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Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad T400s upgrades

Just a few questions.

Seeing that the T400s is apparently the best laptop for a Libre distro (with Libreboot and since Richard Stallman uses it), I want to get the most out of that machine.

-Is it possible to upgrade the Thinkpad T400s's CPU? Which is the safest to upgrade to?
-Can its RAM be safely upgraded to over 8GB (preferably 16GB)?
-What batteries could I get to replace the default with and is better?
-I'm thinking of adding an extra SSD through an optical drive bay. What's the best one for the T400s?

Thanks.

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T400s upgrades

burhen42 wrote:

Just a few questions.

Seeing that the T400s is apparently the best laptop for a Libre distro (with Libreboot and since Richard Stallman uses it), I want to get the most out of that machine.

-Is it possible to upgrade the Thinkpad T400s's CPU? Which is the safest to upgrade to?
-Can its RAM be safely upgraded to over 8GB (preferably 16GB)?
-What batteries could I get to replace the default with and is better?
-I'm thinking of adding an extra SSD through an optical drive bay. What's the best one for the T400s?

Thanks.


From what I see, in my search engine, 8GB is the unofficial max for T400s.  So yeah, I wouldn't push it.

PS, you can indeed get a 9 cell battery for the T400s.

The CPU however cannot be upgraded once you buy it without a lot of hassle I believe... unless other people have more knowledge I would assume that's the case.

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