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TS140 upgrade CPU to E3-1245 or E3-1246

2020-11-17, 16:33 PM

Hello, 

 

I have a TS140 model 70A4 and I am wondering if my motherboard can support a Xeon E3-1245/6.

 

Beside that, is it an easy task? do I need to purchase anything else beside the CPU?

 

I have some experience replacing RAM and hard drives, but never have replace a CPU.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

-Gian

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Re:TS140 upgrade CPU to E3-1245 or E3-1246

2020-11-18, 1:24 AM

Hi Gian

 

According to the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Product Guide, Intel E3-1245 v3 CPU is on the support list. You can refer to ThinkServer TS140 Hardware Maintenance Manual section Replacing the microprocessor to replace the microprocessor.

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Re:TS140 upgrade CPU to E3-1245 or E3-1246

2020-11-19, 8:39 AM

Hi Gian

 

Please let us know if you need further assistance with this thread. If you feel the information we provided was sufficient would you please mark one of the post as a solution so it can assist anyone else who runs into this question.

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Re:TS140 upgrade CPU to E3-1245 or E3-1246

2020-11-19, 10:52 AM
Thanks. Just for clarity: is any of the Xeon in the list appropriate for TS140, regardless of MB or BIOS? I guess you do have to update BIOS, though.
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Re:TS140 upgrade CPU to E3-1245 or E3-1246

2020-11-22, 6:25 AM

Hi Gian

 

You can replace Intel E3-1245 CPU without BIOS update to boot up for test first, but we recommend to clear CMOS after CPU replacement.

If you replace Intel E3-1246 CPU, you may need to refer to the KB - ThinkServer TS140 or TS440 will not be operational after a CPU or motherboard replacement for more information.

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Re:TS140 upgrade CPU to E3-1245 or E3-1246

2020-11-26, 19:24 PM

the Xeon E3-1245 arrived today, swapped CPUs, cleared CMOS but black screen.... only the fans on.

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Re:TS140 upgrade CPU to E3-1245 or E3-1246

2020-11-27, 1:45 AM

Hi Gian

Please double check the CPU you ordered if the same as Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Product Guide

After CPU install, you may need to wait a period of time for system initialize. What is the status of LED on the front side of the server? 

If the system still cannot boot up, would you please swap the CPU back to update BIOS to the latest version. 

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Re:TS140 upgrade CPU to E3-1245 or E3-1246

2020-11-27, 8:08 AM

there is not written V3, will that make a difference? Anyway, it's back.

I'll try to find one V3.

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Re:TS140 upgrade CPU to E3-1245 or E3-1246

2020-11-30, 1:38 AM

Hi Gian

Before you replace CPU, would you please install the original CPU back and update BIOS to the latest version first. 

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