08-10-2016 04:13 PM - last edited on 08-10-2016 04:29 PM by NateS
I do have a ThinkPad L540 and i am wondering if anyone knows if its possible to upgrade the cpu from i5 to i7 ? If so, how ?
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08-10-2016 04:30 PM
The CPU is socketed, so you just need the CPU itself.
08-10-2016 04:35 PM
Good day and welcome to the community.
According to the FRU BOM: https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/l540_fru_bom_20140807.pdf , there are compatable i7 CPUs (see page 2).
The installation looks straightforward. See pages 104-105 of the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/l440_l540_hmm_en_sp40a26004_03.pdf
Hope this helps.