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Fastest CPU that can be installed in a T520i?

2013-03-11, 6:33 AM

Any responses appreciated - basically just want to know what's the fastest chip that can be safely installed and used in a T520i.

 

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Re: Fastest CPU that can be installed in a T520i?

2013-03-11, 11:40 AM

The fastest processor it shipped with was the Intel Core i7-2640M processor (dual-core, 2.80GHz, 4MB Cache). 

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Re: Fastest CPU that can be installed in a T520i?

2013-03-11, 11:46 AM

I believe that you would be limited to the Intel Core i7-2640M processor (dual-core, 2.80GHz, 4MB Cache), unless you upgraded the heatsink. The quadcore models shipped with a different cooler. If you upgrade heatsink, the Intel Core i7-2670QM processor (quad-core, 2.20GHz, 6MB Cache) becomes possible. 

 

 

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Re: Fastest CPU that can be installed in a T520i?

2013-03-11, 18:40 PM
Thanks, and do you know the part # of the upgraded heatsink? If not I can try calling Lenovo though haven't had much luck with them in the past.
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Re: Fastest CPU that can be installed in a T520i?

2015-10-29, 19:58 PM

From the parts list we can see there are 3 thermal units.

Pictures on the internet show that only 04W0440 has 2 pipes to the CPU, but also has one for GPU ?

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