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12-19-2013

Thessaloniki Greece

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Z500 SSD/RAM Upgrade

2013-12-19, 20:50 PM

I have a Z500 with the i5 3230m cpu/4GB Ram/635 nVidia/1TB hdd/OEM Win 8.

 

I want to replace my HDD with an SSD and add 4GB of RAM

 

1) Is there a certain height of SSDs that are not compatible with my laptop? I see there are SSDs with 6.3mm and 7mm profile. Is there a limitation? I'm certainly interested on a Crucial M500 240GB SSD. Will it fitt with no troubles whatsoever?

2) What must I do about windows installation, hidden rescue partition and windows authentication? Should I do a clean install of windows and reactivate them (how?) or can I make a ghost copy?

3) Will any 4GB 1600Mhz So-Dimm work or there is something to consider? What is the brand and model of my current Dimm? Will a Kingston KVR13S9S8/4 fit? Any compatible ram list online?

4) Will any of the above void my warranty if I perform it myself?

 I'm not a certified lenovo technician. Nevertheless I'm a Informatics (Software & Hardware) Engineer with a university degree

 

P.S. I have an over-lit pixel on the upper right section of my screen since day #1. Can I hope that it will somatime be cured by itself or must I do something about it?

 

Thank you in Advance

Alexander

Greece

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Re: Z500 SSD/RAM Upgrade

2013-12-20, 12:47 PM

With a hardware monitor utility, I saw that the memory module is a

SAMSUNG M471B5173QH0-YK0

which is a 1.35v dimm.

Does that mean that ONLY 1.35v dimms should be considered for upgrading?

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Re: Z500 SSD/RAM Upgrade

2013-12-23, 5:05 AM
Anybody?
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Re: Z500 SSD/RAM Upgrade

2013-12-25, 13:55 PM

I feel invisible :smileyembarrassed:

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Re:Z500 SSD/RAM Upgrade

2020-10-07, 14:41 PM

No, you can't install MSATA or M.2/NVME. MSATA connector is not soldered on PCB and M.2 is absent. Dismiss.

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