell me if the 2820 will work that wil be greatly appreciated as well.

Answer:CPU upgrade for Thinkpad Edge e520 1143

TLDRQuads are using sligthly different socket, max you can fit instead of i3-2310m is i7-2640m (it's new max dual core after sandy bridge refresh, previously it was i7-2620M mentioned by you) Side note: IMHO Ex20 would survive quads with equal or slightly higher TDP easily.

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Friends, After upgrade to WIN 10 was successfully completed, the CD/DVD drive in this machine does not work. Though the drive is recognized in BIOS and Windows, it ejects the CD with a thud. When CD is inserted, the drive responds with a gruffy sound. Surprisingly, external CD drive works nicely. All the drivers have been updated by the Lenovo team. They diagnoised that the problem is due to dust accumulation in the lense and cleaned it. But, after working for a day, the sameproblem has cropped up  again. Please inform the solution.. 

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My wife has a TP Edge E420, Type 1141-CTO, which I have upgraded since the warrenty ran out. It now is successfully running Windows 10, 64Bit on a 500GB Samsung 840EVO SSD. I would like to replace the WiFi card with a dual-band version which can access the 5GHz.band on our ASUS home router. I've found an Intel Ultimate-n 6300 AGN Pci-e, Model No. 633ANHMW, IBM FRU 60Y3233 for only $12.99. There is also an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205, FRU 60Y3253 listed on Amazon for even less. Is there any chance either of these cards will work in her TP? For those prices I suppose I could just give it a try if no one here knows. Thanks,George

Answer:Upgrade Advice for ThinkPad Edge E420

Hi,
 
Short answer: I don't think so
 
As you probably know, WLAN cards are whitelisted in BIOS.  A card must be a listed model AND have a Lenovo FRU number.
 
The whitelisted cards are in the Hardware Maintenance Manual
 
Looks like a couple of them are dual-band.  A search by FRU number may locate a source.
 
[edit] A quick look at the BIOS readme didn't indicate that any cards have been added to the list.
 
Good luck,
Z.

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i upgraded my processor from a AMD athlon II p360 to a AMD phenom II p650. Was this the right thing to do or is it going to fry my motherboard they both use 25w? is my motherboard compatible with the p650? is it compatible with my BIOS? i did some research at cpu-word.com and compared specs on both cpu's. they  are similar other then the fact that the p650 has better numbers. here ar the stats http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20II%20Dual-Core%20Mobile%20P650%20-%20HMP650SGR23GM.ht... and http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Athlon%20II%20Dual-Core%20Mobile%20P360%20-%20AMP360SGR22GM.ht...  Please give me ur personal opinion if it ws the right thing to do :s thanks

Answer:thinkpad edge 15 030255u..Processor upgrade

Anybody? is this against company policy to comment?I know that I probably voided my warranty but that amd athlon processor was pretty bad :s. If anybody has some knowledgeable comments I would gladly appreciate it Im a rookie when it comes to computers but Im learning *I think*. But please any advice or comments would be appreciated thanks

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 Hi, everyone.  I have a ThinkPad Edge E420 1141-RY4.  I am currently considering a RAM upgrade to 8 GB, as I have 4GB DDR3 RAM and there is one DIMM slot available.The specs of the current RAM are written below. Source: SPDMemory Size: 4.00 GBMemory Type: DDR3-SDRAM (1333 MHz)Memory Manufacturer: SamsungMemory Manufacture Date: Week 19, Year 2011Memory Part Number: M471B5273DH0-CH9  My questions are:1. Do I have to match the manufacturer (Samsung)?2. Do I have to match the clock speed (1333 MHz)?3. What else do I have to know before upgrading the RAM?  Thanks

Answer:RAM Upgrade for ThinkPad Edge E420 1141-RY4

hey hwso1129,you do not need to use the same manufacturer but i do recommend you use the same clock speed.it's kinda like using bigfoot tires at the back of your car and using normal tires in the front. The car will still move but it'll feel weird.





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hi, i have thinkpad edge 14 series, i want to know, is it support for RAM memory DDR3 PC 10600? thanks, Rory.

Answer:Lenovo thinkpad edge 14 series support for RAM Memory DDR3 PC 10600?

Hi Rory,

Yes it does, but it will probably run at 1066 MHz:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55644.html

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I have been getting a notification of a storage device failure from the Hardware Scan in the Lenovo Solution Center.  It is for the 16GB M.2 SSD memory cache device and the failures are for the Random Seek Test, Funnel Seek Test, and SMART Short Self Test.  It has been a while since I first received the notification of failure, but I have been out of warranty the entire time.  Currently, I have not noticed any issues other than getting a bluescreen related to memory management 4 days ago.  Rebooting seems to have fixed that bluescreen issue as I haven't had any other issues. My questions are:  1) Is this failure of the memory cache ssd common?  2) If it is common, and will lead to more issues, can I replace it with a new memory card?  3) If I buy a replacement memory card, once I have it installed, do I just need to run the ExpressCache service again? Thanks ahead of time for any help y'all can provide!

