CPU choice for T440p

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CPU choice for T440p

#1 Post by Whitieiii » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:33 am

I'm at the point where can buy myself a new CPU but need advice on what to choose... I've got the i5-4300m now and require I go up to a quad core CPU for light gaming with older games... I was thinking of going up to to the i7-4702MQ but is this a good choice? I choose it for it's low TDP to not only to get better battery life but to keep the heat down and playing older games I don't need a very powerful CPU....

i'd also like to be able to run some VM's from time to time and require a cpu that allows me to use VM's

what can you recommend?
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

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Re: CPU choice for T440p

#2 Post by agarza » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:42 am

Have you tried running the games you want to play with your current CPU?
The T440p tends to run hot on Quad i7's, I own one with the 4710MQ and I have to use it on battery mode to avoid uncomfortable temperatures, also the SSD is placed on the Ultrabay since the left side of the machine tends to get hotter.
On paper it should be a good choice since you're not upping the TDP.
Current
T440p:
Core i7-4710MQ|16GB RAM|Intel 200GB SSD| 14.1" AUO IPS FHD|Win 7 Pro|T450 Trackpad|Backlit keyboard|2nd Caddy

T460p:
Core i5-6300HQ|16GB RAM|lPNY 256GB SSD| 14.1" Panasonic IPS WQHD|Win 7 Pro
Past: T420 HD+, X61s XGA, T61 14" SXGA+, T42p 14.1 SXGA+, T30, A22e

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Re: CPU choice for T440p

#3 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:04 pm

I have not run any games with my current CPU as I need to change out my motherboard but if they run good I won't bother getting a new CPU
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

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Re: CPU choice for T440p

#4 Post by gromalle » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:39 pm

Any quad-core i7 will throttle, I use i7-4810MQ, my buddy use i7-4702MQ.

CPU throttling. :cry:
T420: i7-2720QM | HD3000 | 1600x900 LTN140KT03 | RAM 16GB | SSD 256GB/128GB/32GB SATA/SATA/mSATA | AR9285
T440p: i7-4810MQ | HD4600 | 1920x1080 B140HAN01.2 | RAM 16GB | SSD 256GB/128GB SATA/M.2 | BCM94352Z

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Re: CPU choice for T440p

#5 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:06 pm

I'm just about maxing out the i5-4300m now plus I'd like to get an 8gb stick of ram to increase the ram to 12 GB as that's just about maxed out as well... Been testing out my games and find that I'm playable now at around 40 FPS average (35-50 FPS normally) I'm still trying to see if more cores vs higher clock speed is better because I'll get a faster i5 if that's better
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

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Re: CPU choice for T440p

#6 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:56 pm

i've narrowed down to these 3 choices
i7-4610M
i7-4702MQ
i7-4712MQ

what one do you think would be the best for gaming?
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

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Re: CPU choice for T440p

#7 Post by Hurstbridge » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:33 am

Maybe something like this will help on throttling?

I use it to get the CPU-temp down on my x230 when playing CS:GO. It takes the temp down from high 80's to low 70's. It does make some noise, but I have headphones on when playing:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MDVEP10/ ... 41_TE_dp_1
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Re: CPU choice for T440p

#8 Post by Whitieiii » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:16 pm

Hurstbridge wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:33 am
Maybe something like this will help on throttling?

I use it to get the CPU-temp down on my x230 when playing CS:GO. It takes the temp down from high 80's to low 70's. It does make some noise, but I have headphones on when playing:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MDVEP10/ ... 41_TE_dp_1
I use TPFanControl and always run my fan at around 4500RPM when gaming and never dip lower than about 35 FPS but i'm maxed out and need to change my cpu
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

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Re: CPU choice for T440p

#9 Post by Hurstbridge » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:30 pm

Ah, yeah, so do I as well. I run TPfancontrol on max when I'm playing CS:GO on the i7-3520m on my x230, which is around 5400rpm. The external fan then takes it down another 15C down.
(From ~190 to ~160, for those of you using Fahrenheit :-)
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Former thinkpads: 380XD, x32, X61t.
Current:
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X230, 16gb ram, 256GB Samsung 850 Pro, Win 10.

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