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Paper Tape
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ThinkPad t520 Extreme Configuration

I would like to know if it is possible to configure the t520 or get to know the most extreme off all possible. I would also like to know if this configuration works:

Processor: Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition 2.7GHz Quad-Core - is it works,on t520,maybe there are some power                                                    problems,alternatively,please give  the name of,highest version,of i7 which will work on it.

Ram:           Is 16 gb of the frame, it is possible, if yes, please give the name and type of producer - it's very important to me...

Hdd:           I would like,also,put a 1tb disk, the specification gives max.500 gb - why there is no 1tb,specified ?





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Re: ThinkPad t520 Extreme Configuration

Welcome to the Community

The most powerfull CPU T520 supports is i7-2820QM (2.30GHz).

RAM: do you mean 16 GB per module? No, BIOS doesn't support that.

HDD: the specification is outdated. 1TB drive should work.

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Re: ThinkPad t520 Extreme Configuration

This machine uses a 2nd generation Core processor.  16GB DIMMs are supported on 5th generation and higher processors.  This is an Intel restriction.  The i7-2960XM is a 55W processor (vs. 45W for i7-2860) that works on a W520, which can take a bigger fan.  (I believe the T520 could be ordered with an i7-2860QM CPU.)  I wouldn't expect much of a difference between i7-2820QM and I7-2860QM.


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