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T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated gr

2017-06-30, 14:01 PM

I have had this laptop for a few months now. I am planning to upgrade the processor. I'm really just looking for a fan/heatsink to combat it's insane heat. Is there even a powerful enough fan, if so will it withstand OC for longer amounts of time. Even 24 hours. Help.

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Re: T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrate

2017-06-30, 16:02 PM
Most likely the 55W heatsink/fan, but I'm not sure if the extra metal will be compatible with an integrated only machine.

As far as I've tried, I haven't been able to overclock the 2960XM in my W520. It looks like a BIOS patch is required to unlock clocks and voltages.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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