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Would an i7-3630M in an X230 work?

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:35 pm

I know a guy who has a BGA rework station and can do CPU and GPU swaps. Could a Quad Core go in a X230, and if so, which one would be the maximum spec'd one I could put in there?
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Re: Would an i7-3630M in an X230 work?

#2 Post by mindcomputing » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:19 pm

https://forum.51nb.com/thread-1602437-1-1.html
check this chinese thread
I7-3612QE BGA 1023 CPU
should work fine an it TDP allows it to be powered by the mainboard aswell


BUT
the cpu I7-3612QE is VERY hard to source
it can be found on industrial design fanless boards or add on cards such as the mentioned

https://www.mouser.de/Embedded-Solution ... ?P=1yz3jej
these are boards equiped with the cpu

I wasnt able to find any source where to buy it actually aliexpress ebay resulted in nothing i fear
T530 i7-3632QM 2x8GB LP156WF1 BDR-TD05 AW-CB160H Crucial MX300 750GB W10/x64 soon macOS X
X230 i7-3520M 2x8GB 1366×768 TN Toshiba Q300 960GB SSD 9Cell battery X220PalmRestClassicKeyboardMod
X230 i5-3320M 2x8GB 1366x768 TN Intel Pro-2500-SSD 480GB 4Cell Battery

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Re: Would an i7-3630M in an X230 work?

#3 Post by mindcomputing » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:21 pm

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/FREE-SH ... 06064.html

the code number for the cpu is SR0ND

EDIT
Is was lucky to find SR0ND on taobao
but you have to purchase it tru a proxy
and make sure its the SR0ND and nothing else
T530 i7-3632QM 2x8GB LP156WF1 BDR-TD05 AW-CB160H Crucial MX300 750GB W10/x64 soon macOS X
X230 i7-3520M 2x8GB 1366×768 TN Toshiba Q300 960GB SSD 9Cell battery X220PalmRestClassicKeyboardMod
X230 i5-3320M 2x8GB 1366x768 TN Intel Pro-2500-SSD 480GB 4Cell Battery

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