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KingSpun
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Upgrade E530C CPU i3-3110m to i7-3540m

I need some advice to see if this is possible? One site I came across told me it was 50% possible that I could upgrade to this CPU but what does it mean? Thanks. 

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Re: Upgrade E530C CPU i3-3110m to i7-3540m

Hi KingSpun,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.

 

According to System Service parts list of ThinkPad E530C Intel Core i7-3520M can be upgraded in your system.

 

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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Prabhansh
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Re: Upgrade E530C CPU i3-3110m to i7-3540m

Thank you. Is there anything else to know before I buy the CPU and begin installing it? I've read I may need to update the BIOS and how would I go about doing that? Thanks!

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Re: Upgrade E530C CPU i3-3110m to i7-3540m

Yes, you can update the BIOS from here and let me know if you have any further queries.

 

Cheers,

Prabhansh

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Re: Upgrade E530C CPU i3-3110m to i7-3540m

I've downloaded that update, so do I know for sure that new bios update is compatible for the i7-3540m?

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Re: Upgrade E530C CPU i3-3110m to i7-3540m


@KingSpun wrote:

I've downloaded that update, so do I know for sure that new bios update is compatible for the i7-3540m?


If you are already on latest BIOS then, you can go ahead and upgrade to that processor as Lenovo has already tested that with E530c & included in the parts list for this model.  

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Re: Upgrade E530C CPU i3-3110m to i7-3540m

Great! Smiley Very Happy I hope the update worked as I used the msinfo32 utility to look at the BIOS version and got BIOS Version/Date    LENOVO H0ET98WW (2.58 ), 18/08/2016 which I assume is the latest.

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