08-25-2017 05:23 PM
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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08-25-2017 11:17 PM
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.
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08-26-2017 03:55 AM
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!
08-26-2017 04:46 AM
Yes, you can update the BIOS from here and let me know if you have any further queries.
08-26-2017 06:01 AM
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.
08-26-2017 09:16 AM
Great! 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.