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T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:47 pm
by bakubeats
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.

Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:04 pm
by bakubeats
i got the answer at diferent forum lads the parts nr for that cable is 04W6867 or 04W6868 if anyone is interested..

Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 12:33 am
by RealBlackStuff
It is highly recommended to use the discrete fan-version for such a CPU.

Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:15 am
by bakubeats
is it full set bro? or u have to assembly it in to existing one? do u know the part number pls?

Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:28 am
by RealBlackStuff
Discrete fan+heatsink
T430 parts list: https://usermanual.wiki/Lenovo/T430T430 ... .820191027

Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:46 pm
by eduardojgg
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.

Re: T430 UPGRADE QUESTIONS

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:00 pm
by sktn77a
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.

Just sayin'