So I'm considering buying a Lenovo T430s and i had a few questions i couldn't quite find answers for.
The T430s I found is equipped with a I5 3320m and NVS 5200m graphics.
Question 1. I've read the GPU suffers from thermal throttling to the point were Intel HD is faster, is that true? and if so would replacing Thermal paste/Pads fix this or would even adding a copper shim help?
Question 2. still related to heat while gaming I've also seen some people saying the machine gets physically uncomfortable from heat, is it actually that bad for heating?
Question 3. my current laptop (HP 9470m) turns the fans off completely while idle, does the Thinkpad turn fans off at idle and if not how load are the fans?
Question 4. While Gaming how loud will the fans be?
Question 5. How good is battery life? I would be purchasing a new lenovo battery. how long would i get just doing word docs with a new battery? and how long would i get gaming? Would it be worth getting the ultra bay batter?
Any help would be appreciated