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Do you by any chance mean a 4 core i7? AFAIK the only 4-core motherboards for X230 are re-BGA-ed by famous nb51 group in China from regular 2-core X230 motherboards. I believe here it is on TaoBao - note that depending on your location it may be more simple or more difficult to have it shipped to you; I'm currently trying to get TaoBao items to UK via superbuy.com but not a single parcel has yet arrived. Think TaoBao is delivering to some countries directly, possibly including US. All the talk is via Google translate and it is advisable to talk before ordering.
Probably a better option to get that motherboard is via user xytech aka xueyao.
No idea if you need to do any cooling upgrades at the same time, Xue Yao can probably advise..
CL 11 seems to be pretty good. Only CL 10 is better but then lots more expensive. I read that the measured impact on CPU scores and other performance metrics from using "faster" RAM is really negligible. I certainly don't think it's worth the $$ to go beyond CL 11. That memory RealBlackStuff suggested is CL11. Crucial is a very reputable brand. I have myself gone for HyperX 1866 CL11, but that was mostly due to my vanity It seems somebody is selling off his stock of genuine Hyper X on UK ebay gradually at £30-35 a stick, 1-2 sticks a week.
BTW there is (are multiple?) rogue sellers on ebay who are wrongly using HyperX photos to advertise their CL11 memory sticks from Asia. However what they are selling actually are "for HyperX" e.g. no-name. I had to coerce one such seller to return me my payment immediately after buying once I realized I had mistakenly paid for no-name sticks. Interestingly it was a threat of negative feedback that helped me convince him to cancel my order. "Normal" more polite emails didn't work.
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