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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2016-08-16, 17:59 PM

No on the Thunderbolt card, unfortunately. The main port needed for that card is only on the newer P-series systems. It's a PCIe card that plugs into a PCIe slot, a TB port on the system board, and an exterior cable that loops from the back of the card into a DisplayPort socket on your graphics card. There's no way to make the card offered on lenovo.com work with a 30-series. Sorry.

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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2016-08-16, 18:01 PM

Thanks for your clarification.

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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2017-10-16, 23:01 PM

I have a Lenovo d30 4354.Are any i7 processors compatible ?

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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2017-10-18, 2:19 AM

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I have a Lenovo d30 4354.Are any i7 processors compatible ?


No, you're limited to either a single Xeon E5-16xx v2 in the CPU-1 socket or single/dual Xeon E5-26xx v2.

 

By now you might be able to find an E5-1620 v2, E5-1650 v2 or E5-1660 v2 at a reasonable price. The E5-1650 v2 probably has the best performance-to-dollar ratio.

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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2018-01-04, 4:42 AM

Is there a difference between server and desktop cpu ? Have a chance to buy 2 E5-2630 v2 will these work in my computer and any improvements ?

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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2018-01-04, 14:34 PM

Yes there certainly is.  Workstations tend to be able to support CPUs from both product lines, but specific support is highly dependent on the platform in question.  Entry workstations tend to use desktop CPUs, while mainstream and high end workstations tend to stick to the enterprise (server) level processors.  That's just a generalization though, and there is always some crossover areas.

 

For your 4354 D30 system, yes you should be able to support running dual Xeon E5-2630 v2 CPUs.  These are processors from the Xeon Ivy Bridge family, and should be fully supported.  You should be able to use your existing heatsinks, but might want to consider cleaning and re-applying the thermal interface material.




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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2018-01-24, 23:36 PM

Just purchased a E5-1650 V2.Is there anything else I have to do other then switch the E5-2620 V2 for the E5-1650 V2

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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2018-01-25, 15:30 PM

You should not have to do anything other than make sure you install it in the correct socket.  CPU1 on D30 is the front socket.  Your existing heatsink should be OK to reuse with the new CPU, but you'll probably want to consider cleaning/replacing the TIM (thermal interface material) to ensure it's all up to snuff.  The DIMM slots on CPU2 will also not function with the 1650 as there is no 2nd CPU nor QPI link present, so you'll want to move any memory from the CPU2 sockets over to the CPU1 sockets (following the install order on the system label).




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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2018-02-15, 1:46 AM

Should I update Bios after installing new cpu

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Re: ThinkStation D30 (422933U) CPU Processor Upgrade

2018-02-15, 15:57 PM

I typically recommend updating system BIOS before installing new CPUs, but if you've already installed the new CPUs then there's no harm in doing it after.  The main reason for flashing new BIOS prior to a CPU swap is on the off chance the CPUs you're installing require new CPU microcode patches that might only be available in later BIOS, but that's typically only a concern if you're upgrading to a new CPU architecture.  That's likely not the case in this situation.




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