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L540 - upgrade i5 to i7 ?

2016-08-10, 23:13 PM

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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Re: upgrade i5 to i7 ?

2016-08-10, 23:30 PM

The CPU is socketed, so you just need the CPU itself.

 

Manual:

 

https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/l440_l540_hmm_en_sp40a26004_03.pdf

 


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Re: L540 - upgrade i5 to i7 ?

2016-08-10, 23:35 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

 

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Re: upgrade i5 to i7 ?

2016-08-11, 14:34 PM
Is it difficult to upgrade the cpu ? Im just scared i might break something. Would u know if a lenovo service center would do that for cash ?
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