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hi can i upgrade my laptop with a dedicated graphics card? it's got the i3-2310m cpu (2.1ghz) w/ intel hd 3000

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E420 (1141-55U) graphics upgrade

hey macs_can_lick,I was going through the hardware maintenance manual : http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0a60575_03.pdfand i do not see the ability to have a dedicated graphic card, though i might have missed it, thus do go through the pdf above.





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Hello, I want to upgrade the standard warranty that came with my new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 that I purchased 2 weeks ago. However when I try to upgrade online I get the following message:"There are currently no Service Offerings for this system. Please contact us at 800-938-838 (Mon - Fri, 9am-5:30pm)."  So can anyone please advise? Kind regards 

Answer:How can I upgrade the standard warranty on my new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15?

Use the phone and call customer service.





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Hello,I have the following problem with RAM memory. I bought 4GB RAM from Micron - MT8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 ( 4gb 1rx8 pc3l-12800s-11-11-b2): http://www.micron.com/parts/modules/ddr3-sdram/mt8ktf51264hz-1g6 When I plug in the laptop start his defense and stop working. The OEM Ram memory is SK Hynix 4gb 1rx8 pc3l-12800s-11-12-b4. What type of Ram I need to buy, exluding OEM, becouse is very overpriced?Thanks

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E440 Ram Upgrade problem

The case is solved. I add to the second slot of my Lenovo E440 Crucial 8Gb CT102464BF160B memory: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct102464bf160b and it works brilliant.

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Hi all, I've read a couple of postings but have not found a solution for my problem regarding an upgraded backlit keyboard for my E531 which shows no backlight. I installed the keyboard an connected the two flat cables to the mainboard. Other notebook seems to use additional cables for backlighting, but this one seems not to. Unfortunately there is no backlight turning on. When I press Fn + Space instead a space character is typed. There is a lighting key marked on the left side of the space bar model type is KM BL-106D0, FRU is 04Y2399. Any ideas? DoI need to make some settings or adjustments? I bought the keyboard on Ebay, it was marked as compatible with my E531.  Kind regardsKlaus

Answer:Backlit keyboard upgrade for Thinkpad Edge E531

I am also having this problem, did you get an answer?I upgraded my non-backlit keyboard to the backlit style, and it is working perfectly except for the back light. Is this keyboard part number incompatible with this motherboard?

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Hi all, I've read a couple of postings but have not found a solution for my problem regarding an upgraded backlit keyboard for my E531 which shows no backlight. I installed the keyboard an connected the two flat cables to the mainboard. Other notebook seems to use additional cables for backlighting, but this one seems not to. Unfortunately there is no backlight turning on. When I press Fn + Space instead a space character is typed. There is a lighting key marked on the left side of the space bar model type is KM BL-106D0, FRU is 04Y2399. Any ideas? DoI need to make some settings or adjustments? I bought the keyboard on Ebay, it was marked as compatible with my E531.  Kind regardsKlaus

Answer:Backlit keyboard upgrade for Thinkpad Edge E531

I am also having this problem, did you get an answer?I upgraded my non-backlit keyboard to the backlit style, and it is working perfectly except for the back light. Is this keyboard part number incompatible with this motherboard?

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hi i was wondering if i can upgrade my cpu processor?current one i have is AMD A8-5550M Accelerated Processor (2.1GHz to 3.1GHz, 4MB Cache, 1600MHz) with Radeon HD 8550G Graphics.but i want to upgrade to the a10 processor, do anyone know where i can find one in the amd site?oh before i forget can i use the Kingston?s HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) ram on this laptop

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My Edge (14):
 

 

 
Current video card is Intel HD Graphics. I want to upgrade it with ATI cards, NVIDIA card. .. Etc
Can I do this?
 
 
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Answer:I want to upgrade video card for Thinkpad edge 14 - Pictures!!

Hi and welcome to the forum!

It's not possible to upgrade the video card, there are some aftermarket solutions like ViDock but that kills the mobility of notebooks.

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Hello please I would ask you.I have Thinkpad Edge "E530C 33664CG" with processor B960 and I would like upgrade on i7-3612QM Please is possible or not? I find some article but I am not 100% sure and i7-3612 is not cheaper processor. B960 = Sockets Supported FCPGA988, PGA988i7 3612QM = Sockets Supported FCBGA1224  // FORUM ////////////Detailed Specifications - ThinkPad Edge E530http://support.lenovo.com/ae/en/documents/pd024684E530 i3 upgrade processorhttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/E530-i3-380M-upgrade-processor/td-p/819867 // INTEL PROCESSOR ///////////http://ark.intel.com/products/59836/Intel-Pentium-Processor-B960http://ark.intel.com/products/64901/Intel-Core-i7-3612QM-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_10-GHz-BGA?wapkw... Thank you very much for your time and any answer. Best regards

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge "E530C B960 2.20 GHz" Processor Upgrade

I had Lenovo IdeaPad G570 with the B950 processor.It was possible to upgrade from sandy bridge to IvyBridge with no problems. (atleast on the ideapad, but you had to upgrade the bios to the latest version).Also the fan's across the series were the same. So it was no problem to upgrade to IvyBridge i5 cpu... now the i7 is alot more powerfull so i'm not sure, but if there is a E530C with i7 out of the box, you should not have any problems. They don't use different fans. Everything is the same, only cpu's differs.

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