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LENOVO X220 PLAYABLE GAMES

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The Lenovo x220 comes with an Intel i5-2520m processor. The machine has a 1366×768 LCD.  Many games natively support the LCD, other games may only support 1280×720. The i7 version of the X220 has the game graphics as the i5 CPU. The HD 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2+ core)  includes support for DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL …

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LENOVO X220 HARDWARE UPGRADES

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The Lenovo x220 has a whitelist BIOS. See Lenovo x220 UEFI BIOS  post to obtain a ROM with the whitelist removed. Field replaceable units do make make any sense when upgrades are desired. FIELD REPLACEABLE UNITS The Lenovo x220 has 2 mini PCI express slots under the keyboard. The larger 30mm by 51mm slot …

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LENOVO X220 UEFI BIOS WHITELIST

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The Lenovo x220 laptop has a hardware locked UEFI BIO that frustrates hardware upgrades to the machine..Lenovo enforces a whitelist and the machine will not boot with a more recent Wi-Fi card or other device installed. Disable Bitlocker before upgrading the BIOS to prevent problems with secure boot. Download a modified BIOS 1.43 …

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LENOVO X220 LAPTOP

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The Lenovo X220 laptop is a 12 inch class ultra mobile business class machine. The machine reviewed (42872WU) sells for $1299. i5-2520m 2.5 GHz dual core with hyperthreading 3.2 GHz CPU turboboost 35W TDP 3MB L3 cache, 1MB L2 cache QM67 chipset DDR3-1333 16384MB maximum memory HD 3000 graphics with 64MB VRAM DX10 shader 4 …

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NVM EXPRESS

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Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is an extension to the UEFI for SSD and other non volatile storage hardware It was designed for SSD and other technologies where latency is minimal and bandwidth can be much higher. NVMe is designed around the PCI Express hardware which has been in use since 2003. SSD are capable …

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INTEL I3-2100 CPU

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32nm 2 cores, 4 threads 3.1 GHz 3MB L3 cache SSE4.2 EM64T AVX 5 GT/s DMI 65W TDP 32 GB DDR3-1333 maximum 21 GB/s memory bandwidth LGA 1155 HD 2000 integrated graphics PCI Express 2.0 16 lanes The Intel Core i3 processor family is the second generation Core Sandy Bridge with Intel HD Graphics that …

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KINGSTON 9905471-004.A00LF

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The Kingston 9905471-004.A00LF memory supports all JEDEC speeds up to PC3-10700 DDR3-1066. The Kingston 9905471-004.A00LF memory is low profile which is helpful for those with larger CPU coolers. This memory is 2/3 as tall as most memory sticks. See the RAM Timing page for more information on how RAM timings work. AMD AM2 and Intel Sandy and …

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VIEWSONIC VA2248M

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ViewSonic’s new VA2448m-LED features an LED backlight 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) thin bezel widescreen monitor with integrated speakers. Mercury-free VA2448m-LED offers full HD 1920×1080 resolution, 10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, DVI and VGA inputs, 5ms response time, VESA mountable glossy finish design. 24″ 23.6″ viewable Full HD 1920×1080 LED backlight 1000:1 contrast 300cd/m² brightness 5ms response time …

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THE CPU

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Avid gaming computers generally use mid to high-end processors. We have both Intel and AMD processors and we have noticed that AMD is far easier to upgrade with than Intel. We presently have 2 AMD machines. The gaming machine uses a quad core processor and the server uses a dual core processor. The server uses …

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G.SKILL F3-17000CL11-4GBXL

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The G.SKILL F3-17000CL11-4GBXL memory supports all JEDEC speeds up to PC3-17000 DDR3-2133 with the XMP extensions The G.Skill comes as a pair of 4096MB DIMMs.. Since this RAM was manufactured the JEDEC standard was revised to allow for speeds up to DDR3-2133. DDR3 remained on the market longer than expected. See the RAM Timing page …

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