Laptop To Desktop Help About Cooling ideas

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  1. DeaDDude


    Dec 24, 2022
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    hello Every one the great members of this awsome forum :D hope Y'all doing well ...
    i got a thinkpad T430 with a broken upper parts (screen), and i decided to turn it to a gaming machin and upgrade it to the max it can be .....
    the issue i want to have a better colling system i want to put a desktop cooler on it any ideas ...
    the config is 8gb ram and i5 3210m with an integrated gpu intel HD 4000
    I have a 300watts Desktop psu for the Egpu will be plugged in m.2 slot ( will it work? some say it wont must be plugged in network card connector)
    now i want to know if there is a way to put put a biger heatsink on it, can any pre made brand will fit on it or shoud i do some craft work :D
    the socket is rPGA988B
    CAN this one do the job ?
    • Compatible with Socket G PGA988 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Mobile CPU
    • Low Profile CPU Copper Heatsink and Fan
    • Thermal Pad: Honeywell PCM45F, Max TDP 45W
    • 50 x 50 x 10mm dual ball-bearing fa, 5000RPM
    • Dimensions: 60.0 x 60.0 x 26.5mm (1U compliant)
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2022
    DeaDDude, Dec 24, 2022
  2. DeaDDude


    Mar 25, 2023
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    There are differences between the M2 slot and the network card slot. If I am not mistaken, the WiFi m.2 slots are E-key, meanwhile the m.2 for SSD or nvme drives are B-key or B+M-key. So you should check what type of connector uses your e-gpu.

    About fitting better cooling system, I don't know if that is possible since there are no mounting brackets on your motherboard.
    Invictus, Mar 25, 2023
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