Lenovo M900 Tiny CPU Upgrade options

The Lenovo M900 Tiny is a Small Form Factor PC designed primarily for enterprise use. It is part of Lenovo’s M Series of computers and is a follow-up to the M83 and M93 Tiny models. The M900 Tiny is powered by user replaceable Intel processors and can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM and a variety of storage options, including solid-state drives (SSDs) and traditional hard drives.

The M900 Tiny is designed to be highly energy-efficient and features a range of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet. It also includes a variety of ports, including USB 3.0, DisplayPort, and VGA, which makes it a perfect option for an affordable and well equipped Home Lab.

At the time of writing, the M900 Tiny can be found for around $100-$450 dollars on eBay depending on the specification.

Officially supported Lenovo M900 Tiny CPU Upgrade options

According to the official ThinkCentre M900 Tiny Platform Specifications these are the following supported CPU options.

Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium, or 6th Generation Intel Core™ i3 / i5 / i7 Processor

ProcessorCores /
Pentium G4400T2 / 22.9 G3 MBDDR4-2133HD 510No
Pentium G4500T2 / 23.0 G3 MBDDR4-2133HD 530No
Core i3-6100T2 / 43.2 G3 MBDDR4-2133HD 530No
Core i3-6300T2 / 43.3 G4 MBDDR4-2133HD 530No
Core i5-6400T4 / 42.2 G / 2.8 G6 MBDDR4-2133HD 530No
Core i5-6500T4 / 42.5 G / 3.1 G6 MBDDR4-2133HD 530vPro
Core i5-6600T4 / 42.7 G / 3.5 G6 MBDDR4-2133HD 530vPro
Core i7-6700T4 / 82.8 G / 3.6 G8 MBDDR4-2133HD 530vPro

Unofficially supported Lenovo M900 Tiny CPU Upgrade options!

For those who want to push the limits of their Lenovo M900 Tiny, there are upgrade options available. Some people on Reddit have experimented with installing standard desktop CPUs or Xeons in their M900 Tiny, but it is not recommended unless you have advanced technical skills and don’t mind potentially destroying your M900 or your CPU.

The officially supported CPUs should be sufficient for most users. The i5 CPU is a good choice, as it offers four cores and four threads at a reasonable price point.

How to upgrade the Lenovo M900 Tiny CPU

If you have ever upgraded a CPU in the past or have experience building a PC, then upgrading the CPU on a Lenovo M900 should be easy. Despite its small size, the M900 has a standard installation process for upgrading the CPU, which is demonstrated in the video below.

What CPU do you have in your M900?

It is a relatively easy process to upgrade the CPU in the M900 and eek out some extra life from your hardware. A M900 equipped with a decent spec i5 or i7 CPU makes a great home lab. What CPU have you tried in your M900?

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