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Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement

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Peter Linu
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Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement

#1 Post by Peter Linu » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:23 pm

My first post.
Hiyall,
I intend modifying this laptop and have purchased most of the parts. I'd like to do it all in one go so my remaining question is about the motherboard.

"Dual core Intel Core i5-4300M (-MT-MCP-) / arch: Haswell rev.3 cache: 3072 KB / flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10376clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 979 MHz 2: 1373 MHz 3: 1372 MHz4: 1304 MHz".

I want to get at least a 4-core however I have been cautioned that heat could be a problem. Is there a 4-core motherboard that works at an acceptable temperature?

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Re: Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:12 am

When you buy a T440p mobo, it does not come 'standard' with a CPU, since it has a CPU-socket.
Your basic/main choice is either switchable (nVidia) or integrated (Intel) graphics.
Any T440p mobo can take a quad-core CPU.
Recommended (while TDP=37W): i7-4702MQ or i7-4712MQ.
All other Quads have TDP=47W, which run hotter.
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Re: Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement

#3 Post by Peter Linu » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:21 am

Hi RealBlackStuff,
Thanks for your help and experience.

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Re: Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement

#4 Post by Dragunov » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 pm

I recommend the i7-4700mq. It's popular for good reason. It's a great processor. I have a T440p with this processor, and another with an i7-4800mq. It runs nice and cool, because I use really good thermal compound.

I don't recommend anything faster than the i7-4800mq, though.

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