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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 am 
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Quick and easy questions for the experts out there.

Context: I have to replace the fan on my trusty R500. It's ordered. Arctic Silver 5 ordered as well.

The questions:

I have a P8400 CPU. I can get a T9600 on eBay for CAD $18.

  • will my current heatsink/fan handle the upgrade?
  • and is it worth bothering, performance-wise?

I already have an SSD installed, and I've read that the SSD and RAM upgrades make the most difference.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:28 am 
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Omineca wrote:
will my current heatsink/fan handle the upgrade?


Yes.

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and is it worth bothering, performance-wise?

I already have an SSD installed, and I've read that the SSD and RAM upgrades make the most difference.


Well, it's not a lot of money to invest IMO, but do bear in mind that a T9600 will run warmer and return less battery life.

Will it be a night-and-day difference in *any* respect? No.

Your ThinkPad, your $$, your call.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:04 am 
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ajkula66 wrote:
Omineca wrote:
will my current heatsink/fan handle the upgrade?


Yes.

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and is it worth bothering, performance-wise?

I already have an SSD installed, and I've read that the SSD and RAM upgrades make the most difference.


Well, it's not a lot of money to invest IMO, but do bear in mind that a T9600 will run warmer and return less battery life.

Will it be a night-and-day difference in *any* respect? No.

Your ThinkPad, your $$, your call.


Thanks! The money and battery life don't matter, so I think I'll do it.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:49 am 
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I have similar machines with P8400 cpus and others with P9600, which is very similar to the T9600. The P9600 gives a nice little boost.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:23 pm 
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jaspen-meyer wrote:
I have similar machines with P8400 cpus and others with P9600, which is very similar to the T9600. The P9600 gives a nice little boost.

Thanks. Nice to hear!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:37 pm 
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I hate waiting. CPU is here. Paste is here. Fan is not here. :(

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:41 pm 
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On some of my T400's I run coreboot and it doesn't require the fan be installed?!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:16 am 
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jaspen-meyer wrote:
On some of my T400's I run coreboot and it doesn't require the fan be installed?!

That must be a very light system. The machine still runs, although the fan kicks in and buzzes occasionally. I guess Debian must not tax the system much either. So it's still usable. I just want to do the upgrade!

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