My first post here... I haven't gotten a working system but I can add some data points that will hopefully be helpful.
I have the Advanced Dock p/n 26R9060, FRU p/n 26R9061 typoe 2503.
ThinkPad T60p model 200794U (with the ATI v5200 256MB built-in video) and 2GB RAM. I updated BIOS, video drivers, etc via the ThinkVantage update before any of my tests.
I'd been running an external Acer 24" AL2423Wr LCD (BTW, great monitor 1920x1200 & it pivots for portrait) but wanted to upgrade to the Dell 30". The 30" displays require Dual Link DVI which means you need another card.
I read the note about the Advanced Dock only supporting a x1 PCI Express channel, so I bought a HIS x1300 Graphics card. This was the only PCI Express x1 card that has a dual link DVI interface that I could find. It has 128 MB on-board and uses hyperthreading to get up to 512MB of video RAM by using the PC's main RAM. (this might be one cause of my problems).
http://www.hisdigital.com/html/product_ ... 9&view=yes
I picked that card because I thought that x16 cards wouldn't work at all in the Advanced Dock's x1 slot (most of the cards say that a x16 slot is needed). What I've learned from this thread (correct me if I'm wrong) is that they'll work, but just slower.
I tried the ATI drivers that came with the card and also downloaded the latest from the web.
When I cold boot the ThinkPad in the Advanced Dock with the video card installed I get the following blue screen of death error (same others report):
*** Hardware malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted
When I boot the ThinkPad outside the Advanced Dock and place it in the Advanced Dock the system keeps running, but I can't use the HIS video card.
The MyComputer->Management->DeviceManager list shows the x1300 card twice. Once as "Radeon x1300 Series" and once as "Radeon x1300 Series Secondary". The first one has an exclamation mark and going to the properties, the device status says "This device can not find enough free resources that it can use (code 12). If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on the system."
I'm not sure if my problem is (ranked in guess of probability):
1) The shared RAM / HyperThreading that this card uses.
2) Problems with this version of the Advanced Dock (I bought it a month ago but it's not the latest model that others have).
3) Other PC hardware resources like interrupts/IRQs, I/O ports, memory range, etc. My 2007-94U ThinkPad has tons of builtin options.
4) A conflict with the other ATI drivers for the motherboard ATI video.
5) The latest ThinkPad video drivers (somebody said the earlier versions worked).
6) The power requirements to drive this card.
Hope this is helpful to others. If anybody has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them. Has anybody gotten a 30" LCD to work with the cards they have?