Thinkpad W530: (next to a maxed out W530 with a i7 3940XM, 24gb of ram, quadro K2000m,
think cat! (next to a maxed out W530 with a i7 3940XM, 24gb of ram, quadro K2000m, 256gb SSD, 2tb HDD, 1080p display, backlit keyboard)
nice! Same CPU also? How hot does yours get? Mine runs at 102c at 48-53w on 2 of the cores at full load, other 2 are in the low-mid 90’s, might need to repaste it…
yes sir same cpu but my display only 1600x900 and 2 ram slot with 4gbx4gb and 2 slot still havn't ram 😢
my cpu full load not over 92-93c
its a superb machine. I also have one with the 3940XM, 32GB, 1080p display and 3 SSDs (two 2.5 ones and one msata). But i don't have the docking station (what extra does it provide btw?). I see temperatures rise to ~74celsius as the most (i use Kryonaut paste).
W530 still performs today
currently trying to figure out how to keep it cool, runs hotter than expected from what others have told me so I need to repaste it. (And yes it throttles, but I hope it doesn’t once I have this cooling thing fixed)
definitely repaste, but you might also be better off without the dock, since it's partially blocking the exhaust vents.
Oh I forgot to mention the previous owner of this machine had already IvyRain’ed it surprisingly, can’t seem to overclock the CPU though. (Can change the power limits but they don’t seem to do anything)