Looking to upgrade cpu on my thinkpad t430 what would u guys recommend

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Oct. 3, 2022, 2:03 a.m.

Looking to upgrade cpu on my thinkpad t430 what would u guys recommend I know I can put a i7 in it I just don’t know which one I should buy

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Oct. 3, 2022, 2:03 a.m.

If you buy anything less than 3960xm everybody will be disappointed.

Ye, try to get your hands on one without going bankrupt these days. Had i T430, i would happily plug in i7-3632QM and be done with it since it still has 35W TDP - and knowing how heatpipes work physics-wise, that would be good enough for rock'n'roll.
But it's cost vs. gain ratio. Is i7-3960XM best ivy bridge socket G2 CPU? Yes. Is it worth the money? No. I can probably get T480 with somewhat comparable price and guaranteed win11 support. Which means guaranteed security patches.

yep the i7 3632qm is the sweetspot for T430

thanks for the info I want to upgrade to a quad core I know it’s possible I just don’t know which one is the best bang for buck I really like my t430 I actually ordered a t420 and they shipped me a t430 I am not complaining tho my t430 has a 1tb hdd sata and 8 g of rams and it’s already got the upgraded screen in it too the only things I want to upgrade on it are the cpu and add another 8 g of ram to get up to 16




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