Upgrading Processor and RAM Issue (Lenovo notebook)


Apr 17, 2016
I am having an issue upgrading the proc and RAM in my Lenovo t440p (20ANS04504) notebook. I have done the following:

1. Removed power cord
2. Removed battery
3. Discharged static and wore an anti-static wristband
4. Held the power button down for 30 seconds
5. Removed the fan/unlocked the processor unit
6. Removed the original processor unit
7. Installed the new processor unit
8. Locked the processor unit
9. Screwed the fan back in
10. Powered the notebook up

When I power up, the power button remains lit (green) for 5 seconds then powers off. There is no error code nor a prompt for ThinkPad setup. When a swap the old processor back, I am able to boot. I've also done this same process when adding RAM. I get the same issue. I did research and received confirmation from forums, vendor and Lenovo FRU guides that I ordered the correct parts. The fact that this issue occurs when I swap either the RAM or processor leads me to believe that there may be a internal setting that I need to modify.

Here are details of each part

New RAM:
8GB 2RX8 PC3L-12800S-11-11-FP

Old RAM:
8GB 2RX8 PC3L-12800S-11-11-FP

New Processor:
Intel Core i7 Processor
i7-4900MQ, 2.8GHz, 8MB Cache
Product Code: BX80647I74900MQ
S-spec: SR15K
S/N: 2W305002A1436
Batch: J307A421

Old i5 Processor:
Code on actual part: 11S0C62669ZVJ8CC46H0MW
FRU: 04X4051

Notebook: Lenovo t440p (20ANS04504)

I've tried modifying the ThinkPas Setup config to to the following:

Security Chip [Disabled]
Physical Presence for Provisioning [Disabled]
Physical Presence for Clear [Enabled]

Intel SpeedStep technology [Enabled]
Mode for AC [Maximum Perf]
Mode for Battery [Battery Opti]
Adaptive Thermal Management
Scheme for AC [Maximum Perf]
Scheme for Battery [Blanaced]
Optical Drive Speed [Normal]
CPU Power Management [Disabled]
Power On with AC Attach [Disabled]
Intel Rapid Start Technology [Enabled]
Entry after [3 hours]

Please let me know if there's anything else I should try or if any more info is needed. Thanks!