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W541 q1 & q3 motherboard compatibility upgrade

2020-08-22, 9:24 AM

My MB has died on my w541. i thought it would be an opertunity to upgrade from q1 K1100 to a q3 k2100. I have been told by the seller they are not compatible. Can anybody confirm this is true. 

as far as i can see the physical boards are the same in terms of shape etc and the socket is the same.. any advice would be apreciated.

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Re:W541 q1 & q3 motherboard compatibility upgrade

2020-08-22, 14:47 PM

The only issue is that the Q3 boards need a different fan that conducts heat away from the additional VRAM.  The parts list says the Q3 fan is 04X1895


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Re:W541 q1 & q3 motherboard compatibility upgrade

2020-08-24, 8:20 AM

Fantastic. Thanks. 

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