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PaulAnderegg
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Is the W530 CPU user upgradable?

I just bought my W530 with one of the lower end CPU's.  I got a three year warranty including accident coverage, and I am hoping to use this laptop for years to come.  Let's say in a couple of years I want to update the processor to one of the current i7 versions when they drop in price.  Is this a user servicable part?  Can I just pop a better processor in?

 

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Re: Is the W530 CPU user upgradable?

'evening.

 

the cpu is removable, with the twist of a screw... once you tear the pc down a bit. Smiley Wink

needless to say, if something goes bad while doing so during the warranty period, would likely void it.

 

have a look at the hmm available here: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM014941 (pg 93-94). unfortunately, these newer manuals don't include detailed fru listings as previous models' mauals did.

 

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Re: Is the W530 CPU user upgradeable?

Hey PaulAnderegg,

 

Here is the FRU list that has the FRU numbers for your CPU:

 

http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/W530_FRU_BOM.pdf

 

I would follow the HMM as sarbin has offered and you should be fine.

 

Best Regards,

 

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thanks, Hiro.

i wish the newer manuals were still all-in-one.

 

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Re: Is the W530 CPU user upgradeable?

Dear Hiro and Sarbin,

 

I don’t know if you have access to this kind of information, but even the sockets are equal, do you think there is no specific’s BIOS code or motherboard electronics associated for example, with the management of a i7-3610QM or a i7-3920XM?
If none, that is great news, since later we could upgrade the CPU.

 

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Re: Is the W530 CPU user upgradeable?

Hey anuno,

 

I would check the Intel site and your motherboard site if your going to buy from a third party, if you use the above link I posted and buy a Intel CPU with lenovo FRU that it should work fine and will have no BIOS issue or updates. 

 

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Re: Is the W530 CPU user upgradable?

I'm hoping to upgrade the processor in my W530, acquired a couple of months ago, to one of the September 2012-released Ivy Bridge quad-core mobile devices, either a Core i7-3840QM or 3940XM. Are these supported by the bios, anyone know?

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Re: Is the W530 CPU user upgradable?

Three new Ivy Bridge mobile microprocessors are Core i7-3740QM, i7-3840QM and Core i7-3940XM Extreme.

New CPUs replace Core i7-3720QM, i7-3820QM and i7-3920XM Extreme, that were available since this April.

The 3x40QM/3940XM SKUs offer 100 MHz faster clock speed, while retaining all of the features of their predecessors.

All three are quad-core processors with Hyper-Threading support, as such they can run up to 8 threads at once.

The i7-3840QM and i7-3940XM have 8 MB L3 cache, and the 3740QM comes with smaller 6 MB last level cache.

The flagship model, i7-3940XM, has unlocked clock multiplier. It also has the highest Thermal Design Power, 55 Watt as opposed to 45 Watt for the 3740QM and 3840QM CPUs.

The official price of i7-3940XM is $1096. Core i7-3740QM and i7-3840QM are priced at $378 and $568.

http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012090302_Intel_adds_pricing_for_new_mobile_processors.html

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Re: Is the W530 CPU user upgradable?

Are the XMs overclockable yet? >.>

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
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Re: Is the W530 CPU user upgradable?

Would It be possable to buy a new Haswell CPU in install it into a w530? Could it cause any problems?

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