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Knez
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WTB: 4980HQ for T440p

#1 Post by Knez » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:26 pm

Hi!

Trying to find one of those chinese 4980HQ's to put in my T440p.
Does anyone here have one laying around or could assist me in obtaining one?

Thanks a lot! :)

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Re: WTB: 4980HQ for T440p

#2 Post by ThreeIguanasPerSecond » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:49 am

do you specifically want a 4980HQ on a PGA adapter, or do you want the 4980HQ itself? i'm planning to buy a 4870HQ on a PGA adapter soon, so i might be able to source a 4980HQ for you too if that's what you really want.

main issue with these things is that they're quite costly... and that's without the shipping cost factored in.
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Re: WTB: 4980HQ for T440p

#3 Post by Knez » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:00 am

It’s the one on the PGA adapter I’m after, so it’s a straight fit in a T440p. Would be wonderful if you could source one for me as well if it’s possible. How much could one expect to pay for one?

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Re: WTB: 4980HQ for T440p

#4 Post by ThreeIguanasPerSecond » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:07 am

$141 USD, it's a lot and i doubt anyone's going to pay that much. it's also a pretty fat gamble because Taobao (where i'm buying it from) is known to have sketchy sellers who may ship you the wrong CPU or the correct CPU in two conditions. if you're lucky, you can get it in a working condition. if you're not lucky, you'd end up with a fancy soon-to-be keychain.

another not-so-well known drawback is the non-functional DisplayPort output on these PGA adapters. i have no clue what's the cause behind that, all i know is that it doesn't work according to a Taobao seller. he/she did mention that VGA output does work though.
2011~2013: R40 (2724-BAG)
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Re: WTB: 4980HQ for T440p

#5 Post by Knez » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:35 am

I'm still interested regardless :)

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Re: WTB: 4980HQ for T440p

#6 Post by ThreeIguanasPerSecond » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:35 pm

alright i'll be waiting till i receive my delayed shipments from China, since it's very likely that the seller would be also delaying the order or the packages would be held back from the recent corona-virus quarantines. reason for that is i'm not willing to risk a situation that will lead me into not getting anything, as there's a possibility as Taobao is notorious for containing unreliable sellers in my experience.

i'll give you two options: you can either get the 4980HQ straight from this link (https://world.taobao.com/item/529349249582.htm), or let me get both and i'll ship the 4980HQ to you. the first option should be cheaper (depending on shipping cost), since it's being directly shipped to you. the second is a little more expensive and i don't have a system that can boot any of these CPUs yet. i plan to modify the UEFI of my current laptop to accept it, but that's not going to happen as i currently don't have a SPI programmer to dump the UEFI's data and modify it.

so, to summarize, i can't test the CPUs once i receive them. and i don't want to ship a possibly dead CPU that'll be useless in your hands and give you no choice but to wait a little longer to talk with the seller for refunds (if they do even respond, but that's very unlikely). i strongly recommend you to take the first option unless you have confidence in a stranger, well, a really lazy one at that...

but seriously though, do give this a thought. i won't force you to choose, just pick an option that suits you the best.
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