I have a X220(Core i5 2520M, 8GB RAM), he has been my companion at work for a long time, but now he its very "tired" when i need to watch a video on 720p or higher. It starts to get really hot, no crashes , just high temperature and loud cooler. I had already come here once, I was recommended to apply the thermal paste and clean with "canned air". It made him a lot better, thank you all. But even so I see that he has worrying temperatures, like 75ºC to 80ºC when watching just one stream on twitch.
Straight to the point... its worth to change my x220 (i5 2520m) to a x230(3380m) motherboard? I see Wolfgang making this in his YouTube channel. I just wanted to know, if from your experience there would be any significant changes in these questions that I mentioned earlier. Thanks.
I actually did buy a whole lower part of an X230: bottom shell and mobo, they sell some on ebay. The idea is to avoid the gap around mini-display port.. Though probably sugru would fixed it for me?..
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For some, the added features (USB 3.0, proper Windows graphics driver, Vulkan support) are enough.
ATM I'm exploring this option as local sources of decently-priced X230's seem to have evaporated due to the pandemic.
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