quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

T430 - T470 and T530 - T570 series specific matters only
Post Reply
Message
Author
Whitieiii
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Location: Kingston, WA

quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#1 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:38 pm

has anybody used a lower end 3rd gen iseries quad core cpu in a T430? what model cpu would be best to be used in this model thinkpad? this one has the i5-3210M from the factory but what would be a good 3rd gen iseries quad core cpu to us in this machine that would not really overheat or do anything weird to the machine? I use the 90W adapter with all of my machines so that shouldn't be a problem.....
My Current Thinkpad Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
T410 1st Gen i5 4GB ram 320 GB HDD Win 7
X220 2nd Gen i5 8GB ram 500 GB HDD Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
T430 3rd Gen i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD Win 7
T440s 4th Gen i5 8GB ram 300 GB SSD Win 10
T440P 4th gen i5 8GB ram GT 730m 2x500GB Win 7

axur-delmeria
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1461
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 5:49 am
Location: Metro Manila, Philippines

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:14 am

The usual recommendations are 35w TDP quad cores like i7-3632QM and i7-3612QM.
Daily driver: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M

In reserve: X61 T7500, X60 T2300
In pieces: X60s CS U1300 [board only], two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E

Whitieiii
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Location: Kingston, WA

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#3 Post by Whitieiii » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:39 am

any i5 quad core cpu with a 35W TDP that would be a good fit for this machine?
My Current Thinkpad Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
T410 1st Gen i5 4GB ram 320 GB HDD Win 7
X220 2nd Gen i5 8GB ram 500 GB HDD Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
T430 3rd Gen i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD Win 7
T440s 4th Gen i5 8GB ram 300 GB SSD Win 10
T440P 4th gen i5 8GB ram GT 730m 2x500GB Win 7

axur-delmeria
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1461
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 5:49 am
Location: Metro Manila, Philippines

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:59 am

There are no quad core mobile i5's AFAIK.
Daily driver: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M

In reserve: X61 T7500, X60 T2300
In pieces: X60s CS U1300 [board only], two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E

kfzhu1229
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 962
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#5 Post by kfzhu1229 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:31 am

If you buy those CPUs, BUY IT IN CHINA IF POSSIBLE! I bought one i7-3720qm CPU in taobao for just ¥700! Yes its one of the last stages of beta units which I forgot which one it was, but it works awesomely in my T530! If you look on eBay those things typically sell for $200+! As for tdp, it's not much of a deal as long as you have your heatsink and thermal paste hooked up properly and clean. it's not much higher than the 2nd gen CPU (i5-2520m) it came with anyways.
Patience, boys. All good things to those who wait. – Mother Gothel (Tangled)
_________________________________
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

Whitieiii
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Location: Kingston, WA

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#6 Post by Whitieiii » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:53 pm

Ah... No quad core mobile i5 That's ok... Might see if I can win a bid on an i7-3632 or is there a better option that won't stress the t430 out too much

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

My Current Thinkpad Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
T410 1st Gen i5 4GB ram 320 GB HDD Win 7
X220 2nd Gen i5 8GB ram 500 GB HDD Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
T430 3rd Gen i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD Win 7
T440s 4th Gen i5 8GB ram 300 GB SSD Win 10
T440P 4th gen i5 8GB ram GT 730m 2x500GB Win 7

Whitieiii
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Location: Kingston, WA

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#7 Post by Whitieiii » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:55 pm

Also what are the differences between the i, s, and u varients of the T430?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

My Current Thinkpad Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
T410 1st Gen i5 4GB ram 320 GB HDD Win 7
X220 2nd Gen i5 8GB ram 500 GB HDD Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
T430 3rd Gen i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD Win 7
T440s 4th Gen i5 8GB ram 300 GB SSD Win 10
T440P 4th gen i5 8GB ram GT 730m 2x500GB Win 7

kfzhu1229
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 962
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#8 Post by kfzhu1229 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:54 pm

Whitieiii wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:55 pm
Also what are the differences between the i, s, and u varients of the T430?
i is the inexpensive version or base model of the laptop. Usually comes with low specs and/or integrated graphics, though for my T530i it can still end up having i7-3720QM, NVS 5400M, 16GB RAM.
u is the ultra portable version of the laptop. It is thin, no DVD drive, no CPU upgradability, worse heat dissipation, overall not as modular as the regular T430 computer (HDD, WLAN, RAM and battery are removable, but not as easily accessible)
s is generally more powerful than the rest of the series, though you can easily upgrade a T430i into T430s by yourself as long as you get the NVidia motherboard.
Patience, boys. All good things to those who wait. – Mother Gothel (Tangled)
_________________________________
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

Whitieiii
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Location: Kingston, WA

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#9 Post by Whitieiii » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:20 pm

So that makes the t430u like the t440s, the t430 like the t440 and the t430s like the t440p? What one has the most performance most upgradable (including CPU) and is the thickest laptop? The t430 or t430s?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

My Current Thinkpad Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
T410 1st Gen i5 4GB ram 320 GB HDD Win 7
X220 2nd Gen i5 8GB ram 500 GB HDD Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
T430 3rd Gen i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD Win 7
T440s 4th Gen i5 8GB ram 300 GB SSD Win 10
T440P 4th gen i5 8GB ram GT 730m 2x500GB Win 7

RealBlackStuff
Admin
Admin
Posts: 18204
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Mt. Cobb, PA USA
Contact:

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#10 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:19 pm


kfzhu1229
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 962
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#11 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:34 am

Whitieiii wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:20 pm
So that makes the t430u like the t440s, the t430 like the t440 and the t430s like the t440p? What one has the most performance most upgradable (including CPU) and is the thickest laptop? The t430 or t430s?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Oops I think T430s is another slim down version of T430, as the graphics chip is certainly weaker. So at this point since there isn't any p in T430 series, go for the T430.
However, I strongly recommend the bigger brother T530 if you are fine with the slight bigger size and heavier body, because:
1. T530 can take good FHD panels. There are posts all over the places about ppl complaining the crappy screen options for the 14" counterparts.
2. T530 can take quad core i7, while that will burn the systemboard of T430 if you do the same.
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... 32#M112561
So yea, if you really want T430, go for T430. Otherwise get T530 which should be around the same price anyways at almost 5 years after its introduction.
Patience, boys. All good things to those who wait. – Mother Gothel (Tangled)
_________________________________
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

Whitieiii
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Location: Kingston, WA

Re: quad core cpu for T430 suggestion

#12 Post by Whitieiii » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:18 pm

Oh... Ok I'm gonna go with a T430
My Current Thinkpad Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
T410 1st Gen i5 4GB ram 320 GB HDD Win 7
X220 2nd Gen i5 8GB ram 500 GB HDD Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
T430 3rd Gen i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD Win 7
T440s 4th Gen i5 8GB ram 300 GB SSD Win 10
T440P 4th gen i5 8GB ram GT 730m 2x500GB Win 7

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests