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(used) T420 QuadCore FrankenPad ~ To Buy or Not To Buy ???

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Re: (used) T420 QuadCore FrankenPad ~ To Buy or Not To Buy ???

#1 Post by pathan421id » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:14 am

no

buying t420 over t430 is an idiotic decision no matter who recommends you that

with some effort, the t430 can have 7-row keyboard just like the T420, but have the advantage of usb3/better chassis/better chipset.

it will accept 2133mhz memory (g.skill cl11) with factory bios


I recommend you visit the /r/thinkpad discord in my signature, there are much more people with the knowledge willing to help you (one in particular is very experienced with the T430).

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Re: (used) T420 QuadCore FrankenPad ~ To Buy or Not To Buy ???

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:39 pm

That's not a quad-core, but a dual-core i7 with Hyper-Threading enabled, which exposes a "virtual core" for every physical CPU core. A quad-core i7 would show up as 8 cores in Device Manager.

Laptop Core i7 models with Q in the model number are quad-cores, like i7-3612QM.
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Re: (used) T420 QuadCore FrankenPad ~ To Buy or Not To Buy ???

#3 Post by Yukikaze » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:30 am

Thanks for the link!
Modified T470 to look like TP Anniversary Edition; TP 25; E550; T540p; wants a T420 or P1 to see what's good.

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