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T440p CPU

#1 Post by Dragunov » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:54 pm

T440p 20AN. Someone gave me this the other day. Seems to work fine except the battery.

My question is:

It came with an i5 4210m CPU. I have an i7-4700MQ laying around here doing nothing. Looks like a very easy upgrade. I know that particular i7 came with some of the T440p's. Will the current heat sink, and fan be adequate? I don't see any difference between the i5 fan, and the i7 fan for this computer.

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Re: T440p CPU

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:38 am

Short answer: Yup.

Complicated answer: check the frubom list for the T440p.
There are 6 different fans (in 2 groups of 3, or 3 groups of 2, whatever...) from 3 different manufacturers (Toshiba, AVC and Delta).
They each make one fan for UMA (Integrated graphics) and one fan for SWG (dedicated graphics).
Which means that whatever fan you have now, will also be good for any other CPU.
If your current fan is noisy, replace with the best option: Delta.

Either way, use this opportunity to replace the thermal paste with Thermal Grizzly's Kryonaut or Hydronaut.
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Re: T440p CPU

#3 Post by Dragunov » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:08 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:38 am
Short answer: Yup.

Complicated answer: check the frubom list for the T440p.
There are 6 different fans (in 2 groups of 3, or 3 groups of 2, whatever...) from 3 different manufacturers (Toshiba, AVC and Delta).
They each make one fan for UMA (Integrated graphics) and one fan for SWG (dedicated graphics).
Which means that whatever fan you have now, will also be good for any other CPU.
If your current fan is noisy, replace with the best option: Delta.

Either way, use this opportunity to replace the thermal paste with Thermal Grizzly's Kryonaut or Hydronaut.
Thank you, and yes, I was planning on re-pasting it, and thank you for the brand recommendation. I'm also planning on putting an i7 4700mq processor into it that I have here, if I can get it running normally.

I usually use "Arctic Silver 5" What advantages do you think the Grizzly has over it?

Seems to run fine until I start to play a game, then the laptop turns itself off. I have to give it a minute, then discharge it, to get it to turn back on again. Otherwise, running office, surfing, and whatever else I'm doing, it runs fine.

It will shut off quickly with the battery installed (I don't believe the battery to be any good).
It shuts off pretty soon playing Sims with the battery out.

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Re: T440p CPU

#4 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:25 am

I have the T440p with i5-4300m Cpu and use notebook fan control to regulate temps.... I put it on 42% when web browsing or using integrated graphics but max it out when playing games like GTA V or using dedicated graphics and it seems to work good for me... I'm looking to upgrade the CPU and how does the i7-4700MQ work for performance? I was thinking of going with an i7-4702MQ if the bios will allow it as I don't think I need speed over cores but I still don't know what would be best after all this research....
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Re: T440p CPU

#5 Post by Dragunov » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:49 pm

Ok, turns out this particular T440p, has a bad motherboard. I bought another one off Ebay, for $150 USD. I put the i7-4700mq in that one. I installed a 960gb SanDisk UltraII SSD, and 16gb/RAM. The new one came with an HDD caddy in the ODB, instead of an optical drive... BONUS!

I eventually traded out the 960gb SSD for a 256gb SSD, and will install the 960gb SSD into my new gaming machine.

The T440p, in my opinion, represents the best thinkpad that Lenovo offered.

Now:
ThinkPad T440p
i7_4700mq
16gb/DDR3 12800 RAM
256gb SanDisk UltraII SSD
1tb 7200RPM HDD in ultra bay
1600x900 display.
Windows 8.1
Backlit keyboard
Everything works
It's very fast, and has been my Daily Driver since two weeks after my first post.

This complete upgrade of the hardware, took 15 minutes! This is the easiest laptop I've ever upgraded.

No, it does not have the nVidia graphics, but the on board HD4600 seems to handle any games I play (Mass Effect 3), just fine on high settings at 1366x768... Good enough for me.

I'm considering an M.2, just so it's "maxed out".

Fantastic machine! I highly recommend.

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