Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

E530c upgrade options

Edge / E-Series
Post Reply
Message
Author
FrontBackSide2Side
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:05 pm
Location: STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN, UK

E530c upgrade options

#1 Post by FrontBackSide2Side » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:02 am

Hi, I have a ThinkPad Edge E530c with an i5 processor, 4GB of ram and a 1TB HDD.

What are my upgrade options for this model?

I'm presuming I could swap the HDD for an SSD

What is the maximum amount of ram this model will take, what what type is the best?

Is the processor soldered or socketed?

Are there any other upgrades that I haven't thought about?

Thanks guys 🙂

RealBlackStuff
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 21974
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Wexford, Éire
Contact:

Re: E530c upgrade options

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:11 am

Upgrade the (socketed) CPU to e.g. a quad i7-3632QM.
Max. 2x8GB DDR3-1600 / PC3-12800 (L-version works also)
SSD, e.g. Samsung 860 EVO
FHD screen, e.g. one of these: http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.ph ... 86,683,682
Still NOT a great day for a Guinness! (the Real Black Stuff). And I have TWO (closed) pubs within 500 meters/yards!
Ireland remains on FULL lockdown until 2nd half of May 2021!
Covid-19: Stay safe, so Mask it or Casket!

FrontBackSide2Side
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:05 pm
Location: STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN, UK

Re: E530c upgrade options

#3 Post by FrontBackSide2Side » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:40 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:11 am
Upgrade the (socketed) CPU to e.g. a quad i7-3632QM.
Max. 2x8GB DDR3-1600 / PC3-12800 (L-version works also)
SSD, e.g. Samsung 860 EVO
FHD screen, e.g. one of these: http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.ph ... 86,683,682
Brilliant, great info, thank you!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “ThinkPad Edge / E-series”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests