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kwun1807
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Replacing Inner Parts with my Z510

Hi I just wanted to know whether I can simply replace my i5- 4200M CPU with a more powerful alternative? 

It goes with 2.5 Ghz max. 

 

The  Notebook is as mentioned a Z510, the Geforce 740M, 6GB Ram, 500gb hdd (with 8gb ssd) and the aforementioned i5-4200M. It's runnign Win 8.1 64bit.

 

Furthermore I was curious whether a RAM-upgrade and an HDD upgrade would be possible without any trouble if I go along the manual? 

--> The question probably is "which amount of RAM can my Notebook work with?"

 

To summarize:

1) Is a CPU-replacement by myself possible and should I do it? (I assume I also need to replace the fan)

    - Can I simply buy a Processor or do I need a specific one

 

2) Is a RAM-upgrade possible and to which extend?

     - which producers are supported?

3) Can I replace my HDD with a bigger one? (thinking of ~ 1-2 TB and)

     - does this drive need to be from the official store?

4) Which of above actions do void my warranty? (I assume 1 and 3) 

 

 

best wishes and enjoy the sunny sunday, 

 

Kevin

 

 

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Re: Replacing Inner Parts with my Z510

hi Kevin,

 

Welcome to the Forums.

 

Regarding your questions:

 

1. From page 73 of the hardware maintenance manual, the Z710 can take the following CPUs:

 

Intel I7-4702MQ 2.2G 4cPGA CPU - FRU#: 102500541
Intel I7-4700MQ 2.4G 4cPGA CPU - FRU#: 102500540
Intel I5-4200M 2.6G D0 2cPGA QS CPU - FRU#: 102500644
Intel I3-4100M 2.6G D0 2cPGA QS CPU - FRU#: 102500645
Intel I3-4000M 2.4G D0 2cPGA QS CPU - FRU#: 102500594

 

Although upgradable, you need to consider the following:

a. If you'll be upgrading to the I7-4702MQ CPU,it the spare parts must have a Lenovo FRU on the packaging as only approved CPUs will work (whitelist).

b. If your machine came with a 90W AC Adapter, you will need to use a 135W (20V 6.75A) AC adapter to accommodate the i7 CPU and discrete GPU.

c. The i7 CPU is not cheap but will considerably improve overall performance (see benchmarks below).

 

Intel Core i7-4702MQ @ 2.20GHz

Intel Core i7-4700MQ @ 2.40GHz

Intel Core i5-4200M @ 2.50GHz

 

2. The Z710 an take up to 16GB DDR3L-1600 RAM. You can use any brand but the list below are the 4GB and 8GB modules that are tested to work with the machine. In addition, if you're planning to max out the RAM, getting a dual channel kit would be recommended.

 

M471B5173QH0-YK0 4GB DDR3L 1600

HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 4GB DDR3L 1600

RMT3170EB68F9W-1600 4GB DDR3L 1600

M471B5173BH0-YK0 4GB DDR3L 1600
MT8KTF51264HZ-1G6J1 4GB DDR3L 1600

 

M471B1G73QH0-YK0 8GB DDR3L 1600
HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 8GB DDR3L 1600
SM322NW08IAF 8GB DDR3L 1600
MT16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E1 8GB DDR3L 1600

 

3. 1TB is the max HDD capacity that the machine could take and it doesn't need to be from the official store (you can purcgase any brand too).

  - Link to picture

 

4. Depending on the place where you purchased the system, some stores put warranty sticker(s) on the screw slots so any sign of tear will automatically void the warranty (at least this is the case in my area) so it's best if you can contact the store first before you upgrade.

 

Otherwise, you can simply upgrade the system by removing the three scews that's securing the quick access cover.

  - Link to picture

 

More info:

Lenovo Lenovo Z710 compatible upgrades

 

 

Regards



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sharmanuv
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Re: Replacing Inner Parts with my Z510


@neokenchi wrote:

hi Kevin,

 

Welcome to the Forums.

 

Regarding your questions:

 

1. From page 73 of the hardware maintenance manual, the Z710 can take the following CPUs:

 

Intel I7-4702MQ 2.2G 4cPGA CPU - FRU#: 102500541
Intel I7-4700MQ 2.4G 4cPGA CPU - FRU#: 102500540
Intel I5-4200M 2.6G D0 2cPGA QS CPU - FRU#: 102500644
Intel I3-4100M 2.6G D0 2cPGA QS CPU - FRU#: 102500645
Intel I3-4000M 2.4G D0 2cPGA QS CPU - FRU#: 102500594

 

Although upgradable, you need to consider the following:

a. If you'll be upgrading to the I7-4702MQ CPU,it the spare parts must have a Lenovo FRU on the packaging as only approved CPUs will work (whitelist).

b. If your machine came with a 90W AC Adapter, you will need to use a 135W (20V 6.75A) AC adapter to accommodate the i7 CPU and discrete GPU.

c. The i7 CPU is not cheap but will considerably improve overall performance (see benchmarks below).

 

Intel Core i7-4702MQ @ 2.20GHz

Intel Core i7-4700MQ @ 2.40GHz

Intel Core i5-4200M @ 2.50GHz

 

2. The Z710 an take up to 16GB DDR3L-1600 RAM. You can use any brand but the list below are the 4GB and 8GB modules that are tested to work with the machine. In addition, if you're planning to max out the RAM, getting a dual channel kit would be recommended.

 

M471B5173QH0-YK0 4GB DDR3L 1600

HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 4GB DDR3L 1600

RMT3170EB68F9W-1600 4GB DDR3L 1600

M471B5173BH0-YK0 4GB DDR3L 1600
MT8KTF51264HZ-1G6J1 4GB DDR3L 1600

 

M471B1G73QH0-YK0 8GB DDR3L 1600
HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 8GB DDR3L 1600
SM322NW08IAF 8GB DDR3L 1600
MT16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E1 8GB DDR3L 1600

 

3. 1TB is the max HDD capacity that the machine could take and it doesn't need to be from the official store (you can purcgase any brand too).

  - Link to picture

 

4. Depending on the place where you purchased the system, some stores put warranty sticker(s) on the screw slots so any sign of tear will automatically void the warranty (at least this is the case in my area) so it's best if you can contact the store first before you upgrade.

 

Otherwise, you can simply upgrade the system by removing the three scews that's securing the quick access cover.

  - Link to picture

 

More info:

Lenovo Lenovo Z710 compatible upgrades

 

 

Regards


 

Dear Support "Specialist",

 

OP asked for Z510, NOT z710.

 

 

 

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