MSI GT683R Upgrade - CPU, Fan and thermal Compound

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    Hi, I have a MSI GT683R and I´d like to upgrade the CPU and the Fan if possible!


    Mi notebook details are:

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    CPU: Intel Core i7-2670QM
        Manufacturing Process:    0.032 micron
        Socket Type:    Socket G2
        Thermal Design Power:    45 Watt
    Motherboard: MSI MegaBook GT680/GT683/GT685/GX660/GX680 Series (MS-16F2)
    Motherboard Chipset: Intel Cougar Point HM67, Intel Sandy Bridge
    DMI BIOS Version: E16F2IMS V3.0S (Release Date: 08/17/2011)
    Upgrade    Socket: rPGA988B ("G2" or FCPGA988)
    Fan: T&T - B9733L12B-028 - 0,36A 12VDC - E330800182MC200B30058436
    1.- Replacing the CPU
    The goal is to replace the CPU without changing anything else, so starting from
    this web page:
    - http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket G2 (rPGA988B).html

    I have to nice options:
    - i7-2860QM
    - i7-2920XM

    Here are the three processors characteristics:
    Technology (micron) Cores Threads Frequency (MHz) Turbo freq. (MHz) L2 cache (KB) L3 cache (KB) TDP (Watt)
    i7-2670QM 0.032 4 8 2200 3100 1024 6144 45
    i7-2860QM 0.032 4 8 2500 3600 1024 8192 45
    i7-2920XM 0.032 4 8 2500 3500 1024 8192 55

    Based on benchmarks (https://www.cpubenchmark.net/), the 2920XM and the 2860QM
    have very similar results...so I think that the 2860QM should be the selected one
    as the 2920XM uses 10 more Watts...it should generate more heat too, isn´t it?

    And so, the question is:

    - Replacing the i7-2670QM with a i7-2860QM should work without changing anything else?
    Should the BIOS work with this CPU (Frequency and Turbo freq. are higher)?


    2.- Thermal Compound
    I´m going to "update" the thermal compound from my CPU and GPU.
    I´ve found that the Thermal Compound HY-880 is a nice replacement:
    http://forums.pureoverclock.com/reviews-articles/26113-hy810-hy880-compound-review.html

    - Have any one tried it? Is it worth it?

    3.- CPU and GPU Fan
    My notebook fan is working nicely but I´d like to replace it with a new one that
    generates more airflow.

    The actual one is this:
    Fan: T&T - B9733L12B-028 - 0,36A 12VDC - E330800182MC200B30058436

    And I´m able to find a similar replacement but not a "better" one.

    - Anyone knows of a better fan that could improve to cold down the system?

    Thank you in advance!!!!;):);)
     
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    2920XM since it can overclock
    ICDiamond as thermal compound
    There is a modded fan on ebay, some russian guy is selling those.
     
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    Thanks Danishblunt!

    I´ve found the ICDiamond compound. I will try it!

    I´ve been searching in ebay for this modded fan with no luck...any clue? any name? any link?
     
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    Thanks Danishblunt!!
    I´ll try it!
     
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    Thank you Danishblunt and Johnbb for your help and advice!

    Ok, I´ll look for the 970m or 980m.

    Another question: a GPU like the 970m or 980m would require around 100Watts...around 25Watts more than the actual 560m card needs. With the stock 150W power supply unit I´m afraid it won´t be enough, isn´t it?

    And about brands...shoud I stick with Clevo or Alienware...no DELL. Why no DELL?
     
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