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t500 mb in r500

#1 Post by samuel79 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:15 pm

as the title says realy can i change these two around is there any mods i need to do?

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Re: t500 mb in r500

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:15 pm

If it fits, you don't need to do anything.
Just remember that the sticker on the bottom shows a different MTM that belongs to the original R500.
You may need to update some drivers, but that's all.
If T500/R500 have different BIOS, don't make a mistake...
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Re: t500 mb in r500

#3 Post by wingkngiht82 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:47 pm

Has anyone actually gotten a definitive answer on this? I'm thinking of buying a T500 MB to put in my R500 so as to have more memory capability and CPU. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Re: t500 mb in r500

#4 Post by TPFanatic » Mon May 18, 2020 8:40 pm

Does not fit.

That said, R500 can already take the same RAM and CPU as T500.
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Re: t500 mb in r500

#5 Post by ThinkPadMiami » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:41 pm

T500 and W500 cases are similar enough to support MOBO swaps. As I found out by coincidence recently.
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Re: t500 mb in r500

#6 Post by enios » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:38 pm


Yes I confirm about the T500 and W500 !

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