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T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

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T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

#1 Post by bakubeats » Wed May 20, 2020 3:47 pm

Hi everyone. I decide to upgrade my old t430 to better configuration. At the moment it is running with i5 3520 6gb ram and 13..x7.. screen. I ordered some parts which are : 2x8gb ram 1600 . cpu i7 i7–3632QM and the screen panel replacement which is b140rtn03.2. I have cpu and screen here now just waiting for rams. My questions are: i just tried to replace the screen and after replace looks like it not work ok.. it is covered with stripes from top to the bottom but windows can be still seen looking like in the cloud. At some topics i read that i may need a diferent cable to connect the panel? Can anyone confirm that info? And the other question is about cpu. Is it ok and can i put it on without upgrading cooling system?Just to want to make sure to do not burn my laptop :) Excuse me for my english and that font :) i may attach pictures of the screen connected if somebody will confirm that it is safe to connect it again cos i change it back for old lcd.

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Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

#2 Post by bakubeats » Wed May 20, 2020 8:04 pm

i got the answer at diferent forum lads the parts nr for that cable is 04W6867 or 04W6868 if anyone is interested..

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Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu May 21, 2020 12:33 am

It is highly recommended to use the discrete fan-version for such a CPU.
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#4 Post by bakubeats » Thu May 21, 2020 3:15 am

is it full set bro? or u have to assembly it in to existing one? do u know the part number pls?

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#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu May 21, 2020 3:28 am

Discrete fan+heatsink
T430 parts list: https://usermanual.wiki/Lenovo/T430T430 ... .820191027
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Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

#6 Post by eduardojgg » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:46 pm

HI!

45 TDP CPU`s need the FAN: https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Lenovo-Thi ... 2749.l2649

This FAN work for me perfect whit mi CPU i7 3630QM

Your 3632QM is a 35 TDP CPU, i think you dont need upgrade FAN.
Thinkpad T430
CPU i7 3630QM 4C/8T
FAN CPU 45 TDP CPU´s
Screen IPS 1080p
iGPU Intel HD 4000
eGPU EVGA GTX970 on ExpressCard
RAM 16GB DDR3 Kingstom
SSD mSATA Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
SSD SATA Samsung 860 EVO 500GB
SSD SATA Samsung 860 EVO 500GB (on Caddy)
Windows 10 Pro

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Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

#7 Post by sktn77a » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:00 pm

After almost 20 years of jacking Thinkpads my observation is that (especially with the newer models - T400/500 and up) the biggest gains in performance are from 1) SSD upgrade, and 2) RAM upgrade. I've found that processor upgrades have had little practical improvement in performance.

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Currently 4xT430, 2xT460, H520S, Ideapad K1)

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